Top Puzzle Apps

When parents think about puzzles, most picture cardboard pieces that fit together. And there are some solid apps that let kids put pieces together when real-life puzzles are less convenient. Then there are match-3 games and number puzzles like Sudoku. But there are lots of other fun ways to fire up your problem-solving skills. Some challenge your ability to figure out where things need to go to make something work, which gets your spatial reasoning involved. More advanced versions even put you into other worlds where you manipulate your environment. Whatever type is most appealing, these puzzle apps will get your kid thinking -- and practicing perseverance -- as they play.

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Kids Puzzles Puzzingo - Learning Puzzle Games for Toddler App Poster Image
Well-done app engages tots learning animals, ABCs, and 123s.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2011)
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Tozzle - Toddler's favorite puzzle App Poster Image
Drag-and-drop shape puzzles made especially for toddlers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2010)
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Preschool Puzzle Town App Poster Image
Delightful puzzles for preschool players.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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RelationShapes App Poster Image
Stellar puzzler shows how shapes combine to form objects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Action Puzzle App Poster Image
Simple puzzles with pizazz come alive with animated scenery.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2019)
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Hidden Pictures Puzzle Play App Poster Image
Fun, digital version of the beloved find-it magazine game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2019)
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Crazy Gears App Poster Image
Fun STEM-themed free play with easy offscreen connections.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens App Poster Image
Fairy tales inspire fun, challenging puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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Thinkrolls Play & Code App Poster Image
Delightful puzzles inspire innovation and problem-solving.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
(2020)
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Winky Think Logic Puzzles App Poster Image
Fun puzzler for wide age range; older kids need patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2018)
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Busy Water App Poster Image
Solve and create puzzles that gush with STEM learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Planets Puzzle - Game for Kids App Poster Image
Creative, unique matching puzzler entertains.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Pokemon Cafe Mix App Poster Image
Fun Pokemon puzzle game even non-fans may enjoy.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2020)
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Snoopy Puzzle Journey App Poster Image
Matching game gives plenty of help and few tough puzzles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2020)
(2020)
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Where's My Water? App Poster Image
Puzzler's plot, unique gameplay will captivate young or old.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Windows app
(2011)
(2011)
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Angry Birds App Poster Image
Popular knock-down-blocks app pits birds against pigs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2011)
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Angry Birds Space App Poster Image
Sequel introduces new levels that have gravitational pull.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Bad Piggies App Poster Image
Angry Birds pigs star in challenging, captivating puzzles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Blek App Poster Image
Creative minimalist game defies expectations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Cut the Rope 2 App Poster Image
Triumphant return of an app gaming favorite.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2013)
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Eloh App Poster Image
Bounce balls to a groovy beat in pressure-free puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
(2019)
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klocki App Poster Image
Visually simple, challenging puzzler without timer, points.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Monument Valley App Poster Image
Beautiful, brain-twisting puzzle game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2014)
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Windosill App Poster Image
Imaginative journey through surreal, richly drawn puzzles.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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2048 App Poster Image
Addictive math-based puzzle game with a focus on strategy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Bejeweled App Poster Image
Spiffy update breathes new life into match-3 puzzle classic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2011)
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Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells App Poster Image
All-ages puzzle game made for Potter fans and muggles alike.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2020)
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inbento App Poster Image
Charming puzzler packs in challenges at a steady pace.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
(2019)
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Monument Valley 2 App Poster Image
Visually stunning sequel is another meditative puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2017)
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Perchang App Poster Image
Lovely minimalist Rube Goldberg puzzler with a techno edge.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Sudoku OneTouch App Poster Image
Traditional number puzzler with a simple, elegant interface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Tetris App Poster Image
Logic-based game would benefit from fewer ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2020)
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Threes! App Poster Image
Terrifically addictive math-based puzzle game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Isoland App Poster Image
Artistic, atmospheric, tough puzzle adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Shadowmatic App Poster Image
See shadows, shapes in a new light in unique puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2016)
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Krystopia: A Puzzle Journey App Poster Image
All-ages puzzle game is clever but tough.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2020)
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Lumino City App Poster Image
Stunning visuals and tough puzzles delight and challenge.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Windows app
(2016)
(2015)
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Mekorama App Poster Image
Elegant puzzler offers endless challenges and level design.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Samorost 3 App Poster Image
Eerie world, tricky puzzles in unique adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Warp Shift App Poster Image
Visually beautiful puzzles center on escape story.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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The Room App Poster Image
Gorgeous, captivating puzzle game will draw you in.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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The Room Two App Poster Image
Terrific, worthy sequel to one of the best puzzle games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2013)
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The Room Three App Poster Image
Third in amazing series, even bigger than before.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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The Room: Old Sins App Poster Image
Fourth in intricate, beautiful, clever puzzler series.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
(2018)
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Scribblenauts Remix App Poster Image
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2011)
(2011)
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Framed App Poster Image
Cartoon violence in cool comic book crime puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2016)
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