Match jewels, crystals, and gems in Cradle of Empires, a free classic match-3 adventure game in ancient Egypt!

Cradle of Empires is a free puzzle game filled with intrigue, Rome magic, and mystery!
Brave the desert heat and become a legend as you collect jewels and earn boosters & crystals, elevating yourself and your new empire to greater heights!

Cradle of Empires is a story-driven, challenging match - 3 adventure filled with incredible features such as…

- Unique Gameplay:match gems, meet new friends, rebuild an ancient Rome, fight the brewing plot of a dark sorcerer, and uncover a gripping story as you solve puzzles.

- Ancient Mysteries: many secrets hide in the desert sands, from the ever-vigilant sphinx that watches over all, to the massive gate that looms over the Egypt. You must explore the unknown, and uncover the truth that has remained hidden for centuries…

- Intriguing storyline: you’ll become immersed in a spell-binding story filled with unexpected twists, unique characters, pharaoh, and thrilling quests.

- Brain Teasers and Riddles: enjoy 6 different match-3 modes, with challenges ranging from super puzzling brain - teasers to classic casual gameplay. As you explore and unlock new levels & combination, you’ll stretch your puzzle-solving skills to the max.

- Magical Boosts: as you win levels, you’ll find mythical artifacts, strange crystals, magical jewels, and blessed relics that will aid you in your quest. Match and play to earn powerful bonuses, combination and rewards!

- Best Friends: make new friends along the way who will help you on your journey. The city is full of unique and fun characters, and as you work diligently to rebuild their city, they’ll become loyal to you and help whenever and wherever they can.

- Story Quests: unlock special side quests and stories that give you insight into your new friends, as well as the lore surrounding the recovering city.

- Frequent Updates: our team works diligently to release new updates filled with new content for you to play and enjoy! Follow us on our many social media channels to keep updated on all the fun stuff coming your way!

…and more!

Cradle of Empires is a fun, casual game that you can play anytime, anywhere! With gameplay that can be enjoyed both offline and online, with or without wifi, this game set in ancient Egypt and Rome is an instant addicting pastime.

Match jewels, gather crystals, earn rewards, and follow the story in this free match-3 adventure that will keep you coming back for more. Uncover the heartbreaking story at the core of this epic quest as you defeat the evil sorcerer and become the pharaoh to your very own empire!

Cradle of Empires is a free to play match-3 jewels game but some optional in-app items will require payment.

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What’s New

Version 7.1.5

- The latest update comes to us as fall continues in full swing!
- The City enjoyed a spook-tacular Halloween, and is now preparing for Thanksgiving! We’re thankful that you’re a part of our wonderful community, and can’t wait to celebrate with you!
- Starting November 22, Nimiru will be gathering recipes for a fabulous Thanksgiving Day feast! Don’t miss it… Nimiru has some special prizes for hungry helpers!
- The Magic Book is opening once again, and Nimiru is eager to tell the tale whispering between its pages. Earn incredible rewards as you reveal this magical story!
- Also, keep an eye out for these amazing events coming soon:
- The Portal of Worlds is prophesied to open twice before Thanksgiving Day, on November 8 and 19!
- Little Helper Fennec is back, and he wants to play! Starting November 9, 16, 23, and 30, win levels and dress up our favorite critter in his very own special event!
- On November 14, 21, and 28, the search for the lost Treasures of the Ancients begins! You won’t want to miss it!
- The Firefly Dance will fill the night sky with playful lights starting November 15 and 29!
- Starting November 18, Tabia will need your help to collect Sapphires so she can create another stunning piece of jewelry!
- We rubbed the lamp, which means the Genie will be visiting the city on November 26!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26.4K Ratings

26.4K Ratings

CV Severtson ,

FUN After Years of Play

After years of casual play and 150+ levels I can say this is still a fun fun game. Well balanced gameplay that’s always a challenge but ultimately winnable. Some levels are very difficult - cheater levels you seemingly can’t win, but switch game modes and you can solve. For beginners, don’t go for collections. Instead focus 100% effort on experience. Going up in levels makes everything easier. Build totems. Next is the Sacred Lotus - always try to complete it and hope for stars to get the Pharaoh’s Treasure, which is worth at least one level if used wisely. Do the Ship/Cave/Pyramid only when you’re low on energy. They’re fun, too! The Sphinx is the only worthwhile side quest. Ask yourself is this giving me exp? If no, don’t do it. You do NOT need gems. They are nice to buy hammers, but otherwise not necessary. I do buy a bag of gems every so often, but in general I’m very patient. Replaying games till you understand the patterns is key. And use Blitz mode to kill gophers. Have fun!

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thank you so much for your wonderful words! That is what keeps our magnificent team of developers working to constantly improve and grow the game.

Dixiegirl4fun ,

Newly disappointed.

There are so many things that I love about this game. That’s why I stay a play. But the issues I have are 1. The infinity times of 15 and 30 and 60 minutes you have changed from being able to store and play when I can—- this is a change for the negative! Quite often I don’t have that time to be in the game for that time— Boo on the change. 2. Also one of the best gifts about the infinity play time was the beautiful gift of filling to total time of play when done with the infinity time. You want us to play right?!?! So let us play!!!!! I can’t afford to spend my money much on gaming— but when I can I spend it with you—- so when I run out of play time I leave the game to play other games that don’t charge me time in the game to play!!! With them it’s unlimited time all the time!!!! Why dose the all mighty dollar have to drive me from my favorite game?!?!?! Boo on the change!!! 3. My third problem is the cost again in every thing!!! Again the all mighty dollar again!!!! I spend my money in your game on cheaters so I can complete a puzzle!! I have spent a lot of money with poor return for it— if everyone that plays spends as much as my small amount I can afford —- y’all are very rich!!!!!! So Boo on the cost!! And the changes made to the best and only worthy gift of winning time to play. Why, why, why do you limit the playing of your game??????

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We always want to provide the best gaming experience and introduce new features that will add fun as well as new challenges in the game. We will share your input with our team and look for ways to improve the game. If you get any questions please contact us from within the game.

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.

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