Do you know a logic-minded kid? A kid who loves brain teasers, lateral thinking puzzles, code cracking, critical thinking games, and more? Here’s a list for the “brainiac” kiddos who enjoy a good mind challenge. 

1. Puzzle Snacks Book

This book isn’t full of literal snacks, but rather bit-size puzzles in a variety of forms. With more than 100 short puzzles, a logic-loving kid has plenty to keep them busy whenever they have a spare few minutes.

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Puzzlesnacks: More Than 100 Clever, Bite-Size Puzzles for Every Solver
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Puzzlesnacks: More Than 100 Clever, Bite-Size Puzzles for Every Solver
  • Berlin, Eric (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

2. Kids' Puzzles Book

From mazes to crosswords to logic puzzles and more, this book offers a variety of puzzle games at an affordable price point. 

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Puzzle Baron's Kids' Puzzles
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Puzzle Baron's Kids' Puzzles
  • Baron, Puzzle (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

3. Wooden Hexagon Puzzle

Excellent for kids of all ages, this hexagon puzzle poses a good hands-on geometry and spacial challenge. But it’s also versatile, in that kids can also get creative and create artwork with the pieces outside the plate.

Coogam Wooden Hexagon Puzzle for Kid Adults - Shape Pattern Block Tangram Brain Teaser Toy Geometry Logic IQ Game STEM Montessori Educational Gift for All Ages Challenge
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Coogam Wooden Hexagon Puzzle for Kid Adults - Shape Pattern Block Tangram Brain Teaser Toy Geometry Logic IQ Game STEM Montessori Educational Gift for All Ages Challenge
  • Geometric IQ Game: Endless possibilities for kids adults building blocks, not only limited to the instructions, but also try to figure out more solutions to make fantastic works of art. Put the pieces in and fill in the bottom plate, then you make it!
  • Logical Learning Puzzle: 7 color and 14 pieces different shape blocks make a terrific brain puzzle. Each side measures 3.54 inch, Product size: 7.3x6.3x0.39 inch (outer frame included). Package contains a detailed instruction for a new player.

4. Brain Teasers Book for Kids

The stellar reviews on this brain teaser book tell you all you need to know about what kids think of it. One reviewer wrote, “They are challenging without being frustrating.” Looks best for ages 7 and up.

5. Kanoodle 3-D Puzzle

Our 10-year-old has this puzzle game and it’s awesome. He got it because a 6-year-old friend had it, so it’s great for a variety of ages. (As long as they’re old enough not to put the pieces in their mouths.)

Educational Insights Kanoodle 3-D Brain Teaser Puzzle Game, Featuring 200 Challenges, Elementary Classroom Must Haves, Ages 7+
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Educational Insights Kanoodle 3-D Brain Teaser Puzzle Game, Featuring 200 Challenges, Elementary Classroom Must Haves, Ages 7+
  • OVER 3 MILLION GAMES SOLD! Challenge your noggin with this best-selling, award-winning, brain-twisting, solo game
  • 2-D & 3-D BRAIN TEASER PUZZLE GAME: Kanoodle is a brain teaser puzzle game that includes 12 puzzle pieces, 200 puzzle challenges, a 48-page illustrated puzzle book, and a carrying case. Perfect brain teaser, travel game

6. 3-D Wooden Brain Teaser

Wooden toys are all the rage, as people try to move away from plastic. This hands-on 3-D puzzle is sure to challenge kids of all ages as they problem-solve to get it put back together. 

Wooden Brain Teaser Puzzle Cube Wooden Puzzles T-Shaped Jigsaw Logic Puzzle Educational Toy for Kids and Adults by AHYUAN (Wine)
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Wooden Brain Teaser Puzzle Cube Wooden Puzzles T-Shaped Jigsaw Logic Puzzle Educational Toy for Kids and Adults by AHYUAN (Wine)
  • The wooden puzzles may look simple, but they contains lots of mysteries, they are usually easy to disassemble but difficult to assemble, each wooden Puzzle is special and unique, a lot of fun to play with it. Newest version comes with gift packing box.Perfect gift for all festivals, Valentine's Day, Birthday & Christmas & New Year & Children’s day & Easter & Halloween & Thanksgiving
  • Playing with wooden brain teasers can not only exercise brain, develop intelligence, improve problem-solving ability, but also relieve pressure, relax mood and gain pleasure, you and family will have quite a lot of fun through this interlocking brain toy

7. KINGOU Wooden Logic Puzzle

Lock puzzles are tricky, but fun. Once they’re pulled apart, it can be a bear to put them back together, but that’s where the fun is. Recommended for ages 5 and up, but we think you could go a few years younger.

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KINGOU Wooden Puzzle Magic Ball Brain Teasers Toy Intelligence Game Sphere Puzzles for Adults/Kids
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KINGOU Wooden Puzzle Magic Ball Brain Teasers Toy Intelligence Game Sphere Puzzles for Adults/Kids
  • Name: Wooden Sphere Puzzle. Please note the size: 2.36 x 2.36 x 2.36 (inch) ★KINGOU is a registered brand, the trademark number is 5034717★
  • Children should be used under adult supervision. It is a puzzle that will entertain and challenge all of yours

8. Perfectly Logical! Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles for Smart Kids Book

Our 11-year-old loves this book! It’s just hard enough for him to be challenged, but not so hard that he can’t do most of the puzzles. 

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Perfectly Logical!: Challenging Fun Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles for Smart Kids
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9. Rubik's Cage Game

Rubik’s cubes are all the rage—again—so if you know a kid who has the cube algorithms down, this game may provide a new challenge for them. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

University Games Rubik's Cage Game, Head-to-Head Brain Teaser Strategy Game Based On The Rubik’S Cube for Ages 7 & Up, Multi
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University Games Rubik's Cage Game, Head-to-Head Brain Teaser Strategy Game Based On The Rubik’S Cube for Ages 7 & Up, Multi
  • Rubik's cage is the multi-player, multi-plane challenge sure to confound even the very best Rubik's solvers.
  • On a turn, players can insert a cubie, turn a level of the cage or flip the entire cage.

10. BePuzzled 8-sided Puzzle

With 1600 reviews with an average of 4.5 stars, this cast metal puzzle looks like a delightful brain challenge. Probably best for kids on the slightly older side. 

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BePuzzled News Hanayama Cast Metal Brain Teaser Puzzle (Level 6) Puzzles For Kids & Adults Ages 12 & Up , Green
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BePuzzled News Hanayama Cast Metal Brain Teaser Puzzle (Level 6) Puzzles For Kids & Adults Ages 12 & Up , Green
  • Hanayama's News Puzzle is an intricate, 8-sided puzzle that will put your skills to the test
  • Can you separate the pieces and then reassemble the puzzle?

11. ThinkFun Shape by Shape Logic Game

We have this game, and it’s fun for all ages. It basically a tangrams set with a deck of cards that tell you what to make, with the solutions on the other side. 

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ThinkFun Shape by Shape Creative Pattern Logic Game For Age 8 to Adult - Learn Logical Reasoning Skills Through Fun Gameplay
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ThinkFun Shape by Shape Creative Pattern Logic Game For Age 8 to Adult - Learn Logical Reasoning Skills Through Fun Gameplay
  • Trusted by Families Worldwide - With over 50 million sold, ThinkFun is the world's leader in brain and logic games.
  • Develops critical skills - Players build visual perception and logical reasoning skills through fun gameplay.

12. ThinkFun Cat Crimes Logic Game

ThinkFun makes great games and puzzles, and this one looks really unique. More than 200 reviews with 4.5 stars makes Cat Crimes a safe bet for logic lovers. 

ThinkFun Cat Crimes Brain Game and Brainteaser for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - A Smart Game with a Fun Theme and Hilarious Artwork
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ThinkFun Cat Crimes Brain Game and Brainteaser for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - A Smart Game with a Fun Theme and Hilarious Artwork
  • Trusted By Families Worldwide - With Over 50 Million Sold, Thinkfun Is The World'S Leading Manufacturer Of Brain Games And Mind Challenging Puzzles
  • Develops Critical Skills – Gameplay Provides A Stealth Learning Experience, Where Players Learn Critical Reasoning And Logical Deduction Skills As They Solve The Increasingly Difficult Challenges

13. Metal and Wooden 3-D Puzzles

How about an entire set of different 3-D puzzles? This metal an wooden puzzle set gives kids multiple ways to challenge their brains and enjoy some screen-free time. 

LESONG Brain Teasers Metal and Wooden Puzzles for Kids and Adults 9 Pack, Mind, IQ, and Logic Test and Handheld Disentanglement Games, 3D Coil Cast Wire Chain and Durable Wood Educational Toys
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LESONG Brain Teasers Metal and Wooden Puzzles for Kids and Adults 9 Pack, Mind, IQ, and Logic Test and Handheld Disentanglement Games, 3D Coil Cast Wire Chain and Durable Wood Educational Toys
  • 🎁 Metal and Wood Brain Teaser 9 Set for Kids and Adults - All the coils and blocks are smooth and have NO SHARP EDGES for endless play without getting hurt. The links are made from heavy-duty 4.5 stainless steel as well as lightweight and durable beech wood that doesn’t easily bend or break even when thrown or stepped on. Players can’t force them open so there is no chance of cheating. It has also passed the ASTM F963 International Toy Safety Standards and guarantees it’s top-notch quality.
  • 🎁 Mind Game Handheld Disentanglement Puzzle Toys - These manipulative links and blocks challenge players’ critical thinking and problem-solving while helping improve their IQ and EQ. Test logic and creative minds with this cool yet simple brainteaser. These brain games are perfect for passing time, fidgeting, and avoiding gadgets and electronics. They’re a healthier way to practice focus and concentration. Also, these work as fidget toys. Can also be used for fun party games.

14. Q-Bitz Junior

Q-bitz Jr. helps develop symmetry, memory, visual dexterity, and spatial reasoning, all while encouraging friendly competition as players race to complete the visual pattern on the cards with their cubes. Ages 8+.

Mindware | Q-bitz Jr. | Miniature Game | Ages 5+ | 2-4 Players | 15 Minutes Playing Time
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Mindware | Q-bitz Jr. | Miniature Game | Ages 5+ | 2-4 Players | 15 Minutes Playing Time
  • GAMES THAT TEACH: MindWare Q-bitz Jr. game is a fun challenge for younger kids to practice spatial reasoning, visual dexterity, pattern identification, and hand eye coordination.
  • VARIETY PLAY: In Q-bitz Jr, players try to recreate the pattern card with their set of cubes. Play solo or with up to 4 players! The Parent Guide has additional activities to practice patterns, sorting and memory.

15. Marble Circuit Logic Single Player Game

This multi-directional marble maze game includes 50 challenging puzzles you have to create with the tiles and then test by releasing the silver marble. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

MindWare Marble Circuit – Logic Game for 1 Player – Great Gift for Kids who Like Puzzles & Brain teasers – 64 Card Challenges & 24pcs – Fun for Kids & Adults – Ages 8+
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MindWare Marble Circuit – Logic Game for 1 Player – Great Gift for Kids who Like Puzzles & Brain teasers – 64 Card Challenges & 24pcs – Fun for Kids & Adults – Ages 8+
  • Train Your Brain: MindWare’s Marble Circuit is the brain-teasing solo game that keeps you occupied for hours! This addictive marble race puts a spin on traditional logic games for kids and adults.
  • Easy to Play: Choose a card to see your puzzle’s set-up, then place the multi-directional tiles where you think they should go on the board. Release the steel marbles to see if you land your targets. Move the tiles until you deliver a perfect landing!

16. ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam

Again, ThinkFun makes some of the best critical thinking games, and Rush Hour Traffic Jam is one of them. Figure out how to get your car through the traffic jam to win. Check out the nearly 1000 5-star reviews. 

ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International seller for Over 20 Years
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ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International seller for Over 20 Years
  • Trusted by Families Worldwide - With over 50 million sold, ThinkFun is the world's leading manufacturer of brain games and mind challenging puzzles
  • Develops critical skills - Playing through the challenges builds reasoning and planning skills and provides a great stealth learning experience for young players

17. GAN Magnetic Speed Cube

If a kid likes solving the Rubik’s cube and is working on doing it fast (speed cubing), they’ll want a magnetic cube. Magnetic cubes spin more easily than traditional cubes with no “catching” or over-rotating—it’s quite satisfying.

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GAN 356 M, 3x3 Magnetic Speed Cube Stickerless Gans 356M Magic Cube (Lite ver. 2020, no Extra GES)
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GAN 356 M, 3x3 Magnetic Speed Cube Stickerless Gans 356M Magic Cube (Lite ver. 2020, no Extra GES)
  • IT'S COST EFFECTIVE - Have you ever craved a GAN cube with latest mechanism but just a portion cost of flagship? Now you've found it - GAN 356 M, with plastic core, new GES design, visible magnets, anti-scratch surface and a lot more features in mid-range price. It's the modern cube that really hits the spot!
  • IT'S VISBILE MAGNETIC - If you never played with magnetic cube, you should not miss this! GAN356 M has strong magnets inside which you could turn the layers into right position with much higher speed. Visible magnets always remind you that you're holding the best brand on hand. Welcome to the brand new start of magnetic cubing!

18. Megaminx Speed Cube Set

If three speed cubes aren’t enough (or if a kid already has those), this set includes other options for Rubik’s cube lovers. 

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Speed Cube Set, Puzzle Cube, Magic Cube 2x2 4x4 Pyraminx Pyramid Megaminx Fenghuolun Puzzle Cube Toy Gift for Children Adults, Pack of 5
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Speed Cube Set, Puzzle Cube, Magic Cube 2x2 4x4 Pyraminx Pyramid Megaminx Fenghuolun Puzzle Cube Toy Gift for Children Adults, Pack of 5
  • Fast Smooth Turning Cube: Well-engineered magic cubes with good cornering and easy smooth twisting, this 5 pack magic cube bundle provides joyful cubing experience. It's a must-have to your collection of speed cubes.
  • Brain Teasers: Educational toys combining education & entertainment — solving the speed cube is a good way for brain training, improving kids' memory, concentration, patience, logical thinking, spatial thinking, and hand flexibility.

19. Wire Puzzles Set

This set of 16 metal puzzles will challenge (and probably frustrate for a while, which is half the fun) brains of all ages. 

Padike IQ Toys, IQ Test Mind Game Toys Brain Teaser Metal Wire Puzzles Magic Trick Toy,Metal Puzzle(16 Pack)
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Padike IQ Toys, IQ Test Mind Game Toys Brain Teaser Metal Wire Puzzles Magic Trick Toy,Metal Puzzle(16 Pack)
  • 🎁[High-Quality Metal Puzzles] For the kids, our metal wire puzzles pay more attention to the quality, so our IQ toy use an integral forming process to ensure the brain teasers smooth and not hurting hands. We upgrade our materials, using three layers of nickel plating to avoid rusting or out of shape.
  • 🎁[16 Kinds of Intellectual Game] Ring Puzzle set has 16 models with different difficulties, to provide challenges for the people who enjoy challenging. It’s a good way to play metal puzzle brain teaser to kill time instead of spending time on the screen. You need to unlock the two parts by whatever ways you use.

20. Logic Tangram Set

This tangram set is similar to the Thinkfun one above, only it’s made from wood instead of plastic, making it a more environmentally friendly option. The puzzle game also comes in a beautiful wooden display box. 

Logic Tangram Set with Play Cards Wooden Puzzle Game
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Logic Tangram Set with Play Cards Wooden Puzzle Game
  • Approximate Dimensions: 7.5" x 4.75" x 1.5"
  • Difficulty Level [1-5]: Level 4

Bonus Power Gifter Ideas

If a kid has just started getting into cubing, here’s a 14-pack that will keep them busy for months.

Dreampark Speed Cube Set, 14 Pack Cube Bundle 2x2 4x4 5x5 Megaminx Pyramid Skew Ivy Windmill Fisher Axis Dino Mirror Cube Magic Rainbow Ball Sticker Cube Puzzle Collection for Kids
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Dreampark Speed Cube Set, 14 Pack Cube Bundle 2x2 4x4 5x5 Megaminx Pyramid Skew Ivy Windmill Fisher Axis Dino Mirror Cube Magic Rainbow Ball Sticker Cube Puzzle Collection for Kids
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MATERIAL AND BRIGHT-COLOURED STICKER: This style speed cube bundle is made of non-toxic ABS material and long lasting non-fading stickers, eco-friendly and Ideal for kids’ early cognitive development.
  • PERFECT GIFT : This speed cube set contains 14 pcs cubes (Pyramid Cube, 2x2, Megaminx Cube, Magic Rainbow Ball, Smooth Sticker Cubes and more). Multiple styles for beginner, intermediate and professional players to solve in stages. Great Christmas/Birthday/Children’s Day Gift, never get out of fashion.