The Best Puzzle Games

Grid-based puzzle games are awesome, especially when they have interesting mechanics, elegant levels, and require a lot of thinking. They make you feel smart when finishing a tricky level (but you may also feel dumb for being stuck).

Make sure to try the best puzzle games listed below (for Windows, Mac, Web, iOS, Android, etc.).

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A Monster's Expedition game screenshot

A Monster's Expedition

Push trees to create pathways between islands. Simple mechanics with hidden complexity.

must play

Baba is You game screenshot

Baba is You

Push blocks to bend the rules of the game. Extremely original, clever, and difficult.

must play extra hard

Can of Wormholes game screenshot

Can of Wormholes

Push, slice, ingest, flip, and squish worms. Every level introduces a new idea or interaction.

must play

Cargo-Bot game screenshot

Cargo-Bot

Use simple instructions to teach a robot how to move crates. It's similar to programming.

free

Game About Squares game screenshot

Game About Squares

Click on the squares to slide them to the correct position.

free

Gridspech game screenshot

Gridspech

Discover the rules of the game by trial and error.

free

Jelly no Puzzle game screenshot

Jelly no Puzzle

Stick boxes of the same color together. Easy to understand but almost impossible to finish.

must play free extra hard

MagiCube game screenshot

MagiCube

Puzzle platformer where you can summon a cube. Retro graphics with very difficult levels.

extra hard

Make New Way game screenshot

Make New Way

Push a cube to make a path for yourself. Very well polished but quite short.

free

N Step Steve game screenshot

N Step Steve

Rescue kittens with a limited number of steps. Make sure to try part 1 and 2.

free

Paquerette Down the Bunburrows game screenshot

Paquerette Down the Bunburrows

Catch the rabbit in each level. A clever game about pathfinding.

Patrick's Parabox game screenshot

Patrick's Parabox

Boxes within boxes within boxes. Clever game mechanics.

Pultimush game screenshot

Pultimush

Push blocks with mysterious numbers on them. By the creator of Baba is You.

free

Snakebird game screenshot

Snakebird

Snake-like movement, but with birds and gravity.

SquishCraft game screenshot

SquishCraft

Push and squish blocks together. Strange graphics and mechanics that work well together.

Sticky Candy Puzzle Saga game screenshot

Sticky Candy Puzzle Saga

Puzzlescript game with candies that stick to each other. Cute pixel art with elegant levels.

free

SpaceChem game screenshot

SpaceChem

Construct factories to transform raw materials into chemical products. Each level has many solutions that can be optimized.

must play

Stephen's Sausage Roll game screenshot

Stephen's Sausage Roll

Control a fork to cook sausage. Odd graphics and ridiculously difficult.

extra hard

The Sorcerer's Detritus game screenshot

The Sorcerer's Detritus

Puzzlescript game where you control a magician's hat.

free

Tres Undos game screenshot

Tres Undos

Short puzzle game about orienting yourself in time using undos.

free

Vertebrate game screenshot

Vertebrate

A mouse and a dead snake embark upon a journey filled with difficult puzzles.

free extra hard

Also check how to design puzzle games.