Matching Games

Looking for the perfect match? Give your mind a break while keeping yourself from being idle by spending time on a relaxing free Matching Game. Pair up the items with similar elements on a traditional matching board game or group together bubbles with the same colour on a match-3 bubble shooter. Earn as many points as possible or clear the board as you complete the variety of satisfying objectives.

Best Matching Games

What are Matching Games?

Matching Games are generally puzzle games that require players to match-up and pair-up objects with similar elements or characters. Most of the games under this category are card games, board games, tile-matching video games, dominoes, mahjong games, match-3 arcade games, and bubble shooters. Our wide selection of Matching Games also includes spot-the-differences, memory games, falling blocks, and a variety of word games.


History of Matching Games

Games that use the match-and-remove mechanic goes way back from the beginning of human history. The characteristics of Matching video-games can be attributed to non-digital games including Mahjong and Solitaire (both be traced back to the 18th century). Tetris was one of the earliest examples of tile-matching video game. The game was released by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984 and was well received by the general public. This revolutionary game inspired the creation of many similar games and was hailed as one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.

Another early example is the game called Chain Shot! that was released back in 1985. Created by Kuniaki Moribe, this game was later rebranded as SameGame. Although SameGame was less popular than Tetris, it's game mechanic was adapted and was carried over by the games today.

All Time Favorites - Timeless Matching Games

The rules of matching games are simple and easy to \understand, yet playing them can be so relaxing and satisfying that they can quickly become an addiction to unwary players. Candy Crush and Candy Crush Saga are one of those games that you can't just put down easily. These phenomenal match-3 games feature a sweet candy theme with vibrant colours and satisfying audio effects. While both games are generally the same, they have some features that are unique to each other - making both games worth the try. For those who love mahjong, Mahjong Chain is a fantastic game that adds a new twist to the traditional game mechanic. The goal of the game is to find the pairs of all the tiles before the timer reaches zero.

If you are an intellectual type, the classic Hangaroo is the game that's for you. In this word game, you must guess the word or phrase, one letter at a time. If your guesses don't match with the hidden letters, you might just doom the poor 2D kangaroo. Bejeweled Blitz is an equally addicting classic.  In this match-3 arcade game, you must get as many points as possible within the allotted time.

The menial task of matching cards, tiles, and objects gives a sense of satisfaction that relaxes the mind. If you feel overwhelmed, take a break and pick one of our relaxing Matching games.