Best Minecraft Puzzle Maps 1.16 (May 2022)

Want to get your brain working overtime? Try to solve these Minecraft Puzzle Maps!

The best part about Minecraft Puzzle maps is the multitude of ways in which you can play! There are so many different game mechanics; it allows mapmakers to create clever puzzles out of almost anything! In this list, we're going to be exploring some of the best-designed maps for you to solve!

We've picked these maps based on important critical content such as Playability, Popularity, and Rating. All maps listed below work in version 1.16. More will be updated as time moves on, so be sure to check back here often for new puzzle maps worth jumping!

The Shortlist

This is a summary of our current list of Puzzle Maps. Be sure to check back for updates!


Created By: Fingermaps | Download Page:

Lightbox brings a popular game mechanic to Minecraft by challenging us to manipulate refracted light to solve the life-sized puzzles around you. This map adds to its own atmosphere by including a resource and shader pack, both of which are also required to play it properly. Light-puzzles are not, by any means, a new puzzle genre, but this map makes it so you can experience them in an entirely new way. You can also create your own puzzles when you're done!

Related: Best Minecraft Village Seeds for Java & Bedrock


Created By: Silvathor | Download Page:

If you like your puzzles to be confusing, mind-bending, and perhaps a bit frustratingly complex, then Logicless is the perfect puzzle for you. This is a non-euclidian map, which means it redraws our basic understanding of the (Minecraft) world around you and changes your understanding of space, time, and physics in the game. For those of us that like a true puzzle that transcends the gap between the physical and mental world, Logicless is for you!

Escape the House

Created By: GlxyLuke, Mickae | Download Page:

Escape the House is a well-known map originally designed for 1.16 that has been revamped to work with Minecraft 1.18. In the video above, you can see a walkthrough for the whole game. However, if you just want to see what it's about and not spoil the whole map, we recommend not watching past the first minute. In this map, you must find all the necessary objects and figure out how to use them to escape. With 12 different levels, you're provided hours of gameplay. It's also built to work with multiple players, so be sure to bring a friend to help you escape!

Notes for playing Puzzle Maps:

  • If you need help figuring out how to install mods and maps in Minecraft, please check out our guide to Install Mods!
  • Puzzle Maps are designed to challenge your critical thinking skills and often require you to follow instructions to enjoy them fully. We strongly recommend you follow the instructions on their download page and install their required resource packs to appreciate the atmosphere.
  • If you have additional maps that you'd like to see mentioned, please feel free to comment with a link to a video trailer!

Want to try some other great Creative Maps? Why not check out our list of Best Adventure Maps for a bit more story!

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Best Minecraft Puzzle Maps 1.16 (May 2022)

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  1. I’m quite surprised you guys haven’t checked out lightbox… I’ve done my own review but the map is amazing for a puzzle map and has a near 5 start review on minecraftmaps!

    Everything is fully custom and I’ve seen it in a top 10 for a fellow map tester: minecraftmapsreveiw

    Any-ways loved the list and hopefully you like this suggestion too!
    (I prefer it on V1.8 compared to the V1.5 people play which is not as amazing)

  2. sir how can i download this map it seems interesting to me
    i want to play it with my friends
    please help me to download it