Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tarsia Puzzle for Mac - Finally Figured it Out

I have wanted to make Tarsia Puzzles for the longest time, but they seemed like soooo much work to do by hand.  Several months ago I found a website that provided software you could use to make the puzzles - I was excited!  (even better - the software was FREE.)

Here is the website:

Tarsia Puzzle Maker

But, to my great dismay, when I went to download the software, it was only for Windows - ugh!  I have a Mac and despite the fact that I really want to make Tarsia puzzles, I have no way to run that on my Mac.  Figuring that out seemed scary and I sure didn't want to mess up my beloved MacBook Pro!

This morning though, I came across a YouTube video that walked me through - step-by-step - the process of downloading the Tarsia Puzzle Maker to my Mac.  Since it's summer vacation, I decided to give it a try.

Here is a link to the YouTube video that helped me:

YouTube video to install Tarsia to Mac

Everything worked on my Mac perfectly - just as it did in the video.

As you can see in my opening graphic, I made one puzzle already and hope to make more :)

Let me know if you give it a try.


  1. Hey Jennifer. I tried this today. I cannot get the subtraction sign to work. Did you have any issues with this?

  2. I too am having this problem, subtraction signs arrows don't seem to show up. Has anyone found a solution to this?