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Who doesn’t like a good puzzle game? There is simply no better way to kill time than to get glued to the latest and best puzzle games you can find on your smartphone. Here are some of the best ones you can find on the Android platform.

Note: Some of these may not be available in your country yet. Try a VPN to circumvent these Google restrictions. Because why should territorial borders come in the way of some laid back puzzle solving, huh?

 

Two Dots

There really is nothing like a good puzzle game to keep you glued to the screen. It is even better if the app is free. That is exactly what makes Two Dots one of the best games this year. As the name suggests, you have two dots and you have to connect them. You can use either a horizontal or a vertical line to do so.

As the colors keep adding up and the difficulty creeps up, the game only gets better.

You simply have to exhaust all the colors that were there at the start of the game. You can buy credits, it is basically how the developers make money, but if you can’t buy them simply wait for a while and the credits will be restored. Waiting around sucks but so does having to pay money, so you can take your pick really. It is technically possible to play the whole game for free. This pricing strategy along with a fantastic gameplay is what has made the game so immensely popular. Have a look.

Laserbreak

I promise you’ll be hooked onto this game the minute the main screen loads up. The approach the dev team have taken with this puzzle game is pretty offbeat. Unlike conventional games, this game has a very simple strategy – do whatever it takes to break targets (See, it even sounds fun!). TNTs, ice cubes, dominoes, magnets and almost anything else you can think of can be used to destroy the targets.

The game has two versions. One is loaded with 30 playable levels that comes free. If you really like the game and want to play beyond the first 30 levels, you can go pro and buy the extended version later. This is a great concept and it shows confidence on part of the developers to offer the game this way. Even the extended version is priced at a modest $0.99. Check it out.

Monument Valley

No game over the past few years has had the sort of reception as this one. Monument Valley is a critic favorite and an overwhelming success across the world. Even Frank Underwood played it on an episode of House of Cards. The game has a heavy pedigree and the International Mobile Gaming Awards even gave it top honors.

The only issue with the game is that it may seem a bit overpriced to some. Now, $3.99 is only a dollar more than most games in this genre, but a lot of players have complained that the levels aren’t as many. But the fact that gamers are not satisfied with the number of levels in a game speaks volumes about its quality.

The game is based on the adventures of a princess. You must navigate her to the right path as she seeks the answers to some very intriguing questions about life. With stunning visuals, relatively easy gameplay and a deeply philosophical premise, this is easily one of the best games ever made. Try it out.

The Room Two

A sequel to the game Room, this game is seen as an improvement in many ways. That is a big deal, considering the predecessor won a BAFTA award. It’s got all the same ingredients that made the first one a success.

The premise is the same and the game is honestly addictive. It’s a puzzle game that will really push you to put some thoughts into your choices. The key is the audio and soundtrack that the developers have cleverly created for this game. The tunes can honestly make an already pretty frightening game seem all the more creepy. Every object you see has been designed very intricately and the whole look of the game is spectacular.

The new game also has a cloud storage feature built-in, so if you stop playing and pause the game on your phone you can simply go ahead and pick up where you left off on your tablet. Over 100,000 users have played the game so far and they’ve all rated it 5 stars. Well worth the $2.99 you may spend on it.

Super Hexagon

Though this may seem like a game aimed solely at geometry nerds, I promise you it is way more fun. The game can really keep you hooked for hours on end and has a way to challenge your skills regardless of how long you’ve been playing it.

The game is really unique in a lot of ways. It has some fantastic designs and the gameplay is really difficult to master. That simple combination is what makes this one of the best puzzle games you can play on Android.

The basic premise is that you have control over a hexagon and have to avoid the lines closing in on you. The speed keeps increasing and the game only gets trickier from there. This is also reflected in the three options you get on the main menu – hard, harder, hardest.

The simple approach, fantastic design, and amazing soundtrack make this one of the best puzzle games you can buy. It is $2,99.

 

 

 

 

 

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