Best Logic Puzzle Toys and Games for Kids

by TerriRexson

A collection of the best logic puzzle toys for kids. These toys are fun and will get kids thinking.

Logic Puzzle Toys

Fun and Educational

I love logic puzzle toys. I spent hours and hours of my childhood playing with toys like these. And now my older son is getting to the age where he can appreciate them. I've had a lovely time looking into the best logic puzzle toys available for Christmas 2011. 

These toys are great fun but they're definitely educational too. They develop the kind of thinking skills you need for subjects like math and computing. And problem solving skills are useful in any career.

I have a maths degree and a computing doctorate. Did the many, many childhood hours spent with logic puzzle toys help? I like to think so!

The top selling logic puzzle toy this year is the Perplexus Maze Game. 

Perplexus Maze Game

Perplexus Maze Game by PlaSmart, Inc.
Only $24.99

Maze Puzzle Ball

Age 6-12

This Perplexus maze game is very popular this year. It's getting brilliant reviews. You have to guide a small marble through a 3D maze of obstacles. 

The Perplexus is for kids from age 6+ but it's the kind of toy that everyone will want to have a go with. It's a good toy for taking on car trips or a visit to the doctors or dentist where you might have to wait to be seen. 

Rush Hour Junior

Age 6-8
ThinkFun Rush Hour Jr.
Only $25.0

Rush Hour Jr Traffic Puzzle Game

Think Fun's Rush Hour game is a classic 1-person puzzle. This is the Junior version for kids age 6-8.

You have to set up the board to match one of the challenge cards and then move vehicles until you can get the Ice Cream truck free. 

You get 40 challenge cards and there are four different difficulty levels so the game will last a while as kids progress to harder levels. 

I bought Rush Hour Junior for my nephew when he was 5 and he really enjoyed it so for a child who like maths and logic I think it's fine for a 5 year old. 

Camelot Jr

Age 4-9, Preschoolers, Little Kids
Camelot Jr.
Only $27.0

Castle Building Wooden Logic Puzzle

Camelot Jr is a lovely logic puzzle game made from gorgeous wooden building blocks. 

The idea is to build a path from the princess to the knight so she can rescue him (or is it the other way around :)

You get 48 challenges from easy to rather difficult that show you how to set up the blocks and then you have to solve the puzzle. (You do get the solutions too.)

Safari Undercover

Age 5+, Little Kids
Only $39.99

Safari Undercover Animal Puzzle Game

Safari Undercover is a logic game where kids have to position the pieces to get the right layout of animals.

It comes with 48 different challenges at 4 levels of difficulty so this is a logic puzzle toy that will keep a child's interest for a few years, or will work well for a family with different aged children. 

I've asked for this for my 5 year old son for Christmas because he absolutely loves Safari animals and I think he'll enjoy the problem solving. 

ThinkFun Tilt

Age 8-15, Big Kids, Tweens, Teens
ThinkFun Tilt
Only $39.99

Tilt Problem Solving Game

Another great puzzle game from ThinkFun is Tilt. This one is aimed at bigger kids and is a good choice for tweens and teens, and adults too. 

The idea is to get the green sliders into the hole in the middle without losing any of the blue sliders. You set up the board according to the challenges. 

ThinkFun Tilt Video Demo

Watch the video to see how this 1-player game works. 

Colorku Solid Wood Game Set

Age 8+
Colorku Solid Wood Colorku Game Set
Only $27.99

Colorku Solid Wood Twist on Sudoku

Colorku is a wooden solitaire game that has a lot in common with Sudoku. You get over 100 puzzle cards that show you how to set up the challenge and then you have to complete the board without duplicating a color in any row  or column. 

The challenges are coded with 5 levels of difficulty. This is a good logic puzzle game to choose for a family with older kids. 

Colorku is gorgeous and will look lovely on display - and get visitors hooked!

Updated: 12/01/2011, TerriRexson
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sheilamarie on 12/05/2011

These look like a lot of fun! I think they'd make some great Christmas presents.

kajohu on 12/02/2011

I've always loved Logic puzzles, and these toys look like fun for me. When my grandson is older I will introduce him to puzzles like these. (He's 3 months -- still just a little early for these!).

Jimmie on 12/02/2011

Yes, me! I love these kinds of mind teasers. So good for critical thinking skills and warding off Alzheimer's!

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