Updated January 28, 2019 by Misty Alder

The 9 Best Brain Teasers For Adults

video play icon
Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in January of 2019. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy working on puzzles, riddles, and word games. Challenge yourself to a battle of wits with the selections in this adult-friendly assortment to give your neurons a good workout or develop your fine motor skills. You can even use them to drive other grownups crazy at your next office party. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best brain teaser for adults on Amazon.

9. Bits and Pieces EZ Atom

8. Rokr 3D Wooden Building Set

7. The 125 Best Of All Time

6. Siam Mandalay Powder Keg

5. Hanayama BePuzzled

4. Hanayama Puzzle Cake

3. Educational Insights Kanoodle Genius

2. Creative Crafthouse Calibron

1. Ugears Mechanical Puzzle

Editor's Notes

January 25, 2019:

Mounting evidence shows that using logic and engaging in regular mental exercise may help stave off the onset of cognitive decline, but working with puzzles is also great for building critical thinking and problem-solving skills at any age. These toys, riddles, and logic puzzles are designed to challenge your wits and develop analytical skills as you work to disentangle and—in some cases—reconnect them.


Misty Alder
Last updated on January 28, 2019 by Misty Alder

Born and raised in the American Deep South, Misty's career in elder care took a sharp left turn when she was swept away to the land of Robin Hood by her very own Merry Man. She's a coffee-swilling master of stitch-witchery with a magical touch in the kitchen and a neverending stream of Disney gag reels playing in her head. A certified nursing assistant by trade and a toy aficionado by choice, some intense parenting ensured she was well versed in gardening, carpentry and electrical engineering by the time she entered grade school. Her culinary artistry, tool-wielding wizardry, and skill with needle and thread were honed over nearly four decades in the kitchens, workrooms, and outdoor spaces of family, friends, and clients. Voracious reading took care of the rest.


Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.