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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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Solve platform puzzles by creating and controlling dummies to mimic your movements. Fancy Wizard is a clever problem-solving game and interactive platform adventure puzzle where you must use innovative strategy to guide a red-robed wizard through a series of 18 enclosed platform levels. Your wizard can perform magical feats – and his specialty is creating a team of duplicate ‘helper dummies’ (when necessary) that can perform certain key tasks such as flipping switches, distracting enemies, forming jumping pads, and more. Your job is to carefully utilize these dummies in order to ensure your wizard makes it safely through each level!
Reasons to play this quirky brain teaser: Exercise your analytical thinking and problem-solving skills as you figure out how to exploit the unique dummy-creating magic of your wizard. Think of the possibilities!
Strategy to win: Good team management and logical strategy is the key to guiding your wizard to the Exit Door in each level. Fast reactions and solid keyboard control skills also come into play. You must be patient, determined, and ready to engage in trial and error (and learn from your mistakes!). Use dummies to reach ledges that the wizard cannot, slow down other characters by forming blockades, and get them to stand guard on special switches and door-opening buttons.
3D Suduko Puzzle - Original Japanese Sudoku game with puzzles ranging from easy to very difficult. It is very simple to learn how to play, requires no calculations, and provides a surprisingly wide variety of situations where logic is needed. Children to the elderly can enjoy Sudoku as a pass-time. The game refers to a number placement puzzle also known as "Number Place" in the US.
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.
Four Square is a challenging, connect 4-like, interactive puzzle game and analytical thinking activity with single and two player options. Here, instead of making a row of 4 counters like in classic Four in a Row / Captain'’s Mistress games, you must try to outmaneuver your opponent and create square-shaped groups of 4 same-colored gemstones. Faced with a large 10X10-space grid, you must create adjacent 2X2 groups of your gems, and try to stop your opponent from doing the same.
Reasons to play this tricky, strategy-based puzzler: Test and exercise your visual awareness, brain power and strategy skills as you try to pinpoint areas of the grid to exploit. Fans of tactical, 1-on-1 battle games should enjoy the straight-forward, moouse-clicking action. Unleash your competitive side and play against a best friend, classmate or family member in 2 player mode.
Strategy to win: Good players of tactical puzzle games know that you must strike a strategic balance between attacking and defensive play. You must also remain constantly aware of your opponent's moves and likely immediate plans. Blocking your opponent's path to a group of 4 could be just as valuable as creating your own group. This game also lends itself to ‘front runners’ – so if you manage to get yourself ahead, keep the pressure on!
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.
Tilt Maze is a fun and challenging maze-puzzle game for children and Grown Ups with a very simple rule. In fact there is only one rule, “The Tilt Rule”. Imagine that the red ball (circle) on your game screen is a marble resting horizontally on a maze board or tray. The 4 Arrow Keys on your computer keyboard allow you to tilt (and balance) the maze board – Up, Down, Left and Right. By leaning the maze board in one direction, the red ball moves with gravity in that direction – simple physics!
The red ball can only move one way at a time, so you’ve got to use your powers of deduction to work out the best sequence of moves to get the imaginary red marble to the target Blue Square. The fascinating thing about this game is that it seems really easy… but still, sometimes, you just can’t see the solution. At least, not straight away.
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!).
Use duplicate characters and expert platform jumping skills to help a little ball to escape 15 increasingly-difficult ledge-filled levels! Little Thing is a very challenging, platform-based skill game and problem-solving puzzler where you must help a lonely green ball to reach an Escape Portal in each tricky level. As well as avoiding dangerous pits and thorny spikes, you must occasionally ‘duplicate’ this little green ball, and use the resulting duplicates to your advantage for reaching higher ledges and other tasks.
Background info: ‘Little Thing’ is a rather lonely green ball character who has been stuck alone inside these difficult, confined levels. He needs your help to escape! Luckily, he has a special power that allows him to create clones of himself that can be used as stepping stones, blockages, etc.
Reasons to play this cool & ambient arcade game: If you like hard tasks, then this could definitely be described as a thinking person's game. Exercise and test your analytical thinking and strategy skills as you carefully and methodically find the solution that allows the ‘Little Thing’ (green ball) to escape each level.
Strategy to win: Good hand-eye coordination, sharp keyboard control and reaction speed are essential skills required to succeed here. On the mental side, you must have a very high concentration level at all times to work out when best to use the duplicate copies of your central character. Trial and error / learning from your mistakes is also really important. Call on your reserves of patience, stamina and determination to get the job done!
Piu Piu is a challenging, visual awareness-based online puzzle game for kids, teens and adults where you must combine perceptual skills with careful mouse movement to maneuver a ‘blue thing’ through a series of quirky, disorienting maze levels. The concept is very simple – Collect green shapes and avoid red shapes. However, levels increase in difficulty as you progress, with the game screen becoming partially blocked, inverted, flipped upside-down, and more.
This easy-to-play yet difficult, interactive brain-teaser game requires you to focus and interpret what you see, and exercise your visual perceptual skills and analytical thinking ability to solve the problem in each level. Peculiar level arrangements take you out of your ‘comfort zone’, and force you to concentrate hard – or risk failure!
Test your cognitive abilities with Brain Builder, a fun, fast-paced, point-and-click brain training game for kids, teens, and grownups where you take on 16 different, 1-minute, mini-puzzle activities. With 16 different brain building exercises - from math addition and subtraction problems to analytical and recognition-based puzzles, this game provides is a good exercise of your cognitive skills (for example - visual awareness, attention, analysis, evaluation and reasoning, processing speed, flexibility skills), your hand-eye coordination and reaction speed, and general problem-solving ability under pressure. Can you make it all the way to the end?
A cool and challenging spot-the-differences puzzle game for eagle-eyed sleuths! Tales of Pylea: Crux is a very tricky, online visual puzzle where you must find and eliminate 4 differences between two seemingly identical side-by-side picture images in each level. Based on the fantasy webcomic ‘Tales of Pylea’, this is certainly no walk in the park – the 4 differences between the comic strip images in each level are absolutely minute.
Reasons to play this fun, interactive difference-finding game: Stimulate and exercise your observation, focus, concentration, patience and perseverance skills as you work hard to pick out the often innocuous differences between the two pictures. Can you find the differences quicker than your friends or family members can? Perhaps create a fun contest!
Strategy to win: Simply, focus and find! Of course, keen eyesight is required to scrutinize every inch of each image. As you are looking at an online comic strip, there may be numerous different panels in each level – so you're concentration levels need to be optimal. Use thought-out processes such as pinpointing smaller areas of each comic strip – and focus on that area for a little while (Don't worry; there's no time limit here).
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.
Binga is both a brain-teaser puzzle and a quick-reactions and skill game that encourages you to think outside the box and to see things from another view. This game will especially appeal to those players with an entrepreneurial spirit who just love a critical thinking challenge. Some levels gives you a brief hint of what you should do, or you have to find a hint yourself by approaching the exercise from another angle!
Once the puzzle is opened, your time starts counting down. There are two types of puzzles: There are those where you have seconds to solve the puzzle, and those where you have to start the level again. Other puzzles come with no time limit. However, the timer keeps counting your overall time, and the less time you spend solving the puzzles, the better.
When hints are provided, they are almost always with a twist. You have to put on your thinking cap, really concentrate hard and pressurize your brain cells to work the right direction. Binga is a logic game where only the most determined puzzle solvers will reach the end.
The Onomastica is a very interesting platform adventure running game with a cool, linguistics twist. Playing the role of an acrobatic running and jumping character, you must leap across platforms and ledges made up of different words and letters. These interchangeable block words and letter fragments can be pushed together and manipulated to form new words which alter the game environment in a really clever way. For example – you might have to push the letters E-R toward the end of L-A-D-D – and suddenly, the completed word transforms into a LADDER that you can climb to get to the next ledge!
Reasons to play this challenging thinking game: Fans of quirky, alternative, highly interactive and thought-provoking puzzle games and brain teasers are in for a treat! Exercise your logical and analytical thinking skills, problem solving stamina levels, and your vocabulary range as you attempt to create solutions with the available letters. Stimulate your observation and reaction skills too - Amid the fun word-play, you still have to run and jump tactfully and accurately.
Best strategy to win: You need to tap into your ability to ‘think outside of the box’, and rely on your puzzle-busting determination to go deep into this creative and difficult Flash-based game. Sharp keyboard skills are also important as you attempt to join separate words and letter groupings together! Enjoy the fun word-play action!
Educational note: The name of the game ‘Onomastica’, comes from the Greek term ‘onomastics’ which is a branch of linguistic study that focuses on names and people.