Play the addictive little puzzle game that everyone is talking about!

Featured in "Best New Games" in the App Store

Test your speed, logic and creativity! Discover strategies that will lead you to dozens of achievements! Watch the boxes shatter under your fingertips as your skills improve!

You'll love this addicting puzzler from the creators of the hit game "Shades: A Simple Puzzle Game".

> "I love it! Totally addictive, smooth and beautiful!" - Kirstine Askholm Interactive Denmark

> "We like it even more than Shades!" - The guys who made it

The basics:

1. Combine boxes of the same color to make darker colors.
2. The darkest colors combine into black boxes.
3. Create 3 black boxes in a row to clear them from the board.
(But don't settle for just 3. With a little strategy, you'll soon be building massive combos and bathing in the satisfaction of watching loads of boxes shatter at once!)

Try all 3 modes of play!

- Timed mode: The mode where you trust your instincts and go with the flow, because the clock is ticking and s/he who hesitates is lost.
- Moves mode: The mode where you mull things over and plan ahead, because 40 moves isn't a lot so you want to make them count.
- Limitless: The mellow mode where you find that blissful state of relaxation, and take your time building epic combos, because its nice, and you deserve nice things (available as in app purchase)

Some more features:
- Easy to learn, hard to master, even harder to put down.
- Power ups! Use them to play smart and score big. (And don't worry, power ups are not cheating, we use them all the time and feel good about it.)
- Combos. Build epic and creative combinations of boxes for extra points.
- Earn credits. Each time you clear a box, you earn a credit. Use your credits to buy power ups.
- Badges. Earn over 60 fun badges for fulfilling challenging tasks. You will also be rewarded with credits!
- Cool sounds. (At least we think so.) But if you don't like them, you turn them off and listen to your own sounds.

App Preview Music: Jazzy Frenchy -

What's New

Version 2.0

Black Boxes gets a brand new design and a lot more!

- Complete fun challenges and earn over 60 awesome badges. Can you burst 18 boxes at once? Do you have the strategic chops to create the challenging crisscross pattern, or the nearly impossible QR Code?

- Free Credits. Earn even more free credits. You get awarded credits for each badge you earn. You can also earn credits each time someone accepts your invite to play Black Boxes

- Record the moment you have been waiting for. The most satisfying moment in Black Boxes is when you make a single, well planned move to clear a huge cascade of boxes. Now with ReplayKit you can record that moment for posterity - or just to impress your friends (requires iOS 9 or above).

- Added "Biggest Combo" leaderboard in Game Center.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Addictive- trying to figure why I'm improving 🤔


Black box & Shades on my favorite by this maker, so I'm next trying the other two by the developers of Shades.
GAME TIP: Pay attention to your accumulating POINTS. You can use them to buy 3 kinds of help in a game. I have thousands of points as a result of to my 'puzzlingly' good performance on Black Box (golly gee 😉, I made a PUN! a 'puzzling puzzle' - get it?).
HEALTH TIP: Monitor your breathing while playing these games. When you can breathe steadily through most games, congratulate yourself because calm breathing is a vital skill in stress reduction. That breathing skill will naturally carries over into your ability to calmly do you with 'real life' tense situations 👅.

So satisfying and fun!!

Miss PollyGolly

I really like match 3 puzzlers but after a while they feel like they are all kind of the same.
This game is different. It's familiar which made it easy to learn, but there is a lot more strategy involved than in a lot of similar games. It's really cool to think and plan ahead and then suddenly with one move, remove a whole lot of boxes at once. My record is 12 boxes at once!
I feel like I'll be playing this game a lot!

My favorite game!

Frankie Hop

This game is incredibly challenging in that you need to think multiple moves ahead but also very simple to play. Personally I like to challenge myself to 40 moves with a twist. I try to create the perfect board by adding five moves with power ups then removing 5 boxes to create the perfect board to start play.


46.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 UOVO ApS
  1. Limitless $1.99
  2. 2,500 Credits $1.99
  3. 750 Credits $0.99


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