If you love working through things and solving problems, these puzzle games are for you. They’re a great way to keep your brain sharp and also have fun. Some of these are incredibly difficult to get through, others are a bit easier, but all of them are a good way to work out your brain. These five apps are free so you don’t have to pay for a good brain teaser.
1. 2 Fingers 1 Brain
One of the most complicated games we’ve ever played, 2 Fingers 1 Brain splits your screen in half and the user has to complete puzzles on both sides using different fingers. Do math, identify colors, shoot aliens and more all before time runs out. After three wrong answers you will lose the game. Though it seems incredibly easy, trying to get each hand to do something different is quite difficult. The longer the last the more points you’ll get. At the end of each game, you’ll get your score and how well your personal best. You can share this on social media or text it to a friend. There is no menu, just over 20 mini puzzles thrown at you in different combinations.
- Incredibly difficult gameplay
- Over 20 mini games to complete at once
- Work both sides of your body
- Annoying ads
- Can’t turn off music without turning off other sounds
- No new games with updates
2. Can You Steal It?You are an experienced thief who is going from room to room to steal certain items. Take a pair of earrings from a bedroom or a bottle of wine from a cellar. Tap on things to collect stuff to help you on your mission like door knobs, keys and codes for lock boxes. This is a fun and addicting game but there are ads between every level and you have to wait 5 seconds to skip it. You get one hint for the entire game but can buy more. The more you play the more you’ll understand the kind of puzzles the game has in store, but that doesn’t mean they get easier. Each level comes with more steps to go through and even mini puzzles to solve.
- Good variety of puzzles
- Levels get harder as you go
- Interesting mini games
- Ads between every menu screen
- Only get one hint for free
- Can be very frustrating
Lazors is a simple premise with infinite outcomes. All you do is move mirrors around to aim a laser at a target. With over 200 levels, you won’t get bored. Each set of levels comes with ten different puzzles and says whether they are easy, medium, hard or any combination of the three. Navigation is extremely easy. The main menu shows a list of levels as well as the progress you’ve made in each. If you get stuck, use the hint button and the game will light up which block to move first. There are only three hints total so use them sparingly.
- No ads
- Over 200 levels to go through
- Easy navigations
- Only three hints
- movements can be repetitive
- Certain puzzles are frustrating
4. Montezuma Puzzle
Montezuma’s revenge is nothing to mess around with but Montezuma’s Puzzle is mind-bending fun. Though it seems simple some levels will take a few tries to complete. Arrange Tetris-like shapes onto the board until there isn’t any blank space. Use crosses, lines and L pieces and place them in and around each other. Each level gets more difficult, but you don’t have to finish one to move onto the next. Bounce around until you’ve completed all 400. If you still haven’t gotten enough of Montezume, play versions two and three.
- 400 puzzles to try
- Easy navigation
- Increasing level of difficulty
- A few ads
- No hints
- Certain puzzles can be very frustrating
5. Agent Alice
Play as plucky Agent Alice while she solves a strange disappearance of an actress in a theater. In this hidden object game, find clues and other objects to help solve the case. Once you catch up with the criminal, play a mini game to try to catch him, or play a matching game to unlock a key. The faster you find objects the more gems and cash you get, which you can use to speed up things like body examinations. Without money, these things can take a couple hours to accomplish so you’ll want to hone your searching skills.
- A lot of puzzles to go through
- Mini games keep gameplay interesting
- Interesting mysteries
- In-app purchases
- Need gems to speed activities up
- Some tasks are repetitive