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The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

Updated October 6, 2020 2.8k votes 334 voters 23.7k views100 items

List RulesGames don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo DS at some point.

If you owned a Nintendo DS at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few good puzzle games in your collection. Using your brain to solve challenge after challenge, whether it involves numbers, crosswords, and dungeons, is actually one of the most rewarding experiences in gaming. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best Nintendo DS puzzle games of all time.

This list features the most popular and best-selling puzzle games that were released for the NDS. While many of these games were console exclusives, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future and Scribblenauts are included, along with many other top and challenging puzzlers. Vote up all your favorite video games below.