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.
The Squirrel Escape is a stimulating, jumping and ledge-based platform puzzle game where you must guide an eccentric member of the Squirrel Family through a series of mini levels where escape is your key objective! You play the role of Red Squirrel, a cute and chubby hero that actually resembles a cat more than a squirrel! His task is to escape from a multi-room, warehouse-style prison that includes dozens of pesky, rat-like adversaries, moving ledges, electrical switches, dangerous laser beams, and more!
Skills required: This fun, interactive, movement-based arcade game requires swift keyboard control skills, good hand-eye coordination, and the ability to quickly figure out the fastest way to escape each level (by observing and analyzing the environment). Dogged determination and great patience are essential skills required here – especially in later levels when frustrating elements such as laser beams and fast-moving ledges enter the fray.
Play an excellent, old-school board game challenge comprising 16 separate puzzles - easy, medium, hard and extremely difficult: Solo really is a fun yet challenging, 1-player, logic-based visual puzzler (for young kids through adults and seniors) that follows the rules of Peg Solitaire (also called Solo Noble and BrainVita) – a classic jumping board game similar in concept to Chinese Checkers.
The aim of the game in Solo is to reduce the number of circular pegs to just 1 solo remaining peg (Pegs are eliminated when ‘jumped over’ by other pegs – exactly the same as you would capture an opponent's piece in checkers). Solo features 16 increasingly-tricky mini-games (levels) with more pegs and fewer available grid spaces as you progress.
Skills / strategy required: Peg solitaire games are difficult problem-solving brain teaser puzzles where sharp logic and analytical thinking skills are required to find out a solution. Complete focus and concentration, great determination and stamina are essential here – You really need to be ‘in the zone’ to solve the Solo puzzles, especially in later levels. A good strategy is to take your time, and visualize a few moves ahead. There is no clock pressure, so carefully plan out your jumping moves in advance.
Would you please help a cute, gooey slime ball to activate and reach an exit portal? Sling is a tricky, physics-based platformer and game of skill where you control the acrobatic movement of an elastic, ‘sling-able’ green slime ball. In each of the 50 increasingly-challenging levels, you must fling this friendly slime ball character (called Sling) to multiple ‘ledge grabs’ in order to open a ‘Vortex’ which you can then escape from! However, many of the ‘grabs’ are in awkward to reach places, and are obscured or blocked by obstacles.
Skills / strategy required: This challenging, interactive, multilevel skill game requires good hand-eye coordination, analytical thinking skills combined with keen problem solving determination, lots of trial and error as well as the ability to judge angles and trajectory (The curve or path followed by a flying projectile or by any object moving under the action of some force).
‘Slinging’ the green slime ball accurately can be a tricky task but the action here is very similar to the firing of cannons or archery shooting in many online aiming & accuracy-based games. A good strategy is to first plan out your route around the level – Then pinpoint the ‘grabs’ you want to reach first, and sling away!
Remaze is a very challenging, multilevel and multitasking-based maze puzzle game where you must guide a white square to the end-point in a series of tricky mini mazes. The difficulty is that you often have to complete more than one maze at a time by controlling multiple white squares simultaneously. This innovative feature transforms the game into a tricky, problem-solving puzzle.
Skills / strategy required: This stimulating, online brain-teaser and visual puzzle offers a very stern exercise and test of your focus, concentration, patience, hand-eye coordination, keyboard control, determination and stamina. The extra, multiple maze tasks require you to carefully plan out your routes using sharp analytical thinking skills and creative ideas.
Reclaym is an innovative, interactive teamwork and brainteaser-style platform game for older kids / teens where you must guide a bear made of clay through a series of side-scrolling, obstacle-based levels. The soft, malleable composition of your jumping bear hero character means that he can perform specialized tasks such as flipping switches or opening doors that allow him to progress. For example, he can be split into two in order to hold down extra switches, or flattened into a pancake shape in order to squeeze through tight gaps, and more.
Background info: You play the role of the former ruler of ‘Claytonia’. Having been ousted by the evil Lord Claymore, you must find the remaining pieces of yourself by progressing through the various traps and obstacle-filled levels laid out by Lord Claymore.
Skills required: In this challenging, thought-provoking Flash game, problem-solving determination and decision making skills are really important. You must use good analytical thinking and creative engineering to find the solution to each tricky mini-level. As you progress, you must learn to use the available tools (a mallet hammer and chopping knife) to your advantage.
Pick & Dig is a challenging and stimulating, logic-based, brain teaser puzzle game of 36 levels where you must very carefully guide Pedro the Pink through dangerous mines and a series of platform-based levels using tools such as pickaxes, shovels, ladders, and other mining equipment. Being a large, egg-shaped creature, Pedro cannot jump, so he needs to gain access to ledges and exit doors by knocking down obstacles with a pickaxe, digging through the ground using a shovel, and climbing via ladders.
Skills / strategy required: In this quirky problem-solving game, combine analytical thinking skills with creative engineering know-how as you work to figure out a solution that guides Pedro to the Exit Door in each level. A good strategy is to be patient and take your time – Try to logically and methodically break down what you need to do step by step in order to get Pedro where he needs to go. Trial and error (learning from your mistakes) is a very important element of this fun game.
For those who love to grind out solutions to what may appear complex visual and structural puzzles: Gridlock is an extremely hard, multilevel, sliding block-based puzzle game and highly-stimulating, brainteaser activity for older kids, youth and grownups!
In each of the 40 increasingly-difficult levels of this really tough visual problem-solving challenge, you must unlock the puzzle, and find a way to slide the blue block through the opening on the right hand side of the confined playing grid. The catch is that each individual block can only be moved either vertically or horizontally. The solution is achieved using careful thought and methodical maneuvering of the other slide-able blocks that populate the small play area.
Skills / strategy required: Creative engineering and analytical thinking skills are very important in this tricky maze-like escape game. Each level has the same concept and purpose, but all 40 levels require very sharp focus, concentration and deep thought, and provide a stern examination and exercise of your visual problem solving ability.
Great patience and determination are also required - You need a strong temperament to intricately plan and visualize each move toward each solution, and go high into the Gridlock levels. Accept trial and error as an important ally in your quest – You very likely won't complete each level with ease, and must learn from your mistakes in order to progress (so good memory skills sure come in handy!).
Golf Solitaire is a sequence-based, card elimination puzzle game where your task is to remove as many cards as possible from the grid by matching them to a Base Card in an ascending or descending numerical sequence. Your overall aim is to be left with as few cards as possible when you run out of valid moves. The number of cards you have remaining at the end of the game is your ‘over par’ score – hence the golf reference!
Skills / strategy required: In this absorbing, card-based matching game and visual puzzle, good concentration skills and smart decision making are very important; you must make key decisions about which cards to remove from the main grid, and when. You have a 10-minute time limit, so you can afford to be thoughtful with your decisions.
Test and exercise your virtual card game skills in this straight-forward yet highly-challenging solitaire game! Free Cell Solitaire is a hard and addicting version of solitaire where your goal is to move all 52 cards into their ‘foundation’ piles in sequence (A, 2, 3, 4…). The catch is that all of the cards are initially stacked randomly in 8 cascades (columns), and you are playing against the clock! In Free Cell Solitaire, you must carefully maneuver cards and manipulate the grid using the four ‘free cells’ in the top left corner that can be used as temporary ‘homes’ for cards.
Skills required: Free Cell Solitaire is more puzzle-based than classic solitaire, and requires a lot of creative thinking, problem-solving determination, and strategy-based moves. Sharp observation skills are also needed as you try to spot a cunning move that could open up the grid. Tip: Clever and efficient use of the ‘free cells’ in the top left corner is the key to success.
Strikey's Revenge is a challenging, "street golf"-themed, physics-based puzzle game where you must shoot a golf ball into a waste basket in a series of 18 progressively-difficult, obstacle-filled levels (which play like a wacky game of mini golf combined with the intricate science of power, angle, and trajectory!). You play the role of Strikey, a fiery golfing prodigy, and must use his incredible skills and aiming devices to figure out the best way to engineer a solution that deflects the ball into the urban waste basket (bin) in each tricky level.
Skills required in this multilevel golf, aiming and accuracy game: Creative engineering and analytical thinking skills are very important in this environment – There are multiple ways to get the ball into the basket depending on the angle and power used in your shots. Trial and error is also part of a smart strategy as you test out how the ball reacts against the various obstacles and unusual objects in each level. Good observation skills, a steady hand, a cool head under pressure, and expert mouse control all play a part in your chances of success.
The Other Half 2 is a challenging, platform adventure game and multilevel physics-based, brainteaser puzzle for older kids, teens and grownups where you must guide a small stick figure character and his identical ‘reflection’ through a series of tricky ledge and obstacle-filled levels. Featuring 24 progressively-difficult challenges that require plenty of thought and smart strategy, you must carefully leap from platform to platform, discover invisible objects, use teleport devices to your advantage, combine the skills of the mirror-image characters, and more!
Strategy / skills required: Utilize fast reactions, good observation and memory skills, a cool head, sharp analytical thinking and creative engineering to find a solution to each tricky puzzle level. Some levels feature invisible ledges that you can only view for a split second, so your perception and picture memory skills really need to be accurate.
Build It: Wooden Bridge is a multilevel construction game and hard, physics-based, online puzzle for elementary school, middle and high school age players where you must display creative engineering skills and problem solving determination to construct sturdy wooden bridges that support a car's journey over a river. Featuring 35 increasingly-challenging levels, you must carefully and methodically drop the construction materials into the focus area, and hope that the awaiting car can safely travel across your structure without toppling in.
Reasons to play this tricky, logic brain teaser game: Solve physics-based problems in a fun, interactive way. Test and exercise your analytical thinking skills, creative mindset, and basic appreciation of physics as you attempt to build sufficiently strong bridges in each level.
Strategy to win: Good old trial and error plays a very important part toward your success here. If you fail with an initial attempt, try to figure out where you went wrong, and adjust your bridge structure accordingly. Think about and use gravity to your advantage in the construction process. Be observant of the car's progress across your creation – This can give you clues about where your bridge might need fine-tuning.
Can you guide a very delicate, flying paper airplane on its maiden flight in a challenging reactions and physics-based skill game for kids, teens and fun-loving grownups? Aerogami is a fun, addicting, and very hard multilevel, arrow-key flying game and interactive online brain teaser puzzle where you must control the flight of a sensitive paper airplane, and try to guide it into an open-box-shaped landing area. Collect stars along the way to increase your score and gain some extra momentum, and try to complete all 30 progressively-difficult levels.
Reasons to play this really tricky, reactions-based game: Aerogami tests and exercises a range of skills and attributes including focus, brain speed, hand-eye coordination, finger reflexes, flight control, physics problem-solving skills, cool temperament, confidence, stamina and sheer determination. Use super-fast creative thinking skills to figure out ways to safely collect stars, and guide the plane carefully toward the target landing area.
Play an addicting and challenging brain-teaser, disc swapping and matching-based puzzle game online! Bunch is a stimulating, interactive, multilevel, visual puzzle game for kids and teens that combines color coordination skills, observation skills and problem solving determination. With two distinct game modes, you must swap colored discs around a confined game grid, creating as many matches of three or more discs as you can.
Reasons to play this challenging brain-teaser game: Fans of classic match-3 games such as Candy Crush should enjoy the simple action here. Test and exercise your reactions and reflexes against the clock in classic mode, or give your analytical thinking skills a more thorough examination in Puzzle mode.
Read the introductory instructions to the mode you play. Depending on the mode, you might have to be more aggressive and quick in your swapping and matching. You need to focus hard on the environment, searching for possible swaps and matches. This game requires great stamina and determination to progress high into the levels.
Use good strategy, shrewd problem-solving skills and fast reactions to trap monsters in a warehouse full of sliding crate-like blocks (called bricks)! Monster Containment is a highly-stimulating and challenging, online interactive brain teaser puzzle game for 1 and 2 players (elementary / middle school kids, high school students through adults) to play where you must quickly and methodically move silver crates around a confined warehouse grid in order to contain and trap an increasing number of colorful little monsters. Go on a solo monster trapping run, or use good teamwork with a best friend, family member at home or classmate in a two-player mode.
Reasons to play this addicting, sliding tile-based arcade game: Monster Containment plays as an excellent test and exercise of a range of your physical and mental attributes. Focus, sharp observation skills, fast reflexes, and keyboard control skills must be combined with smart analytical thinking know-how, creative thinking skills, and determination. Showcase your talent as a lone problem-solving whizz, or unleash the power of savvy teamwork by embarking on an epic Monster Containment campaign with a partner.
Strategy to win: Although you must completely immobilize all monsters in order to progress, limiting the space they can move in is the initial key toward success. You'll find it very difficult chasing multiple monsters around the whole grid, so try to close them off in smaller corners first. Trapping more than one monster at a time can also be very beneficial, especially in later levels.
Staking Claims is a fun and addicting, 1 and 2 player visual puzzle and turn-based strategy game for kids and teens which follows the classic ‘join-the-dots or Boxes game’-style concept. In Staking Claims, you claim ownership of a square grid by creating (drawing) the final wall in a box area. Staking Claims features a cool wild west / gold rush theme where you score extra points for completing boxes with gold bars in them. Play versus a cunning computer opponent (1 Player mode) or play against a friend, classmate or family member (2 Player mode).
Reasons to play this interactive, turn-based, brain teaser game: This is a clever and creative re-imagination of ‘Dots’ – the fun doodling game famously played on copybooks for generations across the world. Staking Claims offers a good exercise and test of your focus, observation skills, analytical thinking, creative engineering and strategy skills, and more.
Strategy to win: Unlike many puzzle games, this is actually a very tactical one-on-one battle of wits often shaped around what your opponent will do – and whether you can force him/her into a mistake. There is no time limit to rush you along, so try to be patient in creating your lines. Focus hard on the playing field. Play with the ‘bigger picture’ in mind; you may have to sustain the loss of one or two boxes if it means larger gains later in the game.
Play a hard, interactive, visual brain teaser puzzle, and exercise your analytical thinking skills, problem solving determination, and more! Exorbis 2 is a highly-stimulating, sliding tile-based, puzzle game for older kids, teens, college students and adults with a massive 100 levels. Here, you must use good spatial awareness skills, strategy and creative engineering ability to slide orbs onto color-coordinated ‘nodes’ in as few moves as possible. And, if all of that isn't sufficiently challenging, there's even a cool ‘editor’ mode where you can create your own levels!
Reasons to play this tough, online problem-solving game: Exorbis 2 provides a stern exercise and test of your cognitive and analytical thinking skills. The difficulty level increases sharply as you progress, making this a very rewarding examination of your puzzle busting credentials!
Your concentration and stamina levels must be sharp, and the willingness for trial and error is very important. Mostly there is only one solution to a level, so you need to learn from your mistakes, and exhaust all possibilities.
Use ‘stopping blocks’ to control the momentum of a rolling ball, and slide it into an exit portal: Road Blocks is a very challenging, maze-based visual puzzle and problem-solving brainteaser game where you must guide a white ball to a red exit portal (like a goal) in multiple, increasingly-difficult levels. The catch is that your rolling white ball can only move horizontally or vertically around the confined grid, and can only stop by impacting with a wall or other object (manually stopping the ball is impossible!).
Reasons to play this multi-level, brain teaser puzzle: Although the game has a simple concept (move a ball around a maze toward the exit), there are number of very tricky elements to it that should prove testing for even the most seasoned visual puzzle aficionados. Each level plays as an interesting problem-solving challenge where you must carefully observe the playing field, and all levels are a stern test of your ability to figure out the correct path to the exit.
Skills needed to win: The willingness for lots of trial and error is a very important part of this game – You almost certainly won't complete each level on the first attempt. Analytical thinking skills and a well-planned strategy are called on as you visualize (predict) the ideal path to the exit portal for your rolling ball. A cool head, determination and stamina also play a major part in your success.
Mr Mothball is a straight-forward yet cool, fun and challenging platform-based adventure and problem-solving puzzle where you must carefully and safely guide a cute, acrobatic mothball to an ‘Exit Portal’ in 21 escape-based levels. Dodge and weave around red spiky enemies, leap from ledge-to-ledge, collect Dust Pellets, and more on this quirky adventure! Use reaction skills, keyboard control, analytical thinking skills and hand-eye coordination to guide the little guy to the exit.
Reasons to play this cool brain teaser adventure game: Test and exercise your problem-solving / solution-finding skills, motor skills, reflexes, and more as you try to figure out the best way to guide the little mothball to the exit portal while avoiding enemies.
Strategy to win: Remember the core goal – To get Mr Mothball safely to the exit. Although it might be tempting to collect all of the Dust Pellets and try spectacular jumping moves, this is no use if it puts the little mothball in danger! Perhaps first see if you can complete all 21 levels, and then go back and repeat the feat while collecting all Pellets and scoring as high as possible.
Rolling Football is a very challenging, soccer-themed, physics-based puzzle and ‘environment altering’ brain-teaser game where you must add / move blocks and other items in order to ensure a soccer ball rolls into the open goal. Methodically and tactfully add the building block objects to the level, and then release the ball, and wait for gravity to complete the job! Scoring a goal has never been so intricate and complex!
Reasons to play this hard, interactive, science-based puzzle: Sternly test and exercise your analytical thinking and prediction skills, creative engineering, problem-solving determination, timing and stamina to figure out a solution in each of the 18 increasingly-difficult levels. This challenging soccer ball-based, environment altering game could be used as a fun gravity / momentum science lesson reinforcement aid in the school classroom or at home.
Strategy to win: Good old trial and error combined with your determination plays a big part in your success here. You must try to learn from your mistakes, and make alterations in your next attempt. Visualize (predict) what you think will happen, use good judgement in placing the blocks, and try to use gravity and the building block tools in each level. Remember that it does not matter how the ball gets in the goal but that timing is everything!