5 Best Free Puzzle Games for Android Smartphones

5 Killer Free Puzzle Games for Android

Need a quick challenge to jump start your brain? Google Play has an entire category of Puzzle games ready to challenge, entertain and get your brain into a higher gear.

Here are five favorites. These games are all free, but don't think that means lesser quality. They're among the most fun games on the market. You should probably expect some ads, though.

All the apps below should be equally available no matter which company makes your Android phone, including Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

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Unblock Me FREE

Unblock Me FREE

What We Like

  • Addictive puzzles.

  • Jump to more challenging levels.

  • Easy to learn.

What We Don't Like

  • Must watch ads between rounds.

  • Plain user interface.

Unblock Me is one of those games that reminds you that you just not may be as smart as you think. The object is simple; move blocks out of the way of the red block as you move it off the board. Very simple and not much to the game. However, after you get the hang of the game on the easy levels, prepare yourself for a frustrating but rewarding challenge.

Compete against your friends to see who can free the red block in the shortest period of time. But be warned, the puzzles get much more challenging the higher up in Puzzle numbers you go. And when you graduate from beginner to intermediate, the fun really begins!

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Tetris

Tetris

What We Like

  • Choose preferred controls.

  • Select favorite game theme.

  • Choose traditional or new game play.

  • Highly addictive.

What We Don't Like

  • Full page ads between rounds.

  • Some games have steep learning curve.

If you've owned smartphones in the past, then Tetris needs no introduction. The Android version brings all the familiar fun and challenge back that you would expect and keeps the playability solid despite being on a touch-screen device.

The Android Tetris controls do take some time getting used to but once you are comfortable, you'll be spinning blocks into place and causing massive eruptions in no time. 

When surfing through Google Play, you'll notice a few Tetris-like games. The official versions are made by Electronic Arts. 

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X Construction Lite

X Construction Lite

What We Like

  • Very addictive to play.

  • Improves knowledge of physics.

  • Fun building game.

What We Don't Like

  • Full page ads between rounds.

  • Very basic premise.

  • Little variety per level.

I like it when app developers offer a free version of their app that plays the same as the full version. With X Construction and X Construction Lite, the only difference between the full version and the Lite is in the number of bridges you can build and your ability to save your games. The full version currently costs $1.35 in Google Play and is worth every penny.

X Construction and X Construction Lite are games in which you are charged with building a bridge strong enough to allow a train to pass over safely. You can stick with the basics and be pretty sure your bridge will hold up or you can get creative with your design. Give it a try and be as creative as you can.

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Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

Friday the 13th Killer Puzzle

What We Like

  • Good fun for horror movie fans

  • Puzzles are genuinely fun and entertaining

  • Each level brings new weapons and challenges

  • The campy horror gimmick never really gets old

What We Don't Like

  • Full page ads break up the action

Imagine a game where you get to play as Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise, and you need to solve puzzles to slaughter unsuspecting campers. Yes, that's exactly what Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is, and it's amazing.

Slide Jason around the map, using the available terrain to stop and guide him towards his next target. When you reach one, you just might get a little cuts scene of brutality. No, this isn't terribly gory. It's all cartoons, and there's even a setting to turn it down. That said, Jason's mother's severed head is always there to provide tips and guidance, so you can pretty well guess the tone of this game.

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Escape Game: 50 rooms in 1

Escape Game: 50 rooms in 1

What We Like

  • Unique and creative puzzles

  • A true virtual escape room

  • Tons of content to play through for free

What We Don't Like

  • Ads can be intrusive and distracting

  • Tutorial is fairly minimal, so it takes a bit to get acclimated

In case you haven't guessed, Escape Game: 50 rooms in 1 is a virtual escape room game. For each challenge, you're placed in a room and charged with finding hidden clues to escape. So, the game is actually a hybrid hidden object game mixed with an escape room setting.

To play, tap on different areas of your room to zoom in for closer inspection. there, you can investigate different items in the room to see if they hold clues or useful items to help you find your way out. When you find something, it arrives in your inventory. You can select it, and use it on items in the room to see if it has an effect. The whole picture amounts to a fun and compelling virtual escape room experience. If you find yourself wanting more, there are plenty of free sequels here too