The ultimate puzzle, not for the faint of heart!
Cleverly crafted with your choice of personal pieces.
Puzzles with a twist — empty spaces and more!
Our masterpiece puzzles, pure and simple!
Turn favorite family photos into an heirloom puzzle.
Small in size, BIG in fun!
Fun & challenging without the trickery.
Work six, keep one — Isn't sharing great?
This puzzle board has a dark side - it has a light side, too.
Handmade of walnut & cherry wood.
The gift that always fits!
Hot off the jigsaw!
A million customers can't be wrong.
A magic piece creates several solutions.
For team building, retreats, or corporate gifts.
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.
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 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!
Luxurious, Unique, Devilish, and Fun. Stave's mischievously dazzling puzzles keep puzzlers coming back for more. This video shows the magic behind those wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces.
Lars was featured in this week's Fashion & Style section of The New York Times. He grew up in Norwich, VT and is well known at the Stave puzzle shop. His mother, Carol, was our marketing director for many years. You may have met her at one of our puzzle parties at Blackberry Farm or The Point. Read the article here.
Make any Traditional puzzle uniquely yours by requesting custom silhouette pieces to be crafted into your puzzle.
"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."
"They are the best puzzles, we do them over and over again. It’s a wonderful family thing."