Best Brain Teaser Toys to Get Your Kids Off Electronics

If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.

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Pokie Dokie Game by Marbles Brain Workshop

Consider this Pokie Dokie game like Scrabble, but way more fast paced and kid friendly. Your little one will go head-to-head with their opponent yelling out as many words as they spot on the game rack and poking them out to victory. ($35; target.com)

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The Amazing Smart Cube

This aesthetically pleasing version of the iconic Rubik's Cube will work your child's cognitive skills just the same, without cramping your style when it finds its way out of the toy room. The 3-by-3-inch magic cube is made with ABS plastic that's non-toxic and doesn't have colored stickers that peel off like some other versions. ($8; amazon.com)

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Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo

Get your toddler (ages 6 months and up!) thinking, stacking, toppling and balancing these grippable and colorful curves. It'll help them use their hands to practice coordination while working on their motor skills. ($27; target.com)

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Color by Numbers Unicorns

We don't have to tell you twice that unicorns have taken over the world. So, let the little unicorn lover of your household challenge themselves by coloring these fun fantasy photos. They'll own using their brains and their mythical-creature pride too. ($13; amazon.com)

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Educational Insights Kanoodle Brain-Twisting Solitaire Game

Time to get strategic! Instead of reaching for the Fortnite controller, get your kiddo to try Kanoodle, a puzzle that's actually fun. To start, they'll pick a puzzle from the book, prep the kit for the challenge and use critical thinking and reasoning to solve the rest. Plus, it's portable for entertainment on any plane ride that's without WiFi. ($12; amazon.com)

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Fat Brain Toys Crankity Brainteaser

This brain teaser, equipped with plastic gears to solve 40 challenges, is an easy car ride distraction. The goal of the brain teaser is to get all the gears to connect and spin together. Mission complete! Be aware that this pick isn't for kids under 3 because of small pieces. ($20; amazon.com)

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