Total Nerd The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games  

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List Rules Games 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 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 will feature the most popular and best selling puzzle games that were released for Nintendo DS. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future and Scribblenauts are included on this poll, along with many more. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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45 8
Professor Layton and the Unwou... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

2
33 7
Professor Layton and the Diabo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

3
34 8
Professor Layton and the Curio... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

4
23 8
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

5
27 13
Scribblenauts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

6
21 10
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

7
16 6
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

8
20 10
Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

9
12 4
Picross 3D is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2009

10
10 3
Kirby Mass Attack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

11
11 4
Tetris DS is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2006

12
12 6
Big Brain Academy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

13
13 7
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

14
8 4
Kingdom Hearts coded is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

15
8 4
WarioWare: Touched! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

16
10 7
Peggle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2007

17
8 5
Picross DS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2007

18
7 4
Prism: Light the Way is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

19
5 2
Trioncube is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2007

20
11 9
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzlin... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

21
10 8
Planet Puzzle League is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

22
6 4
Polarium is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2004

23
4 2
Feel the Magic: XY/XX is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

24
3 1
Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

25
7 6
Bejeweled Twist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

26
7 6
Puyo Pop Fever is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

27
4 3
Diner Dash is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2003

28
4 3
Pokémon Trozei! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

29
4 3
Mr. Driller Drill Spirits is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

30
3 2
Zoo Keeper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2003

31
3 2
Mystery Case Files: MillionHei... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

32
3 2
Clubhouse Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

33
3 2
Puyo Puyo Fever 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

34
3 2
Challenge Me: Word Puzzles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Challenge Me: Word Puzzles 2011

35
3 2
Neves is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2007

36
2 1
Neopets Puzzle Adventure is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

37
2 1
Soul Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

38
2 1
Guru Logi Champ is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

39
2 1
The Rub Rabbits! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

40
2 1
Aquia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

41
2 1
Gunpey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2006

42
2 1
Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

43
1 0
Bomberman Story DS is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

44
6 6
Jenga World Tour is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

45
5 5
Brain Voyage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

46
5 5
Ultimate Brain Games is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

47
5 5
The Humans is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
1992

48
5 5
Super Fruit Fall is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

49
5 5
Sudoku Gridmaster is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

50
4 4
Bust-a-Move DS is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games