What are the best puzzle roguelike games?

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    #1Road Not Taken

    Road Not Taken
    Road Not Taken is an independent video game that combines roguelike and puzzle game elements with the hopes of exploring unexpected surprises in accordance to the game's theme. As players explore, they will come across wild animals, impassable barriers, lost children and other objects.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $14.99

    Helen Powell
    Written on July 22, 2017
    "Puzzle like games like road not taken that are also rougelike are fun for me. I like how I can play this game and can look forward to surprises and other elements like children and animals. I don't really like the graphics though since they look cheap."
  2. 7

    #2Desktop Dungeons

    Desktop Dungeons
    Desktop Dungeons is a short-session roguelike puzzle game that gives you roughly 10 minutes of dungeon-crawling action per serving.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $14.99

    Carl Jenkins
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "Perfect for when I don't have time to devote to a long, drawn-out game, but need just a quick fix to free myself from this dark and dreary room that I call my room. Sometimes I need a short game to cast off the chains that seem to link me to drudge-work. I love this game. Freedom!"
  3. 4

    #3Hoplite

    Hoplite
    Hoplite is a turn-based rogue-like strategy game that focuses on tactical grid-based movement, all on small single screen-sized maps. This game aims to make you think before you act. With procedurally generated levels give a new experience every play.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Vihaan Patel
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "I love playing roguelike games of all sorts and Hoplite was another game I enjoyed. It has a tactical grid that you move around and forces you to consider your moves carefully. Each level is different and there's a lot of replay value."
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    #4The Nightmare Cooperative

    The Nightmare Cooperative
    The Nightmare Cooperative is a strategic adventure where you lead a group of unlikely comrades through some rather difficult situations.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android

    $4.99

    Phillip Taylor
    Written on May 8, 2017
    "I love quirky roguelike games of strategy. This game that's currently 75% off on Steam, The Nightmare Cooperative, will keep you on your toes as you solve puzzles with the group that you control. "
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    #5You Must Build a Boat

    You Must Build a Boat

    You Must Build a Boat is a hybrid puzzle-role-playing game. Upon starting the game, the character is on a small boat along with two non-playable character guides, who instruct the player-character they must build a larger boat to reach a goal.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Willie Morales
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "Wikipedia defines a roguelike game as "Roguelike is a term used to describe a subgenre of role-playing video games that are characterized by a dungeon crawl through procedurally generated game levels, turn-based gameplay, tile-based graphics, and permanent death of the player-character." This game, you must "travel the world, run procedurally generated dungeons finding artifacts, capturing monsters and recruiting crew..." The screenshots do show that puzzles are a key part of the game, so I feel that this is a good solution to the problem."
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    #6Spelunky

    Spelunky
    Spelunky is an open source platform video game independently created by Derek Yu and first released in 2008. It features randomized levels offering a challenging new experience for players. 
    Games

    Windows, Chrome, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360

    Free

    Vihaan Rangarajan
    Written on June 10, 2017
    "I feel that this game is very much like a mix of Mario Bros and Indiana Jones. The authors need to come up with a novel idea-- not rehashing the same thing again and again!"
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    #7Monolith

    Monolith

    Monolith is a 2D Shoot'Em Up with procedurally generated elements and Pixel Graphics. You must explore a large, abandoned facility in search of incredible power. It was developed and published by Team D-13.

    Games

    Windows

    $7.99

    Margaret Hansen
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "Monolith is a super tight game that takes similar aspects to other games I play. The best part of this game is the ability to teleport! The difficulty curve of each floor is reasonable, as you can clearly tell the game is getting harder, It also offers a WIDDDDDE variety of different weapons."

Summary

Best What are the best puzzle roguelike games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Road Not TakenGames 9 Paid
2Desktop DungeonsGames 7 Paid
3HopliteGames 4 Free
4The Nightmare CooperativeGames 4 Paid
5You Must Build a BoatGames 2 Paid
6SpelunkyGames 2 Free
7MonolithGames 0 Paid
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