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Best Brain Game Games Rated ESRB MATURE 17 and Younger

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: 2000 - 2022
Total Games: 70
Total Likes: 194
 

 

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Price: 95% off

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...

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.

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.

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....

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

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...

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...

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....

Opus Magnum

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 08/12/2017

Platforms: PC

Genres: Brain Game, Creative, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: Zachtronics (@Zachtronics)

Players: This is a single-player game

Opus Magnum is a puzzle game about assembling machines to convert spherical chemicals into different compounds. Each challenge can be tackled by creating different machine configurations, and each is awarded points on how compact, quick and efficient...

Snakebird

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 04/05/2015

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: Noumenon Games (@NoumenonGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

Snakebird is a puzzle game about movement, shapes and gravity. You control multiple snakes on a quest for fruit. You move around the world by directing each one to collect fruit. It looks simple, but the novelty is that you soon have to create specific...

Stephen's Sausage Roll

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 18/04/2016

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 14 features

Players: This is a single-player game

Stephen's Sausage Roll is a puzzle game where you push sausages around to grill them perfectly on both sides. It sounds easy but is actually really tricky. You can only roll sausages in certain ways and each level is limited in size.

Timelie

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 21/05/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Stealth

Accessibility: 12 features

Developer: Urnique Studio (@UrniqueStudio)

Players: This is a single-player game

Timelie is a stealth puzzle game played in a surreal world where a girl and a mysterious cat work together to escape a series of rooms patrolled by enemy robots. The novelty is that you can control and rewind time to help you solve each puzzle. This not...

Twofold Inc

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/01/2016

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Strategy

Developer: Grapefrukt (@Grapefrukt)

Players: This is a single-player game

Twofold Inc is a puzzle game where you deliver requests for coloured tiles. You fulfil these orders by connecting the required coloured squares on the small grid. When you don't have the required coloured tiles to match next to each other you can also...

Wildfire Swap

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 31/03/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: Ryry Kubes (@RyryKubes)

Players: This is a single-player game

Wildfire Swap is a puzzle game where you swap tiles to stop forest fires. Each level starts with a grid of trees, houses and bare land. Your job is to rearrange the tiles so the fires that start can’t spread to the houses.

Worm Jazz

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/09/2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: Yu He 00 (@YuHe00)

Players: This is a single-player game

Worm Jazz is a puzzle game combining plan from the classic Snake game and explosive Bomberman elements. You control a Jazz-loving earthworm and wiggle you way through intricate mazes with mind-bending puzzles.

Yugo Puzzle

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 11-16 year-olds

Release Date: 14/10/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Brain Game, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: Qrostar En (@Qrostar_En)

Players: This is a single-player game

Yugo Puzzle is a simple puzzle game where you move jelly blocks left and right to combine them with the same colour. The novelty is the ingenious challenges this simple premise is used to create. It's the kind of game where a single level might take you...

Bomb Club

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 02/08/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: Lozange Lab (@Lozange_Lab)

Players: This is a single-player game

Bomb Club is a puzzle game where you use an arsenal of whacky bombs to clear the board with a chain reaction. You place and trigger the bombs to ensure a single chain and complete the level. It's a novel combination of fun explosions and puzzle solving...

Corrypt

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 18/12/2012, updated in 2017

Platforms: Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game, Puzzle and Role-Play

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Smestorp (@Smestorp)

Players: This is a single-player game

Corrypt is a role-playing puzzle game where you collect items and interact with characters in a maze filled with moveable boxes. In a novel twist, you can push and pull the boxes, but they stick to you, making it a challenge to move them out of the way...

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