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Our mission at Fool’s Gold is simple—to create the finest jigsaw puzzles available anywhere. Each puzzle is custom-crafted using a jigsaw blade no wider than a whisker. And since each wooden puzzle is cut by hand, no two are ever alike.

Fool's Gold Fine Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)




Q: How long has Fool's Gold been offering handcrafted jigsaw puzzles?

A: Fool's Gold has been offering handcrafted wooden jigsaw puzzles since 1997.

Q: How does a Fool's Gold puzzle differ from other wooden jigsaw puzzles?

A: We believe Fool's Gold puzzles are in a class of its own. We use and prefer the look and feel of solid wood for our puzzles (versus a less expensive plywood). Each puzzle is crafted from a special blend of 1/4" solid basswood, backed with a double-thick layer of beautiful striped mahogany. The end result, a more luxurious appearance!

Fool's Gold also uses special archival inks and enhanced matte paper to ensure your puzzles will last a long time. These ultra-fine inks are life- and lightfastness rated up
to 200 years by the manufacturer, and provide vivid high-image quality output.

And, you’ll also discover each Fool’s Gold puzzle is truly unique. Every puzzle piece is patiently cut with the finest jigsaw blade available, no wider than a whisker. The jigsaw blade is a mere .007 inch thin! The end result, a fine heirloom-quality jigsaw puzzle you and your family will enjoy today and for generations to come!

Q: Will Fool’s Gold sell or rent my e-mail address information to others?

A: Fool’s Gold does not share, sell or trade e-mail address information with other companies. Our policy is to protect this information and use it for communication purposes only. We are committed to ensuring our customers' privacy.

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Q: Are Fool's Gold puzzles suitable for children?

A: It really depends on the child. Fool's Gold's youngest customer to date is 3 years old. The puzzle pieces for her project were cut much larger than the typical Fool's Gold puzzle piece.

We usually cut our puzzle pieces approximately 2 to 3 pieces per square inch, so they
are pretty small are not suitable for very young children. The puzzles also do not come with any finished picture of the puzzle; so they can be difficult to assemble. Lastly,
Fool's Gold puzzles are priced higher than a typical (cardboard) child's puzzle, so that
may also be a factor.

Q: Do I get a finished picture with my puzzle?

A: When you order a Fool’s Gold puzzle, you will not receive a finished picture of the puzzle. Why? It’s just our Foolish rule. Our jigsaw puzzles are made to be challenging. They are meant to be true puzzlers’ puzzles.

Q: What is the largest sized puzzle Fool's Gold can craft?

A: At this point, the largest sized puzzle we can offer is 24" x 48".

Q: What are Foolish Figurals?

A: Foolish Figurals are special shaped pieces to add a personal touch or to complement the image of the puzzle. You can personalize a puzzle with your choice of specially cut figure pieces, such as a heart, frog, starfish, your name, a sailboat…whatever you wish!
There is no extra charge for Foolish Figural pieces.

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Q: How many Foolish Figurals can be included in a puzzle?

A: We will do our best to accommodate your requests. A typical 8” x 10” Gold Standard puzzle (contains approximately 160 pieces) and will comfortably accommodate around 8 personalized figure pieces. (Figure a 1 in 20 puzzle piece ratio.) Because of their smaller size, our Fool's Gold Nugget Series puzzles do not include any Foolish Figurals other than our signature “fool.”

Q: I have an image that I would like crafted into a jigsaw puzzle.
How can I send it to you?

A: We can accept images in a variety of ways. Images can be sent via the U.S. mail
to Fool's Gold, PO Box 904, Harrisville, NH 03450. The image can also be sent via email
to puzzles@foolsgoldpuzzles.com.

Depending on delivery method, acceptable formats include,

1. A photographic negative or slide
2. A photographic print (any size, though larger is better)
3. A transparency (or photographic positive)
4. A digital image (minimum high-resolution 300 dpi .jpg, .tif or .eps file)
(Digital image may be sent via email or on a CD/disk)
5. Non-photographic material, such as original art. Recommend having the art scanned
or picture taken.

Once the puzzle size is determined, the image will then get printed on special paper. There may be a minimal charge for scanning or photographing the image if necessary,
as well as printing larger size images.

Q: Can or will Fool's Gold modify an image sent?

A: Yes. Fool's Gold always looks to craft puzzles from the best possible images.

For example, a photograph is sent in featuring a young child sitting on the lawn,
and Aunt Rose's leg happens to be in the background (adding nothing to the overall scene). Fool's Gold will "Photoshop out" (essentially remove) that part of the photograph (in this case, Aunt Rose's leg) which would make the overall image more pleasant.

For more extensive image modifications, like removal of multiple objects, scratches, making a collage, we would need to quote the project based on a time estimate to complete the work.

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Q: How much does a custom jigsaw puzzle cost?

A: Custom jigsaw puzzles can be crafted in a variety of sizes. The sample chart below shows some examples of approximate sizes, pieces, and costs for a Fool's Gold puzzle.
All Fool's Gold puzzles are packed inside a gold pouch and then fitted into a beautifully crafted custom black box.




4" x 6"
5" x 7"
8" x 10"
10" x 12"
12" x 24"
16" x 18"
12" x 36"
20" x 24"
12" x 48"

You'll notice puzzles can vary in size; from 4" x 6" on up. Puzzles are priced at approximately $2.50 per piece. Typically there are two puzzle pieces cut per square inch. If you are interested in a different size than what's displayed in the chart above, no problem, we can work out a cost for you.

Q: How long does it take to get a jigsaw puzzle crafted once it's ordered?

A: It usually takes about one week for a smaller-sized Fool's Gold "Nugget Series" puzzle. Plan on approximately 2-3 weeks for a larger and/or more complex Fool's Gold "Gold Standard Series" custom cut jigsaw puzzle.

Q: I would like to have several (25, 50, 100+) puzzles crafted. How much would that cost?

A: For larger quantities, please give us a call to determine timing and pricing.

Q: What methods of payment do you accept?

A: Fool's Gold accepts personal checks, Money Orders or Cashier's Checks. You may pay securely online via credit card through PayPal®. PayPal accepts a wide variety of credit cards, debit cards, and funds drawn on your bank account.

Q: Will Fool's Gold send a confirmation email on my puzzle order?

A: If the order comes via email, a confirmation email will be sent assuring you of our receipt of your order. If the puzzle order is a gift, please let us know so we won't inadvertently send back an email response.

It is Fool's Gold practice to notify customers (usually via email) as to when their order is shipped. Packages typically arrive within 2 to 3 business days of shipment. Fool's Gold works diligently to ship your order as soon as it can after placement. Usually orders are fulfilled within 2 weeks. These schedules tend to be extended during the holiday season due to the increase in shipping volume. So please order early!

Q: How can I find out the status of an online order?

A: You can contact Fool's Gold via telephone at 603-827-9825 (anytime 9 am-9 pm EST),
or email us at puzzles@foolsgoldpuzzles.com. Your puzzle order will be referenced by your name and zip code.

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Q: How much does it cost to have my puzzle order shipped?

A: We offer FREE SHIPPING* on your purchase. Why? It’s just another one of our Foolish rules.

*Fool’s Gold covers the shipping charge for jigsaw puzzle orders placed on www.foolsgoldpuzzles.com and shipped within the Continental U.S. Standard shipping is by USPS Priority (a 2-3 day service) or equivalent. If the customer orders a special custom puzzle, or would like his/her order shipped by an alternative carrier or method, Fool’s Gold reserves the right to charge the customer a shipping cost. Orders going to Alaska, Hawaii, and APO addresses will be shipped by Priority U.S. Mail and billed accordingly.

Q: Does Fool's Gold ship puzzles overseas?

A: Yes. Puzzle orders to foreign countries will be shipped either by U.S. Mail, usually First Class, or by DHL (formerly Airborne Express). The customer will be charged actual shipping costs. The shipping charge may be noted on a separate order with a separate order number.  Fool’s Gold will work at balancing speed and cost in the international shipments.

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Q: How accurate is the information on this website?

A: Fool’s Gold makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information published on its website. However, mistakes do occur; this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Also, prices and promotions may change without notice.

If an error is made and a product is listed at an incorrect price, Fool’s Gold shall maintain the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed at the incorrect price. If the order has been confirmed and charged to your credit card, Fool’s Gold shall immediately issue a credit in the amount of the incorrect price.

Prices listed in Fool's Gold catalogs and its website are subject to change without notice.

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