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The 10 Best Puzzle Games for Nintendo Switch

This collection of puzzle games offers something for everyone. From story-based adventures to truly innovative and unique. The gameplay ranges from brain-busters to chill challenges. Here are the 10 best puzzles on Switch.

10. Human Resource Machine

Human Resource Machine
Tomorrow Corporation

Human Resource Machine is a 2015 visual programming-based puzzle game. Gameplay involves programming office workers to solve puzzles by performing tasks involving objects between an inbox, and outbox, and to and from storage areas. In constructing a program to complete a specific task, the player works through some forty puzzles.

9. Please, Touch the Artwork

Please, Touch the Artwork
Thomas Waterzooi

Please, Touch the Artwork is a 2022 game that’s part Zen puzzle and part narrative adventure. Players explore the secret world behind iconic abstract paintings. The gameplay takes players through over 160 puzzles spread across 3 unique games. Learn fun art facts on an aesthetic journey through the origins of modern art, all set to a soothing jazzy soundtrack.

8. Golf Peaks

Golf Peaks

Golf Peaks is a relaxing 2018 game involving golf-themed puzzles (no understanding of golf required). Players climb misty mountains by playing golf. Each map consists of a series of platforms. Players draw cards to move the ball, avoid hazards, or use them to their advantage. There are over 120 puzzle levels to solve all set to a soothing soundtrack.

7. Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise
Yak & Co.

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is a 2015 adventure puzzle game. You’re Agent A. Infiltrate enemy spy Ruby La Rouge’s secret lair and stop her evil objectives. The story is a tale of espionage, while the gameplay offers a quirky game of cat and mouse. Observations and mental notes are key. Collecting objects and using them cleverly is crucial.

6. Deru – The Art of Cooperation

Deru: The Art of Cooperation
Ink Kit

Deru – The Art of Cooperation is a 2018 cooperative puzzle game that mixes eye-catching abstract art with mind-bending puzzles. The result is a unique gaming experience. Two co-op players work to overcome the boundaries of shadow and light, using teamwork, timing, and tactics to succeed. The gameplay requires dexterity, precision, and strategic planning.

5. Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!

Snipperclips: Cut It Out Together!
SFB Games

Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! is a 2017 puzzle game. It has won awards for its innovation and multiplayer gameplay. Players have a “snipping” mechanic where they can cut the competing players into a different shape. These are then used to solve various puzzles. The gameplay combines a tricky combination of logic and cunning.

4. SOLAS 128

Amicable Animal

SOLAS 128 is a 2021 game of interconnected puzzles and a beam deflection game. Players redirect and reconfigure rhythmic pulses of light. When correctly reconfigured, these pulses breathe life back into an ancient machine. Players rotate and reposition mirrors to connect light sources while paying attention to their timing to unlock a new path to adjacent puzzles.

3. Gorogoa

Annapurna Interactive

Gorogoa is a 2017 puzzle video game featuring beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations. Set in the 19th and 20 of the centuries, the story centers around a boy seeking an encounter with the divine monster. The gameplay involves manipulating the scenes of up to four images in a two-by-two grid. Players find a connection between the images to advance in open new areas.

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2. Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together!

Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out Together!
SFB Games

Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! was released in March 2017 and the Snipperclips Plus was released in November. The update adds 30 new levels across two new worlds and three new activities. It also adds a new multiplayer mode, as well as another new stamp mode that allows players to attempt to complete puzzles using randomly shaped bodies.

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1. Unpacking

Witch Beam

Unpacking is a 2021 zen puzzle game. The gameplay is centered around the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. The game invites you to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking. It’s part home decoration and part block-fitting puzzle solving. It’s addictively fun.