Do you have trouble focusing on a task for more than (hey, stick with us here!) a few seconds? It turns out that jigsaw puzzles are great for that sort of thing. It's why they're given to hyperactive children, and it explains why they can be so meditative to all of us information addicts / Facebook addicts / Facebooking while watching Netflix while eating a sandwich addicts.
If you've stayed in the puzzle game and are looking for a challenge to massage your weary neurons, you can forget the sea of Dalmatians, the Crab Nebula, or Monet's 500-piece garden. This color gradient jigsaw is easily the most difficult one out there.
Each one of the 1,000 pieces of this puzzle is filled with a solid CMYK color value. Your task, should you accept it, is to figure out the difference between these nearly-identical hues. Since you can't rely on any specific patterns other than the shapes, it's all spatial reasoning skills. Depending on your level of patience and focus, this might either be a pleasant series of quiet afternoons or a year-long series of quiet afternoons.
Whether you have a thing for psychological battles or are a hardened veteran of puzzling, Clemens Habicht's Colours Puzzle is over 25 percent off the usual cost -- costing just $35.99. You can either get the 1,000 colors, 1,000 halftone colors, or 1,000 vibrating colors options.
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Things could always be much, much worse.
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