Handcrafting the world's finest wooden jigsaw puzzles since 1974

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Stave Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles...

...devilish by design!

Why do hundreds of people consider me to be their And why am I so eager to learn of their misery and to hear their moans of frustration? I'm Steve Richardson, aka The Chief Tormentor. Since 1974, my cohorts and I have been the masterminds behind the most beautiful, most inventive, and without question, most challenging jigsaw puzzles to be found in the world today—the famous Stave puzzles.

Our devotion to puzzle making has transformed the idea of the jigsaw puzzle from a very simple diversion into a highly expressive, entertaining, and exasperating art form. In homes everywhere, Stave puzzles are collected and treasured as unique and precious heirlooms. And along the way, we have developed many close relationships with the people who share our obsession. People who have experienced the struggle and satisfaction of completing puzzles so beautiful and challenging that they can't wait to begin their next one! The of Stave puzzles inspire letters, calls, gifts, bribes, and pranks way beyond what you would expect from a normal business.

the Rolls Royce of wooden jigsaw puzzles...

These are not your ordinary puzzles! They are much more than just a scene cut into pieces. Our puzzles have figure pieces, called silhouettes, and clever crafting ploys to deceive you.

the ultimate puzzling experience...

The Stave experience is about more than just getting a stunning, personalized jigsaw puzzle from our hands to yours. We want to connect with you—the puzzle crafters to the puzzle enthusiasts.

Be sure to call so we can roll out the red carpet and cater to your custom wooden jigsaw puzzle whims — whether it's for hours of relaxing focus or for our dastardly brain teaser puzzles. That's what Stave is all about!

Start a new family tradition! Check out our Thanksgiving jigsaw puzzles and express your gratitude in a creative and fun way with your family this Thanksgiving.

Our Christmas jigsaw puzzles are also a fun and challenging way to celebrate the holiday season with your family.

"I've never seen one that approaches Stave in quality....You have just got to get one and try it!

Ken Heebner, Portfolio manager for CGM Funds of Boston as quoted in Investor's Business Daily

Make any Traditional puzzle uniquely yours by requesting custom silhouette pieces to be crafted into your puzzle.

"They are the best puzzles, we do them over and over again. It’s a wonderful family thing."

Barbara Bush
People Weekly, August 24, 1998

"It takes a certain type of person to put a maddeningly difficult puzzle together, and . . . It takes a particularly diabolical type of person to create one."

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