The Origin and History of Puzzles that You Must Know

Usually, when you’re too late or bored, most people will choose to let go of boredom by playing games.

Now, in addition to spending free time and also eliminate boredom, it turns out there is also a game that provides a positive impact to make us smarter.  As one of the puzzle games that will be discussed in this article.

Puzzle game as we know it is a game of arranging pieces of the picture that will later become a complete picture. It also said that this game could increase intelligence for those who play it. Of course, it is also very beneficial, especially for children’s development.

For this reason, this time, I will explain about puzzle games in this article. Please refer to the full review below.

What is Puzzle

A puzzle is a game that played to arrange images, and images are randomized beforehand. So people who play it try to arrange it in the frame by connecting pieces or pieces of small images so that they become whole images.

Puzzle pieces generally made abstract so that the pieces of the picture are unique and help players make it easier to compile. From the shape and pieces of the Puzzle can be adjusted according to the wishes of players ranging from large and small pieces. Choice of puzzle pieces that are not too complicated is very suitable for the initial method of introducing this puzzle game, especially for children.

A puzzle is a game that requires patience and perseverance in arranging children. The Puzzle is a thin piece of 2-3 or even 4-6 pieces made of wood or cardboard plates. If children are accustomed to playing puzzles, children will gradually get used to being calm, determined, and patient in getting things done. The satisfaction that obtained when a child completes a puzzle is also one of the motives for children’s motivation to discover new things

History of Puzzle Development

The word puzzle itself comes from English, which means Puzzle or pairs of pairs. Whereas Puzzle in the Indonesian dictionary interpreted as guesses. Guess is a problem or Puzzle that given as entertainment that is usually written, or done. Many guesses are rooted in mathematical problems.

The first type of Puzzle formed was a jigsaw puzzle. In 1766 by John Spilsbury, a mapmaker, a jigsaw puzzle was created through his idea of ​​drawing a map on a piece of wood and cutting it into pieces according to the boundaries of his country.

This Puzzle was created to help in geography lessons for school children of that era. By compiling the pieces of the map puzzle, students will learn about the location, position, and geographic relations between each country.

John Spilsbury saw this as a business opportunity, then he produced and sold the map puzzle. The history of jigsaw puzzles until now follows the times. Machines for cutting Puzzle are now not just jigsaw machines, there are pound machines, scrollsaw machines, or use laser beams to cut the pieces of the Puzzle made. The patterns that made now are not just maps. There are lots of puzzles with interesting patterns and drawings that mostly found in educational toy stores.

Besides jigsaw puzzles, there are also other forms of puzzles like tangram. Tangram is a puzzle originating from China in 1815. In the literature entitled “The Eighth Book of Tan,” it is written that this game has existed since 4000 years ago by a god named Tan. The game contains 700 forms, and some of them are impossible to solve.

Since then until now, there have been many new types of puzzles. With the strangeness of ways and designs that might be impossible if seen, but it turns out the game that requires the ability of the brain can also be solved and played. Such as crossword puzzles, labyrinth puzzles, mechanical puzzles, logic puzzles, construction puzzles, combination puzzles, Rubik’s cube, and the latest are calculating puzzles.

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