Puzzles have been around for so long that sometimes we don’t even give them a second thought. These brainteasers can take on a thousand and one different forms and even today we’re still surprised by new ways they can challenge our minds. The world of videogames has included puzzle games in its repertoire since the very beginning of its existence and it’s also been one of the most prolific genres in smartphones. The fact that the puzzle genre is so wide reaching means that basically anyone can create their very own puzzle game. Finding a worthwhile puzzle game on Android is like searching for a needle in an enormous haystack, but no worries … we’ve done all the searching for you and have selected the very best free puzzle games available on Android.
With this selection, we’re aiming to diversify the list of puzzles and step away from the same four titles with the same old gameplay we’ve seen time and time again. Thus, we give you RGP Express, a colorful and friendly-looking game where you have to draw lines on a map for your trucks to follow and deliver their packages. Not all puzzles have to be terribly difficult and this is a great example of one that’s perfect for newbies to take their first steps into this genre. [Download]
Aqueducts is a mesmerizing game where you have to put together different sections of an aqueduct to transport water without spilling a single drop. In each level, you have a limited number of moves and if you use them all, you’ll have to start the level over. It’s a game that’s more complicated than it looks and will leave you with borderline Stendhal Syndrome with its stunning graphics. [Download]
We always have to recognize those videogames that work well like a Russian nesting doll, offering various game modes to extend their useful life. Scale is all about simplicity in terms of its visuals, but don’t be fooled by its minimalist aesthetics. The object of the game is to crop the space you see on the screen as small as possible. The way you do this is by using the pieces your given that create specific lines. However, unfortunately there’s an enemy lurking at all times, waiting to cause you to fail. That is, a white ball that’s constantly moving and that you have to avoid at all costs when your lines are being drawn. As you can imagine, the game increases in difficulty with each move you make, and you have to try your darndest to make it out of each level victorious. [Download]
We may be just a little too used to puzzles where the action involves matching three or more like pieces. It seems like we’ve been playing them forever and we’ll surely continue to play them for many years to come. The key to standing out from the crowd lies in creating attractive content and this is exactly what makes ZOOKEEPER BATTLE so great. Playing alone is fun enough, but the work from KITERETSU ups the ante by letting you compete against people from all over the world in intense duels. The rounds are short, so anytime is a good time to play. Especially with the fantastically colorful visual style that ZOOKEEPER BATTLE oozes out of its very being. [Download]
You can’t talk about Mekorama without talking about the great Monument Valley. The former is completely based on the latter, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Not at all, actually. Mekorama stands out for its ingenious use of perspectives and for its charming visuals. And to top it all off, the game also provides a level editor that lets you enjoy endless creations from other players, or even create your own beautiful puzzles for others to try to solve. [Download]
Bart Bonte is definitely making a name for himself in the independent development of videogames. He’s created a rich variety of games, although yellow is probably one of his most well-known works. Here, you have 50 levels available where your goal is to turn the entire screen yellow. At times it’s almost too easy, while at other times, it’s frustrating to the point of being absurd. It’s a fantastic and clever game that already has its very own sequel. [Download]
Build a Bridge!
The popularity of bridge building games is strange, to say the least. It seems like all of us have an architect inside who’s just dying to come out and Build a Bridge! is probably one of the best ways to let him free. It’s a title that offers plenty of variety and will have you breaking a cold sweat on some screens due to the complexity of its levels. [Download]
Cut the Rope 2
The mobile videogame industry owes a lot to the friendly monster Om Nom, one of its most recognizable characters thanks to the masterpiece called Cut the Rope. We’ve selected the sequel for this list, since it expands the original formula by offering a more varied experience with new game modes. However, the base remains intact and we can start loading our pockets up with candies right this very minute. It’s an outstanding game that never goes out of style. [Download]
Don’t be fooled by the extremely simple look of TwoDots. Each little dot on the board contains a sort of inner malice that you’ll discover as you make your way through the levels. The game expands on the idea of connecting three of more elements to make them disappear and here, you can make vertical or horizontal lines to connect and make these evil little dots go away. It’s a game that will make you suffer but you won’t want to stop playing due to its addicting concept. [Download]
Classics never die. Triple Town has been around for more than 7 years and its game style is still just as fresh as the first day. It may look like a casual puzzle game at first glance, but it’s actually much, much harder than it looks. Nevertheless, the game offers a fantastic experience thanks to its gorgeous visuals and the attractive idea of discovering new buildings to create. It’s a game that’s set a precedent and that makes us feel a need to keep watching these little bears pass through our paths. [Download]