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.

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Cyper is a beautifully designed text adventure with wonderful art. This game is an absolute must-play for anyone who enjoys text adventures or comics in general. The story is really very good and gets you gripped, and the design is simple but pleasing.

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Corruption of Champions


Corruption of Champions Corruption of Champions is a Flash based text game where you play an extradited citizen whose village is being attacked by monsters. To counter the threat you must journey through an unknown dimension to either defeat or join the evil. You create your character, explore an alien world and get to choose how the story develops.


Aberoth is a free browser based online role playing game that takes place in real time and offers a great multiplayer. The story is all about a peaceful land called Aberoth which has recently come under attack by rogues which roam the countryside….

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One Chance

One Chance is an indie interactive fiction game in which you have just one chance to save the day. Made by video game developer AwkwardSilenceGames’s, One Chance has you playing as a scientist whose team discovers a cure for cancer but unfortunately the cure that you have found is actually going to destory the entire world, unless you can save the day.

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is a browser based MMO (Massively multiplayer online) game created by video game developer Tiny Speck and originally released in 2011. The game received a lot of love after being closed down in 2013, when all its artwork and some source code was made accessible under the public domain. A 2D browser based game, Glitch was heavily focussed on multiplayer gameplay. …

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Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail is Ye old school text adventure in which ye set out on an adventure, sir, an adventure across this here Oregon trail.

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Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.


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