The mini puzzles come in the shapes of shrimp, ramen, popcorn, pizza, an eggplant, coffee, a pickle, a durian, a slice of birthday cake, a birthday candle, broccoli, cereal, fries, a gummy bear, a whole fish, a cheese puff, and way more. Their exact puzzle-piece number varies, but each one includes more than 70 pieces and measures around eight-by-eight inches when assembled.
Whether you’re working your way up to puzzle mastery or already do single-color, 4000-piece puzzles just for fun, think of these as an appetizer or a palette cleanser.
The puzzles are packaged in stylish square boxes apparently designed to make you want to build up a whole collection. They’re also released batch by batch in themed, limited-edition series (so far: Food, Munchies, and Party). Each mini puzzle costs $15, but if you buy seven or more at once, they’re 10% off.
Areaware is a gift and home accessories brand that works with independent designers to offer creative products. It sells other puzzles beyond Little Puzzle Thing, including 1000-piece Gradient Puzzles, which it calls “a vibrant way to meditate on color.” Its Pattern Puzzles, by Dusen Dusen, come in two sizes and three playful patterns.