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Best Brain Game Free 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: 2013 - 2022
Total Games: 15
Total Likes: 20
 

 

Samsara Room

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

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

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

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.

Otteretto

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 28/01/2022

Platforms: Mac, PC and Web

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.

Tres Undos

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 03/01/2022

Platforms: Web

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...

Earthlingo

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 06/08/2019

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Earthlingo is a hidden object vocabulary game. You are given an object to find in one of 14 different languages and then explore the world to locate it. It's not a new idea, but here the world and things you do are rich and feel more like a...

Gridland

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 25/08/2014

Platforms: Android, Web and iOS

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...

Jelly No Puzzle

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/12/2013

Platforms: Android and PC

Jelly No Puzzle is a game where you move cubes of jelly around to combine cubes of matching colours together. While it's a very simple concept, each level presents a unique challenge: overcoming vertical objects or getting one cube past another. The...

You're Pulleying My Leg

Release Date: 28/04/2014

Platforms: Web

You're Pulleying My Leg is a running around puzzle game where you move mirrors to reflect a beam of light down into a mine, destroying blocks and letting you reach the secret within. While it sounds simple, it requires a great deal of persistence,...

Anagraphs

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/06/2021

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Anagraphs is a word puzzle game where you find anagrams. The twist is that the font makes some letters symmetrical vertically so you can spin them to make new letters and new words.

At the Hedges of Time

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/05/2021

Platforms: Web

At the Hedges of Time is a puzzle game where you help Sir Montaclé escape the hedge maze and free himself from the witch's curse. It's a block pushing puzzle with a twist: you can rewind time. However, not all the blocks are affected by time.

Boo!

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Release Date: 23/10/2017

Platforms: Android, Web and iOS

Boo! is a Halloween-themed puzzle game where you decorate pumpkins using cauldrons of coloured paint. The twist is that to create each design, you need to cover up different parts of the pumpkin using an assortment of items. The challenge is to apply...

Headlong Hunt

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/06/2021

Platforms: Web

Headling Hunt is a puzzle game about a field biologist trying to catch and survey the population of a fearful but very fast animal across 37 icy islands. You have to maneuver the animals around by scaring them in straight lines. This sounds simple but...

Kiri's Garden

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/01/2018

Platforms: Web

Kiri's Garden is a pixel-puzzle about planting trees, growing grass, and moving flowers. You must plant trees to finish a level, but this is only possible once you've covered every other square in either grass or some other plant. It sounds simple but...

Lazy Chess

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/01/2021

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Lazy Chess is a puzzle game that simplifies the classic game for newcomers. Rather than choose any move yourself, you simply choose between the best two options.

The Devil's Calculator

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 28/01/2019

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

The Devil's Calculator is a mathematical puzzle full of logic brain teasers. An evil calculator has its normal arithmetic operators replaced with sadistically obscure functions. You must figure out (with logic and a bit of algebra) how to use these...

Train Braining

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 02/03/2015

Platforms: Web

Train Braining is a puzzle game where you lay train track to then deliver passengers to their required platforms. While sounds simple, but due to the minimal passenger room on your train and the layout of each miniature level, the solution is rarely as...

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.

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