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In Loving Memory

It is with deep sadness that I have to advise that Simon Holdsworth passed away early hours of Saturday morning (14.11.2020).  For many this news will come as a terrible shock. 

Our love and thoughts are with Florence, Victoria, Tim and their families at this time.

The man many of you knew with ...

Factory Sale Update

Thank you for your continued interest in our annual Factory Sale. As many of you will know, we cancelled our Mid-Year Sale due to COVID-19 restrictions, which we understand was disappointing.

Looking forward, our team has been grappling with what to do concerning our Christmas Factory Sale. Sadly, ...

Dear Puzzlers

Dear Puzzlers, 

Welcome to our Spring/ Summer Pieces Edition! We are sorry we missed you all in the Winter Pieces.....

Editorial Letter for Pieces

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COVID 19 - NZ, Holdson Update

*WEDNESDAY 22ND APRIL

More great news Puzzlers, our online store will be processing orders from Tuesday 29th April. All forward orders from 25th March onward will be processed as soon as possible. Please note there may be a delay in delivery.

*SATURDAY 11TH APRIL 2020

Great News NZ, we have been ...

Puzzling & Mental Illness

In the lead up to Mental Health Awareness Week NZ (23rd September – 29th September) we think this is a wonderful opportunity to share our thoughts on Puzzling with Mental Illness.

Knowing how good a puzzle is for the brain makes puzzling a beneficial hobby for people of all abilities. It is a low c...

Puzzling Your Self Health 2
Puzzling Your Self Health 2

We’re halfway through this series and although we already knew how good puzzling is; we love that we get to share the great news with you! Puzzling is fun to do; it has health benefits beyond puzzling the last piece! Did you know….

 To successfully piece together a jigsaw puzzle, both sides of the ...

Puzzling Your Self Health 1
Puzzling Your Self Health 1

Since our introduction to this topic last month, we’ve had a lot of fun reading up & sharing fascinating facts about puzzling and its benefits. We’ve shared that puzzling encourages the production of dopamine and in the short-term can relieve stress – but do you know what can happen if you keep puzz...

Puzzling Calm
Puzzling Calm

Just as puzzling has evolved over the last 80 years, so too have the benefits. Both challenging and calming, it is proven that jigsaw puzzles can have a profound effect on our emotional state and well being.

Puzzling & Our Wellbeing - Introduction
Puzzling & Our Wellbeing - Introduction

Puzzling has evolved over the last 80 years and nowadays there is a puzzle for everyone to enjoy as individuals or with friends and families. Puzzling is not age defined – you can be 4 to 94 years old and still enjoy the thrill of placing that final piece of the puzzle! Puzzles captivate us, but at the same time they taunt us with a new challenge.  Join us in the coming months as we blog fortnightly and share to our fb page our take on Puzzling & Mental Wellbeing. Our next blog will cover Puzzling Calm followed by Puzzling Your Self Health, Puzzling Get-Togethers and Puzzling Wellness. Along the way we will share some really interesting facts about puzzling and mental health….

BOARD GAMES REIGN SUPREME!
BOARD GAMES REIGN SUPREME!

The Game Industry is experiencing a widespread board game revival; this is great news when you are the Sales Director for a Game & Puzzle company. Market research group NPD has recorded a 20% rise during the past year in sales of ‘tabletop games’. This is the term that covers all types of gaming, such as board games, card games, dice games, miniatures wargames or tile-based games.