Okay, @lordkosc, I know these are your jam, as well. How many of the puzzles have you done in Glass Masquerade 3? I just finished my fourth, even though I’ve still got plenty of undone puzzles in 1 and 2.
I find these utterly relaxing. They’re basically digitial jigsaw puzzles that you can set to be as difficult or laidback as you want (if you set the pieces to rotate automatically, the puzzles are pretty idiot proof). The artwork is lovely, with a sort of stained glass vibe to it. I find they’re basically 15 minutes of irresistible relaxation each. Very nearly a mental power nap.
And one of the main differences from analog puzzles is that you see the image develop and emerge as you play; it’s not like a boxed jigsaw puzzles where the box cover is a spoiler and you’re just playing catch up to get to the picture you’ve already seen! : ) Instead, you get a theme and you get to watch how the theme emerges into a specific image. Lovely and relaxing stuff, perhaps not technically a game, but me and @lordkosc don’t mind.
I love these games. I used to play the 2nd one during 5 AM feedings after my son was born - it helped keep me sane (or at least prevented me from becoming anymore more insane than I already was). I just picked the third one up today.
They actually do.
On top of choosing the number of pieces, in the default mode, all the pieces are properly oriented as to make it quite less finicky.
I even played those on the Switch, where the framerate and input delay was quite an issue, and thought them still to be relaxing!
You and me both, brother. You might check out a demo of one of the Glass Masquerades sometime, though, since it works differently enough from analog jigsaw puzzles. The option to automatically flip the piece to its correct direction is HUGE, as is the way the pieces can be doled out in a certain order so you can build inward from the edges.
Before you go into any puzzle in Glass Masquerade 3, there are about a half dozen settings you can choose based on how you like your puzzles (I don’t recall whether the previous two games were this flexible). And the default setting, without twirling any dials to boost difficulty, is pretty much the equivalent of “I just want to chill and listen to relaxing music while considering colorful shapes that gradually resolve and eventually surprise me with a pretty picture”. From here, you can go all the way up to “ass-kicking analog jigsaw puzzle dumped onto the dining room table without any assists, and I’m furthermore going to be scored on how long it takes me and how many errors I make…GO!” If that’s your thing.
About five pounds.
Wait, that doesn’t work. Good question, @Equisilus. I’ve done several of the puzzles already and I’m none the wiser!
Love puzzles. I have a 6,000 piece one that I’ve carried around for decades now that I’ve never had the space to build, although I attempted it back in the 90s. I jump into Microsoft Jigsaw from time-to-time as a quick bit of relaxation.
If anyone does discover what a ‘Honeyline’ is, please let us know.