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Where did the jigsaw puzzle pieces go?

You’re almost done with that online jigsaw puzzle with 600 puzzle pieces, only to find that one is…missing!

The good news is that it is not actually missing ☺

The jigsaw puzzle pieces cannot disappear

The puzzle pieces cannot disappear from an online jigsaw puzzle as they can from a physical puzzle. No piece has been eaten by the dog or the vacuum cleaner. They are all there.

But they can disappear from your screen view due to movements you’ve made along the way while solving the puzzle.

So, here is the how-to for getting them back from their walkabout ☺

Guide to find ‘missing’ jigsaw puzzle pieces

  1. First, you look for small dots at the edge of the puzzle window. These point to off-screen pieces. Please note that the smaller the dot, the further away your puzzle piece is placed.

  2. So now – via the placing of the dot - you know the direction of the missing puzzle piece. Then you go searching for the missing puzzle piece in that direction.

  3. Once you’ve located the lost puzzle piece, you work your way back to where the almost done puzzle is found. You do this by following the dots placed in the direction of the assembled puzzle.


Now, if you find you have no luck with this operation, please feel free to get in touch with us, and we’ll help you locate any puzzle pieces on the walkabout!

Last revision: 28 May 2021