Discover exclusive designs and a wide selection with our 500 piece jigsaw puzzles. These puzzles are designed by talented artists like Tricia Reilly-Matthews and feature classic holiday themes to put you in the Christmas spirit, as well as quaint village life if you're pining for the warmer months.
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Jigsaw puzzles 500 pieces and up can be a fun and relaxing afternoon activity. Enjoy assembling the puzzle pieces with friends and family. They are the perfect number of pieces to assemble all in one sitting, or you can break it up into multiple days. Some of our 500 piece puzzles come in circular shapes to add a bit of challenge and excitement to your puzzling experience. For a great low price and a variety of puzzles to choose from, you can stimulate your imagination while relaxing and learning all at the same time!

500 Piece Puzzles From Bits and Pieces

Shop our amazing selection of high-quality, low-priced 500 piece puzzles at Bits and Pieces. Take a trip into the forest or Yellowstone with one of our wildlife puzzles, or walk into a winter wonderland as you piece together a snowy town scene. Whatever your preference, we will surely have a great puzzle for you! We even offer a wide catalog of jigsaw puzzles on sale that range from 300-1000 pieces.

500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle FAQ

A 500 piece jigsaw puzzle isn't always a walk in the park to solve. Below, we answer your commonly asked questions about 500 piece puzzles at Bits and Pieces.

How Long Do 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles Take to Finish?

The time it takes to solve a 500 piece puzzle will vary depending on the jigsaw's difficulty, piece size and shape variation, your skill level, and the number of people working on the puzzle. On average, expect it to take four to six hours to solve in terms of working time, though this is only a rough estimate.

One way to approximate how long it will take you to solve a puzzle is by timing how long it takes to get a piece into the puzzle. If you work at a pace of one piece every 30 seconds, that translates to just over four hours to complete the entire 500 piece puzzle. For one minute per piece, that means roughly eight and a half hours. This isn't including snack breaks and time to stretch, either. How mathematical you get is up to you--just remember to have fun! For something a bit easier, you may try our 300 piece puzzles, or for a bigger undertaking, one of our 1,000 piece puzzles.

How Big are 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles?

The standard size for a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, once completed, is typically 18 inches by 24 inches (45.72 cm x 60.96 cm). This means that the finished puzzle will have a rectangular shape with a width of 18 inches and a height of 24 inches. Keep in mind that the actual dimensions may vary slightly depending on the specific puzzle design, but 18" x 24" is the standard size you can expect for most 500 piece puzzles.

Are 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles Good for Your Brain?

Yes! Puzzles with 500 pieces are excellent for enhancing cognition and mental clarity. The benefits of doing a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle will generally be similar to solving any brainteaser. It's worth noting that the pieces are on the smaller side for 500 piece puzzles, requiring more focus and dexterity to assemble. Whether you're doing a 200 or a 2,000 piece jigsaw, solving puzzles helps improve your concentration, memory, problem-solving abilities, and spatial awareness. Plus, puzzling can reduce stress, sharpen attention to detail, and boost self-confidence, all of which are vital for both children and adults alike.

What's the Best Strategy to Complete 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles?

Start solving your 500 piece jigsaw puzzle by finding an appropriate workspace with good lighting, comfortable seating, and a flat surface with ample space to work. Spread out all of the pieces, flip them image-side up, and begin sorting pieces. Set aside the edges and corners to build the border first, making a helpful framework as you progress.

Try to group pieces together that look like they go in the same section of the jigsaw--this can be by gradations of color, pattern, shape, and any other distinguishing factors. Keeping similar pieces close together makes assembly of your puzzle easier, faster, and clearer whether or not you use the puzzle box for guidance. Many people also find using puzzle accessories--like a puzzle table or roll-up mat--to be helpful in the process. Lastly, don't forget to take breaks as you work to rest your eyes and stay hydrated. Solving a puzzle is a fun and engaging activity when you give yourself time to enjoy the challenge.

What Are the Best 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults?

Adults shopping for 500 piece jigsaw puzzles for sale will delight in the variety of choices at Bits and Pieces. Some of our more popular puzzles amongst adults include those of nature, birds, antique greenhouses and town buildings, family life at home, the outdoors in every season, nostalgic images from the past decades, drive-in movie theaters, and so much more.

Each of these different types of 500 piece jigsaw puzzles for adults offers something fun, relaxing, and uniquely rewarding. Puzzles with denser patterns or big sections of the same color (such as a snowy field) will be more challenging to solve.

How Difficult are 500 Piece Puzzles?

Our 500 piece jigsaw puzzles are the perfect middle ground of difficulty for adults and children. They are slightly more difficult than our 300 piece puzzles, but not quite the journey of a 1,000 piece puzzle. If you are worried about the difficulty of a 500 piece puzzle, it would be a good idea to grab some friends or family members to help you out. A puzzle is all the better when completed together. If you are looking for a greater challenge, check out our 500-750 piece jigsaw puzzles!