Founded by Vin Thomas, a “big kid at heart” in Salem, OR, Better Co. puzzles tell you exactly what you’re in for with the difficulty rating system on their website. They make small-batch modern art puzzles that feature artists from all over the world, from Oregon to New Zealand.
The company is known for difficult puzzles with lock-tight pieces, so if you’re a pro puzzler that’s bored with easy puzzles, we dare you to give a Better Co. puzzle a try. If you’re into sustainability, this brand practices what they preach. They use 100% recycled materials and plant-based inks, and they transport their puzzles by sea instead of air to reduce carbon emissions.
Their 1000-piece puzzles are $25 and measure at 28 x 20 inches when completed. The box includes a poster and a coupon, and the back of the box has a biography of the artist.