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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Professor Layton and the Unwou... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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

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

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

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

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

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18 7
Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Tetris DS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Tetris DS 2006

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Big Brain Academy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Picross 3D is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Picross 3D 2009

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Kirby Mass Attack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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

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10 5
Peggle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Peggle 2007

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Prism: Light the Way is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzlin... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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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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Kingdom Hearts coded is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Polarium is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Polarium 2004

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WarioWare: Touched! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Trioncube is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Trioncube 2007

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Feel the Magic: XY/XX is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Picross DS is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Picross DS 2007

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Mr. Driller Drill Spirits is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Clubhouse Games is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Puyo Puyo Fever 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Bejeweled Twist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Jenga World Tour is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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6 4
Puyo Pop Fever is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Sudoku Gridmaster is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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5 3
Ultimate Brain Games is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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The Humans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
The Humans 1992

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Brain Voyage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Diner Dash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Diner Dash 2003

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Bust-a-Move DS is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Yoshi Touch & Go is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Steal Princess is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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4 2
Magnetica is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Magnetica 2006

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3 1
Neves is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Neves 2007

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3 1
Zoo Keeper is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Zoo Keeper 2003

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3 1
Mystery Case Files: MillionHei... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Neopets Puzzle Adventure is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Aquia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Challenge Me: Word Puzzles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Challenge Me: Word Puzzles 2011

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Gunpey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
Gunpey 2006

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The Rub Rabbits! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Guru Logi Champ is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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Soul Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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5 4
Super Fruit Fall is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games