The puzzle, also called a puzzle in Quebec, is a game of patience whose origins date back to the 18th century. The first puzzles were created around 1760. This game, whose difficulty depends on the number of pieces, is for all ages. The largest commercially available puzzle has more than 24,000 pieces! The invention of the puzzle is generally attributed to a London cartographer and engraver named John Spilsbury. He had the idea of cutting out maps representing the different countries of the world and selling them as a way to learn geography.