Board Games and Jigsaw Puzzles: Are They Interlocking Hobbies?
One thing I've been puzzled (!) by recently is the interesting connection between the hobbies of board gaming and jigsaw puzzles. Perhaps this is a sign of me having studied too much this week, but hear me out...
The similarities between the two are significant:
- Both involve moving around colorful cardboard bits on a table, looking for patterns to emerge
- Both frequently deal with interesting locations, historical eras, fantasy themes
- At least in Europe, several of the top board game companies are also top jigsaw puzzle companies (e.g. Ravensburger)
- Both can either be a family / social activity or can be done solo.