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National Puzzle Day 2014 Competition | Redwood City

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; $15 per person to compete

Kainos | 2555 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA



National Puzzle Day 2014 Competition | Redwood CityIn honor of National Puzzle Day (who knew?), here comes the great Jigsaw Puzzle Competition on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Free to watch, but there’s a $15 registration fee per participant to enter the puzzle competition.

The challenge: Teams of 4 people will compete to build a 1,000 piece puzzle the fastest. The winning team earns $500, with prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well. Free puzzle given to every contestant.

Free activities typically include:

  • Cheering on the teams that are competing
  • Mini puzzle challenges (some with prizes)
  • Live demos by wooden puzzle artisans
  • Try cutting a wooden puzzle yourself
  • Learn some tidbits about the history of jigsaw puzzles
  • Examine displays of very old to very new wooden jigsaw puzzles
  • Puzzles and games to try out and for sale

Competition basics:
The details may change from year to year, but here are the basics.

  • Each team gets the same puzzle
  • No one will get to see the puzzle until the starting bell rings
  • No team substitutions after the starting bell rings
  • Every team will have the same size table
  • Each team may bring any props they wish to use during the competition
  • No age limit for contestants for competitive level, but there must be one person under the age of 16 on each team in the family level

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*

*Free to watch; $15 per person to compete

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fun & Games, KFOG, Peninsula
Venue: Kainos
Address: 2555 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA

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