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Put Your Brain to Work in the Best Puzzle Games for Android

Give your mind a workout with the best Android puzzle games.

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It's time to give your brain a workout and solve the best puzzle games for Android. You can start out easy and chart the safest path to safety in the free Agar.io puzzle game or go big and solve perplexingmore

It's time to give your brain a workout and solve the best puzzle games for Android. You can start out easy and chart the safest path to safety in the free Agar.io puzzle game or go big and solve perplexing riddles and mechanical problems in The Room series. You may even decide to solve the beautiful and haunting mysteries of the Monument Valley games. But whichever path you take, you'll need more brains than brawn to make it to the end.

The Best Android Puzzle Games

Unlock boxes, solve optical puzzles, even slice ropes in sequence to feed a green monster in the best puzzlers for Android

The Room

The Room

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In this first of three highly rated puzzle games, work your way through riddles and solve mechanical mysteries to unlock the secret of The Room. You examine and manipulate keys, tools, and other items to open increasingly intricate, strange, and smaller puzzle boxes. For 99 cents, it'll make your brain ache.

The Room 2

The Room 2

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Unravel new clues and manipulate more mechanisms in the sequel to The Room. The Room 2 continues the tangled storyline and has you unlocking a new collection of perplexing rooms and puzzle boxes. By the end of this $1.99 puzzler, you don't yet know all the answers, but your path is a little clearer. To pick up the thread, you'll want to move on to The Room 3, where you move through cryptic rooms for $3.99.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

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Work your way through the muted and beautiful Monument Valley by studying the objects on the screen, looking for clues among the visual tricks and optical illusions to uncover what you can manipulate. Playing the puzzle game in portrait mode, drag, push, tap, spin, and twirl items to create pathways for the thieving princess to take as she moves through a map to its exit. For $3.99, you get 10 levels that are pleasantly challenging to complete. The game doesn't take especially long to work through, but you can unlock the Forgotten Shores expansion pack for $1.99 -- which gives you eight more levels to puzzle through -- and then the free Ida's Dream, to extend the game a bit further.

Monument Valley 2

Monument Valley 2

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Monument Valley 2 picks up where its predecessor left off, with the silent princess, now aided by her mother, solving visual puzzles to progress through the game. While the muted colors, spare soundtrack, and even helpful stacked cubes echo the earlier game, the challenges are new. It doesn't take long to play through the game, but at $4.99, you are paying for quality, not quantity.

Agar.io

Agar.io

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Absorb smaller cells to gain mass, but steer clear of the larger ones to become the largest organism in the petri dish in this free-to-play biology-based game. In this fast-paced game, larger masses move more slowly than smaller ones, so you have an advantage when you start. While you are small, you can hide beneath green stationary viruses randomly placed on the map. As your mass increases, however, you can split your organism to quickly absorb another cell or to move quickly away from one trying to gobble you up. To acquire boosts, buy potions with your own cash or DNA you earn in the game.

Slither.io

Slither.io

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A wriggly version of Agar.io, in Slither.io, you worm your way around a map, eating pellets and other worms to become the largest slither. You can remove ads from this free-to-play game for $3.99.


Cut the Rope

Cut the Rope

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Feed candy to Om Nom in this 99 cent puzzle game. To successfully deposit pieces of candy into the little green monster's mouth, you need to work out the timing and sequence of rope slices, bubble pops, and other actions.

Cut the Rope 2

Cut the Rope 2

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Get more candy to Om Nom in Cut the Rope 2. In the free-to-play sequel, you have more challenges, can manipulate more items, and, at times, need to get Om Nom to the candy, instead of the other way round.

Scribblenauts Unlimited

Scribblenauts Unlimited

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Write a word in your notebook to summon the physical object to your side and help you solve puzzles, do good deeds, and acquire small-starlike Starites to restore your sister Lily in this sweet, charming $4.99 puzzle game.

Tetris

Tetris

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It never gets old. Manipulate geometric shapes to create solid lines of blocks in the free-to-play Tetris puzzle game.