Starbeard is a roguelike romp that turns match 3 puzzles on their head, combining tactical tussles and community developed content, all with characters that’ll leave you starry eyed.

In this constellation matching, bug crunching adventure, players will explore beautiful levels and challenge beastly bosses.

The evil Gnomad wants to destroy the environment with his insatiable gluttony, whilst his pansy of a brother is out to get filthy rich. Despite this, players will spread gardens throughout the Galaxy with the colourful and crazy powers of the Starbeard Gnomes, and can also create a gnome of their own design!


+ The World's Greatest: Complete 12 achievements, place in the global leaderboards and rank in the daily challenge!
+ Art from the Heart: A unique, vibrant and charming art style
+ Know your Gnome: many different characters, each with special powers
+ Inverse Tetris? : Unique battle system combining tactical and RPG elements
+ Bring a green thumb: Tons of challenging levels to test even the most seasoned Gnome
+ A strong in-built community: Players create their own designs for the game and we integrate the best!
+ The Brits are coming! The game is laced with British humour and references that we can all raise a cuppa to!
+ Portrait orientation for casual one-handed gameplay
+ No ads, timers, or other freemium shenanigans

Starbeard is updated regularly with new characters, levels and game modes!
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What’s New

Version 1.1

We've been crushing some Pests of our own with some bug fixes!

- Stuck on the load screen issue fixed
- Weird constellation map is fixed
- Massive improvements to Russian, Italian and German translations!
- You can now replay the tutorial from the Gnome Tome

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

doglatine ,

A great experience for casual and veteran gamers alike

A perfect game to download before a long flight or trainride. Starbeard is a very clever combination of matching games (like Candy Crush) and roguelike Turn Based Strategy (like Into The Breach). You can pick it up and instantly get hooked, but if you're looking for tactical depth and challenge it's here in spades. Beautiful graphics and sound plus top notch presentation make for a lovely and intuitive experience.

nightlobster ,

Strategy match-3 with a difference!

A great take on the matching genre - this had got nice visuals, a beautiful ambient soundtrack, and a charming setting of space gnomes trying to grow gardens! While the interaction takes a little time to learn, it's a lot of fun once you get into it, and very rewarding watch your bearded dudes unleash their powers on those pesky insects.

TheThirtiethMan ,

My favourite game in a long time!

Starting quite simply, matching the different shapes, it gets more complex and tough as you play through. Gets to be a very strategic game but also very addictive. Really nice graphic style and music too!

Really love this game- a clever match-X game with some innovative additions wrapped in a charming and fun style.


Jolly Good Games Limited
334.5 MB

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



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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