Editors' reviewPlay the included jigsaws or design your own--with this capable game package, you can do both. We found Jigsaws Galore's 10 sample images merely adequate, but making your own puzzle is as easy as browsing to your favorite snapshot. Whichever image you choose, you can specify the number and style of the pieces, change their edge style, and customize the appearance of the background.
While playing, you can zoom in on pieces, use trays for sorting, and enable or disable a "ghost" background image of the finished puzzle. For a bigger challenge, set up the timer or try solving a puzzle in Mystery mode, without referring to the finished image. We weren't big fans of Jigsaws Galore's MIDI background music, and its memory use (25MB) seemed excessive. On the other hand, we like the thoughtful Gift feature, which bundles puzzles into executable files you can send your friends.
Bottom line, anyone looking for a simple, quick way to create custom jigsaw puzzles should consider this application a contender.
Jigsaws Galore is the ultimate jigsaw puzzle game packed full of features, easy to use and suitable for all ages. Play the jigsaws included or create your own from your photos and e-mail them to your friends and family, a great way to share your photos. Jigsaws Galore plays just like a real jigsaw with traditional, beautifully rendered piece shapes. Puzzles can be customized from 4 to 64,000 pieces to suit the whole family's abilities. An easy to use preview screen displays thumbnails to help you find your favorite jigsaws.
What's new in this version:
Version 6.13 fixes install problems when a certain anti-virus product is running.