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The Top 10 Mobile Puzzle Games to Play on the Go

Puzzle games are the perfect pickup-and-play option for those on the go.

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The Top 10 Mobile Puzzle Games to Play on the Go

Puzzle games are as old as the medium itself. Whether it is the simplicity of Tetris or the complexity of Portal, the genre has always flourished while remaining innovative and fun.

The genre is also great for casual players who just want to pick them up and have some fun when they have some free time.

Due to their pickup-and-play nature, they are perfect for mobile devices.

Waiting in the doctor’s office? Commuting on public transportation? Why not play a quick puzzle game and pass the time?!

That said, here are some of the standout puzzle games that you can download on your phone so you can avoid eye contact like the rest of us:

Cut the Rope

Cut the Rope 2

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Cut the Rope is a puzzle game that is easy for anyone to pick up, thanks to its visuals and simple concept. Possibly the oldest game on this list, Cut the Rope, was initially launched in 2010.

Since then, it has had several sequels and spinoffs.

Games in the series have players figure out ways to feed the little green monster named Om Nom by cutting the rope attached to a piece of candy so into drops into the little fella’s mouth.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

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Monument Valley is an indie puzzle game that has a minimal yet distinct art style. The game was developed and published by Ustwo Games and has players lead Princess Ida through mazes of optical illusions.

To progress, you must manipulate the world around the Princess so she can reach new platforms.

The game’s visuals are inspired by Japanese prints, minimalist sculpture, and other indie games Windosill, Fez, and Sword & Sworcery. The visuals are also often compared to  M. C. Escher’s drawings.

Bridge Constructor Portal

Bridge Constructor Portal

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The Bridge Constructor series has numerous releases on mobile, all with differing themes. The game combines gameplay elements from the featured theme and the classic bridge construction gameplay.

The most popular theme taken on by The Bridge Constructor is Portal.

Taking portals from the incredibly popular Valve title and introducing it to the Bridge Constructor formula created something addicting and incredibly fun.

Golf Peaks

Golf Peaks

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Golf Peaks is a puzzle game that takes on the look of a miniature golf game. There are over 120 levels or golf courses spread across ten worlds.

To progress, you must use cards for movement while trying to decipher which cards will get the ball into the hole.

All of these elements combined give you a logic puzzle that will require some time to figure out.

Hidden Folks

Hidden Folks

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Hidden Folks is a new take on the classic Where’s Waldo game. This stylish hidden object game looks fantastic with its unique art style while also being fun to play.

Players must find a particular person hidden within each drawing. Like the classic Where’s Waldo books, doing so is easier said than done as you’ll have to move objects in each environment to find the hidden individual.

This feature sets it apart from other hidden object games as it provides an interactive experience.

Shadowmatic

Shadowmatic

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Shadowmatic is extremely simple. All you have to do is spin and tilt objects within the game’s environment to form a shadow that displays the puzzle’s desired shape.

As one would expect, this becomes much harder as you progress through the game, providing an ample challenge for those looking for one.

The game is great if you are looking for a short time waster or a lengthy gaming session.

Angry Birds

Angry Birds

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Angry Birds was massive a few years ago, even receiving its own movie series. While it is no longer as massive as it once was, it has recently been rebuilt in the Unity engine, with 390 levels spread across eight episodes.

Like the original, you slingshot birds, all with different characteristics, toward fortresses filled with pigs.

The challenge of the game is trying to destroy the fortresses with the number of birds you are provided.

The Unfinished Swan

The Unfinished Swan

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The Unfinished Swan has players explore a world by throwing paintballs in different parts of the environment to help illuminate their surroundings.

This great-looking adventure also has an engaging story and incredibly inventive core mechanics in the world-revealing paint-throwing feature.

Lara Croft Go

Lara Croft Go

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Lara Croft Go is the best within the Go series created by Square Enix. This is a turn-based puzzle game that is a part of the long-running Tomb Raider series.

Within the game, players must move Lara Croft as a puzzle piece through a board game while also avoiding obstacles and manipulating the environment.

Tetris Beat

Tetris Beat 1

Source: Engadget

The grandfather of all puzzle games, Tetris’s nearly 40-year reign as one of the best puzzle series continues with Tetris Beat.

Tetris Beat takes the original gameplay of the original and reinvents itself. To differentiate itself from the countless Tetris games that came before it, Tetris Blast fuses its hit gameplay with exclusive music and innovative rhythm mechanics.

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