A more chill version of CandyCrush
February 15, 2018 5:37 PM   Subscribe

Are there match-3 style games like CandyCrush that have a more chill, minimalistic vibe?

I really don't care about and am annoyed by: narrative/storyline, earning & spending currency, leaderboards, being constantly interrupted, constant introduction of new game play elements (match 4 and this happens! Do this and this happens! Try this to make this third thing happen! And now here's a new thing to pay attention to!)
Happy to pay whatever they want up front to leave me alone after that. I just want to match 3.
For ios.
posted by bleep to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (14 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Bejeweled is just match 3, and I haven't noticed any of those annoyances you mentioned.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 5:55 PM on February 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

Bejeweled is the thing I return to again and again, nothing can touch it. I personally like the Butterflies variation in the Classic app.
posted by Lyn Never at 5:58 PM on February 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Just to head that off it's not just those things that I don't like, I'm also looking for a chill minimalistic vibe and Bejeweled is not that.
posted by bleep at 6:03 PM on February 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Two Dots. If you're not into the narrative, original Dots is fun.
posted by kevinbelt at 6:09 PM on February 15, 2018 [8 favorites]

Two Dots for sure.
posted by cooker girl at 6:12 PM on February 15, 2018

Another vote for Two Dots.
posted by dayintoday at 6:20 PM on February 15, 2018

May I suggest a game I think you’d like that isn’t strictly match 3? Threes is a very elegant and minimalistic game in which you merge matching numbered tiles together on a grid to try to reach the highest possible number. It’s both simple and deep. It’s also has lots of personality and a fantastic soundtrack.
posted by ejs at 7:21 PM on February 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

I really like Triple Town for a chill match 3 game.
posted by cholly at 7:37 PM on February 15, 2018 [7 favorites]

I love match 3 games and Triple Town is not strictly match 3 but it's got a similar matchy vibe and I really like it. It is chill except for the damn ninja bears. DAMN YOU NINJA BEARS! (I think you can disable the ninjas)
posted by like_neon at 1:42 AM on February 16, 2018

You can indeed disable the ninjas.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:45 AM on February 16, 2018

posted by WCityMike at 9:55 AM on February 16, 2018

I like Snood.
posted by chainsofreedom at 3:27 PM on February 16, 2018 [2 favorites]

Avocadolite Farm Hustle
posted by gueneverey at 7:52 AM on February 17, 2018

Two Dots!!
posted by Kitteh at 2:35 PM on February 17, 2018

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