Puzzle games have always been quite a popular genre in the gaming world. And with the rise in smartphone usage, puzzle games have also evolved from being as simple as picture rearranging games to good stories & graphics games. But finding really exciting and good puzzle games is not that easy, as there are over thousands of games available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. So I created a list of 10+ best puzzle games in 2021 for iPad, iPhone, and Android phones.

Note: All the games are in random order so you can choose any puzzle game you like.

10+ Best Puzzle Games for iPhone and Android (2021)

  1. Maze: Path of Light
  2. Smart Puzzles Collection
  3. Brain It On!
  4. Mekorama
  5. Roll the Ball
  6. Frozen Free Fall
  7. 2048
  8. Energy: Anti Stress Loop
  9. Where’s My Water? 2
  10. Unblock Me
  11. Flow Free
  12. Magic Jigsaw Puzzles
  13. Cut the Rope 2

1. Maze: Path of Light

Maze Path of Light (Android/iOS)
Size on Android24 MB
Size on iPhone110.2 MB
Downloads500K+
Ratings on Play Store4.3
Ratings on App Store (US)4.8
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase, Paid
OriginFrance

Maze: Path of Light is a classic maze game that comes with beautiful visuals and a soundtrack. The game is fairly easy to play, just swipe to guide the light through the maze and find the exit.

And as you progress, you will unlock many game modes like time-limited, restricted moves, token collection, and more. In addition to that, the game comes with 4 different types of mazes such as square, triangular, hexagonal, and circular. You can also play the game with no internet connection.

Overall, Maze: Path of Light is an addictive mobile game and is one of the best time killer puzzle games. Note that Android users have the option to play this game for free with minimal ads, while iPhone/iPad users have to buy the paid version.

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ALSO READ: Best Strategy Games (iOS/Android)

2. Smart Puzzles Collection

Smart Puzzles Collection for Android
Size on AndroidVaries with device
Downloads10M+
Ratings on Play Store4.4
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginUS

Smart Puzzle is a collection of multiple puzzle games in one game. In the game, you will find many popular classic and modern puzzle games. All the games are fun, easy to play, and have a minimal design which makes it less RAM & Storage hunger.

Here’s the list of games you can play:

  1. Block
  2. Pipes
  3. One Line
  4. Matches
  5. Percentage
  6. Brush
  7. Rolling Ball
  8. Maze
  9. Loop
  10. Stream
  11. Color Hues
  12. Rope
  13. Jewels
  14. Symmetry
  15. Cutter
  16. Hexagons
  17. Path
  18. Tangram
  19. Escape
  20. Lasers

So if you don’t have to install a separate game for each type then Smart Puzzles Collection is the best free Android puzzle game.

Download Smart Puzzles from Play Store

ALSO READ: Best Multiplayer Games for Android & iPhone

3. Brain It On!

Brain It On - Top Puzzle Game
Size on Android52 MB
Size on iPhone93.2 MB
Downloads50M+
Ratings on Play Store4.3
Ratings on App Store (AU)4.6
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginCanada

Brain It On! is a free puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, and Android that will not only test your brain but also your imaginary skills. The game’s concept is simple, at each level you will be given a task and you have to solve it by drawing shapes.

There are 200+ levels and each level can be solved in multiple ways. So if you are getting bored sitting at home and have nothing to do, then you should definitely try Brain It On!.

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4. Mekorama

Mekorama - Best Puzzle Game for iPhone & Android
Size on Android10 MB
Size on iPhone19.3 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings on Play Store4.4
Ratings on App Store (GB)4.7
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginSweden

Mekorama is a free, lightweight, and unique puzzle game. In the game, you are a tiny robot and you have to reach home through puzzling mechanical dioramas. The game might look simple and complicated at the same time but there is one thing guarantee that is you will have lots of fun playing this game.

Furthermore, graphics and background music are also awesome. The coolest thing about this game is you can build your own puzzle and later share it with your friends or the world. Overall, Mekorama is one of the best puzzle games for iPad, iPhone, and Android to kill your time.

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5. Roll the Ball

Roll the Ball for iOS and Android
Size on Android45 MB
Size on iPhone246.6 MB
Downloads100M+
Ratings on Play Store4.2
Ratings on App Store (US)4.6
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginSouth Korea

Roll the Ball is another free & addictive puzzle game for Android, iPhone & iPad. The game’s concept is simple, all you have to is move the tiles to create a connecting path for the ball to roll to the other end.

In the beginning, the game might look easy, but as you progress further in the game, you will get many tricky puzzles. And by any chance you are not able to solve any puzzle, then hints are available to guide you.

Also, the game has over 3000 challenging levels to solve. The only thing I didn’t like about this game is the ads. Apparently, after crossing every 2-3 levels I was seeing ads. But the good thing is that you can play this game in offline mode as well. So if possible just turn off your internet while playing this game to avoid intrusive ads.

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6. Disney Frozen Free Fall

Disney Frozen Free Fall
Size on Android120 MB
Size on iPhone519.9 MB
Downloads50M+
Ratings on Play Store4.5
Ratings on App Store (IN)4.6
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginUS

If you are bored of playing Candy Crush and looking for a similar kind of gameplay, then Frozen Free Fall is one of the best puzzle games on iPhone, iPad, and Android. The mechanism of the game is similar to Candy Crush, except here you have crystal instead of candy.

In the game, you have to match 3 or more ice crystals of the same color to break them and score points. And as you progress you will unlock many of your favorite characters from Disney’s Frozen series like Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, Hans, and more. Overall Frozen Free Fall is a simple, easy to play, and good puzzle game for all kids or adults.

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7. 2048

2048 - Best Puzzle Game for Android & iPhone
Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone43.5 MB
Downloads1M+
Ratings on Play Store4.5
Ratings on App Store (CA)4.6
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginUS

2048 is one of the most popular puzzle games for Android and iOS. The game is so easy to play and fun that you will end up getting addicted. In the game, you simply swipe to move the tiles, and when two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one. The goal is simple you have to reach the 2048 tile to win. You can also keep playing to unlock higher-value number tiles.

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8. Energy: Anti Stress Loop

Energy Anti Stress Loop
Size on Android49 MB
Size on iPhone88.1 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings on Play Store4.7
Ratings on App Store (IN)4.6
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginPortugal

If you are tired of studying or working and need something to relax your brain and body, then Energy is the best offline puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The game has very beautiful visuals and calming music to relax your mind.

It has simple gameplay, just tap the lines to rotate and create connected loops. The wires will shine when at least one bolt and a lamp are connected through a line. Also, as you progress further in the game, it will become even harder for you to solve the puzzle.

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9. Where’s My Water? 2

Where's My Water 2
Size on Android99 MB
Size on iPhone183.2 MB
Downloads100M+
Ratings on Play Store4.2
Ratings on App Store (US)4.4
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginUS

What will happen when you are taking a shower and all of a sudden water stops? You will get angry right. That’s the same problem with our Swampy, the Gator. In the game, you have to help Swamy and his friends by cutting through dirt and guide fresh water, purple water, and steam to reach their home.

The game has 3 locations – Sewer, Soap Factory, and Beach along with 100+ levels. And if you are not able to clear any level, then you can use the boosters such as Vacuum, Dropper, and Absorber to clear the level easily. This game is already over 7 years old, but it is still one of the best mobile puzzle games for kids and adults.

Download Where’s My Water? 2 from Play Store

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10. Unblock Me

Unblock Me - Best Puzzle Game for iOS & Android
Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone101.7 MB
Downloads50M+
Ratings on Play Store4.5
Ratings on App Store (GB)4.8
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginThailand

Another best Android & iPhone puzzle game on our list is Unlock Me. It is a typical classic puzzle game where you have to move the Goal Block out of the board. The size of the game is less but packs over 40,000 puzzles. It also comes with 3 modes: Relax, Challenge, and Daily Puzzle.

And you find the beginner level is too easy, then you can easily switch to other difficulty levels like intermediate, advanced, or expert. You can also switch between multiple board themes and play this game without the internet. Overall, Unblock Me is the best brain teaser puzzle game and it will not take much time for you to get addicted.

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11. Flow Free

Flow Free for Android & iPhone
Size on Android15 MB
Size on iPhone39.4 MB
Downloads100M+
Ratings on Play Store4.4
Ratings on App Store (US)4.7
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginUS

Flow Free is another free puzzle game for Android, iPhone, and iPad. The game’s concept is simple, you have to pair all matching colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle. Furthermore, the game has over 2500 puzzles, including a wide variety of board designs to make the game even more challenging and fun to play.

Like many other free mobile puzzle games, Flow Free also comes with ads which you can remove by purchasing any level pack.

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12. Magic Jigsaw Puzzles

Magic Jigsaw Puzzles
Size on Android91 MB
Size on iPhone762.8 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings on Play Store4.7
Ratings on App Store (NZ)4.6
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginUS

If you love solving jigsaw puzzles and want to relive your childhood memories, then this game is the best puzzle game for iOS and Android. It has over 30,000 jigsaw puzzles with HD images from categories like animals, nature, Christmas, architecture, and more.

And if you consider yourself a pro, then it also has a rotation mode that will give you a really hard time solving the puzzle. Other than that, you can also create a jigsaw puzzle with your own picture and share it with your friends or family, which I think is cool.

Download Magic Jigsaw Puzzles from Play Store

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13. Cut the Rope 2

Cut the Rope 2 for Android & iOS
Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone208.9 MB
Downloads100M+
Ratings on Play Store4.6
Ratings on App Store (IN)4.6
PriceFree, In-Game Purchase
OriginUK

Cut the Rope 2 is a free, simple, and physics puzzle game. It is the second series of the main game, which is even more popular than the first one. In the game, there is a character called Om Nom, and he loves candy. Your objective is to cut all the right ropes, at the right time so that piece of candy falls or rolls into Om Nom’s mouth.

This may sound easy but the real challenge is while doing this you also have to collect three stars, which is not that easy. But with the help of some tools and Om’s friends, it becomes easy to clear certain levels.

And if you are tired of playing the game, then you can also watch the Om Nom cartoon series within the game. Overall Cut the Rope 2 is the best puzzle game for Android and iOS.

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Conclusion

Well, these were my top pick for the best puzzle games for iPhone, iPad, and Android in 2021. Even though I tried my best to add as many types of puzzle games as possible, but in case I forgot to mention any, please let me know in the comment section. Also, I would love to hear which puzzle game you are going to install from this list. Personally, I love Cut the Rope 2 because of its simplicity, graphics, and gameplay.

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