Handcrafting the world's finest wooden jigsaw puzzles since 1974

Nothing compares to Stave, when only the best will do!

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Creating family fun for generations!

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Choosing the right puzzle can be very tricky!

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Fresh Off the Jigsaw!

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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!

Browse these spooky Halloween jigsaw puzzles, for a special family treat that's sure to be remembered!

The Blue Box Experience

Luxurious, Unique, Devilish, and Fun. Stave's mischievously dazzling puzzles keep you coming back for more. This video shows the magic behind those wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces.

“Your puzzles are the most creative, innovative and imaginative. Steve Richardson is to Stave Puzzles what Steve Jobs was to Apple."

J.P., West Hartford, CT

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."

View the CBS Video here


"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