Who doesn’t like to play some puzzle games to boost the mood? If you are bored or just want to clear your mind, you can always go and play some puzzle games on your iPhone. There is a huge variety of games that you can find on the App Store. Moreover, each game varies from the other and lets you have some adventure of your own. You can spend hours and be entertained by completing the goals and taking on new challenges in these games. We tend to create a love-hate relationship with these games as we sometimes win and sometimes lose the challenges. But no doubt, we go back to the game just to get new rewards. Here are the best puzzle games for iPhone and iPad in 2021.
What you will see?
- Red’s Kingdom
- The Room 3
- Monument Valley- Puzzle Games for iPhone
- 10™ Connect
- Slayaway Camp (17+)
- FRAMED- Puzzle Games for iPhone
- Deus Ex GO- Puzzle Games for iPhone
- Mini Metro
- Samsara Room- Puzzle Games for iPhone
- You Must Build A Boat
- Photographs – Puzzle Stories
- Gorogoa- Best Puzzle Games for iPhone
- Donut County
- ELOH- Best Puzzle Games for iPhone
- Lumino City
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If you love adventure puzzle games, then Red’s Kingdom is just for you. This game has a good heartwarming backstory which makes it all the way more interesting. Moreover, you can’t say no to the colourful characters and the in-depth layers of the game. You will find plenty of elements of surprise as you move ahead in the game. In this game, you can go on different paths and explore different areas. You will find hidden treasures as you start exploring the new regions. This puzzle game is different from others, as it is more like an action-adventure game.
The Room 3
If you are interested in some spooky puzzle games, then you should definitely try ‘The Room 3’. Although the complete Room series games are very interesting, ‘The Room 3’ is the best. It has spooky music playing in the background and has complex box-related puzzles. Also, it has a great backstory and gives you unsettling clues to solve the puzzles. It has a unique mix of intriguing puzzles with a simple user interface. With the great visuals, you will feel like you are actually inside the game and have a great experience. You can even go to a variety of new environments, each spanning multiple areas. All you have to do is rotate, zoom and examine dozens of artefacts to discover their hidden secrets.
Monument Valley- Puzzle Games for iPhone
Monument Vally is a puzzle game with uncanny visuals and a captivating backstory. It has different 3D maps to explore different areas and conquer them. All these areas have different spooky creatures like crows, block creatures, and spectacular Escher-style landscapes. This game is one of the best puzzle games and has won Apple’s Game of the Year 2014 and the Apple Design Award 2014. Moreover, it is recommended by players as well as critics and has a 4.5 rating overall. The game basically revolves around a silent princess whom you have to guide through the valley. You can explore through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Once you are done with this adventure, you can play the second part of this series, Monument Valley 2.
10™ is all about making connections. You get a set of numbered discs that are surrounded by a three-by-three field. All you need to do is tap on the dots and they will shoot in the direction of the arrow until they can’t move forward. When two dots of the same number meet, they make a connection. You need to chain at least two twos, three threes or four fours to make a match. As you make matches, the field expands and numbers get higher. This game may need some time to get a hang of it, but once you get it, it is quite fun to play.
Slayaway Camp (17+)
If you want to try something different in the world of puzzle games, you can definitely try the Slayaway Camp. It is a ghoulish puzzle game with tasks to go on a killing spree, and no one is safe in the game. You will get different challenges in which to reach the next area you have to kill the victims in a given sequence. Also, you will have to face obstacles like fire pits, open water, and cops. This game is inspired by classic 80s horror films. The game is full of violence and is a diabolical puzzle.
FRAMED- Puzzle Games for iPhone
This game is like a comic book adventure inspired by a motion picture. FRAMED gives you great visuals and a heart-catching backstory. You will get to know the backstory through panels that are not present in the sequence. All you need to do is arrange them in sequence and move ahead in the story. To do this you have to simply grab the comic panels and swap them with a touch of your finger. The illustrations you find in this game are all hand-crafted. This game is a fusion of all-new game mechanics & fiendish puzzles. With a mysterious storyline, you will want to solve the puzzle quickly to know more about the story. You can even play the second part of the game, FRAMED 2 after you finish this.
If you want a classic puzzle game then ‘Threes’ is for you. In this game, you have to merge numbers to create bigger numbers and repeat them to avoid gridlock. Although the game revolves around numbers, you don’t need to be a great mathematician to play this game. You just have to be cautious so that you don’t get stuck. You can find new paths to move ahead, try new tricks, and new methods to match the numbers. With an easy-to-use interface and adorable illustrations, you will fall in love with this game.
This game is simple, all you need to do is turn the screen pink. But to do so, you will have to crack the puzzles and move ahead. It has 50 different levels which get you hooked up. Although, it has minimal graphics, the variety in the design is all to look for. You can get hints if you click on a button, shaped like a light bulb. You get multiple hints on each level. Although, the solutions are hidden in plain sight, so if you look deeper you won’t even need hints.
Deus Ex GO- Puzzle Games for iPhone
With Deus Ex GO you won’t ever get bored. It is a turn-based concealed puzzle game set in a beautiful dystopian future. It has different levels which involve complex systems with which you have to solve the puzzles. You have to solve brain-teasing, grid-based puzzles to invade enemy hideouts and solve a new mystery. One of the interesting features is that you can create and share your own challenges in the elegant Puzzle Maker. Also, you get special events with daily challenge levels in the game.
If you are looking for more of a relaxing puzzle game than an action-packed one, then Prune is for you. In this game, you have to cut trees such that the sunlight reaches them. You can grow and shape your tree with a swipe of a finger while avoiding the dangers of a hostile world. It has a minimalist design and soothing colour palette, which relaxes you and allows you to focus on the puzzle. It has meditative music and sound design for you to zen out.
You can test your creative skills with the Mini Metro. In this game, all you have to do is to design your own subway system. With a minimalist design, the game presents complex puzzles for you to solve. You will have to draw lines between stations and start your trains. As new stations open, redraw your lines to keep them efficient. You can play in 20 real-world cities and test your planning skills. Also, there are different modes for you to choose from.
Samsara Room- Puzzle Games for iPhone
In this game, you go to a place with no exits. It is a room full of mysteries, where the objects are not what they seem to be. The room has a telephone, a mirror, a grandfather clock and some other odd objects you don’t recognise. As you explore ahead, you find the path to new rooms or looking at the same room from a different perspective. It is a bite-sized escape game that is full of surprises, delights, and baffles.
You Must Build A Boat
With ‘You Must Build A Boat’, you can enjoy a classic puzzle game of the match and create. In the game, you start a journey where you bargain with creatures, slide rows or columns of tiles on a 6×8 grid to match at least 3, run, focus, match keys, and much more. You have to battle with monsters to make them join and recruit them for your boat. Also, your boat gets bigger and upgraded with every challenge you complete and you can make more creatures join your boat. You have to match blocks to attack, defend, cast magic spells, unlock chests, etc.
Photographs – Puzzle Stories
This puzzle game is a narrative-based game, where you have to search and solve puzzles to unfold the story. With beautiful illustrations and an interesting story with each scene, you will get a different setup for every story. Although it is a short game, it is worth trying. Also, the top-notch music, combined with gameplay and narrative beats plays an important role in the storytelling. Most probably it would just take you 3 hours to finish the game. Moreover, no one has hours to play a game, so it is a better choice.
Gorogoa- Best Puzzle Games for iPhone
If you are someone who loves FRAMED, then you’ll even love Gorogoa. In this game, you have to arrange hand-drawn panels in the correct sequence. Although it sounds simple, it is not that easy. Once you start playing you’ll see how smart this mix of art and perspective really is. It is a game where layers pile upon layers, doors transport you between realities, strange creatures and wild environments blend together. With a unique and interesting gameplay, Gorogoa is definitely worth trying.
Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game. This game revolves around a raccoon who has a device that creates donut holes in the ground. With these holes, you have to help the raccoon to steal others’ trash. As you do this, you will win prizes and move ahead in the game. As you move the hole to swallow up their stuff, growing bigger each time. In this journey, you will meet new characters who are the residents of Donut County residents.
As you move ahead, the raccoon will even steal the houses and throw them in the holes. And when the raccoon falls into his own hole and ends up meeting the residents of the County who are stuck underground. With each character, you get a new story and you can explore their homes. Also, when you combine items you get fun effects and can even catapult things out of the hole if needed. Play this puzzle game and eat up a whole city as you complete the challenges. The game’s fantastic visual style and marvellous soundtrack will get you hooked up.
ELOH- Best Puzzle Games for iPhone
If you are looking for a groovy yet relaxing puzzle game, ELOH is just for you. It is a musical puzzle game in which you have to find the right position for the blocks and guide the balls into the correct holes. With each level, the difficulty level increases. One of the best parts of the game is, there is no time limit or ads in the game. But the fun doesn’t end here, if you think the blocks will remain simply like a block then you are wrong. As you move ahead, the blocks will take up creative shapes and forms and even move in only a specific direction. Just follow along with the rhythm and complete the 98 levels. The beautiful hand-painted visuals and joyful animations will keep you hooked up and want more.
Lumino City is a beautiful puzzle adventure game that was hand-crafted from real-life paper, cardboard, miniature lights, and motors. This created the amazing little world that you find in the game. The game revolves around a girl, Lumi. Her grandfather has been kidnapped from Lumino City, and you have to help Lumi solve the mystery of her grandfather. You can even see the fascinating mechanisms that power this unique world. As you solve the puzzle you will be able to explore Lumino City, which has puzzles that are intertwined together. As you travel beyond the city gates you will discover gardens in the sky, boats abandoned high on an immense waterwheel, and houses dug dangerously into cliffs.
With so many puzzle games in the App Store, it is difficult to choose which one to opt for. If you are looking for a spooky action-packed puzzle game, you should definitely try ‘TheRoom 3’. With the great haunting visuals and spooky background music, you will get unsettling clues to solve the puzzle. Whereas, if you are looking for a relaxing comic book adventure then go for FRAMED. All you need to do is arrange them in sequence and move ahead in the story. The mysterious storyline will keep you hooked up wanting to know more. And when you finish the game you can even try FRAMED 2. Also, if you want to do something creative and test your planning skills, Mini Metro is the best choice for you. All you need to do is draw lines between stations and start your trains.
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