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

age 6+

Explore a castle by doing hidden object and other puzzles.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2011)
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I Spy Mystery

age 6+

Series' visual puzzles wow savvy sleuths.

Platforms: Windows, Mac (2006)
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Chuchel

age 7+

Madcap puzzle game delights as much as it challenges.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2018)
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Gnog

age 7+

Kooky, charming puzzler is a pleasant head-scratcher.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR (2017)
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Super Mario 3D World

age 7+

Fantastic platform adventure is fun for the whole family.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2013)
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biped

age 8+

Co-op puzzler is violence-free and promotes teamwork.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows (2020)
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Bye-Bye BoxBoy!

age 8+

Think outside the box in fun, addictive puzzler's finale.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2017)
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Chime Sharp

age 8+

Soothing puzzler moves to its own beat.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2016)
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Hidden Folks

age 8+

Folk story hidden-object game is repetitive yet charming.

Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone (2017)
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Kirby Mass Attack

age 8+

New twist on sidescrolling action games with easy controls.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2011)
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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem

age 8+

Puzzle series still rocks, now with fantastic level creator.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2010)
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Mr. Driller DrillLand

age 8+

Cartoony puzzler digs a fun, challenging niche for itself.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows (2020)
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Pushmo

age 8+

Engaging and affordable puzzler, with great replay.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2011)
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Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!

age 8+

Clever cutouts are a cut above the average puzzler.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2017)
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We Love Katamari

age 8+

We do love it!

Platforms: PlayStation 2 (2005)
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World of Goo

age 8+

Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows (2008)
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Kirby’s Return to Dreamland

age 9+

Platformer provides cooperative fun for up to four players.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii (2011)
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Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

age 10+

Innovative platform/puzzle hybrid with great visual style.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2009)
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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

age 10+

Excellent VR puzzler teaches kids to cooperate, communicate.

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Lara Croft GO

age 10+

Challenging turn-based puzzler with non-sexualized heroine.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita (2016)
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