10 Puzzle Games If You Are Tired of Wordle

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The world is addicted to puzzle games, and so are we. This ever-addictive world of puzzles consists of Wordle, and then there are countless other alternatives to it. Some common puzzle games you may have already played, or some tricky ones you may not even know about. Here are 10 puzzle games to try if you are tired of Wordle.


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Widely known since the end of the 20th century, Sudoku is a popular number puzzle game. It features a 9×9 grid with some numbers. The idea is to complete each row, each column, and each of the nine 3×3 subgrids with numbers from 1 to 9. This puzzle game is fun-filled but challenging at the same time.

Crossword Puzzle

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Up for another challenging puzzle game? Try Crossword Puzzle. This popular game involves filling in a grid with words based on clues. It comes in various difficulty levels and variations like standard, cryptic, themed etc. Crossword puzzles are so popular that they feature daily in newspapers and online magazines.


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2048 is a single-player puzzle video game that will test your calculation like no other. It features a 4×4 grid. The game begins with two tiles, and they increase as you progress. The deal is to combine tiles with the same number until you reach 2048. Interesting right? The main goal is to keep merging tiles, although challenging.

Jigsaw Puzzles

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Who does not know about Jigsaw Puzzles? Whether young or old, this board game has been a part of everyone’s free time. This classic and timeless game involves assembling a picture or image from individual pieces and making a complete image. Jigsaw puzzles come in several pieces, a variety of images and different themes.


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Admit it or not, a lot of us still do not know how to play Minesweeper even after trying for years. This classic single-player puzzle game has been a part of the Windows operating system for a long time. The goal is to clear a rectangular board without damaging the underground mines. Players win when they reveal all the safe squares/ flag mines.


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A classic and iconic puzzle video game, Tetris has been a part of video games forever. The objective of playing this game is to manipulate Tetriminos (falling geometric shapes) and create horizontal lines. As a line completes, it disappears, and that is what the players need to do, or you may lose. 


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If you want to take your Sudoku game a level higher, try Kakuro. This combination of crossword puzzles and Sudoku is tricky but exciting. Players have to fill a grid with digits ensuring each vertical and horizontal block adds up to a specified sum. But, you cannot repeat the numbers within the blocks. 

Logic Grid Puzzles

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Also known as Logic Puzzles, this deductive reasoning game is enjoyable yet challenging at the same time. The main goal is to use the given clues and complete the grids with information. It may seem easy, but the puzzle challenges your ability to analyze information and draw logical conclusions. It is a fun alternative to number games.

Nonograms (Picross)

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Nonograms are logic puzzles that come in various difficulty levels, from easy to expert. The game has numeric clues, and players need to use them to create an image by filling in squares in a grid. The combination of logic and deduction is all that you need, but it is not as easy as it reads.

Match-3 Games 

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Match-3 Games are popular puzzle games, especially in mobile or smart device format. You may have played Candy Crush right? That is a Match-3 game. These puzzles involve matching three or more identical items and clearing up the game board. The more items you will hold, the sooner you will lose.


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