It’s been about 10 years since I last did a puzzle – you know, the picture that gets cut up into 500, 1000, or even 1500 pieces that you have to piece together by hand? In today’s age of ultra-realistic 3-D computer games, I get this feeling that standard puzzles are a dying breed – which is really a shame, because I’m actually having a lot of fun working on it. I think it’s also using a part of my brain that I really haven’t used much of in the past two years, since I finished core math at HMC.
And I mean a lot of fun.
This is honestly the first time I think I’ve been addicted to a game (computer or otherwise) in about 3-4 years. I’ve never been a huge video game fan (I’ve averaged about one console game/year in the past 5 years!), but there’s this odd draw to a simple puzzle, along with a profound sense of achievement when I connect a new chunk to the edge of the puzzle, which we all know you do first.
This is definately something I’m going to have to get a few of up in Seattle, for the occasional downtime on weekends and whatnot.