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

2
38 9
Professor Layton and the Curio... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

3
36 8
Professor Layton and the Diabo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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27 9
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

5
35 16
Scribblenauts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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24 10
Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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22 10
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

8
16 6
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

9
12 3
Kirby Mass Attack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

10
13 4
Tetris DS is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2006

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13 4
Picross 3D is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2009

12
16 7
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

13
12 7
Big Brain Academy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

14
9 5
Picross DS is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2007

15
8 4
Kingdom Hearts coded is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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8 4
WarioWare: Touched! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

17
10 7
Peggle 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
6 3
Another Code: Two Memories is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

20
6 3
Diner Dash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2003

21
5 2
Feel the Magic: XY/XX is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

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5 2
Trioncube is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games
2007

23
11 9
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzlin... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

24
10 8
Planet Puzzle League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games

25
8 6
Bejeweled Twist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Puzzle Games