TOP 5 Jigsaw Puzzles, Level 8-10 + BONUS

TOP 5 Jigsaw Puzzles Level 8-10 Highlights

Not all jigsaw puzzles are big 1.000-piece pictures of nature that you will need to spend months to put together. As we all are bored and constantly looking for new ways to entertain ourselves during the quarantine and self-isolation times — we have found a few interesting, fancy and quite challenging jigsaw puzzles to fight off that boredom.

Below you will find a 5 TOP Rated 8-10 Level Jigsaw Puzzles by a great jigsaw puzzle constructor Yuu Asaka + a bit of extra 😉

1. Jigsaw Puzzle 29


Jigsaw puzzle 29

  • Level (Complexity): Insane (10)
  • Brand: Yuu Asaka
  • Type: Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Object: fit all pieces inside the tray
  • Estimated time: 2-3 hours
  • Number of parts: 29
  • Size: 13.7×13.7×0.7 cm. / 5.4×5.4×0.25 in.
  • Packaging: box
  • Materials used: acrylic and plastic
  • Safety: Small parts, choking hazard

Jigsaw Puzzle 29 by Yuu Asaka is one of the hardest in a line up and there are a few reasons for that.

Firstly, the pieces do look like classic jigsaw, but, in fact, this puzzle is very far from classic types of jigsaw puzzles that we all know. You will have to fit in all those 29 pieces inside the small tray and guess what? There are 5 corner pieces! How can you fit 5 corner pieces inside a rectangle tray?

Overall, an amazing puzzle that basically deconstructs the idea of jigsaw and makes you think of the most unconventional way to solve. If you are a fan of classic Jigsaws — that will definitely amaze you. If you are just looking for some challenging puzzles — this will fit right in as well.


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2. Ice Puzzle 9


Ice Puzzle 9 jigsaw

  • Level (Complexity): Insane (10)
  • Brand: Yuu Asaka
  • Type: Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Object: fit all pieces inside the tray
  • Estimated time: 2-3 hours
  • Number of parts: 9
  • Size: 13.6×9.6×0.6 cm. / 5.4×3.8×0.25 in.
  • Packaging: plastic bag
  • Materials used: acrylic pieces and plastic
  • Safety: Small parts, choking hazard

Only 9 parts in this one — Ice Puzzle 9 by Yuu Asaka will definitely make you chill out. Despite the number of pieces it is not a bit less difficult comparing to the previous entry in this list.

The beauty of this puzzle is that, yet, again you will have to think outside the box and find the most crazy way to fit all the pieces inside. Until then, you will always, no matter what, will have one spare piece left.

This jigsaw is great and looks amazing as well. The forms of different pieces are smooth and unique.

Great way to spare a few hours of your time, no less.


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3. Wave Puzzle 7


  • Level (Complexity): Very hard (9)
  • Brand: Yuu Asaka
  • Type: Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Object: fit all pieces inside the tray
  • Estimated time: 1-2 hours
  • Number of parts: 7
  • Size: 13.6×9.6×0.6 cm. / 5.4×3.8×0.25 in.
  • Packaging: plastic bag
  • Materials used: acrylic pieces and plastic
  • Safety: Small parts, choking hazard

First of all, this puzzle looks amazing. I have to say I love that acrylic orange color on the pieces and it’s just aesthetically pleasing to hold them.

Despite the fact that this puzzle is considered to be a bit easier than 2 previous one, Wave Puzzle 7 is quite hard. Primarily, because 7 orange pieces are nearly identical and it is not that easy to understand where do you need to start in the first place.

Nevertheless, the puzzle is quite fair with giving you a lot of options overtime and eventually you will solve it as you will try fitting the pieces in unusual ways and at some point you will understand the mechanic behind this.

Great puzzle that can be solved in around and hour if you are experienced and maybe 2 hours if you are just starting your journey with these types of jigsaws.


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4. Wave Puzzle 5


  • Level (Complexity): Complex (8)
  • Brand: Yuu Asaka
  • Type: Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Object: fit all pieces inside the tray
  • Estimated time: 1-2 hours
  • Number of parts: 5
  • Size: 13.6×10.4×0.6 cm. / 5.4×4.1×0.25 in.
  • Packaging: plastic bag
  • Materials used: acrylic pieces and plastic
  • Safety: Small parts, choking hazard

This is one is not hard but quite tricky. Wave Puzzle 5 can be considered a little sibling of the previous one. It has even smaller number of pieces and you will probably think that fitting 5 wavy pieces in a single tray will be an easy-peasy job?

Well, as always, there is a trick that you will need to figure out before fitting everything inside.

The quality is great as always and I just love the solution, it has actually amazed me with its simplicity!

Definitely worth a try by everyone, my favorite one so far because it combines and perfectly balances the difficulty, nice gimmick and cool looks.


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5. Jigsaw Puzzle 19


  • Level (Complexity): Complex (8)
  • Brand: Yuu Asaka
  • Type: Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Object: fit all pieces inside the tray
  • Estimated time: 1-2 hours
  • Number of parts: 19
  • Size: 13.7x 13.7×0.6 cm. / 5.4×5.4×0.25 in.
  • Packaging: cardboard box
  • Materials used: acrylic pieces and plastic
  • Safety: Small parts, choking hazard

To finish the circle of amazing jigsaw puzzle made by Yuu Asaka, here’s Jigsaw Puzzle 19. Remember I told you there were 5 corner pieces in Jigsaw Puzzle 29? Well this one consists of corner pieces ALMOST ENTIRELY! Nice, isn’t it. I bet you have no idea how can you fit all that madness inside a small tray?

Me neither, and the trick surprised me as well.

The puzzle is not super complex, but you will need to try a lot of different variants and also try to think of this puzzle as anything but the jigsaw to solve it. I’d say that you might want to think of it as 4 different puzzles (free hint, actually).

Great piece and the cool finish for the line up. Fits perfectly for anyone, be it a professional puzzler or a beginner.


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6. Oleo 10 Puzzle (NEW!!!)


Yuu Asaka Oleo 10 Jigsaw Puzzle

  • Level (Complexity): Complex (8)
  • Brand: Yuu Asaka
  • Type: Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Object: fit all pieces inside the tray
  • Estimated time: 1-2 hours
  • Number of parts: 10
  • Size: 13.7 x 11.6 x 0.6 cm / 5.4 x 4.6 x 0.25 in
  • Packaging: cardboard box
  • Materials used: acrylic pieces and plastic
  • Safety: Small parts, choking hazard

Did you enjoy Wave 5 Puzzle as much as we do? Then you’ll be happy to hear the new Yuu Asaka’s piece Oleo 10 is out! It looks like a new improved version of both Wave 5 and Wave 7 but with a twist. Even more – with six twists!

Once again, do not be flattered by its simple look: a tray where you need to fit in four rectangles and six circles. The thing is that there are not enough holes for these red Oleo’s six.

It may take you from 40 minutes to three days to figure out how to solve it depending on your proficiency. But what I know for sure is that Yuu Asaka did a great job to make you think unconventional!


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BONUS: Double Squared Puzzle


Double Squared Jigsaw Puzzle

  • Level (Complexity): Insane (10)
  • Type: Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Object: fit all pieces and create either a light or dark square
  • Estimated time: 1-10 hours
  • Number of parts: 6
  • Size: 3.4×3.4×0.4 in. / 8.6×8.5×1 cm.
  • Packaging: cardboard box
  • Materials used: wood
  • Safety: Small parts, choking hazard

This one is absolutely mind-bending. You have 6 identical pieces that are dark on one side and light on another. You have to compose either a light or a dark square. One problem — it is actually impossible and the solution is completely crazy and you really need to invest a lot of thought in this puzzle in order to solve it.

Double Squared is created by Vesa Timonen and Tomas Linden. Vesa is particularly famous for creating quite a few Hanayama puzzles such as Cast UFO by Hanayama.

Double squared is unique in its solution so approach at your own risk.


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Conclusion and Tips

Overall, all these puzzles are similar in their idea: the solution is always something truly unique and unconventional. You are not only getting the pieces together until everything is fit. You also need to feel and understand the idea that the authors have embedded in these jigsaws’ constructions.

Here are a few tips, just in case you get lost with any of the jigsaw puzzles that are listed above:

  • Don’t try to forcefully fit in the pieces in the tray. If it doesn’t fit — it means you are doing something wrong.
  • Try to rotate and flip the pieces around. Sometimes that brings great results.
  • Rotate the tray and see how you can place the pieces in a more non-standard way.
  • If you feel that you are going nowhere, just flip the tray, mix all the pieces and start from the beginning.
  • Ask your relatives or friends to help you! When you are doing it together it is much more fun and you are more likely to find the solution faster.

Let us know in the comments what are your favorite jigsaw puzzle from this list! Maybe you know some similar cool puzzles that we have missed?

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  1. Ian Norman

    Hi there and happy new year

    I bought my girlfriend the Jigsaw Puzzle 29 for Christmas. She solved it in 39 minutes and has previously solved the Jigsaw Puzzle 19 in around 25 minutes. Could you recommend anything more difficult for her? We live in Denmark and I have bought the puzzles at Puzzle Master in Canada.

    Hope you can point me in the right direction ?

    Kind regards
    Ian Norman

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  2. Roman

    Great choice! I absolutely love Yuu Asaka Puzzles. Jigsaw 29 and 19 my favourites. There is Oleo 10 his new puzzle, I just got it and it pretty same principe try it first.
    If already tried it and looking for something similar I could advise Red Circle Puzzle, Nosey Puzzle, Get a Clue! has interesting idea.
    As bonus for packing puzzles (not jigsaw but you may like it) check Kepler from Felix Ure – it’s a metal puzzle and the aim is to put 11 metal balls inside the enclosure and then insert the lid. Let me know if try any of them?

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  3. Ian

    Hi again
    Thanks for your advice – very helpful 🙂

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