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Africa Map Puzzle - Birch Plywood

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This design is the predecessor of my newest Africa puzzles and as such is for sale here at a reduced price.


Make Africa geography fun and beautiful with this laser cut map puzzle made from sturdy birch plywood. It even features the world's newest country: South Sudan.

It's shown here on my Puzzle Board (sold separately) but also looks great on your refrigerator or other magnetically receptive surface.

Each of the 36 pieces is a country and has a small magnet glued to its back to allow it to live in a vertical world. Etched onto the pieces' fronts are stars representing the capitals of each country. Etched onto the backs are the country names. A number of the smaller countries are etched onto larger neighboring ones.

A few of the names on the backs are slightly cropped due to an alignment issue but are still legible.

This puzzle features what I call a discontinuous grain pattern, meaning that the grain direction is unique for each piece. At the scale of the puzzle the grain lines look geological or even agricultural and help give each country an identity.

As the largest, Madagascar is the only island represented.

A couple of the pieces are somewhat delicate and may not be best for little kids.

~10" wide, 10" tall, 1/4" thick


Materials & Finish:
3/16" Birch plywood finished with shellac

36 Piece Africa Puzzle
Simple reference map
Simple drawstring bag

Shipped unassembled in a small box

Africa Map Puzzle - Birch Plywood


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: magnets, glue, birch plywood, shellac
  • Feedback: 214 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New Mexico, United States