Updated February 19, 2021: New entries added

What would you say is the quintessential mobile game genre? For us, it's got to be the puzzler.

No other genre fits your phone better. Your typical puzzler is simple to look at, uncomplicated to play, flexible with its time commitment, and yet capable of holding your attention for the long haul.

Suffice to say, you can scarcely move for good puzzler games on the Google Play Store.

Don't let that fool you though - the puzzler genre is as open to innovation and variety as any other. Yes, there are loads of match-three block shufflers out there (which we love). But there are also some leftfield delights, as well as a fair few critical darlings.

Thanks to this rich variety, we have to accept that we've left some absolute gems off the following Android list. That's just how it has to be, unfortunately.

What you can do is share you own puzzler favourites in the comments section below.