Puzzle Games

Exercise your problem-solving skills as you try to solve all kinds of puzzles. Number and math puzzles, sequence solving, abstract reasoning, spatial recognition, logic solution, and even word completion. Whatever puzzle game you fancy, we have it all. Play some of the best Puzzle Games from hidden object games and mathematical questions to puzzle-focused adventure and tough time-constraint puzzlers. These addicting Puzzle Games will have your mind wanting for more.

Best Puzzle Games

What are Puzzle Games?

Puzzle Games is a broad gaming genre covering games that emphasize puzzles and any related tasks or goals that require problem-solving skills. Many titles in this genre are online remakes of classic board games like Ludo, Mahjong, and Solitaire. While there are many games with include puzzle elements into them (like role-playing and adventure), a genuine puzzle game is focused primarily on the puzzle-solving aspect at its core. Playing challenging Puzzle Games is a great way to improve your thinking and concentration skills while having fun at the same time.

History of Puzzle Video Games

One of the earliest known puzzle video games is the Heiankyo Alien that was released for the PC-8001 and various arcade systems back in November 1979. The innovative game became the precursor to many puzzle action titles such as the more popular Lode Runner that was released for the NES console in 1983. During those years, many puzzle games were released throughout various gaming consoles, but it was not until in the early 90s that puzzle games became more refined. By February 1991, Lemmings was released. This game requires the player's quick thinking as the mindless creatures (known as the titular Lemmings) will literally just walk into deadly situations without the player's assistance. And in 1994, Japan popularized Mahjong video games that caught the attention of many players in and out of the country. 

After the release of many successful titles like the 2012 Candy Crush Saga developed by King and the 2007 video game Portal by Valve, Puzzle Games had easily become one of the largest gaming genres on multiple platforms to date.

Elements of a Puzzle Game

Puzzle Games come in all shapes and forms. However, they all include one or more of the following elements in their core gameplay:

  • Manipulating objects and applying knowledge of the rules to get the desired result.
  • Matching objects based on their similarities or categories (e.g. color, shape, pattern, etc.).
  • Memorizing patterns and relaying them perfectly.
  • Solving simple or complex patterns under a time constraint.
  • Solving puzzles with increasing complexities based on previous challenges.

Most Played Puzzle Games

Many timeless puzzle games are modern renditions of classical games. Our most popular board games include Solitaire FRVR which is based on the classic Solitaire, and Mahjongg Dimensions Blast which is played like your classic Mahjong but with 3D pieces. Ludo King is a cross-platform multiplayer title based on the original 1986 Ludo.

If you are up for some modern puzzle games to play in your free time, then check out the addicting match 3 puzzler called Bejeweled Blitz by PopCap Games. The downloadable adventure puzzle game Bendy and the Ink Machine by Joey Drew Studios is a fantastic indie title that features a mixture of horror, adventure, action, and mind squeezing puzzle - perfect for those who want to go on some creepy puzzle adventure.