10 puzzle games that Candy Crush players will love

It may be more than four years since Candy Crush was released, but it seems that the world is still not bored of the match-three puzzle game that has players of all ages addicted. But there are alternatives available – here are 10 games like Candy Crush that you'll love.

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  • Bejeweled
  • The Treasures of Montezuma 3
  • Jewel Mania
  • Two Dots
  • Hexbee
  • 10000000
  • Zookeeper Battle
  • Jelly Splash
  • Disco Bees
  • Juice Cubes
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Puzzle games like Candy Crush: Bejeweled

Free
Available from the App Store.

The Bejeweled app (from the developers of Plants vs Zombies and Peggle) is one that's had us addicted for ages. With lots of different modes to play and achievements to be won, you'll soon find that your daily commute flies by. Our favourite mode is Diamond Mine, in which you'll need to race against the clock to find buried treasure.

Be sure to check out our round-up of 147 fantastic iPhone games you should play for more. 

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Free
Available from the App Store.

The Bejeweled app (from the developers of Plants vs Zombies and Peggle) is one that's had us addicted for ages. With lots of different modes to play and achievements to be won, you'll soon find that your daily commute flies by. Our favourite mode is Diamond Mine, in which you'll need to race against the clock to find buried treasure.

Be sure to check out our round-up of 147 fantastic iPhone games you should play for more. 

 

Puzzle games like Candy Crush: The Treasures of Montezuma 3

Free trial with £1.49 full game unlock in-app purchase
Available from the App Store.

Another match-three game to try is The Treasures of Montezuma, which currently has three instalments. The latest tests your speed – try to score as many points as possible within one minute.

There are hundreds of levels to pay through, and you can download a free version of the app first to try before you buy.

 

Puzzle games like Candy Crush: Jewel Mania

Free
Available from the App Store.

Made by the developers behind Bubble Mania, the Jewel Mania game has more than 600 puzzles, in which players need to match three or more jewels to create combos and win levels.

 

Puzzle games like Candy Crush: Two Dots

Free
Available from the App Store.

Two Dots is a beautifully designed app that uses simple, colourful dots and subtle animations. Connect as many dots of the same colour as you can in one minute or a set number of moves to move on to the next level. There are power-ups available, too, as well as special dots and themes that make this game a joy to play.

 

Puzzle games like Candy Crush: Hexbee

Free
Available from the App Store.

You'll need to match five in Hexbee, a line puzzle game with a flowers and honeycomb theme. This one's addictive, though not level-based. Simply beat your high score and make your way to the top of the leader boards. There are three difficulties to choose from, so it'll always be a challenge.

 

Puzzle games like Candy Crush: 10000000

£2.29
Available from the App Store.

By God, 10000000 is addictive. It's a blend of match-three games and dungeon-running roleplaying games like Diablo or ORC: Vengeance.

As your little pixel dude automatically wanders through a retro dungeon, he'll encounter assorted obstacles, and have to arrange trios of matching blocks in the bottom half of the screen to defeat them.

We also love the sequel, You Must Build A Boat, which is in our top ten favourite iPhone games of all time.

 

Puzzle games like Candy Crush: Zookeeper Battle

Free
Available on the App Store.

Catch animals by matching three of the same species to build up your zoo and battle against other zookeepers in this Zookeeper Battle game.

 

Puzzle games like Candy Crush: Jelly Splash

Free
Available from the App Store.

Jelly Splash is super-cute. Connect lines of Jelly characters in this game that spans hundreds of levels. Aim for three stars in each level and find out how well your friends are doing.

 

Puzzle games like Candy Crush: Disco Bees

Free
Available on the App Store.

Full of adorable characters, Disco Bees is a matching puzzle game designed for iOS 7. With ninjas, hippies and even zombees, Disco Bees is great fun.

 

Puzzle games like Candy Crush: Juice Cubes

Free
Available on the App Store.

This match-three game, called Juice Cubes, comes from Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds. It features more than 550 fruit-filled levels complete with pirates, mermaids and witches.

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