There are so many different and fun games to waste your time with that it can be hard to choose. If you want to spend your time on any game, puzzle games are the best choice. Not only are they very entertaining, puzzle games also help you increase your intelligence, sharpen your focus and give you a real sense of accomplishment.
In this article, we will help you make a choice by giving you the 5 best puzzle games for Android that you should be playing right now!
Words with Friends
In different versions this game predates computers, helping players expand their vocabulary and have fun with family and friends. Words with Friends for Android combines the always popular scrabble with the social aspect of the most popular current era games. You can choose to play with friends from Facebook, or strangers locally and see who gets higher on the leaderboards. The goal of the game is to make words, getting as many points per word as possible, with the letters given to you.
You can use words that your opponent makes to get even higher scores by only placing two extra letters in the right position. Or you can see how your friend changes the entire meaning of your word by adding one letter, immediately creating a head start in points that may seem impossible to catch up to.
Besides stimulating your intellect, Words with Friends also provides endless entertainment between friends or even family members. Do you dare to challenge your dad or your boss?
Since the days of the game-boy, Tetris is an absolute must play game for any puzzle fan. For those 2 people who don’t know how it works, blocks in different shapes fall down, and by moving them left or right, and turning them just the right way, you have to make lines that then disappear. The more lines you make at the same time, the more points you get. Tetris combines stress management with quick finger work, as well as spacial awareness.
Tetris is not for the faint of heart. Your blood pressure will rise and your stress levels will increase. This game is the absolute opposite of a nice relaxing past time.
The good news is that after waiting line after line for that one long block, seeing the tower growing higher and higher and finally getting it, being screamed at by your boss for missing a deadline is Childs play.
Practicing Tetris will also come in handy in real life when packing a car for a long road trip.
Where’s My Water?
Swampy lives in a dirty sewer but luckily for us, he just loves his shower! In this physics based puzzle, you need to help Swampy get clean. In order to do that you need to get enough water to reach the shower by moving pipes this way and that way, avoiding traps, or purposefully triggering them, so that enough water can pass after to reach Swampy in his shower.
You will need to navigate through dirt, steam, and deal with poison. Because the gameplay itself is very simple you can really put all your focus on the level of insight required to successfully solve each puzzle, which are anything but easy.
Don’t let the cute graphics fool you, this game gets more and more complicated with each level, which makes it the perfect puzzle.
Some levels you will definitely need to repeat in order to get the solution. If and when you finish the game with Swampy there are 3 more games with the same idea you can play. You can help Allie play his steam-powered instrument, or use pressured water to clean Cranky’s plate for him. If that is not enough, there is the bonus level with the mystery Duck. In total, there are over 500 amazing levels in this game.
Onet Connect Animal
Six degrees of separation is the theory that everybody is connected to anyone else by 6 degrees or less. Onet Connect Animal takes that idea a step further and asks you to connect identical images to each other, using only 3 lines.
Not only do you have to make sure you can find all the identical images, but once you have found them, you’ll need to make the educated guess on which one you should connect first in order to make all images disappear without using up any lives.
There are several levels, each a bit more complicated than the last. The images are adorable, which makes this game even more entertaining to play. And if you were to get tired of looking at cute animals you can always switch to the food version.
This puzzle is almost like a meditation, an oasis of mental peace in a crazy world.
It’ll give you a break from a stressful day at work, bad traffic, in-laws or whiny kids.
Start up the game and you’ll only have to focus on connecting the lines, making infinite loops. The entire world will just go away for a while, to be replaced by only simple lines and the infinite loops they can make. There is no pressure, no time limit, and no increasing difficulty.,There is just the relaxing sensation of accomplishment every time a line gets put in their place and every time a puzzle is finished.
There is an infinite number of puzzles waiting for you, where every tiny different placement of lines creates a whole new world of possibility and change. Even the most competitive gamer will quickly get addicted to this game and find themselves going back to Infinity Loop over and over again.
Download anyone of these games and you’ll be happily entertained for hours, if not days. Download all of them and don’t be surprised if you start missing your bus stop, burn dinner or forget to sleep.