In this world of modern gaming and technologically advanced gadgets, there are some old school games that have lost their importance, especially jigsaw puzzles. You might consider it to be good only for kids, while you continue playing the Asphalt racing game on your phone, there are some reasons you should consider before dismissing a jigsaw puzzle again. Let us connect the pieces of how jigsaw puzzles are beneficial for us. There are some basic skills that are developed through these, like, enhanced visual perception, increased motor coordination and improved memory. How? When you start putting together a jigsaw puzzle, during the process, you constantly reinforce short-term memory as you try to memorize the pieces with specific color or shape, remembering what kind of piece you are looking for, learn to differentiate gradient colors and using eye and hand coordination to the put thee right piece in the right place. The last point may seem a bit vague, since picking up, holding pieces and placing them are easy jobs for you, but all these turn out to be very favorable for arthritis sufferers because it allows joint exercise of fingers and wrists. Other than that an illusive study, called the “McArthur Study” states that "individuals who have actively engaged in jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, and physical activity were more likely to have a longer life span and a reduced chance of developing Alzheimer’s, memory loss, dementia and other old age problems." Some studies also suggest that while solving a jigsaw puzzle, you exercise both the right and left hemisphere of your brain which means, you are using both your critical thinking and problem solving skills with heightened creativity. Do you know what that means? It brings your brain activities, from Beta to Alpha level, which is mostly found in your sleeping state, denoting a higher state of mental activities. And as you progress towards the completion of your puzzles, there is an increased dopamine level which further motivates you to finish up with the problems in hand. So, technically, it also helps in your daily life as you learn to solve problems in a more creative and ingenious manner. Other perks? They are cheap! Right now people are booking the new Lenovo phone for the price of Rs. 9999, imagine, instead you could by so many brilliant puzzles, ranging from Medieval maps, to paintings like The Last Supper or Mona Lisa. Including that, with every piece of art, your curiosity will be induced to learn more about them! For example, it took Vinci (a noted procrastinator with a history of leaving works unfinished), about three years to complete the mural of the Last Supper from 1495 to 1498. Finally, one of the major as to why you should get back to jigsaw puzzles is that it is one of the coolest puzzle games, ranging from a 100 to 32,000 pieces that are applicable for all age groups, is a great way to pass your time and oil your brain machinery, enhance your social skills, learn new information and what not. I’m sure there are some unattended puzzles in your cupboard which require some attention.