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"The traditional concept of a puzzle would be something like a jigsaw puzzle. Maybe you would think about brain teasers and those little science toys that are meant to twist your brain. Those may still hold their value, but the real puzzles of today come in the form of puzzle games.

Going back over 20 years, we find some random Russian guy working on military strategies and somehow he ends up inventing Tetris. Just like Mario, Tetris became a cultural icon of its day and it ushered in the genre of puzzle games. It is thanks, in part, to Tetris that we are now bombarded with alternative options like Bejeweled, Peggle, and Super Puzzle Fighter."

More details here:
http://www.futurelooks.com/a-futurelooks-guide-to-seven-video-games-that-shaped-mainstream-society /

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