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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

age 6+

Explore a castle by doing hidden object and other puzzles.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2011)
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Guilty Party

age 8+

Clue-like game provides great family entertainment.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii (2010)
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Nancy Drew: Danger by Design

age 9+

It's no mystery -- this Nancy Drew is a winner!

Platforms: Windows (2006)
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Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes

age 10+

Solve Nancy's latest mystery with help from her friends.

Platforms: Windows (2011)
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Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice

age 10+

Great mystery about going undercover in Italy.

Platforms: Windows (2008)
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Professor Layton and the Curious Village

age 12+

Solve brainteasers to get clues to crack mystery.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo DS (2008)
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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

age 12+

Compelling mystery full of devilishly fun logic puzzles.

Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi (2009)
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Professor Layton and the Last Specter

age 12+

Captivating puzzle game makes doing brainteasers a blast.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2011)
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Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

age 12+

More great brain-teasers, with a dark but exciting plot.

Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi (2010)
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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

age 13+

Clever, challenging murder mystery for teens.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2011)