Become the Chosen One and help the ancient empire rise from the ruins in this adventurous match-3 game with a rich storyline, thrilling quests and captivating characters!

Cradle of Empires is an exciting — yet cool, calm and collected — family-friendly adventure. It takes you on a breathtaking odyssey that challenges your matching, building and collecting skills. With the help from Nimiru and Egyptian settlers, you can break the Amrun’s curse and restore the ancient civilization to its former glory. Step up and become the secret weapon in the triumph of good over evil!


● Unique gameplay mix: You make matches, build a grand city and go on an adventure all in one … How awesome is that?
● Mega-sized adventure: You’ll be immersed in this engaging adventurous story with unexpected twists, gripping quests and memorable characters.
● Ancient cities and civilizations: You collect resources by playing match-3 levels, which help you rebuild the cities that evil had destroyed.
● Different game modes: You play 6 different match-3 modes, a variety you won’t find anywhere else.
● Many power-ups: You can earn a diversity of bonuses, power-ups and amulets — you’ll develop your own strategy for using them.
● Regular updates: You’ll never run out of new adventures as you’ll get new buildings, quests, bonuses, levels and whole civilizations in future updates.

All this and much, much more for FREE!

5/5 “Lots of different goals to achieve so I never get bored. Not the same match-3 as usual.”
5/5 “Very addictive game!! Can't stop playing it !!”
5/5 “Great way to pass time. Puzzles are just hard enough to be challenging without being frustrating.”
5/5 “Can't wait for the next version to come out”

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What’s New

Version 5.7.6

- The city has transformed to celebrate Easter! The citizens are preparing gifts and baking delicious pies, while the children are gathering Easter eggs and taking their bunnies for a walk. Do not miss this truly magical time!
- Nimiru will tell you the legend of the Easter bunny, which will be revealed over the course of 40 levels. Unlock the new pages of the Magic Book on April 13.
- Where did that magical light come from? Fireflies have returned to the city! Hurry and catch them in a jar to make a wish! The new event will be available on April 15!
- A new unique mechanic will allow you to step into the shoes of a real wood carver! Make combos next to the wood workpieces and carve ancient idol figurines out of them! You must upgrade Sphinx to level 13 to unlock this feature.
- The entrance to the portal will open on April 22, ready to take you to the most exciting worlds! A chest containing a reward awaits those who manage to complete every level!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10.1K Ratings
10.1K Ratings
KellyofVA ,

Fun and frustrating

This is a game to play in spare time, and instead of focusing on completing collections, I would complete the puzzles within the areas of the village. Much more fulfilling and doable. I am beginning to believe the only way to complete the collections is to buy them, and not win them. And yes, it takes a long time to charge enough lives to play. Expect to let it sit for at least 8 hours to get almost, not all, 350 lives (my current stage). As you progress further, you will need to use the bonus chargers to complete puzzles. I found I have to use them 75% of the time, otherwise, you will use all the lives to play a puzzle, and most likely get no where. And, many times, after completing a puzzle, you may not get the reward hidden in it. You will have to play it and successfully complete the puzzle at least 3x more to get it. I like the game, but you do feel like the rewards are small when you win a lot. I agree with other reviewers too, you should not lose your lives if you win the puzzle. It takes so long to recharge, it would only seem fair since you cannot get the rewards easily anyway when you win. There really is no give in this game. Play when you can (I check in every day just so I don't lose the daily gifts which at week's end, gives something bigger), but do not buy anything. You will end up spending a lot for your frustration, and only have to spend more as you reach higher levels. Good luck!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback! I transferred your feedback to our developers. It is very encouraging to see that you are involved so much into the game process and our dedicated team of developers will certainly appreciate it. If you get any questions or suggestions please contact us within the game.

Macscake ,


The people who gave this game more than 2 stars must have just started playing, or they are friends and family of the developers. The developers of this game have no understanding of fun strategy. They have all of these quests and storylines that they obviously have no skill in maintaining. If they did, then they would not have rigged the game to force you to loose 15 to 20 times on the same challenge. They constantly try to use the bonuses in order to win the challenge. The worst part is that you have a 10% chance of getting the item you were playing the quest for. To get the item you are playing for you will have to win the same quest at least 20 times. This is a fact, as I’ve played and actually counted this several times. It is despicable to have rigged the game this way. To force you to fail or to intentionally not award the item as a means to force you to spend real money to try to advance in the game. You could wait a day for your energy to regenerate so you try to get the items you need to advance, but you will only be able to play a few times and you only have a 10% chance of getting the item you need. You will never be able to follow the storylines because by the time you get any of the items you won’t have any idea what the story was. I just don’t understand why they haven’t listened to the complaints on their reviews. I only know that it shows that they truly do not care.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are very sorry that you did not like the game.

patvoss4663 ,

Backup on the Tundra

This game is mildly entertaining... but it has some major issues that make it more frustrating than fun.
1. As you go along, you may need a certain object to move ahead. And, you may be told you have to complete a certain puzzle to get that object. But that's not what happens. Instead you get either an object you don't need or a couple of points to extend your life (and I am talking 2 or 3). You can be directed to puzzle after puzzle for the object you want, but it may take 15 or 25 tries to finally get the right puzzle for the right object (once, it took me 26 winning attempts to get the object I needed).
2. To move forward, you have to complete object sets. But don't be fooled, you're also required to collect ancillary objects that you must stumble upon in play. You can click on "find" and you will be directed to a puzzle that will give you all indications that if you win, you get one of these ancillary objects, but it's a lie. In all the time I've fallen for this ploy, I have never once found the object needed to complete the set. So what happens? Well, if you're anything like me, you end up with scads of unfinished sets, and a thin hope that some day one of them will be completed.
In the end, I've given up on making any real progress and have opted for the thrill of completing a puzzle or two. If you can adopt the same attitude, the game ain't bad.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for sharing your feedback. All quests were carefully checked by our specialists and I can assure you that all items in the game will appear, but there is a certain amount of luck involved. Some items are harder to come by than others. We suggest you follow quests. This way the game progresses more smoothly and faster. You will see that you will find rare chargers with time too. If you get any questions please contact us from within the game.


223.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Handful of crystals $1.99
  2. Pocket of Crystals $4.99
  3. Cart of crystals $19.99


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