Brain and puzzle games test your wits. They stretch your mind thin sometimes and can even drive you mad trying to figure out the next move. However they can be extremely fun and they help train your brain. There are lots of different types of puzzle games, but some of the best this year are Juice Cubes, Spirit Stones, Jelly Splash, Puzzles and Dragons, Tiny Thief, Incredipede, 10000000, and Spelltower. From words games to match three, you'll have plenty of options. Whatever kinds of puzzles you like to solve, there is undoubtedly a game of its type on Android.
Runner Up: Principia
The Runner Up for the Best Brain and Puzzle Game of the year is Principia. It's the successor to Apparatus and developed by bithack. This particular puzzle game will test you by challenging you to solve puzzles using the laws of physics. You'll need to help a tiny little robot get to his(or her, no discrimination here) goal by building all kinds of things from bridges to to vehicles and all manner of contraption. The possibilities are seemingly endless here, as the games sandbox editor has over 170 items for you to use to build things. You can even build a working calculator. Feeling especially brainy, than compete in the weekly building contests against thousands of other players. New puzzles are added weekly. you can pick up Principia for $3.59 on the play store.
Winner: The Room
The winner for Best Brain and Puzzle game of the year is The Room. The Room is first and foremost a physics puzzler, but its neatly wrapped up in and disguised as a mystery game with beautiful 3D visuals. Its quite fascinating lifelike graphics only seek to distract you from the mind-bending brain teasers that lie within. It has an easy to pick up and play mentality to it, but as many have said it will be hard to put down even though you could at any time if you had to. There are layers upon layers of mystery in The Room, and it just might take you only a few minutes to figure it out. Then again, it might take you a few hours. Realistic and spine tingling, the graphics are set apart from other games on a massive scale as every inch of the game is steeped in attention to detail. Each and every problem you attempt to solve will require you to put it under the microscope(figuratively of course), and sometimes analyze and reanalyze before you figure things out. If you are looking for a game to truly test your intellectual skills, grab The Room for $1.99 on the Play Store.