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.
Eclipse is a complex, interactive visual puzzle game for older children, teenagers and grownups where you must shift and rotate continental plates into complete rows of matching colored parts in order to bring about an eclipse (a darkening of the playing grid)! The grid acts as table of rotatable rings where you must constantly rearrange the various types of plates (Sand, Mountains, Earth & Water). Rotate the tectonic plates (tiles) on the circular grid by arranging them in rows of identical-colored pieces from outer shell to inner core.
This highly-challenging online brain teaser activity (kind of similar in idea to a circular version of a Rubik's cube) should prove a good, tough problem solving exercise for players who enjoy tricky puzzle busing activities. Top focus, patience and determination are essential traits required here. There is no clock timer, so you simply have to concentrate hard on finding a solution that arranges the Sand / Mountain / Earth / Water plates in a neat rows of each. Plenty of trial and error may be needed, just as in real life problem solving. Enjoy!
An interactive sliding puzzle game that requires focus, quick thinking, creative design skills, strategy, and lots of determination under pressure. Create a viable electricity pipe channel (connection) between the two electric glowing sources, against the clock! Connection is a challenging online visual puzzle game where you must methodically re-arrange (slide) jumbled tiles on a large grid in order to create a continuous pipeline where electricity flows freely from the start to the end point. Your initial problem is that the various corner pieces and straight pipe tiles are positioned randomly around the huge game grid, making pipe construction tricky and time-consuming! And then, to keep the clock running, you must continue to generate electricity via creating further successful connections!
This addicting maze-like, brain-teaser game provides a good fun exercise and test of your concentration levels, observation skills, quick reactions, and love of problem solving as you attempt to pinpoint the various tiles (square pieces) needed to complete your pipeline, and then slide them into position as quickly as you can. Swapping tiles randomly around at speed is of no use if you don’t have a coherent, logical plan to join up the electricity line. The overall ability to step back momentarily, to review and see the bigger picture, and then react urgently is essential here as it is in many real life situations everyday. Now, are you ready to take on this electrifying task?
Create portals to escape your maze-like environment: Portal: The Flash Version is a head-scratching, 2d platform-based puzzler (based on the 2007 puzzle-platform video game by Valve) where you must navigate your way through a series of tricky levels by teleporting out of your imprisonment through your own man-made portals. You play the role of ‘Test Subject 15837’, and must use your character’s handheld "portal creation device" to create magical blue and yellow pathways that can transport you to otherwise un-reachable areas of each level. Put simply, you create a blue portal in one wall, a yellow portal in another wall, and use the two doorways as a perfect teleporting mechanism! As you progress through the 40 increasingly-difficult levels, you encounter challenges such as complex mazes, spiky obstacles, anti-teleport areas, and more.
This highly-stimulating, brain-teasing online platform challenge for older kids/ teens provides a stern test of your problem-solving skills. Figuring out a logical solution to transport your character toward the Exit in each level is no mean feat, and requires solid analytical thinking, creative engineering skills, good-old common sense, and the evasive ability to ‘think outside the box’. As Portal: The Flash Version is a platform game at heart, your keyboard tapping and fast reaction skills are also very important. Happy teleporting!
Protect the vulnerable! Shield a poor old defenselessness cow from invading alien missile-fire in this interactive puzzler by carefully dropping large blocks within the game zone! Protect The Cow: Level Pack is a top physics-based game and problem solving puzzle for older kids and teens where you must methodically drop blocks into the game environment in order to create a protective shield for a happy-go-lucky cow inhabiting land that is suddenly under attack from a naughty missile-firing alien! As soon as you make your final block-dropping effort, the alien spaceship swoops onto the screen, and fires a deluge of cannonball missiles over the area around this innocent farmyard animal.
This quirky and challenging brain teaser requires very good observation of the terrain, savvy creative engineering skills, and a highly determined problem solving attitude. You need to quickly figure out the ‘lay of the land’, and then systematically add defensive barriers that provide durable cover for your cow (For example, this might include building makeshift bridges, closing off pathways, and even propelling the cow to other areas using the powerful, descending blocks). Your alien opponent can prove quite adept at exposing the weak points in your makeshift defensive structures, so lots of trial and error, and patience play an important role in your attempts to protect your cow. Are you ready to create and construct makeshift fixes to solve each puzzle level?
Fun and challenging physics-based puzzle and mouse-clicking explosions game: Mushbooms Level Pack 2 is a skill and puzzle game where you must rid the play area of angry mushroom characters (called ‘mushbooms’) using the blasts from precisely-placed bombs. You play the role of Chief Mushboom Disposal Expert, and have to carefully place your limited explosives (small circular bombs) in such a way so that their detonation results in all mushbooms being eliminated from the game zone. This is no mean feat as the stubborn little mushbooms are often well guarded and protected by rocks, ledges, and other hard obstacles which also need to be shunted out of the way.
This surprisingly addicting and challenging brain-teaser activity requires good-old problem solving determination, smart strategy, and creative engineering skills to enjoy explosive success. Positioning bombs in the clinical places can be very difficult, especially in later levels when the mushbooms are well guarded, and your explosive reserves are limited. Good strategy really comes into play when you must protect ‘happy’ mushbooms while still eliminating the angry ones. Are you ready to show off some impressive bomb placing precision?
The Adventure of Two is an interactive, teamwork-based, platform puzzle game where you have to guide two valiant alien brothers through 18 tricky levels on an epic quest to find to their spaceship. Utilizing the individual attributes of both alien as well as the cumulative skills of the duo together, you must open doors, lower bridges, leap over ravines, climb ropes, defeat enemies, and more! You play the role of strategic manager to the plucky twosome, and have to methodically solve problems and engineer solutions to plot your route through each obstacle-filled level.
This challenging brainteaser game and fun team management activity is a good test of your ability to combine the characteristics of two different characters to your advantage. You have to be acutely aware of the skills and limitations of each alien, and make quick decisions regarding which of the two little guys are suited to each individual task. Good reaction skills, high concentration and plenty of puzzle-busting determination are required. Now, can you help these courageous little guys to safely find their spaceship so that they can make their way back home? You can? Aw, you're a Star!
Bubble Quod 2 is a cool, teamwork-based platform puzzle game where you have utilize levels, push objects and create chain reactions in a physics-based setting to help two brothers encased in bubbles to escape from a dangerous, acid-filled facility! Sam and William were working hard at a rubber duck factory when a huge explosion sent everything into disarray! Now, with chaos raging, and acid leaking everywhere, you must become a hero and help guide the little siblings out of danger through good-old problem solving know-how, smart platform game reactions, fast keyboard skills, and a great amount of teamwork (In some levels, one of the brothers might have to help to release the other from a deep pit, or propel them onto higher ledges etc). The catch is that Sam and William are both trapped inside large latex bubbles which makes their movement relatively difficult to control.
This epic 25-level, interactive solution-finding arcade adventure combines the physical aspects of classic platform games like Mario and Sonic with the mental challenges of ‘boxed-in’ brain teasers such as Cut the Rope. This means that, as well as being fast, accurate, and tactful in your keyboard tapping, you also need to display good strategic planning and level management skills as you attempt to figure out how to escape each scenario. Remember: Never underestimate the power of teamwork!
Chess Puzzle Game is an online jigsaw puzzle game of 4 difficulty levels for both little kids to older teens where you have to reassemble jumbled chess-based pictures (up to 4 in total) in order to reveal the full image. This stimulating, interactive, drag-and-drop, problem solving puzzle activity provides a challenge for jigsaw juniors through to jigsaw puzzle pros, and exercises your observation and concentration skills, visual perception, and of course, your patience and determination.
Did you know? The game of chess evolved from ancient board games played thousands of years ago in Egypt, India, China, Persia and the Arabic world! It is thought that the checkered chess board, as we know it today with its light and dark squares, came from a later European version of chess.
3 Slices 2 combines physics, gravity, and geometry to produce a tricky mouse-clicking puzzle game where you have to eliminate as much or as many of the red and blue shapes from the game area with three strategically-positioned turns (‘slices’) in each level. You are the ‘Master Slicer’, and must figure out the slicing length and angle for each turn that should produce the optimal gravitational reaction of the cut shapes so that a target percentage of the red (or red and blue) shapes are successfully eliminated from the game zone. This is not as easy as you might initially think because you have to contend with awkwardly-positioned shapes, difficult slicing angles, and unorthodox shapes (the blue ones) which rise like helium-filled balloons when freed!
This difficult and addicting online problem solving brain-teaser requires good observation skills, strategic planning and prediction skills, as well as pinpoint mouse-clicking. An appreciation for the laws of physics and gravity is definitely helpful. For example, you may have to perform one or two preliminary slices to move shapes into position before executing one final / main slice to cause the main gravitational reaction. Younger players can effectively ‘slice’ their way into this intriguing, interactive puzzle, while more experienced fans of physics-based challenges should get a good workout with this groovy brain-teaser. Happy slicing!
Prepare to ascend to the heights of physics puzzle-busting success as you take on a fun ‘Wild West-themed’ problem solving brain-teaser (mainly for middle to high school age students). Amigo Pancho 3: Sheriff Sancho is a highly enjoyable and stimulating gravity-based game where you must quickly and carefully alter the environment in order to safely guide an eccentric officer of the law out of a deep ravine (canyon)! Sancho needs to ascend through each level by clutching onto rising helium-filled balloons, and your job is to clear a path for Sancho to the top of the game screen using a combination of good strategic planning and swift mouse clicking. The catch is that there are numerous dangerous obstacles and hindrances in poor Sancho’s way - including missile-firing snakes, jagged cliff edges, narrow passageways, and more.
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!