I love jigsaw puzzles. Once I found Jigzone, I was happy as a clam. I can spend hours putting the same puzzle together different ways -- a few big pieces/ lots of small pieces/ stars/ lizards/ traditional jigsaw shapes/ whathaveyou. It's a great way to make your mind go blank and relax when you're up against a structural problem with your writing. Just work on the jigsaw puzzle and let your 'back brain' work on the writing problem. Eventually that hard working back brain will come up with a solution.
What's your favorite puzzle shape?
I used to like tetris, then moved on to the lizards. Right now, everything I do is stars.