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When boring, uninventive match-3 puzzles prevail and all hope is lost, it all comes down to one single game … Cradle of Empires! 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 in Version 4.1.6

- Mistress and Nimiru have prepared 18 unique quests to reveal the secrets of beauty and cooking! Assemble 3 original chocolate collections and get unique recipes and a valuable reward! The event will begin on July 7th.
- Help Sheriti find a gift for Parents' Day and surprise her nearest and dearest! Maybe you should look into the Portal? The entrance will open on July 21.


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Customer Reviews

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I love this game and have for years. I have had to go as far as creating new profiles due to previous profiles becoming inaccessible for multiple reasons yet still have found a way to be absolutely devoted to the game. There is only one major complaint I can provide and would appreciate a logical reason for why the option is unavailable. I have noticed for the years I have been playing that there is no undo button for when a mistake is made as this is a fact of life. The possibility of accidentally touching the screen in the wrong spot is very high especially on smaller screens. This denotes the option to fix the error even if specifications need to be explained. I have lost many opportunities on wasting valuable "energy" because of this. I know this does not seem like a big deal, but when it is your best way to relax in a healthy manner it means more than expected. I would much prefer unwinding with this game than a) resorting to more unhealthy options or b) completely disrespecting you by finding another game I would not enjoy nearly as much. If there are other options for this matter specifically that are possible for a low income parent please inform me of them but hey are not promoted in any way. Thank you and again I hope this finds the right people. I also do not know of a way to receive an answer as this is also not easily accessible. Thank you and I hope you find a way to respond to this in some form.

Unhappy Longtime Player

This game used to be a lot of fun. Now it is boring and tedious. The game levels are now so hard that players will to have to use the bonuses and spells at least 90% of the time in order to pass a level. If not you are forced to use up all of your energy, the very small amount you accumulate, playing the same level over & over, and therefore you don't make ANY progress. The game is actually rigged to make you fail the levels. I have failed levels with 20 or more turns left because the game was set for you to fail the level. You can't even follow the story lines because it is almost impossible to get the item needed to continue the story. NONE of the story lines make sense, and none ever will because it is almost impossible to obtaining the items you need to continue the story in the order you need. I've been trying to complete the items needed for the same two items for three months! I play every day and one item finally, was rewarded! There is RARELY ever a reward for all of your hard work, which also makes progress virtually impossible. Don't download this game, unless you like monotonous, tedium.

Cradle of empires

First they make you pay to play the game and then they make you pay to keep on playing. They continually inundated you with offers to buy energy or jewels. At first I thought it was a really fun game, but now some of the levels are timed or in skull mode and with my very ill husband asking for something or other every few minutes it makes it virtually impossible to play the timed modes.
I'm very frustrated that they continually want you to buy something and never give you the artifact you need. So very disappointed .
I guess I won't be buying anymore AWEM games as I certainly have not been awed by this game.
I reloaded this game and started all over and so far I've not been inundated with offers to buy something so I'm much happier with it than I was before.
I'll see how things go and report again.

Cradle of Empires
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1.6
  • Size: 485 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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