/ GENRES / Puzzle
Release Date: 20/09/2018
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person
The Gardens Between is a puzzle game set in dreamlike island gardens where you play as best friends Arina and Frendt. You work around the island levels collecting balls of light in your lantern, manipulating time to solve puzzles and removing obstacles....
Release Date: 01/01/2019
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: Placeables, Score Board and Tokens
Miyabi is a world-building brain game where you build elegant Japanese gardens. You place Tetris-shaped garden tiles in your garden matching different flowers, stones and trees with scoring columns. Because the garden tiles are awkward shapes and only...
Release Date: 09/09/2020, updated in 2021
Platforms: Mac, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Blocks
Cloud Gardens is a puzzle game where you grow vegetation over a dilapidated post-apocalyptic world. It's a low-pressure puzzle, from the team behind Kingdom. It has the same pixel-art style, but here you are left to take your time...
Release Date: 25/03/2015
Components: 2D Side-On
Breath of Light is a meditative puzzle game where you guide the breath of light through sand and water. With no score or time-limits and with all levels unlocked from the start, the focus is on relaxation and breathing rather than the challenge and its...
Release Date: 27/03/2020
In Good Job! You play an office employee with a difference. Together with a friend, you must climb the corporate ladder to take over the family business. But rather than starting as a tea boy and working up, you have a set of more bizarre office...
Release Date: 02/11/2014
Platforms: Android, PC and iOS
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made
Lumino City is a puzzle adventure game in a hand made world. This is not unusual for a video game, but this world was literally made by hand in a physical studio and then filmed. It creates a unique experience that feels like you are poking around a...
Release Date: Coming soon
Platforms: PC and Switch
Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon
Botany Manor is a peaceful puzzle game where you explore a 19th-century English home and gardens and care for the plants you find. By reading the newspapers, postcards and posters in the house, you discover how to look after each species, from pot size...
Release Date: 01/01/1986, updated in 2016
Labyrinth is a classic puzzle traversal game that spawned a whole genre. You race to get the treasure in a maze. As you do you can slide new path tiles in order to foil the other players and give you an advantage.
Release Date: 10/08/2022
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
Lost In Play is a feel-good adventure about a brother and sister exploring their dreams. Lost in their imagination, Toto and Gal must solve puzzles to journey back home. It's a point-and-click adventure inspired in style by Gravity Falls, Hilda, and...
Release Date: 31/07/2018
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Hand-Made
Evergarden is a puzzle game where you grow gardens by combining plants into strange new forms. You use the tile-based layout to populate each area in flora in connect-four style.
Release Date: 18/10/2019
Platforms: Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and iOS
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World
Manifold Garden is inspired by Escher drawings and the reality-bending moments in the film Inception. You play from a first-person perspective and explore a beautiful, and what seems to be an abstract world, bereft of colour. It takes time to master and...
Release Date: 14/07/2020, updated in 2021
Platforms: PS4 and PS5
Components: 2D Overhead
The Snowgardens is a running, jumping and exploration game where you are a child stranded on a beautiful archipelago. Once the home to an ancient time-altering civilisation but now abandoned, leaving strange technology for you to operate to progress.
Release Date: 14/01/2018
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
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...
Release Date: 26/10/2013, updated in 2020
Platforms: Switch and Wii U
Components: 3D First-Person and Day and Night
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is the latest in a series of puzzle games where you direct hordes of titular plant-like creatures to navigate garden locations. Different colour Pikmins have different abilities so the challenge is to get enough of the right ones to...
Release Date: 05/09/2019
Platforms: Android and iOS
June’s Journey is a puzzle game where you search for objects hidden amongst the scenery that help you solve a murder. You play as June, a 1920s detective investigating the recent murder of her sister and her husband. Finding objects quickly enough...
Release Date: 01/12/2018
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.
Release Date: 21/07/2023
Components: 3D Third-Person and Day and Night
Pikmin 4 is the latest in a series of puzzle games where you direct hordes of titular plant-like creatures to navigate garden locations. Different colour Pikmins have different abilities so the challenge is to get enough of the right ones to destroy...
Release Date: 31/01/2018
Platforms: Mac and PC
Components: 2D Side-On and Weather
Dr Umgebung's School of Life is a strategy simulation game. The life it simulates is a sealed terrarium that you must maintain by completing certain tasks. It's an unusual combination of science, gardening and pet simulation that educates as well as...
Release Date: 23/03/2006, updated in 2022
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, Wii, iOS and iPhone, iPad
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Cooking Mama: Cuisine! is the latest game in the long-running series of stylised cooking puzzle games where you complete recipe minigames to cook various dishes. From mixing ingredients in a bowl to deep frying the food, you mirror on-screen...
Release Date: 31/07/2008, updated in 2020
Platforms: PC, PS3 and Switch
Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made
PixelJunk Eden is an organic puzzle game. You swing from abstract plant shapes to explore a stylised garden, attacking pollen carriers to gather particles that bring seeds to life. It's a game where you grow a field of plants, each one granting new ways...
Release Date: 09/09/2022
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels
Wilderplace is a turn-based adventure puzzle game where there are shaman bringing balance to a once-idyllic Divine Garden. You play by moving around the interlocking garden mazes, solving each scenario in creative ways to discover new abilities that let...