I go through phases with jigsaw puzzles, and this autumn has seen me get back into them again.  It started with the lovely and relaxing Falcon de Luxe Christmas 2 in 1 puzzle, but has now moved onto a first for me. A Wasgij puzzle Christmas 13, a 2 in 1 jigsaw, named Turkey’s Delight.

If you’ve never come across Wasgij before, they’re like a mystery in themselves.  The picture on the box isn’t what the jigsaw image ends up like.  Instead, you’re given clues to solve the puzzle and build it in the right places.

This to me blew my mind.  I like a picture to follow and I’ve really struggled to get my head around how it should look.  My brother took one look at the box and hasn’t been back since to help out.

wasgij puzzle turkeys delight

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With bright colours and a comedy image, I thought it would be one for N to help with, but Wasgij puzzles aren’t for the kids unless you’ve a teen with a particularly warped mind who can see alternative perspectives easily.  I imagine the more of these puzzles you do, you get used to the way of thinking and seeing what the picture really is.

Wasgij puzzles are made by Jumbo, a puzzle specialist, and it’s certainly a good quality puzzle.  The colours are clear and bright, and are easy to put together.  What’s great about this Christmas edition puzzle is that you don’t just get one 1000 piece puzzle, you get an extra one thrown In for free.  Always good value, especially if you’re gifting the puzzle.

What you don’t get is obviously a paper image to follow.  The picture on the box gives you an idea, plus of course the clues. But for the bonus puzzle you don’t get anything.  I have to admit, to get started on  the puzzle, I had to cheat and search online for the solution.  I’m just too impatient to work it out and keep trying to do it.  But then, I chose the wrong bag of puzzle pieces to open and got confused. I started and found that my puzzle wasn’t a total mystery and was the image on the box. I discovered the paper that said the image it was.

Oops. Bag switched and I got making the mystery wasgij puzzle image. It was definitely hard work not having a box image to follow. It’s really satisfying once it’s completed though.

Check out my step by step guide on how to complete a Wasgij puzzle.

Turkeys delight wasgij christmas puzzle
Wasgij Turkeys Delight solution

If you’re want to be puzzled, move on your jigsaw puzzle skills and savour a real challenge, then you really need to try out one of the wasgij puzzles.  Completing them as a family could be a fun way to do it, although without the answer it might cause a few arguments.

The 2 in 1 Turkey Delights Christmas version is available from Amazon and other stores.

Will you be up for the Wasgij puzzle challenge?

Other Wasgij solutions below

Catching Wedding Fever – Original 29
Strictly Can’t Dance – Original 30

The Sands of Time – Destiny 3
Old Time Rockers – Destiny 16
Fast Food Frenzy – Destiny 18
The Toy Shop – Destiny 20

Hound of the Wasgij Ville – Mystery 4
Birthday Surprise – Mystery 16
Catching a Break – Mystery 17
Grabbing a quick bite – Mystery 18

Turkeys Delight – Christmas 13
Santa’s unexpected delivery – Christmas 15

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Disclosure: I was sent the Turkeys Delight puzzle to review. All words and opinions are my own.

192 Comments

  1. Ann MacLean-Fleming

    the whole family working together to achieve something

  2. Jo Hutchings

    I love how relaxing fitting the pieces together is.

  3. robert sharman

    i enjoy completing one without ‘cheating’ and looking at the picture.

  4. Carol Bird

    Sounds interesting. Have spent all of twixmas doing puzzles.

  5. Simone Griffin

    I love how any age can get involved, to my young son to my mum and dad x

  6. Saran Benjamin

    I love the peace and calmness I get while doing them. If I am stressed I sit at the table to do one which calms me down

  7. Rebecca D'Souza

    They allow me to switch off and relax

  8. Joy Winn

    Being able to leave it on a board & keep going back to it

  9. jackie curran

    I think they are relaxing and challenging so a good hobby to have.

  10. It’s difficult to think about anything else whilst engaged with a jigsaw so they are great ways for relaxing

  11. Karen Scott

    I love the way that you focus so much without realising and also seeing the picture coming together is great too

  12. Chris Mountain

    Puzzles keep my brain active and are very relaxing after a long day at work.

  13. Jigsaws are are a great improve concentration

  14. Steph Armstrong

    They keep my brain in gear, enjoy doing them and give me a sense of accomplishment when completed.

  15. Tracy Gladman

    I think they are a great activity you can do with your kids no matter what their age!

  16. Averil Lea

    I love doing puzzles…it helps me relax xx

  17. Natalie Crossan

    They’ve very therapeutic – it helps me relax 🙂

  18. I like the sense of achievement when it’s finished

  19. Caroline Signey

    The feeling of satisfaction when it’s complete

  20. sharon martin

    i like them as they are a good way to relax but are challenging too

  21. Julie Edwards

    I love how relaxing but also how infuriating jigsaws can be lol

  22. brokenbodystubbornowner

    Always have a family jigsaw going over the Christmas period. Trying our second Wasgij puzzle this year, definitely challenging

  23. lynn neal

    Jigsaw puzzles are a great activity to calm down and everyone can get involved!

  24. Samantha Bolter

    they keep hubby away from the tv so we can watch something other than football 😉

  25. Karen Whittaker

    We love doing the puzzles as a family…with the usual argument about who will put in the last piece!!

  26. clairedavey

    they great for taking you away from the stresses of life and relax you

  27. Love them because it gets the family together, you just can’t walk past with trying to find a few pieces

  28. Monika Bascombe

    I find them very relaxing and completion is very rewarding

  29. gaynor spanswick

    They help me with my concentration, attention, patience and memory ,they keep my brain working and I enjoy doing them .

  30. Sam Parkes

    I find they are great for relieving stress as relaxing

  31. Katherine Lucas

    I find the challenge fun and enjoy doing them in them in my spare time

  32. C Whitlow

    I like how at the beginning they seem near impossible but then as you work at it piece by piece you can literally see it all coming together! Great feeling putting in that final piece!

  33. Marie Rule

    I love the challenge of doing a jigsaw puzzle.

  34. Adrian Bold

    I enjoy the challenge and the sense of reward when you complete one.

  35. Karen Dixon

    I find them de-stressing, love the fact that my mind cant wander when im doing them

  36. I find them a good way to relax and my little boy has just started to really enjoy them too.

  37. Kelly Hirst

    I love that they are a great way to spend time together as a family

  38. Emi nastaly-howard

    There’s something about it that I can’t stop until I finish the puzzle 🙂

  39. We love doing the wasgij puzzles in our house they are such fun. I was calling them wasjig for a long time until my husband pointed out it was jigsaw backwards haha x

  40. Victoria B

    Love that they are relaxing and you can see the progress to the end result.

  41. Dale Dow

    the time we all spend as a family completing them, then if they are pretty scenes, having something to gloss, frame and hang on the wall

  42. 1000 piece puzzles are my optimum – great for clearing my head and relaxing me. I do one every holiday and at least 3 over Christmas!

  43. zoe brown

    relaxing something you can keep coming back too

  44. robyn297

    My husband and I love a jigsaw, we often have one on the dining table and put a few pieces in every time we pass or have a minute.

  45. Ruth Davies

    It helps you to concentrate and i find it a distraction in a positive way

  46. I love getting immersed in a jigsaw and the challenge it takes to complete it

  47. sarah pearce

    Ithink they are relaxing,until the kids or dog knocks it everywhere

  48. A challenge, especially if I set a time limit, yet still relaxing as it takes my mind off work stresses and household chores

  49. Elizabeth Cooke

    It’s something the whole family can join in with 🙂

  50. Daisy Belle

    It’s a great way for me to concentrate and get focused on something that isn’t house related.

  51. Cristín Williams

    I just love becoming completely absorbed in them and the sense of accomplishment when I finish one

  52. Tracey Tedford

    I shut myself in the sun lounge every evening with my jigsaw as I find it a great way to unwind before going to bed. They are also very satisfying to watch the puzzle progress. Wasgij are my favourite as you don’t know what the picture is. I have a large collection of Wasgij 🙂

  53. sarah knightley

    They keep me occupied and I find them relaxing

  54. Sarah Austin

    I love the challenge of trying to get one done in a short space of time!

  55. sheri Darby

    I love the sense of achievement when you complete it.

  56. sandy ralph

    i like them as its something i can start and leave if i have things to do and go back to it later using my jigsaw board ,i find they are relaxing yet make me think too

  57. Jayne Kelsall

    I find them very calming to do and love sense of achievement when they are completed ,x

  58. Angela Macdonald

    I find them a great way to relax and also keeps the brain cells working!

  59. Rachael O’brien

    They keep my daughter busy and stop her using technology so much . She also has a hair pulling condition so this helps keep her hands busy 🙂

  60. Sarah Prescott

    It’s a great thing to do if you want to unwind.

  61. cara vaughan

    I like that you can enjoy a jigsaw with the family x

  62. Its the only time your mind can go completely blank and just concentrate on the task in hand

  63. Caroline Blaza

    Jigsaws are perfect for winter days. And something all the family can do together x

  64. spanner15

    I find them very relaxing and something to occupy myself that doesn’t involved technology!

  65. Nicki Ramsay

    I love the challenge of creating a picture from lots of pieces, the harder the jigsaw the better

  66. Karen Howden

    I find Jigsaws quite relaxing and they also help me remember my Grandfather as we used to do them together

  67. Sarah Heath

    I love them, not sure why, but I really enjoy putting them together

  68. natalee gosiewski

    doing them at the dinner table with both my children in the winter months

  69. JULIE WARD

    I love the challenge, I’ve got my grandson loving jigsaws now

  70. christine westlake

    memories of holidays with my (late) gran who always had a jigsaw on her desk

  71. Sandra Fortune

    I like a good jigsaw helps to take my mind off my anxiety disorder I think they’re very therapeutic

  72. Victoria Prince

    I love being able to pick them up as and when and do as much or as little as I like 🙂 and I love anything logical so puzzles fit the bill there!

  73. Beky Austerberry

    Its relaxing & my daughter tends to help me with them

  74. Deb Pettit

    I find them relaxing, they look different every time you go back to them and you can enjoy them with others and even visitors.

  75. A.E. ADKINS

    Relaxing and the satisfaction of completing with that last piece

  76. I have always found them quite relaxing. Nice to have something to help pass the time that isn’t electronic.

  77. Jigsaws are a great way to de-stress and something we can do as a family

  78. I find it helps take my mind off of the things that I stress about

  79. CRAIG AUSTIN

    Great boredom buster especially a difficult one

  80. catherine l

    I love when they are done and you can see what you have achieved

  81. it could be a lovely family game and winter holiday boredom breaker

  82. Focusing on a puzzles helps you to switch off and relax for a while!

  83. Anneka Avery

    Jigsaws bring the family together and you use your brain !

  84. Rachel Butterworth

    You’re using your brain, but in a relaxing way.

  85. Rebecca Howells (@Peanuthog)

    They are relaxing to do

  86. i love that the whole family can get involved

  87. They are therapeutic , until you find a missing piece then they are infuriating

  88. Alison Crabb

    We always have a puzzle out over Christmas which all the family young and old dip in and out of. Team effort and gets very competitive towards the end. Last year we had the Christmas Wasgij which provided hours of entertainment

  89. Michelle O'Neill

    my brother collects these jigsaws x

  90. hannahlig

    I love the challenge and the concentration!

  91. Esme mccrubb

    I love that its something my and son enjoy together

  92. Parenting Is Best

    They’re so relaxing. Not sure this one would be but it looks so much fun!

  93. Pip Bennett

    I think they’re such fun and it’s just satisfying to complete a jigsaw 🙂

  94. I love the challenge, the fact that the whole family can get involved and the enjoyment of the picture afterwards.

  95. They are far more educational than first meets the eye.

  96. Jules Eley

    I like that it is something the whole family have a go at

  97. Christina Palmer

    They keep your mind active, keep you finger nimble . Provid good hand eye co-ordination. Plus you also have a sense of achievement when you have completed it

  98. Mark Milsom

    It is so satisfying to complete a very large puzzle and it also relaxes me and my partner so much…It is a welcome break from the television and computer as well..

  99. I like that they can take your mind off of things – they are so absorbing x

  100. Nigel Soulsby

    I love having to walk away in frustration,only to return minutes to have another go.But upon returning I often notice Santa’s little helpers have added one or two pieces of their own.

  101. Charlotte

    they are so amusing, all the little bits you dont notice initially that makes you laugh, my mum does them all the time so i always look at the finished jigsaw

  102. Alison Johnson

    The logic of them. All the pieces have a definite place. Aside from that I love seeing the picture emerge.

  103. Laura Muir

    that feeling of accomplishment when you’ve finished it 🙂

  104. Kayleigh Watkins

    I love the distraction from everything, and the Nostalgia, I used to spend hours helping my mum and nan doing there’s, thank you very much for the chance to win xxx

  105. Leila Benhamida

    Love a challenge and enjoy taking my time. Great way to relax and look at the masterpiece when finish

  106. Tee simpson

    I love the fact that we can do jigsaws as a family and they require some kind of thinking to get them done

  107. Amanda tanner

    i find doing puzzle relaxes me and love seeing the completed puzzle.

  108. It is nice to get away from just watching TV sometimes and do something that uses your brain 🙂

  109. Lorraine Stone

    Love how the whole family can fit a piece!

  110. Trudy Simpson

    First I LOVE sorting out all the straight edges and the corners then putting similar colours together
    I HATE it when family help ITS MY PUZZLE. KEEP YOUR MITTS OFF.
    I love looking at the picture and this Christmas one is especially nice, all warm and tingly and Christmasy Yum.
    Sometimes I don’t find them relaxing, some are blooming hard, but much better than being easy peasy RIGHT?
    And I HATE IT when it’s nearly finished as the fun is all gone, and do it again in a year and somehow you remember where all the bits go.
    But then I take my puzzles to my local hospice shop for others to “enjoy”.
    I sometimes buy puzzles from the hospice shop too, but HATE it when bits are missing and you bet it is always the last few bits.
    So I have a LOVE HATE relationship with puzzles and John Spilsbury has a lot to answer for in my house.
    BUT ACCORDING TO MY FAMILY THEY KEEP ME QUIET.
    SO I RESPOND TO THAT.
    GET A LIFE GET A JIGSAW.

  111. Sue McCarthy

    They are relaxing. Defo something to do on Christmas Day afternoon while watching tv and stuffing chocolates!

  112. I love when you finally work out the picture! Done 4 wasgij puzzles so far!

  113. Violet Phillippo

    I love finishing a puzzle as a team effort.

  114. melanie stirling

    Because you are concentrating on them,they take your mind off other things.

  115. Angie McDonald

    I love that everyone can chip in and help

  116. This sounds like my kind of puzzle!! I love the fact that with jigsaws you create order out of chaos 🙂 I find that deeply satisfying! I also love the fact that because it takes a certain amount of concentration, it stops my mind from fretting when I’m really stressed about something!

  117. Laura Pritchard

    I like that you switch off and don’t think about anything but the puzzle!

  118. LYNN HEATH

    I love the satisfaction of slotting in the last piece!

  119. Vicky Cornelius

    I love doing jigsaws as a nice way to switch off from technology – Archie and I have got in to doing 1000 piece jigsaws together and he actually loves the wasjig ones!!

  120. I love having a jigsaw out on the table so that the whole family can dip into it when they want to. It’s so relaxing!

  121. Jennifer

    I love that they help me to relax and switch off from tech

  122. They present a challenge and they’re fun as well as being good for the brain and memory.

  123. Rachel Craig

    Seeing the picture evolve gradually, as jigsaw puzzle gradually completed. As well as the sense / feeling of success on completing the jigsaw puzzle.

  124. Susan Lloyd

    I love the quiet concentration that jigsaws require x

  125. Lisa Day

    I enjoy seeing the picture developing and just how much it helps me to relax after a hectic day.

  126. Angela Treadway

    its just something you can concentrate on and take you away from your worries for a bit x

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