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5 Ways Jigsaw Puzzles Help Your Brain

We like the way puzzles challenge us to solve problems and the feeling of accomplishment we get when we match the final piece of the puzzle. Solving jigsaw puzzles is a fun and relaxing past time. However, few of us are aware that puzzles can prevent mental illnesses and boosts our brain activity.

Doing puzzles is an extremely satisfying activity that helps us unwind. Luckily, working on a puzzle can also have amazing benefits to your brain. Below we listed 5 ways jigsaw puzzles help your brain stay in shape.

Puzzles Improve Your Memory

1. Puzzles improve your memory

Whenever you solve a puzzle, your brain cells retain information on patterns and colors that you use as clues to fit together puzzle pieces. This process demands that you activate your short-term memory, which tells you what pieces to look for to complete each part of the puzzle picture. By doing this repeatedly, you exercise your memory muscle to stock information, and improve your mental speed of recalling things.

The activity of puzzle solving stimulates, as a result, the growth of new nerve cells and builds up new connections between them, which can lower your risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Puzzles Improve Your Focus

2. Working on a puzzle sharpens your mental focus

Trying to match all pieces together can give your brain a good workout. When solving jigsaw puzzles, you force your mind to study attentively the pieces you have on the board and compare it with the final puzzle picture. In this way, you eliminate distractions and clear your mind of unnecessary thoughts. As a consequence, the activity increases the strength of your focus gradually as you complete the puzzle.

Puzzles Boost Your Mood

3. Puzzles refresh thoughts and boost your mood

While your hands are busy doing the puzzles, your brain enters a meditative state. External worries from your everyday life vanish as your mind is engaged to something so satisfying as matching pieces together. Every time you manage to get one piece in the right place, dopamine is released in the brain. This chemical makes you feel good and experience bliss, as well as motivates you to keep on working on solving puzzles and challenge yourself.

Puzzles Improve Your Visual Spatial Perception

4. Jigsaws enhance visual-spatial perception

When you solve jigsaws, you try to make sense where each individual piece fits into the big picture. Matching puzzle pieces together can have a significant influence on strengthening your visual-spatial skills. These are important when you park a car, when you find your way in a new town, or when you follow new dance moves.

Puzzles Improve Your Creativity

5. Puzzle solving stimulates creativity

Solving puzzles require a dose of creativity and intuition. You have to use your creative right brain to visualize the big picture and apply different methods to solve the puzzle. Because you are trying to create order out of chaos, you also need to use your logical left-brain hemisphere to sort pieces out by certain patterns. However, a puzzle stimulates your creative side as you work on the puzzle more intuitively.

In conclusion, jigsaw puzzles are a great way to keep your mind active and ensure a better quality of life. Apart from being relaxing, solving puzzles improves your visual-spatial skills, exercises your memory and focus, and boosts your self-esteem and confidence with every puzzle completed.

Now that you know more about the positive effects of puzzles on your brain, start solving some for yourself. Download any of our three jigsaw puzzles: Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy, Jigsaw Journey and Jigsaw Puzzle Kids, or train your brain with our Knowledge Quiz or Hexa Word Search game.

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It’s March. Time for a Makeover

As spring approaches, we decided to do some cleaning in our puzzle games. Some dusty, old jigsaw puzzles got replaced with higher resolution pictures, while the Starter Pack has undergone a complete makeover.

New Puzzle Packs

Enjoy 4 brand new puzzle packs in our games. We invite you to discover a collection of adorable animals in Animal Friends puzzle pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy, and explore some very romantic spots in Paris puzzle pack in Jigsaw Journey. Show your kids the importance of friendship and family with the cute puzzles in Family and Friends pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Kids. Search for famous video game names in the latest Video Games pack in Hexa Word Search.

Four New Puzzle Packs

A New Starter Pack – Play for Free

We’ve added one more reason to fall in love with our puzzles all over again. We replaced all puzzles in the Starter Pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy with colorful and eye-catching pictures. Best of all, they are all free. Go check them out.

Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy Starter Pack

Puzzle Clean-Up

Our renovation efforts for this year wouldn’t have been completed without updating some old puzzle packs in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy. We removed several old puzzles, and replaced them with better quality pictures of the same subject. Now you can enjoy perfect, clean pictures in 10 of our packs: Riga, Krakow, Malaga, Portugal, Amsterdam, Summertime, Winter, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy Puzzle Clean-Up

Knowledge Quiz – All Packs Are Free

If you enjoyed our trivia game, but couldn’t afford to purchase the packs, we’ve got great news. All packs in Knowledge Quiz are now free. Play them anytime, as many times you like.

Knowledge Quiz

Try for Free

Try all our games for free for 7 days before you decide to buy. The packs in our games come with a Try for free button that lets you explore our monthly subscription. You will not be charged during your free trial period. If you are happy with the game, you don’t have to do anything. When the trial concludes, your subscription will start automatically unless you cancel it.

Time to enjoy our entire game gallery in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy, Jigsaw Journey, Jigsaw Puzzle Kids, and Hexa Word Search.

The first 7 days are on us!

Try for Free

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Why We Are Starting A Newsletter

When we started working on Frenzy Games, over 6 years ago, Facebook had just crossed the 1 billion users mark. Aside from having a blog, a Facebook Page was at that time a good way to gather a community of people that want to stay up to date with our game. Over time, as we build more games, we added a Facebook page for each of the game.

Today, the 6 Facebook Pages of our games gathered around 6500 followers. In the meantime, Facebook crossed the 2 billion user mark and changed the way and to whom they display Pages content. Facebook switched to a model that requires paying for acquiring followers and for reaching those followers with each post.

Frenzy Games Number of Facebook Page Likes

The Problem

All our followers are organic, aside from around 50 followers as a result of a 10$ ad campaign experiment. We believe our followers are genuinely interested in our games and we would like to meet that expectation. Our social media content tries to reward that interest with regular campaigns and giveaways on top of the regular posts about new game features and help articles. Several years back it was enough to publish a post on Facebook to be sure that most of our followers will be reached. Now, that is no longer the case. Our Facebook posts reach only a fraction of our followers. To reach our entire audience, we would have to spend around 10$ for each post, even for the ones about giveaway content in our games.

For example, Facebook showed our recent giveaway post to less than 5% or our followers. For attempting to reach our entire audience with this post we would have to pay at least 10$.

Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy Giveaway

Back to Basics

The main reason we directed our players to a Facebook Page was to establish a direct communication channel where we can easily and cheaply communicate with them. We no longer believe a Facebook Page can meet that goal. Instead we decided to start a monthly newsletter.

Our Goal

In the next 4 months, we plan to establish a direct communication channel to 1000 players via a monthly newsletter.

To reach our goal we decided on 4 milestones:

  • Milestone I: 1 subscriber
  • Milestone II: 10 subscribers
  • Milestone III: 100 subscribers
  • Milestone IV: 1000 subscribers

Our Strategy

1. Preparation

We began working on the newsletter by first gathering feedback about our idea.

  • We emailed some of our customers directly asking them to participate in a survey about the newsletter and to optionally subscribe to our newsletter.
  • We added a link for subscribing to our newsletter on the first page of our website.
  • We changed our email signature to point to our newsletter sign up landing page.

Monthly Newsletter Email Signature

  • We enabled our players to sign up to our newsletter when creating a new game account.

Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy Game Account

2. Soft Launch: Issue #1, Milestone I

Tomorrow, 10th of March, we are sending our first issue of the newsletter, reaching Milestone I. Given our preparation, we managed to sign up several players and we were able to already gather feedback on what they expect from the newsletter.

3. Issue #2, Reach Milestone II

In April, we plan to send the second issue of the newsletter to at least 10 players. Based on the players’ reaction, we plan to improve the newsletter. We also plan to replace all Facebook Page references from our games and replace them with sign up forms for our newsletter.

4. Issue #3, Reach Milestone III

The third newsletter issue will be sent out in May and we plan to reach 100 subscribers. At this point, the newsletter will contain rewards, giveaways and links to campaigns for driving higher sign up numbers. We also plan to heavily promote our newsletter on social media, as the best way to stay up to date with relevant content from Frenzy Games.

5. Issue #4, Reach Milestone IV

In June, we plan to reach our ambitious target of sending the newsletter to 1000 subscribers. At this point, we will review our strategy, analyze our results and decide the next steps.

Social Media Presence

Frenzy Games will continue to engage with our audience as much as possible on social media. However, we believe that starting a newsletter will supplement and eventually replace most of our social media interactions and drive higher player engagement.

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2018 – A Year in Review

With a few hours left until the turn of the year, it’s a good time to summarize how 2018 has looked like for our players, and what milestones we have achieved in our games.

A few days ago, we rounded up all the data to see how big of an impact our game improvements had on our players experience. By introducing our subscription plans, our focus this year has been to build high value for our players. For this reason, we have added new puzzle packs each month, giving the player more options to choose from. Judging by the number of puzzles played and the increase of new players, the new content in the games responded well to each individual tastes and preferences.

We also wanted to empower our frequent players and loyal fans with the ability to access more content in our games. As you will see in the infographic below, in 2018 players unlocked more puzzles with crowns than last year. This happened thanks to some design improvements in the Puzzle of the Day Competition, which allowed players to win crowns at different difficulty modes.

We have also launched 2 new games this year:
* Jigsaw Journey – a jigsaw game on Windows with travel destination puzzles from all over the world
* Hexa Word Search – our word search game developed for iPhones

A lot of time and effort has been put into developing these games, and looking back at how well they were received by our fans and new players, we can conclude that it was all worth it.

Find out how 2018 looked in numbers in our infographic below.

Infographic 2018 in Numbers

We look forward to more game updates, improvements and big releases. Thank you for your constant feedback and for playing our games.

Happy New Year and see you soon in 2019!

Sunday Summary, July 1st 2018

Hello everyone

This week we focused on bringing new content to our games.
We call this wave of updates July Content Update.

1. Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy new puzzle pack: Dogs

Enjoy this beautiful collection of lovely dogs in so many cute poses, perfect for puzzle solving.

Dogs

2. Jigsaw Journey new puzzle pack: California

Travel to wonderful locations in California and explore gorgeous natural landscapes.

California

3. Jigsaw Puzzle Kids new puzzle pack: Fruits

Let your kids solve these gorgeous puzzles and learn about healthy eating.

Fruits

4. Hexa Word Search new puzzle pack: Friends TV Show

Are you a fan of the Friends TV Show? Find you favorite characters, references and locations in this great puzzle pack.

Friends TV Show

5. Knowledge Quiz new quiz pack: Flags

How well do you know country flags? Expand your knowledge by solving this quiz pack.

Flags

6. Review of the Week

Review of the Week comes for Larry.
Here is what Larry has to say about Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy:

Review of the Week

Have a great Sunday!

Mihai

If you haven’t already, try our games

Jigsaw Journey | Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy | Jigsaw Puzzle Kids | Hexa Word Search | Knowledge Quiz | Fun with Words

Sunday Summary, June 24th 2018

Hello everyone

This week was a fantastic week for Frenzy Games fans: Hexa Word Search beta players on iOS got a lot of new features, while Knowledge Quiz on Windows got Daily Competitions.

1. Hexa Word Search got a ton of new features on iOS

  1. Practice area where you can play games at your own pace and prepare for competitions
  2. Timer color indicator: as time runs out the timer color changes from green to yellow and then red
  3. You can now pause or resign a game. While the game is paused the game area is blurred so you can’t peek at the board
  4. You get double the points in the last round
  5. You can now see the total amount of points when finishing the game

Hexa Word Search
Hexa Word Search
Hexa Word Search
Hexa Word Search
Hexa Word Search
Hexa Word Search
Hexa Word Search
Hexa Word Search

If you would like to try Hexa Word Search on iOS sign up for the beta.

2. Knowledge Quiz Daily Competitions are here

Each day you can compete on a specific quiz pack and solve as many quizzes as you can to gain points. If you haven’t already, give it a try, I’ll be waiting for you at the top of the leaderboard.
Knownledge Quiz

3. Review of the Week

Review of the Week comes for Inez.
Here is what Inez has to say about Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy:

Review of the Week

Have a great Sunday!

Mihai

If you haven’t already, try our games

Jigsaw Journey | Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy | Jigsaw Puzzle Kids | Hexa Word Search | Knowledge Quiz | Fun with Words