Get All Scientific With These Periodic Table Puzzles!

Love science and puzzles? Combine the two with a periodic table puzzle! Check out this post on the top ones.

8 months ago   •   7 min read

By Jason

If you have been trying to come up with a scientific experiment to find the best periodic table, put down that beaker before you blow something up! We here at Geek’s Oasis may have learned all we know from science by watching The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, but we still can appreciate how cool a periodic table looks.

We were kind of shocked that were as many periodic table puzzles as there are and we have had some fun putting together this list for you today. Usually, we look at stuff like Spider-Man and Pokémon puzzles so this one here is going to be a nice change of pace for us.

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Doing The Math So You Do Not Have To

Do not worry, our experiments with gamma radiation and time travel were not for nothing, granted they did not result in what we expected.

However, the member of the Geek’s Oasis team that was conducting the experiments ended up… let's just say needing to take some time off after a couple of miscalculations and the good news is that they had more “free time” to find the best periodic table puzzle so you do not have to!

EuroGraphics Illustrated Periodic Table 500 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

We got a real kick out of this EuroGraphics Illustrated Periodic Table as it not only has a full periodic table. Each of the elements here has a fun little picture, a battery for lithium, a bike for scandium, and a crown for gold.

It is a fun way to really take on board the information. This is also a great puzzle if you want one that you can do as a family, the pieces are a bit larger so it is easier for everyone to grab them and not all be in each other's way!

This could have quite easily been on our 500-piece puzzle post as it is so awesome.

Good To Know

  • Size: 19.25 x 26.5 inches
  • Recommended age: 13 years and up
  • The way this has a ton of images for the various elements makes it perhaps the most fun-looking periodic puzzle.

Black Dog & Leventhal Elements Puzzle 1000 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

One of the more sophisticated-looking periodic table puzzles you can get is this Black Dog & Leventhal Elements. What is cool about this is that it is taken from a book called, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Grey and Nick Mann.

This very popular book was the result of seven years of research and photographs!

This puzzle comes in at 1000 pieces and it is fiendishly difficult as most of it is black and the actual elements are all done in very similar colors!

Good To Know

  • Size: 36 x 16 inches
  • Recommended age: 8 years and up
  • The fact this is based on an actual scientific book makes this the perfect puzzle for someone that is or has an interest in the world of science

Re-Marks Periodic Table 1000 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

This Re-Marks Periodic Table puzzle had to have a featured spot on our best periodic table puzzle list! While this is 1000 pieces and will be challenging, we feel that the bright and colorful pieces along with the very clear text make this a puzzle that will truly be a joy to put together.

We also like how each element has a fun image on it which gives the person completing the puzzle a better idea of what each element can do and is used for. Hey, mixing education and fun that is the perfect way to learn if you ask us!

Good To Know

  • Size: 24 x 30 inches
  • Recommended age: 12 years and up
  • Includes a mini poster
  • If you want to learn more about the various elements as well as put together a cool jigsaw puzzle, this one here is perfect for you!

EuroGraphics Periodic Table Puzzle 1000 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

We will admit that the main reason this EuroGraphics Periodic Table puzzle is on our periodic table puzzles list is that it kind of looks like something you would see on the screen on the Starship Enterprise.

The way it has a kind of metallic style to it is something that we just love. We could even imagine someone like Barry Allen having this on the wall of his lab. The colors used here really do make this pop and at 1000 pieces, it is going to really test those puzzle skills of yours!

Barry Allen is the fastest man alive, you may know him better as The Flash, and as we write this The Flash TV series is just about to start its final season which more than a few of us in the Geek’s Oasis office are bummed out about!

Good To Know

  • Size: 19.25 x 26.5 inches
  • Recommended age: 13 years and up
  • Out of all the periodic table images on this list, this is the one we could most imagine being in a lab somewhere

Oarencol Periodic Table of Elements Puzzle 1000 Pieces

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

How cool is this Oarencol Periodic Table of Elements puzzle? We love the old style this thing has, like something an old-timey scientist would have had on their wall when they were working hard on coming up with a new scientific discovery!

While it looks cool, the way this is just a couple of different colors is going to make this one of the most challenging puzzles we've looked at today. No doubt when people see this on your wall they will think that this is some old relic you saved from a decaying lab somewhere!

Good To Know

  • Recommended age: 14 years and up
  • Another variation is 500 pieces
  • Doesn't have a traditional puzzle box packaging, but includes a storage bag for the puzzle pieces
  • The design of this puzzle makes it one that walks the fine line of being a lot of fun, but also very challenging too!

EuroGraphics The Atom Puzzle 1000 Puzzle

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

Ok, so while this EuroGraphics The Atom puzzle technically is not a periodic table puzzle, we felt that as a bit of a wild card entry, it was very fitting. If you have ever wondered about the power of The Atom and what exactly makes it, this puzzle is perfect for you.

The Atom is also the name of a character from the world of DC Comics. He is actually in the Arrowverse DC TV series, mainly the Legends of Tomorrow series where he was played by Brandon Routh. He also played another DC character, Superman in Superman Returns!

It is done in a very similar way to a periodic table and it is not just educational. With 1000 puzzle pieces is also very challenging. Plus, we do feel that this would look pretty epic in a frame on your wall.

Good To Know

  • Size: 19.25 x 16.5 inches
  • Recommended age: 13 years and up
  • If you already have a periodic table puzzle but want something that would go great with it, this is exactly what you have been looking for.

Periodic Table Puzzle FAQs

We know that you may be impressed with our amazing scientific knowledge so we have put together this handy little FAQ for you to make your periodic table puzzle purchase a bit easier!

Who are these puzzles actually for?

Now, you may think that only a scientist or a person with a 187 IQ is who these puzzles are for, but that is not the case. Sure someone who works or studies science would get a kick out of these.

However, a young kid would benefit from a puzzle like this as it would help them learn the elements. Also, there is no denying that there is just something very cool about a periodic table hanging on your wall, which brings us to our next FAQ question!

187 is how high the IQ of Sheldon Cooper from the "Big Bang Theory" TV series is! Not only did he have an IQ test, but his mother also had him tested to see if he was crazy too!

Can I hang one of these on my wall?

Of course, you can - for sure your friends are as excited about periodic tables as you are! No matter if you have read our 3000-piece puzzles or Disney puzzles post, you will have noticed that we have said many times puzzles make for great items to hang on your wall. 

This is especially true for these awesome periodic tables we have looked at today. Need a little help picking that perfect frame? Well, we also have a guide all about picking the perfect puzzle frame!

One Last Piece Of Scientific Evidence For You

Hopefully, you have had as much fun taking this scientific trip to find the best periodic table puzzle as we have. As we have said, there is just something very cool about the image of a periodic table.

Also, when you think about it, jigsaw puzzles have many benefits. From helping your mental health, keeping your mind sharp, and also keeping your fine motor skills running. So, when you take those benefits and add to them that you are also learning all about the elements, it makes these puzzles even more beneficial!

Plus, putting together a puzzle is always a fun time and fun is what you will have here, especially if you are binge-watching something like The Big Bang Theory or watching a movie like Weird Science as you put together your new puzzle!

Happy puzzling!

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