What are the best match 3 games for iPhone?

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    #1Candy Crush Saga

    Candy Crush Saga
    Candy Crush Saga is a free-to-play match-3 game with some in-game purchases such as extra moves or lives. It is one of the most popular casual games for mobile devices. 
    Games

    Android, iOS, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Mason
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "When people mention match 3 games, the game they are typically thinking about is Candy Crush Saga. This is the game that really drove the genre to being the most popular in the mobile space. I can sit and mindlessly play this game for hours on end having a lot of fun all the while."
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    #2Gems Journey

    Gems Journey

    This match-3 game includes many different game modes in 160 levels, like the Backplane Mode, where you will have to get rid of every backplane on the screen, the Shape Mode, where you will have to arrange specific shapes and the Collection Mode, which features treasures that you have to collect.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Abel Salas
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Gem Journey is a pretty fun game. It brings a new twist to a boring, old concept by integrating new shapes and designs for its game. Still gets stale rather quickly but at least this company is trying."
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    #3Cookie Jam

    Cookie Jam

    Match three identical cookies, cakes or sweets to get points in this delicious game. Thousands of levels are waiting for you in this easy to learn but hard to master game, each one with its own special power-ups waiting for you to be unleashed. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Michael Gutierrez
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Cookie Jam is a really fun match 3 game. It is challenging and enjoyable at the same time. It is very popular among iphone users."

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

Tile-matching video games are puzzle games where players are required to place tiles of the same color together or arrange the tiles in the game's pre-set order. It became famous in the 1980s when the era's technology limited the developers from creating games with better graphics than just tiles.

DID YOU KNOW? 

Did you know that Various' Tetris, the famous tile-matching game, is the best-selling video game ever? In 2016, Forbes reported that Tetris, despite the game's "blocky" graphics and "linear" progression, has sold 495 million copies of itself or its other versions since it was created and released in 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov, who developed the game with computer-human relationship specialist Vladimir Pokhilko. The game was simple as it only requires players to fill a horizontal line with blocks so it will disappear and will not fill up the screen with tiles. It is easy to play in the early levels but the tempo of the game increases directly with the score. 

It was available on different platforms but the Tetris craze really boomed when Nintendo released the handheld console Game Boy. The solid and supportive fan base led to other tile-matching games but the improvement of graphics allowed improvement, like in the games Candy Crush and Bejeweled Blitz. It is enjoyed by most ages, hence its continuous rise on Forbes' best seller list, where it is virtually miles away from the second placer Minecraft (106.86 million) in terms of copies sold.   

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    #4Frozen Free Fall

    Frozen Free Fall

    Enjoy the thrill of match 3 puzzles games in this cool version: join Elsa, Olaf and Anna in this Frozen version of your favorite game. There are more than 1000 levels waiting for you.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Cheryl Wallace
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "These days there are many match 3 games that are out there for the iPhone. But if you're into Disney like I am, specifically Frozen, this app is THE BEST for you. Not only are there over a thousand puzzles, the theme and overall game itself is super well made and a great way to pass time. "
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    #5Pet Rescue Saga

    Pet Rescue Saga

    Pet Rescue is a casual game offered by King. It is a matching game wherein players need to match blocks to save pets. The game can be played through Facebook, and even with mobile devices such as Android and iOS.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    George Ramirez
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "A trippy little game for those moments when you just want to detach and rescue farm animals from bizarre evil doers! The colors and graphics are top notch, and the pandas...the pandas....I love pandas! A great way to waste some time and prepare for the coming zombie apocalypse! "
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    #6Gummy Drop!

    Gummy Drop!

    Gummy Drop! is an addictive game app where you wil have to match 3 candy with the same color to win the level. There are more than 10.000 levels. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in app-purchases

    Teresa Stephens
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Gummy Drop is an interesting matching game that is available for both iphone and Android users. The app is free but you are encouraged to by "power ups" with real money in order to make advancing in the game easier. As you get further in the game, some levels are nearly impossible to complete without spending money, which is a downer if you don't have the money to spend. The game itself is interesting and has many different levels so you will not tire of it or complete it too quickly. There are also three difficulty levels to choose from so players of different skill levels can enjoy playing."
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    #7Cruel Jewels

    Cruel Jewels

    Line up 3 or more jewels to get points! In this game you will face Leonard St. Vile, the meanest jeweler and you will have to think very carefully every move, to outwit and outsmart him to win bonus moves and be victorious.



    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lauren Little
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "I love matching games. I am always trying out new ones. I downloaded Cruel Jewels on my iphone because the graphics were different and unique. I was pleasantly surprised by the gameplay, it has multiple difficulties, so I can play casually or with more effort. I enjoyed this game a lot, I would give it ten stars if I could"
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    #8Candy Blast Mania

    Candy Blast Mania

    This game is a match 3 puzzle game where you will have to defeat the evil gummy bear through 1300 different levels. Collect prizes and climb the ladder while competing in tournaments to prove yourself as the best player.

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bryan Freeman
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "Candy Blast Mania is a popular match 3 puzzle game on iOS. One of my favorite things about Candy Blast Mania is that it will keep you entertained for a while with its 1300 levels. "
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    #9Bejeweled Blitz

    Bejeweled Blitz

    Bejeweled Blitz is a puzzle game offered by Electronic Arts. It is a game where a player should explode as many gems as he can in a minute. This game is available to be played on Facebook. Also, this is available for Android and iOS devices.

    Games

    Facebook, Android, iOS

    Free

    Terry Santos
    Written on October 17, 2017
    "This is a simple and somewhat addictive game that puts you in competition with yourself to create your newest high score. The Bejeweled Blitz session only takes sixty seconds so it is quick but still exciting and is the ideal game for those of us with limited time. And it is free, so there is really no reason not to download Bejeweled Blitz and enjoy it a few times a day."
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    #10Farm Heroes Saga

    Farm Heroes Saga

    Farm Heroes Saga is a puzzle-solving game for Facebook, Android and iOS users. Defeat Rancid, an evil raccoon, and help the Farm Heroes collect all the Cropsies through hundreds of levels in this game brought to you by the creators of Candy Crush Saga.

    Games

    iOS, Facebook, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ralph Stephens
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Farm Heroes Saga is a free app available in both the Google Play Store and itunes. the object is to match images like many others. It has hundreds of levels to keep game play fresh. It offers many in app purchases for powerups and such. It fits the topic fine."
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    #11Jelly Splash

    Jelly Splash

    Defeat the Slimes while connecting Jellys in this amazing match-3 game! Discover and travel the world while playing hundreds of levels with no time limit, so you can enjoy it even more. 

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tejas Rangarajan
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Ienjoyed the game very much. its thrilling and its fun! i recommend it to anybody who is a lover f match 3 games."
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    #12Toon Puzzle Quest

    Toon Puzzle Quest

    Toon Puzzle Quest is a puzzle game that lets players move animals with the same colors in any direction in order to boom them. This move-and-match game is ideal for brain blast lovers.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Heraclitus William
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "Toon Puzzle Quest is an interesting match 3 game. Challenge your hand-eye coordination and reaction! The game is highly addictive and challenging."
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    #13Ball Match Quest

    Ball Match Quest

    Ball Match Quest is a free match 3 mobile game application where you must collect stars to unlock special items and pass every level of four different game modes. This game will help you kill your boredom. 

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Heraclitus William
    Written on September 25, 2018
    "Ball Match Quest is an addictive and easy enjoyable game with all sorts of levels and wacky cartoon characters."

Summary

Best What are the best match 3 games for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Candy Crush SagaGames 23 Free
2Gems JourneyGames 14 Free
3Cookie JamGames 12 Free
4Frozen Free FallGames 12 Free
5Pet Rescue SagaGames 12 Free
6Gummy Drop!Games 11 Free
7Cruel JewelsGames 11 Free
8Candy Blast ManiaGames 11 Free
9Bejeweled BlitzGames 10 Free
10Farm Heroes SagaGames 10 Free
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