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Best Matching Games like Candy Crush 2021

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Is Candy Crush still the undisputed king of mobile gaming? What's the competition like? We have embarked on a quest to find the most addictive app there is.

Stefan Racic Writer
Best Matching Games like Candy Crush 2021


Match-three puzzles have been around since the dawn of time - or rather, since the dawn of the digital age. Even good old Tetris falls under this category so that will give you a picture of the length of this tradition. In recent years, namely in 2012, Candy Crush created a revolution in mobile gaming, positioning itself as one of the top players in the field.

Now, almost a decade later, we have decided to search high and low to see if this classic is still the top dog or if, perhaps, there is something even more fun, even more addicting - a game that promises sleepless nights and loads of adrenaline.

Our Pick

You can have your cake and eat it too

  • The sweet match 3 adventure!

    4.8 Ratings 162K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


In our opinion, mobile games should be simple yet entertaining, ever so slightly (or VERY) addictive, and have substantial longevity. Crazy Cake Swap nails each and every one of these points.

Why we chose Crazy Cake Swap?

  • In-app purchases are purely optional and you'll never feel like you need to pay to progress
  • No fuss, no muss sort of old-school gaming
  • Immensely fun and dangerously addictive
  • Over 150 levels in the original package
  • New challenges every time you update the app

Overall, an amazing game that we'll continue playing even after this testing period is over.

Read Crazy Cake Swap's Full Review
Runner Up

It's magic!

  • A new Match-3 game celebrating the Wizarding World of Harry Potter & Hogwarts!

    4.7 Ratings 640K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


The world of wizards is alive and well. In fact, it seems more magical than ever. Pick up your wand, hop on your broom, and come along. It will be fun.

Why we chose Harry Potter- Puzzles & Spells:

  • Amazing both for fans of the franchise, as well as those who don't care much for it
  • A visually stunning app that offers a truly immersive experience
  • Well-balanced levels of difficulty that are great for kids and adults alike
  • Rewards and bonuses will keep you motivated and boost your progress

In fact, the only reason this wasn't our top pick is the fact that, perhaps due to its cool graphics and loads of animations, the app performed a bit slower than the others. Still, in every other way, it is an almost instant classic.

Read Harry Potter- Puzzles & Spells' Full Review
Also Groovy

A worthy successor to the tradition

  • 🍭A popping match 3 game! Swipe candies & solve fun puzzles. It's Sodalicious!🍭

    4.5 Ratings 9M+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


Candy Crush has, over the years, managed to generate more than a couple of sequels. This one has to be the best of the lot.

Why we chose Candy Crush Soda Saga?

  • An entertaining way to compete against players from across the globe
  • You don't need to sign in - in any shape or form
  • The fun can begin immediately as we have noticed a total absence of complex walkthroughs
  • Great graphics and some pretty neat music to boot

Overall, you can't really go wrong with this offshoot of a timeless classic. We are more than pleased with the direction the franchise is taking.

Read Candy Crush Soda Saga's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    Swap cakes in a crazy match-3 adventure starring YOU and YOUR friends! Escape to a crazy world where streets are filled with treats and YOU are the star baker. Satisfy YOUR friends’ cravings for sweets as you serve treats to become the best baker in the land.

    Increasingly challenging puzzle play includes new ways to match and win. Solve hundreds of crazy cascading levels and match your way to sweet victory!

    Key Ingredients:
    ★ NEW WAYS TO PLAY: Match-4 squares make frosting tubes, match paths to get customers to the door, and find friends buried below treats!
    ★ YOUR PHOTOS IN THE GAME: Add and share unique photos of your friends, family, and even your pets to be the stars of this crazy cake adventure!
    ★ EXPLOSIVE FUN: Rainbow stars, exploding cakes, and frosting tubes create confectionary cascades
    ★ EVERLASTING GAMEPLAY: 150+ challenging, yet satisfying levels
    ★ GET CONNECTED: Save your progress, connect with friends, and see their photo in your game

    Enjoy explosive fun for the whole family! Download free today!

    LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/crazycakeswap


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  • Runner Up
    It’s time to experience the magic and wonder of Harry Potter like never before! Prepare to cast spells, outsmart challenges, and celebrate the whimsy of the Wizarding World while becoming enchanted by incredible magical Match-3 matching puzzles for your mobile device! Prove your Match-3 skill by beating levels to upgrade and unlock new spells and magic abilities which will aid your quest to conquer more difficult Match-3 puzzles. Get a chance to upgrade your spells as you prepare for the magically mischievous Match-3 challenges ahead.

    As you progress in your Match-3 adventure, unlock classic moments from the films, including Harry, Ron and Hermione toppling trolls, Fred & George playing pranks, and Hagrid taking care of his magical creatures at Hogwarts! Learn more about the wonders of the Wizarding World and Hogwarts as you collect magical creatures that will aid your Match-3 puzzle solving! So get ready to ‘swish and flick’ your way to a magical journey of your very own in a whimsical Match-3 game!

    o Solve Match-3 challenges featuring the original Wizarding World characters from the Harry Potter films! Develop your magic skills by progressing through innovative Match-3 puzzle play where you’ll master Spells and enjoy an endless array of Daily Events that continue to delight and surprise even very adept Match-3 puzzle experts.

    o Level-up Your Abilities: Earn experience points throughout the game to increase your level, unlock rewards and gain magic abilities that assist you in overcoming each new Match-3 puzzle.

    o Unlock & Upgrade Spells: Use Spells to beat Match-3 puzzles by obliterating obstacles and removing hazards. For example, cast Wingardium Leviosa to move objects out of your way.

    o Celebrate the Magic of Harry Potter: As you solve imaginative Match-3 puzzles, celebrate the most memorable moments from the Harry Potter stories. Along the way, the Daily Prophet will keep you up to date with Harry, Ron and Hermione as they progress on their epic journey at Hogwarts!

    o Amass Glorious Collections: As you progress in your Match-3 mastery, you'll be ever gaining a collection of marvelous Wizarding World creatures that aid you in solving challenging Match-3 puzzles. Work on your collection and receive a marvelous creature that will deliver benefits that directly assist you as you solve challenging Match-3 puzzles.

    o Enjoy Daily Events: Take part in new and exciting events every day! Celebrate characters’ Birthdays, and upgrade spells as you witness a multitude of magical Harry Potter moments!

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    The game is free to play, however in-app purchases are available for additional content and premium currency.

    WIZARDING WORLD, HARRY POTTER Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling. HARRY POTTER: PUZZLES & SPELLS, PORTKEY GAMES, WIZARDING WORLD and HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia © and ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s21) © and ™ Zynga Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $99.99 per item
    $0.99 - $54.99 per item
  • Also Groovy
    Download Candy Crush Soda Saga for free now!

    From the makers of the legendary Candy Crush Saga comes Candy Crush Soda Saga! Unique candies, more divine matching combinations and challenging game modes brimming with purple soda and fun!

    This mouth-watering puzzle adventure will instantly quench your thirst for fun. Join Kimmy on her juicy journey to find Tiffi, by switching and matching your way through new dimensions of magical gameplay. Take on this Sodalicious Saga alone or play with friends to see who can get the highest score!

    Show your competitive side in the Episode Race! Compete against other players to see who can complete levels the fastest and progress the quickest. Or work as a team in the Social Bingo feature where players work together for Sodalicious rewards!

    Candy Crush Soda Saga Features:

    🍭 Over 3000 match 3 Sodalicious levels

    🍭 All new game modes bubbling with fun and unique candy:

    Soda – Switch the bottles and match candies to release purple soda to save the Candy Bears

    Frosting – Match candy to smash the ice and set the Candy Bears free

    Honeycomb – Match candies next to honeycomb to release the trapped Candy Bears

    Jam – Spread the jam across the board

    🍭 All new candies and scrumptious new matching combinations:

    Match 4 candies in a square to make a Swedish Fish!

    Match 7 candies for the all new Coloring Candy!

    🍭 Explore juicy new worlds and levels with even more characters!

    🍭 Social Bingo

    🍭 Episode Race

    🍭 Mouth-watering new graphics, Candy Crush looks even tastier!

    🍭 Easy and fun to play, yet challenging to fully master

    🍭 Players that Facebook Connect will have access to leaderboards where you can challenge your friends and compare your highscores!

    🍭 Easily sync the game between devices to unlock the games full features when connected to the internet

    Candy Crush Soda Saga is completely free to play, but some in-game items such as extra moves or lives will require payment.

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    Last but not least, a big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has played Candy Crush Soda Saga!
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    $0.99 - $149.99 per item
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Best Matching Games like Candy Crush 2021