Mystery Games

Mysteries are afoot, my dear Watson, and we need young, bright minds to solve them. Kids who've always wanted to play detective and search for clues are sure to get a big kick out of these compelling games. So get your kid's brain in the (mind) game with this list of our favorite whodunits. If your little detective needs some brainteasers before private investigations begin, check out our list of the best Kids' Puzzle Games.

 

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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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Guilty Party Game Poster Image
Clue-like game provides great family entertainment.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
(2010)
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Nancy Drew: Danger by Design Game Poster Image
It's no mystery -- this Nancy Drew is a winner!
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
(2006)
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Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes Game Poster Image
Solve Nancy's latest mystery with help from her friends.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
(2011)
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Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice Game Poster Image
Great mystery about going undercover in Italy.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
(2008)
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Professor Layton and the Curious Village Game Poster Image
Solve brainteasers to get clues to crack mystery.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2008)
(2008)
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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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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 Unwound Future Game Poster Image
More great brain-teasers, with a dark but exciting plot.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Game Poster Image
Clever, challenging murder mystery for teens.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
(2011)
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