Long gone are the days when you would sit down with your family and play a good puzzle game at the dining table. Sure, you can still do that, but for most kids (and adults) nowadays, the puzzle is a much more personal game. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn, then, that most puzzle games are no longer bought in stores, but online. If you have a smartphone, computer or tablet and wish to get in on the act, though, where do you begin to look for puzzle games?
App Stores for Mobile Users
One of the most frequently visited places to snap up the latest puzzle games is the Google Play Store. Sure, you can look for iOS-based puzzle games in the Apple App Store, too, but given Apple’s tetchiness with third-party apps, you don’t get a wide a range to choose from. Regardless of what you may have heard (from Apple), the Android-powered operating system does excel Apple’s offering in many areas, such as when it comes to apps and puzzle games.
The Google Play Store is littered with countless puzzle games for you to play, and they also span a pretty broad age range, too. You can find puzzles which are ideal for 3-year-olds if you are the type of person to trust a toddler with your tablet or phone. Brainboxes aren’t left out in the cold, either, with a solid collection of real mind-bending puzzle games up for grabs provided you know what it is you want from your puzzle game.
Visiting Google Play will see able to select games by genre, and then you have an ocean of puzzle games at your fingertips. Many of these puzzle games are free to play, although you are likely to be subdued by ads throughout your playing time. Those puzzle games which aren’t free are a lot cheaper than some of other professionally designed games in the Play Store, so you are likely to be able to pick one up for under $5, and play it without ads, unlockables or purchases.
Steam for PC
If tinkering with apps on phones and tablets is not your cup of tea, you can always try your hand at Steam gaming. If you’re a bit of a gamer, the chances are that you will at least have heard of Steam, even if you don’t already have it installed on your computer. Steam is much more than a place to find the latest PC games, though. You can also find puzzle games aplenty there, and most of them cost less than $5, too.
Steam’s library is a bit less orientated towards children (at least the younger ones), so adults are more likely to find their ideal puzzle games here. With literally hundreds of titles to choose from, and many more added each month, the world is your ocean for puzzle games with Steam. Of course, you can always try your hand at those table-top games, too, but playing at a table with family members is a time-limited affair (and one which requires a great deal of patience in many cases). Playing Steam or Google Play puzzle games on your lonesome, now that’s the way to go.