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The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games 

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Updated September 24, 2019 1.6k votes 284 voters 21.4k views 100 items

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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Professor Layton and the... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2008 (Level-5)
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Professor Layton and the... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2007 (Level-5)
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Professor Layton and the... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2007 (Level-5)
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Ghost Trick: Phantom Det... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2010 (Capcom)
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Scribblenauts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2009 (5th Cell)
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Tetris DS is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2006 (Nintendo)
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Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2009 (PopCap Games)
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Picross 3D is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2009 (HAL Laboratory)
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Puzzle Quest: Challenge ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2007 (Engine Software)
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Puyo Pop Fever is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2004 (Namco Hometek)
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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2:... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2006 (Nintendo Software Technology)
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Puyo Puyo Fever 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2005 (Sonic Team)
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Big Brain Academy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2005 (Nintendo)
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Puyo Puyo 7 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2009 (h.a.n.d.)
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Brain Age: Train Your Br... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2005 (Nintendo Software Planning and Development)
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Puyo Puyo! 15th Annivers... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2006 (Sonic Team)
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Planet Puzzle League is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
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Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniver... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2011 (Sonic Team)
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Another Code: Two Memori... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2005 (Cing)
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WarioWare: Touched! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2004 (Nintendo Software Planning and Development)
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Peggle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2007 (PopCap Games)
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Kingdom Hearts coded is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2011 (Square Enix)
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Feel the Magic: XY/XX is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2004 (Sonic Team)
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Picross DS is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2007 (Jupiter)
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Kirby Mass Attack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Released: 2011 (HAL Laboratory)