Top 10 Brain-Teaser Games
A Brain Teaser is a puzzle that often requires unconventional problem solving and lateral thinking. Often including but not limited to logic puzzles and riddles. Collected here today are a group of well-received brain-teaser titles and series that are more than worth-while.
Note: In the case a developer would have multiple games qualify for the list, we have opted to include only one title or series to avoid any one particular person or team from dominating the entries.
Some top-performing games of past lists have been omitted in the interest of showcasing a wider breadth of our available game-play selection. For further entries please check out our Top 10 Puzzle Games, and our Top 10 Games of 2018 articles; or dive directly into the source with our Brain-Teaser, Puzzle-Skill, and Strategy Games.
#10 – Aurie
An atmospheric puzzle-platformer. Sit back, listen to the lovely music, and play through a bunch of little platforming levels. Some allow you to change the environment, others require more critical-thought. Although the first few levels are pretty simple – the depth of the game quickly ramps up.
#9 – Cardinal Chains
Cardinal Chains is a minimalist puzzle game based on non-decreasing sequences. If you find the 100 odd-some levels we offer rife with refreshing challenge; the version we house on the site is actually a demo version of sorts. For the full app version check out its availability on the Apple App and Google Play store
#8 – Hexologic
Immerse yourself in the beautiful world of Hexologic. Solve challenging, yet rewarding puzzles, listen to relaxing music, dive deep into the game’s atmosphere and fall in love in with Sudoku again! If this bite-sized version tickles your fancy, take a look at the full version at the Apple App and Google Play store
#7 – Pixoji
Pixoji is a mixture of puzzle genres in a single package. Explore the mysterious clues that hold the secret to each level. Some clues obey logic rules similar to nonograms, other rules will tell you about isolated pixels, connected areas, and more. The difficulty is in combining these hints to solve the puzzle. You will use logic and imagination to fathom each level.
#6 – RHOMB
From the veteran game developer of the Unpuzzle series, KeKgame returns with their next puzzle title. A minimal relaxing puzzle game. Just a good, non-intense, pure gaming experience that KeKgame believes you will enjoy. A simple puzzle game where you must untie a knot of rhombuses.
#5 – Light-Bot Series
Light-bot and its sequel Light-bot 2.0 by developer CoolioNiato, offer a programmer’s approach to logic puzzles. Control a robot by giving it commands, using functions, conditionals, recursion and more in order to create a working sequence.
#4 – Pursuit of Hat Series
A unique puzzle-platformer which will test your spacial reasoning against your platforming prowess. Pursuit of Hat, and its sequel Pursuit of Hat 2 by gooooDay provide a unique limb-ripping experience for a lonely lad in their quest to retrieve their lost head-gear.
#3 – I Saw Her Standing There Series
I Saw Her Standing There, and its respective sequels are games about zombies, guns, love and dealing with your girlfriend when she turns into a zombie. It’s about jumping on platforms, not falling to your death, and maybe pancakes or lasers too. A cross-continental zombie love-story for the ages. If the series piques your interest, take a look at the spiritual successor Love is Dead on Steam.
#2 – Sugar, Sugar Series
The iconic Sugar, Sugar series by BonteGames offers an alternative puzzle solving experience to Bonte’s popular Factory Balls title and their respective sequels. With three main games, and a holiday special can you draw the appropriate rigging to get enough sugar into their cups?
#1 – This is the Only Level Series
This is the Only Level and its respective sequels were made by veteran game developer, John Cooney. In this series, the elephant forgot the rest of the levels, but luckily he still has one left! Help him beat it in all his metagaming glory. Using your keen knowledge of gaming and dexterity to manhandle your way through a variety of challenges; get your mind out of the box for once!
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