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2016 National Puzzle Day Competition | Redwood City

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; $20 per person to compete (now sold out)

Kainos | 2761 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City, CA

Event Details

In honor of National Puzzle Day (who knew?), here comes the great Jigsaw Puzzle Competition where teams of four 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. A free puzzle will be given to every contestant.

2016 Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Saturday, January 23, 2016 | 10 am to 3 pm
Kainos, 2761 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City, CA
FREE to watch, but there’s a $20 registration fee per participant (now SOLD OUT)

2016 Schedule

  • 8:30 am – Competition check-in
  • 10 am – Start of Puzzle Competition
  • 11:30 am – Wooden Puzzle cutting demonstrations through at least 2 pm
  • 3 pm – Close of Competition

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
  • 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

Read the rest of the rules (and there are a lot)

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; $20 per person to compete (now sold out)
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fun & Games, Peninsula
Venue: Kainos
Address: 2761 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City, CA