Slip Into The Shoes of Sherlock With Mystery Puzzles!

Solving these puzzles is the least of your worries when there is murder afoot! Find the key clues as you solve the mystery that is hidden within these puzzles!

9 months ago   •   8 min read

By Jason

Today we are having some fun by checking out the very best of the best when it comes to classic mystery jigsaw puzzles! You know we have more than a few people in the Geek’s Oasis office that fancy themselves as master detective.

We even have one that feels they could give Batman a run for his money when it comes to having the title of the world’s greatest detective. In all seriousness, these puzzles we are looking at today are a ton of fun as you need to solve a mystery and put together a puzzle.

Batman is often referred to as the world’s greatest detective, he has even been seen drinking out of a coffee mug that states this!

If you are someone that finds the “normal” kind of jigsaw puzzle rather uninteresting, these are the kind of puzzles that could be just what you have been looking for! Plus, this could be just the nudge in the right direction you need to buy that detective hat and open up your own detective agency!

Did We Hire A Detective To Track Down These Puzzles?

Someone in the Geek’s Office did get in touch with a private investigator to ask what they felt were the best mystery puzzles, but they got kind of mad and asked that we never call them again!

So, it was left to us to get out the magnifying glass, put on a Sherlock Holmes style hat and find the best puzzles ourselves. We decided to pick the ones that we felt looked the most fun and also that had a solid reputation in online stores.

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Bepuzzled Classic Mystery Sherlock Holmes 1000 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

It was elementary that we started our mystery puzzles guide by looking at this Bepuzzled Classic Mystery Sherlock Holmes one.

The actual puzzle is made up of 1000 pieces, but it is the mystery you will be solving that will make this a great deal of fun.

You will need to read the book that explains there was a murder at Stoke Moran Manor and only the smartest mind in all of London can crack this case.

As you put together the puzzle, you will find clues that you need to use in order to solve this case and bring the killer to justice. This is really fun stuff and the perfect puzzle if you love Sherlock Holmes stories.

Good To Know

  • Size: 23 x 29 inches
  • Recommended Age: 15 years and up
  • The fact you can pretend you are Sherlock Holmes while doing this is awesome!

Bepuzzled Classic Mystery Recipe For Murder 1000 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

The next in our list of the best mystery puzzles is all about murder! In this Bepuzzled Classic Mystery Recipe For Murder, you will read a story about a fancy party that has turned deadly after a guest has been poisoned!

Who is the killer, why did they do it and can you find this out before they get away? If you love stuff like Murder She Wrote and those classic murder mystery shows from the 80s, you are going to get a huge kick out of this.

The actual puzzle is 1000 pieces and you will uncover more and more clues as you put each piece in its rightful place.

Good To Know

  • Size: 23 x 29 inches
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • The whole murder at a dinner party thing is a classic mystery story and now you will be right in the middle of it!

Identity Games Escape Room - The Secret of The Scientist

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

Ok, so this Escape Room - The Secret of The Scientist is a whole lot of fun! This gives you a large puzzle board and inside this board are five separate puzzles/escape rooms that you need to navigate.

The twist here is that you need to create what the detective is seeing as you work your way to the end of the mystery.

This is the story of your wife being falsely accused of witchcraft. If that was not bad enough, she has been locked in the tower of a medieval castle, waiting for her execution and now you must solve the puzzles to get out!

Good To Know

  • Recommended Age: 16 years and up
  • Contains a lot of cool stuff: puzzle decoder, key pieces, hint coins, rulers, odd pieces... You need all your brain power to solve this mystery!
  • To make this extra challenging, they suggest you play this with a time limit in each room!

University Games Murder by The Pyramids 1000 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

Ahh, if only Gal Gadot would pop out of the box to play this with us! We just had to select this Murder by The Pyramids-Classic for our classic mystery jigsaw puzzle list.

Gal Gadot was the star in the remake of Death on the Nile, which this puzzle is clearly based on.

So, you are on a luxury vacation, sailing down the Nile when a murder happens! You will get to read the story of what happened and then you need to put the 1000-piece puzzle together so that you can find the hidden clues and get the evidence to bring this killer to justice!

Each puzzle piece will bring the identity of the killer a little bit closer until you hopefully finally uncover it!

Good To Know

  • Size: 23 x 29 inches
  • Recommended Age: 15 years and up
  • If you enjoy the movie Death on the Nile, you are sure to have a lot of fun solving this mystery!

Bepuzzled Classic Mystery Clue 1000 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

We are no strangers to a game of Clue here in the Geek’s Oasis office, actually, some games have gotten so heated that a murder has nearly occurred right next to the refrigerator!

How could we not have this Classic Mystery Clue appear on this list? As you have probably already figured out (which proves you are the right person for a mystery puzzle) this is based on the classic board game Clue.

You get to read a fun story that features all the iconic characters from the game and you need to put the 1000-piece puzzle together as you find out who the killer is, what they used, and what room they did it in! This is classic Clue, but in a unique way.

Good To Know

  • Size: 29 x 23 inches
  • Recommended Age: 15 years and up
  • If you have enjoyed the board game, you will no doubt have a ton of fun with this.

Bepuzzled Classic Mystery Alfred Hitchcock 1000 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

You do not have to be a psycho or worry about Classic Mystery Alfred Hitchcock being for the birds! Ok, no more terrible Hitchcock puns!

Psycho and The Birds are two of the greatest Hitchcock movies, if you have not seen them, stop reading this and go and watch them both right now!

Once again, you have a mystery to solve like all of the mystery puzzles we have looked at here today.

However, rather than just being a story based around one of Hitchcock’s movies, this is about a crazed and obsessed fan that you need to stop and bring to justice before something terrible happens.

It is a fantastic story and one that will have you wanting to figure out where all those 1000 pieces go as quickly as possible!

Good To Know

  • Size: 23 x 29 inches
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Just like the other Bepuzzled puzzles on our list, this puzzle includes a short mystery booklet
  • This is one of the cleverest and most unique stories of any of the mystery puzzles we have looked at today

FAQs About Mystery Puzzles

A huge part of solving a mystery and cracking a case is asking the right questions and we have a couple of FAQs that may help you make the right choice when it comes to picking the right mystery puzzle for you!

One And Done?

Ok, so one thing we do have to tell you is that once you get to the secret ending of most of these puzzles, you will not need to do it again. However, you could still put the puzzle together time and time again. 

Also, is this really any different from watching a movie where you already know the outcome or playing a video game you already know how to beat?

There Are More Than You Would Think

Many people may be surprised to hear that mystery puzzles are actually a pretty big thing. While we had a good look to make sure we picked what we felt were some of the best. There are tons of puzzles of this style so be sure to have a good look around to get one that tickles your fancy.

Bepuzzled Or Something Else?

What an observation, Sherlock. Most of our mystery puzzles are from Bepuzzled, and if you love the mini-stories bit of these mystery puzzles, those have the cool little booklet with a background story. 

There are some more too from Bepuzzled like "Murder on Titanic", "Murder on The Hindenburg", and "Foul Play & Cabernet".

Are Mystery Puzzles Better Than Regular Jigsaw Puzzles?

Well, mystery puzzles are not just jigsaw puzzles. They are a full brain-teasing puzzling experience just like a regular puzzle, plus some more. You get to be a detective trying to not only solve a puzzle, but also a good-old mystery!

Also, the escape room puzzle we covered today blends elements from all sorts of brain teasers, and a good brain workout is all a puzzler wants, right?

Some Master Detective Advice About Mystery Puzzles

We hope you have had fun helping us crack the case of finding the best mystery puzzles out there today. We wanted to give you just a little bit more parting wisdom before you make your choice.

If you ask us, the best thing you can do here is to look at all the puzzles and then decide which one you feel has a story that you will be able to sink your teeth into and enjoy.

Putting together the actual puzzle is just a small part of the fun of what we have looked at here today.

Happy Puzzling!

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