Kids' Puzzle Games

Few things are more satisfying than figuring out the solution to a tough puzzle. But you don't need to snap multiple pencils on crossword or Sudoku puzzles, or break a sweat trying to put together thousand-piece jigsaw puzzles. There are plenty of digital puzzlers out there that will keep you and your kids entertained while giving their brains a workout at the same time. Looking for more digital fun? Check out our Family Video Games list for a selection of games that'll spark the fun as you sit down and have game night with your kids. If you're interested in helping kids develop their thinking muscles more, check out our list of Games That Help Kids Think Critically.

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I Spy Castle Game Poster Image
Explore a castle by doing hidden object and other puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
(2011)
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I Spy Mystery Game Poster Image
Series' visual puzzles wow savvy sleuths.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2006)
(2006)
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Chuchel Game Poster Image
Madcap puzzle game delights as much as it challenges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Gnog Game Poster Image
Kooky, charming puzzler is a pleasant head-scratcher.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2017)
(2017)
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Super Mario 3D World Game Poster Image
Fantastic platform adventure is fun for the whole family.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
(2013)
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Bye-Bye BoxBoy! Game Poster Image
Think outside the box in fun, addictive puzzler's finale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Chime Sharp Game Poster Image
Soothing puzzler moves to its own beat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
(2016)
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Hidden Folks Game Poster Image
Folk story hidden-object game is repetitive yet charming.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2017)
(2017)
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Kirby Mass Attack Game Poster Image
New twist on sidescrolling action games with easy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
(2011)
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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem Game Poster Image
Puzzle series still rocks, now with fantastic level creator.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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Pushmo Game Poster Image
Engaging and affordable puzzler, with great replay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
(2011)
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Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Game Poster Image
Clever cutouts are a cut above the average puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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We Love Katamari Game Poster Image
We do love it!
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2005)
(2005)
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World of Goo Game Poster Image
Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2008)
(2008)
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Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Game Poster Image
Platformer provides cooperative fun for up to four players.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
(2011)
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Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure Game Poster Image
Innovative platform/puzzle hybrid with great visual style.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
(2009)
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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Game Poster Image
Excellent VR puzzler teaches kids to cooperate, communicate.
Platforms: Mac, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows
(2016)
(2016)
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Lara Croft GO Game Poster Image
Challenging turn-based puzzler with non-sexualized heroine.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2016)
(2016)
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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Game Poster Image
Eclectic and engaging RPG with light, cartoonish action.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
(2013)
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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Game Poster Image
Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
(2013)
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Scribblenauts Unlimited Game Poster Image
Vocabulary-exercise puzzler is an imaginative treat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
(2012)
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Lumo Game Poster Image
Mind-bending puzzler with distinct nostalgic flavor.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Trine 2 Game Poster Image
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Professor Layton and the Last Specter Game Poster Image
Captivating puzzle game makes doing brainteasers a blast.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
(2011)
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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Game Poster Image
Compelling mystery full of devilishly fun logic puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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