25 Games Like Candy Box

So you’re a fan of Candy Box and you want to play more games like Candy Box. What should you play next?

I was recently looking for some great games that are similar to Candy Box. Good news. I found quite a few of them. There are games like Candy Box for iOS, Android, to play in your browser, and for different platforms like Windows and Mac. Even better, some of those games are also ASCii like Candy Box.

In creating my list of games like Candy Box I looked for games that met certain criteria.

For starters, I looked for games that have absolutely minimum graphics. Candy Box is in ASCii and is graphically minimalist. It looks beautiful in all its ASCii glory, doesn’t it? And there are lots of other similar games. If you like that type of visual, check out this list of minimalist games.


Candy Box also has very interesting gameplay. It’s a parody of RPGs and it sticks its tongue out at all those RPG conventions. Anyone who is into game design will find it amusing. Personally I’ve taken a degree in media and I found Candy Box hilarious. It’s unique in its fun-making, though. But there are some other games that are similar-ish. Take a look at  Frog Fractions and Progress Quest. 

One of the really cool things about Candy Box is that it includes quests, bosses, loot, and shops similar to conventional RPGs but in its minimalist style (the time mechanic is great too).  But my personal favorite thing about it are those puzzles. I love being able to jump into a browser games and solve some puzzles. And there are lots of similar games. For instance, is a Snake-like puzzle game you can play in your browser. You can find more about and other similar puzzle games here. Take a look.

So that’s an overview of the themes in Candy Box. And you will love some of the games in those links I’ve shared. Now how about we look at some more specific games?



My pick of the best games like Candy Box


Cookie Clicker

Er. How do I actually describe this game? You basically click on a cookie.

Yeah. That’s it. You click on the coookie. And then stuff happens. People eat some of your cookies. But you learn that making cookies and getting people to eat them are two different things. Life aint easy for a man who wants to make cookies. So keep clicking the cookie. That’s basically the entire game. Bizarre. Wonderfully bizarre.


Paul M Harrison

Professional esports commentator and freelance games journalist. Basically, gaming is my life. And I love it.

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