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Best Puzzle Games by Blue Orange Games

Puzzle games are a broad genre, as there is something puzzling, or something to solve in most games. The games we specify here focus on a puzzle or conundrum as the main interactive mechanic. They test many problem-solving skills, logic, pattern recognition, sequence solving, spatial recognition, and word completion.

Board game puzzles include those that focus on a traditional, self-contained, puzzle board with pieces to move, or more modern twists that still require pieces to be located next to each other to solve a scenario. Board games that are just a mystery to solve or a scenario that are puzzling we tag as Brain Games rather than Puzzles.

Video game puzzles can take this in more conceptual directions, offering conundrums that involve Action, Platforming, Shooting or even Role-Play relationships with other characters.

In this way, the puzzle can be used to communicate frustration, difficulty or tension as well as offer a sense of control, understanding and ease in or Adventure games. Most Puzzle video games are, by their nature, Turn Based but they can also be integrated into more pressured and time-limited Action game experiences.

DetailsGenre Details

Era: 2000 - 2021
Total Games: 3
Total Likes: 5



Skill Rating: 3-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2000, updated in 2003

Genres: Puzzle, Sequencing, Strategy and Traversal

Pieces: Board and Figures

Developer: Blue Orange Games (@BlueOrangeGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

Gobblet is a competitive brain puzzle game like noughts and crosses or tic-tac-toe. Your aim is to create a straight row of four pieces to form a line. However, you can place your pieces over the top of your opponents to drastically change the board and...

Meeple Land

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Genres: Collecting, Puzzle, Strategy and World Building

Pieces: Board, Figures, Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Developer: Blue Orange Games (@BlueOrangeGames)

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

Meeple Land is a world-building game where you race to create the most successful theme park. You place Ride and Concession tiles to attract visitors to your park, but you are also racing other players to collect people from the buses, so can't take too...

Block Ness

Skill Rating: 6-8 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2021

Genres: Puzzle, Strategy and Traversal

Pieces: Board, Gadget and Placeables

Developer: Blue Orange Games (@BlueOrangeGames)

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

Block Ness is a traversal game where players try to create the longest monster. You take turns to insert 3D Monster pieces into a board to extend the length of your creature. It is about finding a way to twist and turn your monster, so that you can...

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