Close search results
:
Layout - grid Layout - list

Best Brain Game Games

These are games that exercise your knowledge, recall and memorisation in different ways. Working with numbers, guessing words, remembering trivia, the joy of these games is that they get your grey matter working.

Recently popularised by the Big Brain Academy and Brain Training games, they not only offer an educational experience but a way to interact with games to solve problems and more the story forward.

DetailsGenre Details

Era: 1989 - 2022
Total Games: 103
Total Likes: 255
 

 

Chariot

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6-12 year-olds

Release Date: 30/09/2014, updated in 2018

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Brain Game, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: Frima Studios (@FrimaStudios)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game

Chariot is a co-op platform game where you haul around a wheeled Chariot, to the end of each level. Pushing, pulling or dragging with ropes, you need to use the real physics of the game to solve puzzles and time jumps to get the heavy object to the...

A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/12/2018

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Creative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Draknek (@Draknek)

Players: This is a single-player game

A Good Snowman (Is Hard To Build) is puzzle game about being a monster and making snowmen. On each level you must roll your snowballs to be the right size and then position them on each other to make a snowman.

Baba is You

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 13/03/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 9 features

Developer: ES Adevlog (@ESAdevlog)

Players: This is a single-player game

Baba is You requires some lateral thinking. Each level is controlled by rules written on the screen, such as ‘Lava is Hot’, ‘Wall is Stop’ and ‘Flag is Move’. By moving the words around with your pixilated character, you subvert the...

Carto

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 27/10/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 30 features

Developer: Sunhead Games (@SunheadGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

Carto is an adventure puzzle game that is unusual in letting you rearrange the map tiles while you are playing. This enables you to access new areas of the world previously impossible to get to. This can be as simple as redirecting a river out of your...

Santorini

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2003, updated in 2020

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle, Strategy, Traversal and World Building

Accessibility: 37 features

Pieces: Board, Cards and Placeables

Developer: Spin Master (@SpinMaster)

Players: You can play with 2 to 3 players in the same room

Santorini is a strategy game where you place buildings on a Greek island in an effort to get your character to the top. This creates a chess-like three-dimensional competitive puzzle that changes as each player adds pieces to the village. It's unusual...

Sniks

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 05/08/2020

Platforms: Android, Mac and iOS

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Shelly Alon (@ShellyAlon)

Players: This is a single-player game

Sniks is a puzzle game about guiding colourful worms to matching coloured fruit and food. Each level is a self contained arena with a number of snakes. Each snake can only consume fruit of a matching colour and they can't pass each other. It poses some...

Kine

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 19/10/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Brain Game, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: Dire Goldfish (@DireGoldfish)

Players: This is a single-player game

Kine is a 3D puzzle game where you control three robot instruments: Roo, the accordion; Quat, the drum; and Euler, the trombone. To help them become a band, you solve puzzles that involve their different abilities in various ways.

Patrick's Parabox

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 29/03/2022

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 29 features

Developer: Clockwork Pat (@ClockworkPat)

Players: This is a single-player game

Patrick's Parabox is a puzzle game where you move, and move through, boxes within boxes. Like a Russian doll, inside each box is another level that you can navigate to create a nested set of puzzles. It's an equally mind-bending and elegant experience...

Wavelength

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Brain Game and Communication

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Wolfgang Warsch (@WolfgangWarsch)

Players: You can play with 4 to 12 players in the same room

Wavelength is a communication guessing game where you try and read your teammates minds. Unlike other guessing games the answers aren't right or wrong but on a sliding scale that changes each round. There's a clever wheel that secretly deals with the...

A Monsters Expedition

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6-10 year-olds

Release Date: 10/09/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5 and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 30 features

Developer: Draknek (@Draknek)

Players: This is a single-player game

A Monsters Expedition is a puzzle game where a monster finds creatures on an island and learns about the history of humanity. The puzzle is how to get from one island to the next.

Akurra

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 01/12/2022

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Gojirra (@Gojirra)

Players: This is a single-player game

Akurra is a block pushing puzzle and exploration game. Its look is inspired by classic games like Zelda, Star Tropics, and Chip’s Challenge. It looks simple, but offers a rich and complex puzzles backed by visuals and sounds that take you back to the...

Railbound

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Sequencing

Developer: Afterburn Games (@AfterburnGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

Railbound is a track-bending puzzle game where you lay track, switch points and use tunnels to get the carriages to the engine in the right order. Although it's the puzzles that keep you playing, there's also a real joy in connecting tracks and seeing...

Rusty Lake: Roots

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 20/10/2016

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Rusty Lake Com (@RustyLakeCom)

Players: This is a single-player game

Rusty Lake: Roots is an unusual point-and-click puzzle-horror game that has you piecing together your family tree. With a wide range unusual puzzles and game mechanics, like growing a literal family tree, it tells a story of a broken family and dark...

Down in Bermuda

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/01/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, Wii U, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game, Creative and Puzzle

Developer: Yak and Co (@YakAndCo)

Players: This is a single-player game

Down in Bermuda is a puzzle game where you are stranded on a set of interconnected islands. You push, pull and manipulate objects to solve puzzles and explore the world. Each one you complete brings you closer to getting back home.

QV

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/11/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: @JK H41490832 (@JKH41490832)

Players: This is a single-player game

QV (QV: The Dimension Painter on iOS) is a puzzle game about using portals to push buttons with blocks. You are tasked with collecting the shattered crystals to save the realms from impending destruction by solving the series of puzzles. It stands out...

Saboteur

Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2004

Genres: Brain Game and Strategy

Pieces: Cards

Players: This is a single-player game

Saboteur is a path-laying strategy game where the cards are your resource in a team effort to get the dwarves to their gold. However, one player is a secret traitor who must try and foil the dwarves without them realising it.

The Mind

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Wolfgang Warsch (@WolfgangWarsch)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

The Mind is a cooperative sequence card game with a telepathic twist. Each card has a single number on it. Your task is to play them in order, lowest first. However, you are not allowed to communicate physically or verbally to co-ordinate who plays...

Unworded

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 17/11/2000, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Bento Studio (@Bento_Studio)

Players: This is a single-player game

Unworded is a narrative visual puzzle where you use letter shapes to create objects and solve puzzles. As you progress through the five chapters, you uncover the story of a writer who is in the hospital recovering from a serious accident.

MicroMacro: Crime City

Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2020, updated in 2021

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative and Sequencing

Pieces: Board and Cards

Developer: Spiel Wiese (@SpielWiese)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

MicroMacro: Crime City is a puzzle brain game where you are solving crimes by discovering clues hidden in black and white pictures. You solve a series of cases that relate to different large pictures you lay out on the table between all the players. The...

Otteretto

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 28/01/2022

Price: Free

Platforms: Mac, PC and Web

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: CS Klimowski (@CSKlimowski)

Players: This is a single-player game

Otteretto is a puzzle game where you match blocks to make palindromes. Rather than the usual match-three format, instead you have to find patterns that mirror in the middle, like a palindrome but with colours/shapes rather than letters.

Perudo

Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/1989, updated in 1992

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Dice

Developer: Perudo HQ (@PerudoHQ)

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

Perudo (Liars Dice) is a dice game of pushing-your-luck and communication. Each player roles five dice under a cup but can only see their own before making a bid on how many dice of a certain number there are in total. It's clever because you can't...

RocketPuzzle

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: 29 Games Official (@29GamesOfficial)

Players: This is a single-player game

Rocket Puzzle is a tile-based puzzle set in space. You push and hold blocks so their attached rockets can fire them into the matching coloured space stations. It's a small but tricky game with a retro aesthetic.

Room to Grow

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 25/02/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Mischka Kamener (@MischkaKamener)

Players: This is a single-player game

Room to Grow is a puzzle game about movement and expansion. You play a plant that moves by growing and wrapping your way around a maze. You can shift your location by growing into walls which enables you to manoeuvre around obstacles and make room for...

Sokobond

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 27/08/2013, updated in 2021

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Genres: Brain Game, Creative and Puzzle

Developer: Draknek (@Draknek)

Players: This is a single-player game

Sokobond is a puzzle game where you create chemical molecules by manoeuvring atoms around the screen, avoiding obstacles. The game is streamlined to not need instructions and its minimalistic design enables ease of use. As you move through the levels...

The Last Cube

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 10/03/2022

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Brain Game, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 30 features

Developer: Improx Games (@ImproxGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

The Last Cube is a puzzle platform game where you guide a cube through a series of 3D mazes to save the world from destruction. Because you have to get the right side of the cube on the right square to trigger abilities and progress, it creates a...

Thinkrolls: Kings and Queens (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5-10 year-olds

Release Date: 16/11/2016, updated in 2021

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: Avokiddo Games (@AvokiddoGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

Thinkrolls: Kings and Queens is a puzzle game where you roll your character around castles to collect keys, food and gems for the dragon that lives there. Complete a level to be awarded with customising pieces to decorate your ball as a king or queen....

Toodee and Topdee

Release Date: 04/08/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Brain Game, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 4 features

Developer: Dietzribi (@Dietzribi)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

Toodee and Topdee is a platform puzzle game where you control two characters to complete single-screen levels. The twist is that each character exists in a different plane. Toodee is a top-down block-pushing 3D world, while Topdee is side-on 2D...

Tres Undos

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 03/01/2022

Price: Free

Platforms: Web

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: Knexator (@Knexator)

Players: This is a single-player game

Tres Undo is a hard puzzle game where you move blocks around a maze to fill holes and progress. The twist is that you can rewind time. On top of this the game layers the rewind ability to affect different elements differently. Then there are locations...

Bonfire Peaks

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 30/09/2021

Price: 25% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 26 features

Developer: Draknek (@Draknek)

Players: This is a single-player game

Bonfire Peaks is a puzzle game where you explore a Minecraft-looking world. Unlike the generalised blocks of that game, here the landscape is lovingly crafted and pulsing with life. It's a tightly designed puzzle game about closure, that invites you to...

Cinco Paus

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 25/12/2017, updated in 2021

Platforms: iOS

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Developer: Smestorp (@Smestorp)

Players: This is a single-player game

Cinco Paus is a puzzle game where you try and get through 5 rooms picking up treasure as you go. What makes it unusual are the magic wands that help you do this. What appears to be a maze game turns out to be a challenge to discover the effects of each...

Cosmic Express

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 16/05/2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Developer: Draknek (@Draknek)

Players: This is a single-player game

Cosmic Express is a puzzle game where you plan a train route to collect the waiting passengers. Although the game looks super simple, as it progresses you have to also deal with different hazards and requirements for your route.

Samsara Room

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Release Date: 06/09/2013, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Rusty Lake Com (@RustyLakeCom)

Players: This is a single-player game

Samsara Room is an abstract point-and-click puzzle-horror game. By solving the puzzles hidden throughout the room, you uncover an uneasy story about judgement and atonement told through the things you find.

Altered

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 12/03/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Brain Game, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: The Mesh Potato (@TheMeshPotato)

Players: This is a single-player game

Altered is a demanding-yet-meditative puzzle game where must get your character to the end of the level. It's unique because to get there, you change your physical characteristics (extending, elongating, splitting into two, or attaching yourself to...

Antimony

Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds

Release Date: 01/06/2019

Genres: Battle, Brain Game, Collecting, Fighting and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Button Shy (@ButtonShy)

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

Antimony is a head-to-head collecting card game where you complete sets of relics. You play by placing cards that allow you to move your magical staff backwards and forwards through time and collect the cards you need. It's about using your cards...

Azul

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting, Sequencing and Strategy

Accessibility: 26 features

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

Azul is a tile laying collection and sequencing game where you help the king decorate their palace with Portuguese tiles. You aim to gain tiles on your game card that form patterns to score the most points. What makes it unique is it's balance between...

Bloks (Sokpop)

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 30/12/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 9 features

Developer: Sok Pop Co (@SokPopCo)

Players: This is a single-player game

Bloks is a strategy puzzle game where you place Tetris-style blocks to construct a planet. You place different elements and land so that you can create humans and build them a spaceship. A unique combination of Tetris-style block puzzle, element...

Gridland

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: 25/08/2014

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Web and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Double Speak Game (@DoubleSpeakGame)

Players: This is a single-player game

Gridland (also Super Gridland on mobile) is a puzzle strategy game where you build a town by day and defend zombie attackers at night. Unusually, resources are gathered by completing match-three puzzles. This puzzle switches from building to defending...

Hive

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2000, updated in 2013

Genres: Battle, Brain Game, Puzzle, Sequencing and Traversal

Pieces: Placeables

Players: This is a single-player game

Hive is a traversal strategy game for two players. It's like chess in that the different Insect pieces move in different ways, but it's played without a board.

Imbroglio

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Release Date: 18/05/2016, updated in 2020

Platforms: iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Fighting and Puzzle

Developer: Smestorp (@Smestorp)

Players: This is a single-player game

Imbroglio is a puzzle game where you take a character into a dungeon and progress by collecting stars. The twist is that combat is focused not only your abilities but the tile you and standing one when you attack. Although each character has different...

Inner Tao

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 12/04/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Le Slo Dev (@LeSloDev)

Players: This is a single-player game

Inner Tao is a puzzle game where you move two circles, manoeuvring objects to their destinations, marked by small squares. This starts simply but soon has you manipulating multiple elements and moving between the white and black halves of each puzzle....

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Subscribe
PlayStation
Carina Initiatives
YouTube
Facebook
Twitter
Discord
Contact Us
About