Handcrafting the world's finest wooden jigsaw puzzles since 1974

What People Say About Us

"The puzzle table is where a mother can hear lots of secrets! After Stave came into my life I began learning lots more about our sons. There's something about sitting around a puzzle table, working together for long periods of time."

Barbara Bush, The Peak, Singapore

"We usually have one or two Stave puzzles along on vacations and during the holidays. We often have a Stave puzzle out on a table at the house. They're entertaining and stimulating."

Bill Gates


Good Morning America

"Kudos on this puzzle!! It was one of the hardest and most fun Teasers we've done. Even after we figured out the symmetry, the puzzle was a monster right down to the last piece. Thanks!!"

B.C., Pearisburg, VA

"I need another puzzle like I need a hole in the head – but after working the first two Where's Steve? puzzles – I need to add this one to our collection.”

J.G., Niskayuna, NY

"Torture in a box"

M.L., Brooklyn, NY

“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

"The folks at Stave Puzzles represent a class of unsung companies that do things right—deliver superior service, on time, in a way that satisfies and even delights customers."

Tom Peters, InSearch of Excellence Named Stave Puzzles "Product of the Year 1991"

"I’m spoiled! After you have worked a Stave, no other will do!"

Mrs. H.B.W., San Diego, CA

"Your puzzles never fail to challenge and delight!”

J.D., Oldsmar, FL

"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

"I think I got a brain hernia from this one."

D.M., Lancaster, PA

"Thanks for all your unending supply of demonic tricks. Your parents should be proud... (I think!)"

M.M., Mattewa, IL

"Amazing! It's hard to believe this much fun comes in such a small box"!

J.L., Cranston, RI

What a catch! It put up quite a fight, but I eventually landed it. Fantastic puzzle.

R.B., Lincoln, MA

Such clever placement of the personalized pieces.

The W. Family, North Branford, CT

"Just the right amount of pain and pleasure."

B.Z., Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

"…doing jigsaw puzzles is great for the brain; Stave puzzles take that to a higher level."

P.S., Sugar Land, TX

"I wavered between 'this piece must be missing' and 'how many extra pieces have they included' before I finished. Great puzzling!"

M.J., Mayfield, KY

Ouch-exquisite misery! I like my puzzles to be hard but this set a new standard!

C.C., Montpelier, VT

"The dragon who eats his tail and your mind..."

N.G., Huntington, NY