There are plenty of ways to train your brain, but sometimes you just want something fun. Logic puzzles, games that make you think outside the box, and brain teasers offer enjoyment while keeping your mind mentally fit.
If you like mobile games that challenge your brainpower and let you have a great time while doing it, then check out these all-time greats—some of which can still be played offline when you have no internet access.
1. Brain Dots
Brain Dots is a fun physics-based puzzler. With a simple concept, your goal is to bump the two dots. But how you do that is the tricky part. You must draw lines, shapes, or whatever necessary to get those dots together. What makes Brain Dots an interesting challenge is that sometimes the answer is more obvious than you expect.
You can utilize a variety of tools like pencils and crayons as well as different colors and sizes. There are tons of levels and stages to move through. And, if you are feeling inspired, you can make your own stage for other players to try.
The game offers in-app purchases for additional tools and to remove the ads. Put on your creative thinking hat and take a look at Brain Dots.
2. Flow Free
Another puzzler that makes you think is Flow Free. In this game, you connect the colored dots to create a flow between them. Each color must be paired with its partner, the pipes you create cannot overlap, and the flow must fill the entire board. Your problem-solving and planning skills are tested in a fun way.
Flow Free includes thousands of levels in Free Play mode and you can also enjoy daily puzzles. If you really want to test yourself, check out the Time Trial mode. You’ll see the grid size and then choose an amount of time in which you must solve as many puzzles as possible.
While the concept of Flow Free is not new to the puzzle genre, if you enjoy this type of brain teaser, it’s a great option. The game offers in-app purchases for hints, themes, and puzzle packs.
3. A Clockwork Brain Training
A Clockwork Brain Training has been around for quite some time, but if you have never played it then you’re in for a treat. The game’s intent is to exercise your memory, reasoning, language, dexterity, and attention skills with a variety of challenges.
For a test of your attention, see how quickly can pick out the object that is different from the rest. Or work your dexterity with a speed match. A Clockwork Brain Training also brings gamified elements such as boosts in the form of Petbots, tokens to collect as you play, and attractive graphics.
If you enjoy the exercises, you can obtain more game packs via in-app purchases.
4. Unblock Me
If you prefer to test your brain with a slide puzzle, then check out Unblock Me. In this challenging game, you slide the wooden blocks to clear a path for the red block to the exit. The blocks can only move in the direction of the wood grain. Like Flow Free, this game puts your problem-solving skills to the test.
Unblock Me offers three game modes: Relax, Challenge, and Multiplayer, with 15,000 puzzles in all. Plus, you can choose from varying difficulty levels. Again, this is not a new puzzle concept, but Unblock Me is challenging.
If you enjoy these types of brain-tingling games, check it out. You can obtain hint packs and remove the ads via in-app purchases.
5. Brain It On!
Brain It On! is similar to Brain Dots in that it’s a physics-based drawing puzzle game, but your goal is different. Each level presents you with a unique challenge. You must draw lines and shapes to, for example, tip over a cup. Or, you may have to direct a certain number of balls into a box. This game tests your creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
When you successfully reach the goal, you unlock the next level. There are over 200 challenging puzzles in all, and you can watch a short video ad for a hint if you get stuck. Brain It On! offers in-app purchases for additional puzzle packs and ad removal.
6. Tricky Test 2
Tricky Test 2 is a game that requires some cunning thinking. You are presented with a unique brain teaser. The tricky part, as the name implies, is that the answer is somewhat obvious. But with trick questions, it’s not as straightforward as trusting your initial reaction. You will need to strap on your thinking cap for this challenge.
You receive five lives and must pass the level to move forward, as with most level-based games. However, if you fail you must go back a certain number of levels depending on your speed.
Curious? Check out Tricky Test 2 on Android or iOS or take on Tricky Test 3 on Android. The games offer in-app purchases for coins that help you obtain clues.
7. WordBrain 2
If your favorite type of brainpower test is a word game, then WordBrain 2 is the one for you. A spinoff of the original WordBrain game, WordBrain 2 gives you themed puzzles. Starting with the food category, you swipe through the letters in the correct order to form the word.
As you continue to answer correctly, the puzzles become more difficult. For instance, in the human body category, you must create two words. The trick is to swipe the letters in the correct order, because once they form a word, they are removed from the board and the remaining letters fall.
WordBrain 2 offers 77 themes and 570 challenging levels. And, you can obtain hint packs via in-app purchases.
What’s Your Favorite Brain Game?
Whatever your pleasure, what is your favorite mobile brain game? Is it a physics puzzle, word game, or memory challenge? Whether it’s on Android, iOS, or both, feel free to share your recommendations with us below!
Sometimes it’s good fun to keep your mind fit with a game. You might want to test or improve your memory, dexterity, or problem-solving skills. Or maybe you’d like to hone those all at one time.