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.
Folds is a very interesting & interactive online skill-based puzzle game that brings the traditional Japanese art of origami to life (Specialized paper folding where ori means "folding", and gami means "paper")! In each level, you have to carefully fold a large virtual sheet of paper into a shaped outline within a certain amount of moves / folds with your computer mouse. You play the role of the origami master, and have to fill up at least 80 per cent of the "paper" into the designated outline in order to advance. Beginning with basic 1 and 2-fold moves, you slowly progress to creating complex shapes featuring multiple mini folds and incredibly intricate moves.
This unusual geometry-based brain teaser & thought-provoking, problem solving activity should prove a good fit for most gamers (younger and older) who enjoy a that is a challenge that is a little ‘out of the ordinary’. Good observation, perception, and cognitive skills are all required, as are patience and great determination. The pressure is on to find the solution – Just try not to fold under it!
Yummy Nuts is a fun, physics-based, ‘cut the rope’ skill game that requires puzzle-solving know-how, good strategy, good timing, and great patience and determination if you fail. In a nutshell, you have to slice through supporting ropes (with your mouse action) that hold a cute little squirrel in place, and then use the subsequent momentum of the swinging squirrel on the ropes along with gravity in order to re-unite it with its hungry baby squirrel! You really have to carefully and methodically time each rope-cutting maneuver (literately to perfection) so that the squirrel gets where it needs to go (especially if you want to collect all of the delicious "yummy nuts" along the way, which is a happy bonus). Aided by helium-filled rising bubbles, air-blowing piggies, and other raucous characters, you are faced with 48 increasingly difficult levels with progressively complex puzzles and obstacles in your way.
This highly-stimulating, problem-solving game should prove to be a good test and top interactive physics-based activity for gamers who enjoy gravity-based brain teasers that also combine some with physical skill. Tactful mouse movements are key to your success as you try to pinpoint the exact moment to cut a rope. Try to gather as many nuts as possible on your rope riding journey to your little baby (Expert players should aim to collect all three nuts in each level). Happy rope cutting!
Goldburger To Go is a difficult, head-scratching, online chain reaction brain-teaser game for kids and teens where you have to find the solution to a multi-faceted moving contraption puzzle that aims to deliver a delicious burger to some hungry lunch-goers! You play the role of the master puzzle unraveler, and must carefully and methodically tweak the 13 different mechanisms and adjustable devices so that they combine together to form a smooth-yet-wacky way of delivering food! Perhaps think of this ‘Goldburger To Go machine’ as a complex restaurant waiting system that just happens to have bowling balls, scissors, dominoes, rubber ducks, tambourines, and other madcap objects as parts of its delivery network!
This highly-interactive, point-and-click, mind-melting, ‘domino effect style’ problem solving activity should prove a decent test or online activity exercise for any young want-to-be technicians and engineers out there, or any gamer who simply likes solving interesting & tricky puzzles. More experienced players might recall a classic board game called ‘Mouse Trap’ which was very similar in concept. Key attributes required here includes very good analytical thinking skills, good concentration and observation skills, strategic planning skills, patience and great determination to solve the problem. Trial and error is critical to progress here; Remember, practice makes perfect! Let’s deliver that burger!
Neo Life is an absorbing and challenging physics-based puzzle game for children and grown-ups combining brain power and strategy. Here you have to dramatically alter each game level in order to knock any blue spheres completely out of the play zone. Using your computer mouse as a cutting tool, you have to tactfully sever ropes that hold orange spheres in place so that it causes a gravity-controlled chain reaction that, in the end, forces the main blue sphere down and out of the game.
Set in a futuristic, Tron-like game environment, this tricky problem solving activity offers no room for error, and provides gamers of all ages with a stern test of their mental and physical game-playing attributes. Logical thinking, good concentration, creative engineering skills and steadfast determination are paramount on the mental side of this puzzler, while tactful mouse clicking and smart reactions are required on the physical side. Trial and error is an essential part of learning and success in real life, and you must learn from your errors to progress far here. So then, are you ready to immerse your problem-solving know-how into this real visual brain-teaser?
Kermix is a cool platform-based, ‘block-sliding’ puzzle game for brain-teaser fans of all ages (from elementary age kids to seniors) where you have to maneuver red blocks into green Exit Blocks in a series of increasingly tricky maze-like levels. You play the role of ‘Block Master’, and must carefully guide the movable crimson blocks through deceptively-difficult grids while collecting gold and bronze coins along the way. The catch is that you cannot move the red blocks individually – your entire fleet moves simultaneously depending on the direction of your command. This poses a fun problem as you attempt to fill all of the different Exit Gateways with individual red blocks whilst ensuring all of the essential coins are collected.
Good observation skills, logic and smart strategy are the keys to success in this head-scratching online problem solving challenge. A good old-fashioned dash of creativity and ‘thinking outside the box’ should also serve you well. While a clock does tick away, there is no pressure on the amount of time you have to complete each level. However, you do have to finish up with as few moves as possible in order to score big. Enjoy, and good luck!
Cool physics-based puzzle and skill game where you must control multiple characters simultaneously to help a main character to escape the level: Being able to jump powerfully from ledge to ledge is a cornerstone of almost all platform games. However, in the absence of a ‘jumping’ skill, you’d have to be much more canny in your movements, right? Well, let’s put that theory into action! Jumpless is a fun, physics-based platform puzzle game where you have to guide a courageous cube character through the right side of the game screen in each level. The catch is that this cube character can only move from left to right – it cannot jump. Consequently, you need to enlist the help of other cube characters and objects as well as the natural terrain of each level in order to carefully maneuver your little guy to the edge of the game screen – and through to the next challenge.
This innovative online arcade game throws classic gaming conventions overboard, and forces you to think more logically in order to complete each level. You need to display tactful keyboard tapping ability as well as good hand-eye coordination and smart reflexes in order to chaperon your cube to success. Are you ready to take the plunge and relinquish jumping, at least for a short while?
Fun, mouse click puzzle game: Paintworld 2: Monsters is an accuracy-based shooting puzzle game where you have to unite groups of gungy, gooey little blobs of paint with the help of giant, lizard-like, paint-hating monsters! You must cunningly use this eccentric solution to the problem to your advantage by firing individual paint blobs at these monsters (who will not want any paint in their area, and will fling the paint blobs as far away as possible or to a colleague). As the blobs cannot move on their own, you use the throwing action to begin a chain reaction that hopefully fuses all of the paint together!
This innovative problem-solving brainteaser & skill-based activity requires tactful shot selection, pinpoint mouse-clicking accuracy, fast reactions, good strategic planning, lots of patience, and the alertness to learn from your mistakes if you want to be a Paintworld success. Additionally, you are faced with obstacles and hindrances such as dangerous spikes, differently-colored blobs, sticky surfaces, paint-pushing bombs, and more!
Sharp logical thinking skills required! Jelly Alien is a "doozy" of a physics-based puzzle game where you have to combine good strategic planning & prediction skills, creative engineering skills and swift mouse movements in order to unite several squidgy, little purple gelatinous aliens into one large body! These friendly extra-terrestrial invaders have become separated by large distances, tricky obstacles, and an unforgiving landscape - and you must don your thinking cap to figure out a way to somehow bring them together in each challenging level. You play the role of the Game Environment Changer, and must use a clever combination of cutting actions, gravity, and the game terrain to create pathways, bridges, and routes for the blobby aliens to join together by cutting wooden objects and ropes. However, it’s not all plain sailing as you have to avoid the dastardly ‘Evil Aliens’ who try to scupper your plans at every turn!
This addicting and surprisingly-tricky online brain teaser activity required plenty of patience and trial and error, and tests your observation skills and ability to figure out a logical solution to each problem. You cannot directly control the movement of the purple aliens, so you have to resort to outside influences – mainly your own cutting tool – in order to move and unite the little guys. In this fun problem solving exercise, your wood and rope-cutting swipes must be tactful as well as accurate! The difficulty of some of the later levels could definitely pose a stern test for some seasoned brain game veterans, while younger gamers should enjoy the immersive interactive action. Happy blob work!
Complete various tasks in a logic and memory-based game: Mind Cards is a quick-fire quiz game for kids and teens where you are shown a series of random ‘card-based’ mini-puzzles that you have to quickly solve. In this whirlwind online brain-tester puzzle, you have to answer as many random questions as you can in a rapid two minute spell. Pit your problem-solving wits against simple math equations, fun Rock-Paper-Scissors-based brain teasers, memory challenges, fast mouse-clicking tasks, and more as you try to rack up as many correct answers as possible before the clock runs out!
This very good brain training activity under pressure exercises your ability to focus, your deep concentration and observation skills, keyboard and mouse clicking speed. However, don’t become too frantic with your answers – as it can be easy to make silly errors if you get too eager. Calmly focus on the question and environment at hand, and react quickly. OK, let's see how spontaneously smart you are today!
Roll up for a tricky, absorbing, head-scratching dice-based puzzle game based on a cunningly straight-forward concept! Endice is an addicting sliding-tile brain teaser challenge where you have to maneuver sets of sliding dice (classic board game-style die) into designated outline zones in each level. Moving the dice around the board is easy – but the catch is that you "must" move each dice a specific number of times (as indicated on the face of each cube), with each dice eventually coming to rest in one of the nominated outline areas. There are no fancy tricks, special moves, or extra bonuses here – just plain, old-fashioned problem solving!
Common sense and analytical-based thinking is the key to success alongside plenty of trial and error. This fun tile-based puzzler becomes increasingly difficult as you progress, and requires a measured ‘step-by-step’ approach. Strategic planning really comes into play, and to ensure success, you need to apply the mindset of a good chess player and think at least two or three moves ahead in advance. Younger players who are ‘cutting their teeth’ in problem solving activities online should enjoy the straight-forward gameplay, while more experienced players should hopefully appreciate the innovative modern twist on a very simple concept. It's time to exercise your brain and play the dice!
Arriba Amigo! Prepare to pit your problem-solving wits against a pulsating, physics-based puzzle game where careful observation, good decision-making, and expert timing are the order of the day! Amigo Pancho is a fun, Wild West-themed, mouse-clicking puzzle activity where you must use logical thinking and problem-solving skills to help ‘Pancho’ escape a deep canyon. The friendly-yet-hapless Mexican adventurer has tumbled to the bottom of a large chasm, and only has two helium-filled balloons and the law of gravity to his advantage. You play the role of the interactive ‘game changing engineer’, and must carefully and tactfully remove or alter the position of obstacles and dangerous objects so that Pancho can float "safely" to the top, and out of each level.
Any players expecting a leisurely float to freedom here are in for quite a surprise! Who would have thought that a natural rock landscape could contain so many bizarre balloon popping objects? Be prepared for spiky cacti, rock firing lizards, sharp pitchforks, barbed-wire fences, gnashing bats, and other treacherous obstacles that are out to pop Pancho’s balloons, and send him down to the abyss. Trial and error is extremely important as you try to figure out the optimum set of objects to remove or alter so that Pancho floats upward without hindrance. A tactful, subtle approach is the key to success here – and a shoot from the hip ‘gung-ho’ style of problem-solving is sure to end in poor Pancho remaining in the perilous canyon forever! Tread carefully! Happy problem busting!
Fun Da Vinci is a straight-forward, interactive physics-based puzzle game for both younger and older kids where you have to move and place objects in ideal positions so that cannonballs can be fired and directed into designated urns in each level. Set in the Renaissance period environment of the amazingly gifted Leonardo da Vinci, an innovative inventor, engineer, architect, mathematician, anatomist, painter, sculptor, musician, writer, and so much more.., you play the role of the inventive game changer here. Outlining your solutions to the physics and engineering-based problems on one of Leonardo’s legendary notebooks, you must impress your peers by designing a pathway (route), and strategically positioning various platforms, adjusting bridges, creating pathways, setting up blockades, and more so that the fired cannonballs reach their destination in the urns (fancy vases of the day).
The gameplay and graphics of this atmospheric brain teaser makes it feel like you are being immersed in a Renaissance drawing board. From the cracked parchment-style look of the play area, to the cool background noises mimicking a 15th century Italian city, this is one of the quirkiest puzzles you’re ever likely any time soon. As in all physics-based puzzle games, your observation skills, problem solving and strategic planning abilities, determination, stamina and patience are sternly exercised and tested. Be inspired by the true genius that was Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519) who even made detailed outlines of helicopter-like flying machines, tanks, and even robots in his spare time – hundreds of years before these machines were actually invented. Happy innovation!
Play an interesting, interactive and surprisingly-challenging ball shooting-based puzzle game where you have to deflect, direct, bounce, ricochet, and in any other way possible carefully guide a set number of yellow balls into an awkwardly-positioned bucket in a series of 30 obstacle-filled levels (which initially might seem straight-forward but soon get tricky!). In The Bucket, you start each level with an unlimited supply of bouncy yellow cannonballs which are fired automatically from a pipe, and you must utilize various wooden objects and shapes so that a number of balls fall into the bucket (usually positioned in a tough-to-reach place).
This is a good game for both younger and older players who enjoy physics-based puzzles, and fun engineering-based problem solving games. Apply your brain power and observation skills to find ways to use the general contours of the level, the movable wooden components, the speed of the cannon shot, and the effect of gravity on the balls so that sufficient of the happy little balls get dunked into the bucket of water. To be successful in this stimulating and entertaining brain teaser, you must combine good strategy and concentration, accurate object placement, logical thinking, a steady mouse-moving hand, and plenty of trial and error. Enjoy helping the balls find their way to a good wash!
For physics-based game enthusiasts, and those of you who love to engineer a unique way to move stuff around from A to B! Assembler 3 is a straight-forward yet challenging online puzzler and highly interactive game for kids where you have to create pathways, drag and drop and stack blocks, build platforms, and manipulate the position of shapes in order to get a green colored block into a shaded-outline area in each level. You play the role of the clever "never say never Assembler", and in each level, you have to click and drag various wooden shapes around the game screen in order to ensure the green block (normally a square shape but sometimes circular or triangular) fits snugly into an often awkwardly-placed shaded area.
This addicting online mouse-clicking brainteaser requires good hand-eye coordination, logical problem-solving skills, creative engineering know-how, some appreciation for the effects of gravity on structures, strategic planning, and a plenty of trial and error!
Ready for an intricate and absorbing puzzle, and one of our favorite games to date? Loops of Zen 3 really is a mesmerizing and extremely challenging online tile-rotating brain teaser of 35 levels that will likely keep your eyes and mind intensely occupied for hours! Suitable for older kids, high school students and grownups with a love of problem solving, your role is to rotate and manipulate the various pieces (tiles) in the game zone until you have created a series of closed loops (in this case, meaning that all circular-ended pieces share a connection body with at least one other circular-ended piece). This top quality online puzzle (with relaxing lullaby-like music in the background) requires high observation and concentration levels, creative engineering skills, logical thinking, great patience and determination, and plenty of good-old trial and error in order to succeed.
Don’t let your day just float away! Clear a pathway, control the flood, save the villagers! Flooded Village is an innovative and original engineering-based puzzle game where you can really test your quick-thinking & problem solving skills by having to carefully manage the flow of a large body of water through a grid-based village. You play the role of ‘Flood Manager’, and have to carefully and methodically remove and re-position blocks and obstacles in order to direct the flow of water so that stranded pirates can float/sail, and plants can grow into trees. At the same time, you must also protect vulnerable villagers by making sure they don’t get swept away by the powerful gush. This highly-challenging brain teaser tests your creative engineering skills, strategic planning, good decision making, quick reactions, and more. It could also be a fun interactive activity for young players interested in themes such as irrigation, water treatment, construction, urban planning, and simply finding logical solutions to everyday global problems.
You will definitely need your thinking cap for this one! Cloudy is a difficult physics and timing-based puzzle game for older kids, teens and grownups where you have to plan out a safe, logical route for a paper plane to cross a dangerous, cloud-filled skyline. Your loyal little paper plane travels along a white-dotted pathway, and your goal is to successfully manipulate that pathway so that your projectile makes it safely from the left hand side of the game screen, all the way over to the right hand side. The catch however is that your paper plane must collect all of the randomly-positioned Gold Stars in order to progress to the next level.
This highly-stimulating and tricky brain teaser activity requires good concentration levels and creative engineering skills, a healthy amount of patience, and plenty trial and error! You have to strategically and meticulously create a simple flight trajectory for your paper aircraft, which is certainly easier said than done with these pesky clouds blocking your way, as well as having to collect all of the Stars, and confined spaces to work with. Your problem-solving skills must come to the fore to figure out a safe and secure flight path through the often treacherous skyline. Have you got the puzzle busting skills to reach Cloud 9?
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!