So the World Puzzle Days 2021 are meanwhile on half-way to the big final on March 1. The activity is almost as high as in the first days of the year. 😊 Players are playing incredibly. The WPD 2021 or for many of us the "Lockdown Games" presented us meanwhile 3369 puzzles of 287 different brands. 126 of these brands have never before been seen in the WPD. But one after another... For the World Puzzle Days 2021 registered 344 players. This is still less than 50% of the year 2016's players, but seen only the years from 2017 to 2021 we are growing and growing. (By the way, I could not imagine to master the organization with your extreme activity and the number of players from 2016. 😁 I think I would die here writing down and uploading 13,000 (every day more than 200!) finished puzzles. 😅 ) From these 344 players have started playing until now 284 players. From our players are 81% women and 12% men. 6% are teams, in most cases mixed genders, we can say 85% women and 15% men. Most players come from Russia, USA, Turkey, Poland and Mexico. The table below is sorted by active players. To see all countries please click here . Our players are playing in 37 countries (players from 5 countries have still not started their first puzzle) and 222 cities all around the World, and we show us like always the most beautiful jigsaw puzzles. So we have seen until now 3369 puzzles of 3,722,562 pieces and from 287 brands. 126 of these brands we have seen never before in the WPD. This high number of pieces means an average number of pieces per player of 13,111 pcs! 😮 We had such high numbers already before. But never at 50% of running-time. Currently the best guess is from the Austrian Oliver Mayrhuber, who guessed 13,000 pcs./player. But hey, we have still 27 days and this number may climb until 25,000. So players with the most unrealistic guesses could be the one who laugh at the end with the best guess. 😄 This activity is so very unexpected and incredible. If we grow to 400+ players, I will definitely need a fix helper I will have to share the work of uploads. In our Battle of Sexes women are taking men's last illusions to get at least 1 of the 5 possible points. From the first 3 points all have been since the first day in women's hand. On the pieces you can see that women play more or less 150% of men's activity. 😊 In the WPD 2020 every 1.1 seconds one of us found 1 piece matching on our puzzles. This year we find every 0.7 seconds 1 piece! Every 14 Minutes 10 seconds I get a finished puzzle from one of you to upload. 😀 All your puzzles sorted by sizes you can see here how many puzzles we had until now from every size. Every player could give a "Personal Goal" on his registration. Goals are our motor to realize great things. Congratulations to all players who have already achieved their goal!! At the end I will be the only one who failed on his Personal Goal , haha. 😂 I give you still 26.5 days to play, play, play and enjoy WPD 2021. Use this time! Later you'll have to wait again 305 days until WPD 2022. 😁 But for all who love to get puzzles presented and did not read my news in the group, I created a new group called World Puzzle Days - MUSEUM". The goal is to have all puzzles from all WPD editions together on one and the same place. So you may look forward to getting presented every day dozens of fantastic jigsaw puzzles during the next two years. Around 50 puzzles per day. And you'll have much more time to enjoy them all, as you do not have to play meanwhile. I'm sure that most players have missed half of the finished puzzles, due to their own activity on their puzzles. Please enter the group here . So I will be able to tag you on your puzzles! Thanks for reading.