Kids' Puzzle Games

Few things are more satisfying than figuring out the solution to a tough puzzle. Our list of top puzzle games will keep your kids entertained -- and give their brains a bit of a work out!

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I Spy Castle Game Poster Image
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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
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Series' visual puzzles wow savvy sleuths.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2006)
(2006)
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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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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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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
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Engaging and affordable puzzler, with great replay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
(2011)
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We Love Katamari Game Poster Image
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We do love it!
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2005)
(2005)
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World of Goo Game Poster Image
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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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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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Trine 2 Game Poster Image
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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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