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Wii Games for Exercise, Motion Play and Puzzles (Including Wiiware)

Zandaxar
The list author says: "I have had so much fun with my Wii that I hope I can highlight some worthwhile titles for you to benefit from and enjoy as well:-)

I have organized this list into the following sections:

1-5: Regular games that can be used as part of an exercise routine.

6-12: Jumping, Running, Walking Games

13-19: Formal Exercise Games

20-33: Games that make good use of the Wii's special controls.

34-40: Puzzle and Other Games I like

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Also you may want browse the many low-cost Wiiware games that you can directly download onto your Wii from the Wii Shop Channel. Here are some of my favorites in various categories:

Exercise:
Helix - Great arm workout with techno music

Shooter:
Water Warfare - First person water shooter.

Simulation:
Bonsai Barber - Help vegetables with their hair.
Ant Nation - Build your ant colony, then guide them on missions.

Sidescrolling Platformers:
Max and the Magic Marker - draw objects to aid your character
And Yet it Moves - rotate the world around you
Lost Melodies 1 and 2 - Use the power of the wind.
NyxQuest Kindred Spirits - Creative platformer.

Relaxation/'Zone Out' Puzzle Games:
Brain Challenge - quality brain training
Tetris Party - has online multiplayer and balance board support
World of Goo - Creative construction game
Dr Mario Online RX - has online multiplayer
Shadowplay - Use everyday objects to match shadows on a screen.

Puzzle Games that Require More Thought:
Liight - light the matching targets
Bruiser and Scratch - Push similar objects into one another until none are left on the playing field.
Toki Tori - Figure out the correct usage of items to collect eggs
Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy Rush - Use directional items to guide cubes
Adventures of Lolo 1 and 2(on the Virtual Console) - Deduce the order through an array of obstacles.
Lonpos - Fit geometric shapes into a box
Neves - Fill in silhouettes with geometric shapes"
We Cheer - Nintendo Wii
We Cheer - Nintendo Wii
"Elaborate Arm Choreography with Youth Pop music. It doesn't matter if you don't have any interest in or even have an aversion to cheerleading. It's really more of a dance simulation than about cheerleading, so don't let that put you off from a great exercise title."
We Cheer 2 - Nintendo Wii
We Cheer 2 - Nintendo Wii
"Overall an improvement on the first. If you are new to the series, it would be fine to start with this one."
Samba De Amigo - Nintendo Wii
Samba De Amigo - Nintendo Wii
"In this maraca-shaking simulation with Latin music, the controls work great; however the tutorial in the game is so lousy that a lot of people who got the game didn't know the correct positions to hold the controllers in. Fortunately you can just google the title name and "controls" and you will find some explanations that will help you get the most out of this title."
Just Dance - Nintendo Wii
Just Dance - Nintendo Wii
"This is one of the best social party games yet. There are now too many sequels and spin-offs to this game to list here, but they are all worth getting if you like this sort of dancing game."
Nickelodeon Dance - Nintendo Wii
Nickelodeon Dance - Nintendo Wii
Walk It Out - Nintendo Wii
Walk It Out - Nintendo Wii
"Provides a light cardio workout. It has upbeat music and lots of things to unlock to keep you motivated. This is a good one to wear ankle weights on."
Active Life Outdoor Challenge - Nintendo Wii
Active Life Outdoor Challenge - Nintendo Wii
"Please Note: For all Active Life and DDR games, you must have the  earlier Gamecube-compatible wii otherwise there will be no where to plug the mat into. Track and Field like activities but done in a fun cartoony way. Here the emphasis is on the legs, so expect lots of jumping and selective stepping. It also has a two player option which can help keep you motivated with direct competition."
Active Life: Extreme Challenge - Nintendo Wii
Active Life: Extreme Challenge - Nintendo Wii
"Get Outdoor Challenge first since overall it is better than this one. Only if you need more variety, would I recommend this one."
Active Life: Explorer With Mat - Nintendo Wii
Active Life: Explorer With Mat - Nintendo Wii
"It recaptures the quality and workout level of the first game in this series. It's a great exercise game that kids and adults can play together."
Active Life: Magical Carnival with Mat - Nintendo Wii
Active Life: Magical Carnival with Mat - Nintendo Wii
"It also comes as disc only for those who already have a mat from the previous games."
Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3 Bundle - Nintendo Wii
Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3 Bundle - Nintendo Wii
"DDR is excellent for aerobic exercise. It just takes a few weeks of practice before doing the steps becomes second nature. Hottest Party 1 and 2, and the latest wii versions: DanceDanceRevolution I and II are also worth getting if you want more song variety(you can buy the discs only if you already have enough dance pads)."
Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix - Gamecube
Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix - Gamecube
"This fun Gamecube game can only be played on earlier wiis that are backwards-compatible. The only additional step you have to take, is to buy a Gamecube memory card and insert it into the slot on top next to where the dance mat plugs in. Plus any of the wii DDR dance mats will work with this game."
ExerBeat - Nintendo Wii
ExerBeat - Nintendo Wii
"Has wide variety of dance, karate, and aerobic moves."
Gold's Gym Dance Workout - Nintendo Wii
Gold's Gym Dance Workout - Nintendo Wii
"Has more challenging dance moves and more exercise-focused than Just Dance."
Gold's Gym Cardio Workout - Nintendo Wii
Gold's Gym Cardio Workout - Nintendo Wii
"This shape boxing game is solidly presented with enough interactive challenges and unlockables to keep it game-like."
Zumba Fitness Core - Nintendo Wii
Zumba Fitness Core - Nintendo Wii
EA Sports Active - Nintendo Wii
EA Sports Active - Nintendo Wii
"Has more of an emphasis on cardio and strength training than wii fit. There are also sequels and spin-offs, called Sports Active 2, More Workouts and NFL Training camp."
My Fitness Coach - Nintendo Wii
My Fitness Coach - Nintendo Wii
"A comprehensive fitness guide for all sorts of routines, however it doesn't record any movements."
Nickelodeon Fit
Nickelodeon Fit
Go Vacation - Nintendo Wii
Go Vacation - Nintendo Wii
"if you like wii sports resort, you will probably also like this game."
Kororinpa: Marble Mania - Nintendo Wii
Kororinpa: Marble Mania - Nintendo Wii
"The board moves as you tilt the wiimote, causing the marble to roll. It is a cute fun game that the whole family can easily learn to play. There is also a sequel called Marble Saga that isn't as good as the original IMO but may still be worth checking out."
Elebits - Nintendo Wii
Elebits - Nintendo Wii
"You collect Elebits by pulling apart rooms and eventually whole buildings. Really fun for those who like to make a mess of things but not so much on cleaning up."
Real Heroes: Firefighter - Nintendo Wii
Real Heroes: Firefighter - Nintendo Wii
"Well-done fire fighting simulation. It is like a first person shooter, except that you save people instead of killing them."
Mario Sports Mix
Mario Sports Mix
"Has similar intuitive controls for all four games, plus online play."
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
"You play many often-wacky micro games that usually require you to use the wii remote in unique ways."
Wii Party
Wii Party
"lots of short minigames(most probably under a minute) for light quick fun"
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection - Nintendo Wii
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection - Nintendo Wii
"Best pinball simulation game, bar none"
Endless Ocean: Blue World - Nintendo Wii
Endless Ocean: Blue World - Nintendo Wii
"There is no time pressure or traditional gamer goals in this game. You just relax while you explore and learn about ocean life. Also check out Endless Ocean: Dive, Discover, Dream"
We Ski and Snowboard - Nintendo Wii
We Ski and Snowboard - Nintendo Wii
"You can do races, tricks, sidequests or just explore for relaxation and fun. You can use your Mii, and the balance board if you have it. It was made by the same people behind Go Vacation so expect similar designs between the two."
NHL Slapshot Bundle - Nintendo Wii
NHL Slapshot Bundle - Nintendo Wii
"It has fun fast-placed play rather than the being super realistic like other nhl games."
Shaun White Snowboarding Road Trip - Nintendo Wii
Shaun White Snowboarding Road Trip - Nintendo Wii
"There is also a sequel called World Stage."
Skate It - Nintendo Wii
Skate It - Nintendo Wii
"Uses the balance board - great fun"
A Boy and His Blob
A Boy and His Blob
"Your blob can turn into useful objects to help you get through this adventure puzzle platformer."
Ivy the Kiwi? - Nintendo Wii
Ivy the Kiwi? - Nintendo Wii
"cute creative platforming"
Nights Journey of Dreams - Nintendo Wii
Nights Journey of Dreams - Nintendo Wii
"fanciful flying"
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
"Earning platinum medals on all FOUR levels of difficulty is quite a good mental challenge. Nearly all the mini games are well-designed and fun."
Boom Blox - Nintendo Wii
Boom Blox - Nintendo Wii
"You move, throw, build with blocks to meet various challenges."
Boom Blox Bash Party - Nintendo Wii
Boom Blox Bash Party - Nintendo Wii
"Great multiplayer plus you can upload and download custom levels made by you and other players, so there is always an interesting board to figure out."
Mercury Meltdown: Revolution - Nintendo Wii
Mercury Meltdown: Revolution - Nintendo Wii
"Like Marble Mania but with thought required as the you need to break and color your blob the right way in order to complete levels."
Rubik's World - Nintendo Wii
Rubik's World - Nintendo Wii
"Original and logical mini games, plus it will teach you the solving algorithm for the standard Rubik's cube."