10 Modern Puzzles To Help Get You Through Being Stuck at Home

10.15.20 | By
10 Modern Puzzles To Help Get You Through Being Stuck at Home

With many of us still under some type of quarantine and some going back into it thanks to spiking COVID-19 cases, finding things to do while stuck at home is essential for making it through. Instead of going stir-crazy or spending all your spare time on your tech devices, bust out a new puzzle, like the 10 modern puzzles below. From abstract to realistic, tasty to trippy, we’ve got you covered with some fun, colorful puzzles that will keep you and your family entertained!

>>> Buy >>> little puzzle thing® | Series 2: Munchies by Areaware <<< $15 for one, $81 for all 8
Seems like everyone has the munchies while being socially distanced at home because, well, there’s not much else to do! Keep your hands occupied by taking your munchie habit to puzzle form and jump on these playful, snack-related puzzles.

>>> Buy >>> Great Shapes Puzzle by Piecework Puzzles <<< $26
A modern gradient puzzle filled with vibrant reds, oranges and blues, along with shadows that give the image an abstract and mysterious appearance.

>>> Buy >>> Vertigo Puzzle from Now House by Jonathan Adler <<< $25
From designer Jonathan Adler, this puzzle takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey through a wave of colors within a visually enticing dimensional design.

>>> Buy >>> Iridescent Waves Puzzle by Waves Puzzle Co. <<< $40
A modern take on the jigsaw puzzle, this minimalist acrylic puzzle can be solved in many different ways. It features 49 iridescent pieces and it’s designed to help you relax your mind and focus on the task at hand.

>>> Buy >>> Frank Stella Jigsaw Puzzle <<< $20
Featuring Firuzabad, one of Frank Stella’s geometric paintings, this abstract puzzle allows you to recreate this colorful masterpiece from 1970.

>>> Buy >>> The Earth Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles <<< $25
Perhaps one of the coolest puzzles out there, this circular puzzle features a portion of the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific Ocean in a super sharp earth photograph that’s courtesy of NASA.

>>> Buy >>> Dusen Dusen Lenticular Pattern Puzzle by Areaware <<< $25
Dusen Dusen translated a bold and colorful pattern, like the ones found on their textiles, into a visually mesmerizing puzzle full of movement and contrast.

>>> Buy >>> Andrew Watch Home Jigsaw Puzzle by Inner Piece Puzzles <<< $30
This 500-piece puzzle, featuring the artwork of Andrew Watch, shows a lively, mod living space designed with all kinds of fun knick-knacks and art scattered around. The puzzle also comes with a reusable pouch you can use to contain all the pieces when you’re done.

>>> Buy >>> Blazing with Color Round Rainbow Puzzle <<< $30
Bursting with every color in the rainbow, this circular puzzle is definitely on the more difficult side but think of how rewarding it will be when finished.

>>> Buy >>> Trippy Dippy 1000 Piece Puzzle by Fits Puzzles <<< $40
Bright colors and a trippy design make up this psychedelic puzzle full of strange butterflies, soaring stars and all-seeing eyes.

>>> For more puzzle and game ideas, head to the Design Milk Shop! <<<

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.