This page lists some of the newest puzzle games to be added to the Learn4Good Games Area, where children and Big Kids can play fun thinking & learning games on the internet for free. We hope that you and your family and school friends enjoy these fun easy-to-play to more challenging puzzles.
How quickly can you enter numbers to break the code under intense pressure while playing the part of a cheeky rogue? Art Thief is an unusual yet fun code-breaking puzzle game (based on deductive reasoning) where you have to quickly and logically figure out the 3-digit code that instantaneously switches off an alarm system so that you can grab and run off with valuable loot (paintings from prestigious museums). In this suave virtual world, your character is a normal, corporate office worker by day, and the world’s most notorious art thief by night, attempting daring heists in some of the most renowned galleries! Known only as ‘The Specter’, you have scrupulously designed a state-of-the-art code breaking gadget that handily indicates whether your 3-digit guess is ‘higher’ or ‘lower’ than the real alarm code in that gallery. Through a series of logical guesses and quick reactions, you try to crack the alarm code to switch off the laser system, and steal the painting!
Yes, stealing is obviously wrong and totally unacceptable in real life, but the best police officers and detectives have to be able to re-trace the steps and actions of the cunning criminal in order to solve the crime, and restore some sense of justice. This stimulating brain exercise allows you to be the villain of the day in an intense environment, and requires deductive logic skills, a good memory, fast mouse-clicking reactions, an enthusiasm for number crunching and problem solving under pressure, a clear strategy, and patience! Each time you enter a 3-digit code, you only get a ‘higher’ or ‘lower’ clue as to the exact code combination, so you have to be clever in the subsequent numbers you enter. Guess what? The more valuable the painting – the less time you have to work on the code! So, have you got the skill and desire to break the code? Good luck – and just don’t trip that alarm!
Ball Puzzle is an arcade puzzle and skill-based game for both little kids (in the early levels) and older kids (in the higher levels). Based on a simple idea and grid, this activity may prove a visually tricky brain teaser for some players. This online maze-style challenge requires good observation, careful analysis and strategy, and exercises your analytical thinking skills. Here, you have to carefully observe the playing grid in each level, and figure out the correct path that enables a small red ball to reach a green exit portal. The catch is that your rolling ball travels along the tiled grid either horizontally or vertically, and continues moving until it impacts with a blue block; you must use these blocks to your advantage. Can you find a solution to each level? Happy problem solving!
Ready for a fun, rope-cutting physics and skill-based game? Boom Balloon is a tricky, interactive mouse-clicking puzzle game to really get your "spikes" into. Here, you must pop three helium-filled balloons in each level by successfully manipulating the game environment, and carefully freeing and guiding the balloons toward a set of spikes! You play the role of the ‘game-changer’, and have to meticulously plan out a sequence of actions and reactions in each level that results in all three balloons being mercilessly popped (no matter how cute the balloon designs are, they’ve simply got to go if you want to progress).
This challenging gravity-based brain teaser activity can prove to be a tricky test for even the most experienced of gamers. Each level requires careful analysis, logical thinking, good strategy, great patience and determination to figure out the correct course of actions that will result in the balloons’ demise. Once you are ready to set your cunning plan in motion, well-timed swipes of your computer mouse, and fast reaction skills are essential. Beginners beware – later levels feature extremely complex step-by-step solutions that can only be achieved through rigorous trial and error. We hope your enthusiasm for problem-solving doesn't take flight - Remember that only the balloons need to get ‘deflated’ here! Challenging yourself is what it's all about:) Good luck and enjoy!
Untangle is a tricky game that might help you the next time you have to deal with the fun task of unraveling a large set of electric Christmas tree lights! This is a challenging online brain teaser game where you simply have to free up (untangle) a web of crisscrossing, interconnected white lines in each level. The catch is that there are an increasing number of lines as you progress, and each new level features progressively more complicated webs of troublesome tangled structures. This difficult problem solving skill-based game requires good observation skills, deep concentration, logical thinking, lots of patience and tenacity!
How to Play: (Note: After the game loads, click on the blue ‘Continue’ button in the bottom right corner of the game screen in order to load the main menu screen.) In each of the 20 increasingly difficult levels, your goal is to drag the white lines around the game zone until none of them cross over (intersect with) each other. Using your computer mouse or touchpad, left click on any of the white corner dots, and then drag in the direction you want the line to go. If a line intersects with another, they both glow white. However, if you manage to free a line, it becomes grey in color. If you manage to free up all lines, you automatically progress to the next level.
Unleash your artistic and creative side while solving gravity-based puzzles in one of the most innovative problem solving activities available online. Sugar, Sugar 2 is an awesome second edition of the highly stimulating Sugar, Sugar puzzle game series where you have to use your creative engineering abilities, slick drawing skills, and quick reactions to guide a descending flow of sugar into specific color-coded cups! Using imaginative strokes of your computer mouse, you are required to draw / construct helpful ledges, bridges, tunnels, and pathways in order to channel the sugary pixels toward their intended cup (each cup must be filled to 100 granules of sugar). Finding a solution certainly isn’t just as easy as sugar – you have to contend with a whole host of difficult obstacles including tricky color changes, teleporting sugar pixels, alternating states of gravity, and more..
This is the kind of original, thought-provoking physics-based brain teaser that is enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike! Younger players should enjoy getting their mind focused on the colorful problem solving action, while more experienced gamers can truly test themselves against some of the most complex gravity-based levels imaginable. Prepare for a thorough examination of your mental and physical gaming attributes! As well as applying deep concentration, logical thinking, and good decision making, you must to react very quickly and keep your mouse hand steady in order to draw basic structures that help your sugar granules reach their end goal. Enjoy the sweet problem solving action!
Snoring 2: Wild West is a fun interactive puzzle game for younger kids of elementary to middle school age where you have to wake up a snoring elephant (by impacting with it, and toppling the elephant off of its perch). Snoring in this neighborhood is a much-frowned-upon characteristic, and disgruntled zebras, pigs, penguins, cows, and other animals are just sick and tired of the loud and disruptive snoring of their elephant buddy – so they’ve decided to team up, and put a stop to it once and for all! But they really need your brain and mouse-clicking skills to solve the problem; in each level, you must first study the scene, and using good strategy, utilize the effects of gravity and the helpful animals available! Understanding each animal’s unique attributes and potential movements, you have to set off a chain reaction that results in the elephant being jolted awake! The animals cannot move by themselves, so must to guide them around the game screen, creating momentum, removing obstacles, and generating pathways toward the ultimate goal of startling this big sleepy elephant.
Good problem solving skills, logical thinking, strategic planning, great patience, and lots of trial and error is the key to success here. Each specific animal has a dynamic attribute (cows can roll, zebras can jump, owls can fall etc), and you have to carefully harness these traits in order to engineer a solution where the elephant is nudged off the ledge where he is happily deep asleep. Fast reactions and sharp mouse movements are important as you often have to click on two animals in quick succession. If you feel a little sleepy yourself, you might find that this brain teaser a bit difficult - so for best results, ensure your feeling wide awake, and ready to get your brain working hard on this fun problem solving puzzle!
Switch on your problem solving radar, get settled in your seat, and gear yourself up for an intriguing brain teaser challenge! Tiger and Monster Hassle is a stimulating physics-based puzzle game where you have to unite two adorable stuffed toys together by removing obstacles, creating pathways, and strategically interacting with the game environment. Tiger and Monster are sadly separated in each level by a complex set of wooden objects and awkwardly-positioned obstacles, and your goal is to connect the two best friends by utilizing your cunning and creative engineering skills. Each time you remove an object from the game area, other blocks (and the cute creatures themselves) react to gravity, and set off a chain of events that hopefully results in the two buddies being reunited at last!
In your role as ‘game changer’, you have to carefully plan and figure out a logical solution that merges the two fun toys together. Suitable for both young and experienced gamers, your problem solving skills, strategic planning ability, great patience and endless determination are vitally important as you try to solve each increasingly difficult puzzle. Good reactions and timing are also important as you try to pinpoint the correct and tactful moment to make your decisive click. You’ll also need to be patient – trial and error is a big part of this challenge. Enjoy the puzzle busting action!
If you like complex brain teasers, it’s time that you literally got down to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of online problem solving. Screw the Nut is a challenging physics-based, interactive puzzle game for older kids and teens where you have to strategically divert a hexagonal nut toward a bolt in each level using simple physics and gravity as your aid. Your goal is to unite the two pieces of metal hardware by any means possible – that includes removing objects such as beams and blocks, creating pathways, building bridges, or even using other items to physically push the nut toward the screw in each increasingly intricate level. You play the role of the ‘game changer’, and have to successfully alter the game environment in order to engineer a solution that merges the two pieces together.
This highly-stimulating, skill-based brain teaser requires good tactical and logical thinking skills. You have to carefully plan and figure out a solution using only the objects and tools in front of you. This means that you need think of how items might react to gravity, how you can propel or deflect the nut in certain directions, and how best to decipher what can become an increasingly complex puzzle in later levels. Quick reactions and good timing are also very important here as you have to sensibly choose the correct and tactful moment to make your move. Trial and error definitely plays a part here, and (like all good handymen and women who use these types of tools) you need to be patient and determined in order to succeed. Happy problem solving!
Here is an original trial and error game for devoted fans of head-scratching online puzzles. Bring your problem solving skills to full flow in this awesome Holiday-themed version of one of the most innovative brain teasers on the web! Sugar, Sugar: The Christmas Special is an addicting and highly-stimulating, gravity-based puzzle game where you have to use your creative engineering and drawing skills to divert a descending flow of sugar granules into color-coded cups! Use your mouse to construct helpful bridges, tunnels, and pathways to channel the tiny sugar pixels in your desired direction, but beware of awkwardly-positioned obstacles, altering states of gravity, and finicky color-changes. Each cup must be filled with 100 sugar granules, and luckily, you’ve got an unlimited amount of time to engineer a ‘sweet’ solution to each level.
So, it's time to give your fancy consoles a break, and get your mind and body focused on solving this challenging puzzler that requires plenty of deep concentration, logical thinking, quick reactions, and good decision making skills. This really is a barnstorming, interactive brain teaser than can be enjoyed by gamers of all ages as long as you are prepared to get hooked right in as you try to figure out the often very intricate solutions to each increasingly difficult level. Festively-themed obstacles such as reindeer, snowflakes and baubles only add to the magic! Now, Christmas Puzzle Master, can you display the deft drawing skills to find the design requirement? Enjoy the action!
Help Santa Claus deliver gifts (sometimes called presents in the North Pole) to some good children who are sound asleep by creating an intricate pathway from the chimney all the way down to the living room of the house! Santa’s Chimney Trouble is a challenging maze-building puzzle game where you have to use your engineering know-how and problem solving skills to aid a lost and bewildered Santa Claus deliver his precious gifts this Holiday Season! Poor Santa suddenly finds himself in a new neighborhood where the chimneys haven’t been properly constructed, so he needs your help to quickly build a brick passageway from the roof to the living room using an array of differently-shaped blocks. As usual, Santa is in a hurry, so your chimney passage construction needs to be complete as soon as his reindeer land on the roof in each level.
This highly-stimulating and innovative brain teaser game requires very quick and decisive thinking (you have less than 90 seconds to construct your passageway each time). You have to make snap decisions regarding where each piece of your passageway should be placed (each ‘pipeline-style’ block is normally different in design from the next). You really need to see the bigger picture here to help ensure that Santa can crawl successfully through to the living room. Ok, there’s no time to waste! It’s really up to you to save Christmas for these kids and Santa!
Frosty’s Adventure is a challenging, skill and strategy-based platform puzzle game for young kids to teens where you have to reunite Frosty the Snowman’s head with the rest of his body by carefully rolling and jumping his head through a series of obstacle-filled levels! Fierce winds have blown the friendly snowman’s head off of his shoulders, and into awkward positions far from the other parts of his body. Our snow-based hero needs your expert help to carefully guide his head from ledge to ledge, collecting stars and avoiding traps along the way. However, this is more than just a jumping challenge; you also need to create pathways, solve problems, flip switches and perform other puzzle-based tasks in this wonderful winter-themed adventure!
The gameplay here is reminiscent of good old-fashioned jumping games such as Sonic and Mario. This interactive platform game is a fun activity for young children to get into the festive spirit while also enjoying a challenging puzzle. You must think logically here, and carefully plan your route through each tricky level by using good keyboard controls, expert timing, and crafty problem solving skills. Enjoy the head-helping action!
Three bewildered farmyard animals lost in an underground labyrinth filled with tricky platform levels… what could possibly go wrong? Home Sheep Home 2: Lost Underground is a highly-stimulating and entertaining puzzle adventure and strategy game for kids and teens where you have to guide three different-sized sheep (Shaun, Timmy & Shirley) through 15 challenging brain teaser-style platform levels. Each sheep has its own unique attribute; Shaun can jump very high, Shirley can push large objects, and Timmy can squeeze through small spaces. You have to strategically utilize each sheep’s individual skill in order to engineer a solution where all 3 make it to the end of each level. Teamwork is the order of the day, and our three fluffy companions have to work closely together if they are to escape this perilous underground situation!
This eccentric online problem solving game (based on the hilarious stop-motion animation TV show Shaun the Sheep) requires deft keyboard tapping skills combined with logical and analytical thinking skills aplenty as you have to cunningly create pathways, remove obstacles, flip switches, open doors, and more! Your fast reactions are also important as your may have to quickly hop from one ledge to the next, while you also need to be tactful in your movements. Assigning specific duties to suit each sheep is the key to a successful run. Let’s hope Shaun and his buddies aren’t in for a ‘baaaaaaad’ day! Are ‘ewe’ ready for action? Happy problem solving!
When describing something relatively straight-forward, people often say “it’s not rocket science”. However, that expression certainly doesn’t apply to this challenging, physics-based launching puzzle - which very much "is" Rocket Science! Here, you have to drag, rotate, and launch explosive rocket missiles at awkwardly-positioned planets in a series of tricky levels. Your rockets must be fired from a designated, outlined area, and you have to hit at least one planet with a projectile in order to progress. You might even have to launch simultaneous rockets in different directions, so be prepared for a challenge that is truly ‘out of this world’.
This fun and innovative rocket launching game requires a good deal of logical thinking and precision. Engineering a solution to each level requires the ability to foresee the resultant reaction of your propelled missile, so a good understanding of angles and trajectory is key. You never know too; Maybe one day NASA will come calling at your door! Until then, enjoy this cool problem-solving brain teaser!
Are you looking for an original brain teaser puzzle where you have to apply logic and good strategic planning to an everyday situation? If so, we’ve got just the cheesy treat for you! Verminator is a challenging and innovative online problem solving activity where you play the role of a pest controler. Your job is to eliminate pesky rats from each level by strategically positioning various types of cheeses in order to repel or attract the little rodents into a water chamber below. You play the role of the professional exterminator, and have to persuade the hungry rats to move from their initial stationery positions using the smell of either their favorite yellow cheese (attract), or the smell of a spoiled green cheese (repel). The catch is that you only have a certain number of cheese pieces to work with, and each level features a challenging set of platforms and ledges from which you have to coax the rats down (the job gets surprisingly difficult in later levels!).
Although contentious, it has been estimated that there are up to five billion rats worldwide. Do you have skills and determination to engineer a solution in each level to help keep these pest numbers under control? Ok then Verminator, it’s time to face up to your toughest task yet!
Being One: Episode 1 – Escape the Lab is a very challenging, thought-provoking, RPG adventure puzzle game for older kids, teens, and grown-ups where you have to navigate through a strange building in a step-by-step manner in order to escape a laboratory. After suddenly waking up in a storage vat filled with bubbling green liquid, you have to slowly try to get your bearings by investigating and exploring the seemingly-deserted laboratory for clues and hidden objects. This highly interactive ‘science fiction adventure’ game features a first-person viewpoint, which gives a cool yet perhaps slightly-scary authenticity to the whole atmosphere… Many questions spring to mind, such as: Where am I? What am I doing here? You must use your sleuthing skills to keep on probing, clicking and examining items that you discover in order to find out!
Fans of stimulating brain teasers and virtual detective games should enjoy this unusual mouse-clicking puzzle. With very few clues or tutorials to help you, players have to think clearly, logically, and rationally in order to progress. An inquisitive mind is extremely important here – every nook and cranny of each scene needs to be examined thoroughly in order to pick up valuable tips and important items. Being One: Episode 1 is just the beginning of an epic story – and you hold the key to the action! If you want answers to this puzzling conundrum, it’s time to think outside the box! Good luck with the problem solving!
Plumber is a highly stimulating and challenging puzzle game where you have to re-arrange and connect a set of jumbled individual pieces of pipe in order to create a continuous pipeline that allows water to flow from the starting tap through to the end point (the overflow pipe). Under serious time pressure, you have to quickly rotate the various bend pieces and straight piping parts so that they form a viable channel for the water to travel through. Once your pipeline is complete, you can start the flow of water and progress to the next challenge!
This innovative maze-based, construction game requires quick logical thinking on your hands and knees (You have less than 45 seconds to construct a pathway for the water in each level). This problem solving brain teaser is an ideal activity for players who enjoy a fast-paced puzzle with a real-life concept (everyday plumbing issues). Good observation and decision making skills are important (Will you spot when you’ve made an error in direction?) If you realize that you have started down an impossible pathway early enough, you might just have enough time to rectify the situation. Plumbing and water routing sure can pack a brain-teasing punch! Let’s see how far your pipeline building skills can take you!
Kamikaze Blocks is an addicting and challenging physics-based shooting game for kids & teens where you have to topple colored blocks off of midair platforms by firing explosive lizard creatures at them! Hungry cloud monsters lurk just underneath these platforms, and your job is to feed these beasts by blasting delicious blocks down into the abyss below. Needless to say, the blocks are stacked in awkward formations, meaning your kamikaze lizard missiles have to be supremely accurate in order to dislodge them from the platform. While shooting these unorthodox missiles is the key component of the game, some later levels have a distinct brain-teaser puzzle element as you carefully figure out the correct areas to target.
An all-out ‘gung-ho’ strategy won’t get the job done in this fun, skill-based, missile-firing activity. To be a successful kamikaze shooter, you need to be more subtle and precise with your efforts. A simple understanding of the effects of gravity is helpful as you try to figure out the best way to rid the game screen of those pesky blocks. Quick reactions and accurate mouse-clicking skills are important as you may need to fire off two or three lizards in quick succession. Good planning and tactical target shooting skills (just as in pool, billiard or bowling) are key; as you have to carefully target specific blocks and points in later levels. Happy block blasting!
Alphabet Shoot is a straight-forward yet challenging, physics-based cannon shooting-style game where you have to fire lettered blocks (missiles) at and eliminate designated targets (further lettered blocks) from each level. For example, you have to accurately fire an F missile in order to eliminate a target F block from the game screen. Blast away wooden obstacles, create useful bridges, and clear narrow pathways for your devastating projectiles in a clinical exhibition of cannon shooting at close quarters. Each level takes place in a confined space, so even the slightest misfire can result in disaster!
This online missile-firing activity isn’t all about big guns and explosive action, you also have to carefully and strategically work your way through some tricky problem solving puzzles along the way. Needless to say, accuracy is the key to success here, while later levels also place a premium on quick reactions and good decision making. Ok Sharp Shooter, it’s time to focus your mind, steady your aim, and fire! But can you engineer a solution to each level?
Nodes 2 is a very challenging online puzzle game (and sequel to the equally-brilliant original ‘Nodes’) for middle school and high school age kids where you have to arrange sets of laser-emitting ‘Nodes’ so that the zigzagging beams run through each randomly-positioned Black Circle. Playing against the clock, your objective is to click and drag the movable Nodes so to create a complex, crisscrossing laser beam pathway that totally envelopes each of the awkwardly-placed Black Circles. And if things weren’t tricky enough, you also have to contend with the suspense and pressure of a ticking time bomb that is certain to go off if you do not complete each level as quickly as you possibly can! Yikes!
This highly innovative and often very difficult brain teaser requires good analytical skills, a love of strategic planning, good time management, and the evasive ability of remaining cool under immense pressure. Skilled problem solvers should be able to carefully analyze each level, and figure out a logical solution where all of your laser beams cover all of the bases! Unlike the first version of the game, here you have to work with curved lasers, beam-reflecting mirrors, and an ominous clock that constantly reminds you of the tricky task at hand. Experienced players and talented game designers can test their own game creating skills in ‘Level Editor’ mode.
Say “yes” to Nodes - a very challenging and innovative brain teaser puzzle game for older kids, teens, and grown-ups. Your goal in each level is to line up the laser-emitting ‘Nodes’ so that their beams run through every one of the randomly-positioned Blue circles. Drag, and stretch the Nodes all over the game screen in order to create a crisscrossing laser-beam pathway that intersects each one of the Blue circles. The catch is that you only have a set number of Nodes in each level, and that the Blue circles are often in awkward, non-linear locations.
This really tricky and refreshingly original head-scratcher of a puzzle should prove an ideal online activity for those who enjoy exercising their brain power on a good problem solving challenge. Strategic planning ability is vitally important; being able to coldly analyze the grid to see ‘the bigger picture’ is a key skill required here. Trial and error is definitely the path to success as you try out various different intersecting combinations, make minor changes in the angle of your Nodes, and carefully figure out the best way to overlap all of the circles with Red laser beams. Hopefully, you can criss-cross your way through all 20 levels! Enjoy the zigzagging laser beam action!