You can access to the record of each puzzle by clicking on the name of the puzzle in the page The List.
All the information that you will find on the records has been compiled from various sources: websites, catalogs, puzzles I own, friends, etc. I want to mention here the main sources from which I have obtained much of the data:
- The BIG Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: One of the members of this Flickr group (silberfuchs64) has taken the trouble to collect the basic information of more than 350 puzzles of 5000 or more pieces. This is the most comprehensive list I've found so far. It includes basic information and links to images of all puzzles.
- Sex Drugs and Jigsaw Puzzles: The author of this american blog, Tom, included in the page called "The Big Boys" a fairly complete list of great puzzles, with basic data and images. His blog and collection, inspired me in my intention of collect all the puzzles of 6000 pieces and more, and to create this blog.
- Riesel Prime: This page contains an exhaustive list of almost all existing puzzles of 5000 or more pieces, with more data than the Flickr list. It has large pictures of the puzzles.
- Puzzleando: Spanish puzzles forum featuring a "Puzzles Gallery" where fellow members catalog the puzzles that they finish, including several data and finished puzzle photos.
- Puzzles y Piezas: Other spanish puzzles forum that has a similar section to the previous forum, called "Puzzles Room".
Finally, fair play! All the information collected here is the result of many hours of work of many people (of those mentioned above and mine), diving online, collecting data, searching for images, asking friends, etc. for the benefit of all. You can freely use the information included here, but instead just use it I only ask you to make reference to this page and link it.
All records have the same structure, information and data. In the following lines, you can find the explanation of every data included in the records.
|Image with the motif of the puzzle; whenever possible here you will find the image published by the manufacturer in the catalog. With old and/or rare puzzles this is no longer possible, and the image of the puzzle that appears on the box is displayed.|
|Number of Pieces||Number of pieces indicated by the manufacturer on the box. It may be different that the exact number of pieces (see below).|
|Title||Official title of the puzzle. Whenever possible will be shown in english.|
|Manufacturer||Manufacturer of the puzzle|
|Exact Number of Pieces||Actual number of pieces. In some brands it matches the number indicated in the box (eg Educa), other brands not (eg Ravensburger).|
|Artist||Artist of the motif of the puzzle. If the motif is a photo, it shows the photographer or company that owns the image rights.|
|Reference||Reference number of the puzzle, as shown on the box. Some puzzles have been edited several times with different reference number, and different formats (number of bags, pattern, year, etc.). In this case, multiple reference numbers are shown; the information listed below each reference, belongs to that reference.|
|Year||Year of edition, as shown on the box. If the year is not shown on the box, this data indicates the launch year of the puzzle.|
|Serie||If the puzzles belongs to a puzzle serie of the manufacturer, this data shows the name of the serie.|
|Actual State||Indicates if the puzzle is currently in the manufacturer catalog, or it is a discontinued puzzle.|
|Includes Poster||Indicates if the box includes a poster with the motif to facilitate.|
|Poster size||Width x height of the poster included in the box.|
|Photo of the box. Whenever possible it is shown the officially published by the manufacturer's catalog or website. In case of very old puzzles this is not possible, and a photo of a box found on the Internet is shown.|
|WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS|
|Width||Horizontal measure of the fisnished puzzle. It is expressed in centimeters (cm).|
|Height||Vertical measure of the fisnished puzzle. It is expressed in centimeters (cm).|
|Area||Area occupied by the finished puzzle: Width x Height. It is expressed in square meters (m2).|
|Pieces Size||Indicates the relative size of the pieces: puzzle area divided by the actual number of pieces. It is expressed in square centimeters per piece (cm2 / piece). It gives an idea of how big or small are the pieces.|
|Box Size||Box size: length x width x height. It is expressed in centimeters (cm). Important data along with the total weight to calculate the shipping cost if you buy a second hand puzzle.|
|Total Weight||Total weight of the box, including all its contents. It is expressed in kilos (kg). Important data along with the size of the box to calculate the shipping cost if you buy a second hand puzzle.|
|Piece Weight||Weight of the pieces. It is expressed in kilos (kg). It may be relevant if you are going to hang the puzzle.|
|Pieces Thickness||Thickness of the pieces. It is expressed in millimeters (mm). The thicker, more robust parts and generally better quality.|
|Number of Bags||Number of bags you'll find inside the box.|
|Pieces per bag||Number of pieces included in each bag.|
|Distribution of Bags||Diagram showing the distribution of bags on the image of the puzzle, that is what part of the puzzle is contained in each bag.|
|Puzzle Rows||Number of pieces that make up the puzzle vertically. Number of pieces on a column.|
|Puzzle Columns||Number of pieces that make up the puzzle horizontally. Number of pieces on a row.|
|Block Rows||Number of pieces forming a block pattern vertically. Number of pieces on a column of a block pattern.|
|Block Columns||Number of pieces forming a block pattern horizontally. Number of pieces on a row of a block pattern.|
|Blocks Disposition||Number of blocks of the pattern, vertically and horizontally. Number of times the vertical pattern (rows) and horizontally (columns) is repeated.|
|Pattern Schema||Diagram showing the "Block Dispositions" on the image of the puzzle. That is, how the pattern is repeated (and rotated) in each block of the puzzle.|
|In this section the title of the puzzle is shown in different languages as it appears on the box </ b>. It is the official title of the puzzle. It may be useful to find a specific puzzle in other countries.|
Finally, if you think you need to add any more information you would like to know, please do the commentary and, if in my hand, it will be incorporated.