It’s Swap Sword! A knife-sharp puzzle battle from the creators of Stellar Smooch and Sunburn! Match gems and snatch up coins, but watch out for angry frogs!! In Swap Sword, you’ll need to out-smart and out-slice your enemies on a battlefield that changes with every step. It’s the right mix of tactics, spells, and match-3 madness. Will you be able to draw your sword before you draw your last breath?

UNSHEATH YOUR WITS - Swap to kill, match to dispatch, but don’t get caught with your sword down.
CAST AWAY FEAR - Build a custom arsenal of spells to defeat your monstrous opponents and march toward victory.
TRAVEL THE WORLD - Journey through mines, valleys, and beyond — each space filled with unique features and clever opponents waiting to strike you down.
REAP GOLDEN REWARDS - Collect treasure, amass points, and compare your score with friends.

Swap Sword was created by AP Thomson and Diego Garcia.

--- Praise for Swap Sword! ---

“This game is packed with the good stuff.” - App Advice

“I’ve played this game more than any other this year. Please send help.” - Bennett Foddy, Creator of QWOP and Professor of Game Design at NYU.

What’s New

Version 1.2

- iMessage Sticker Pack!
- Trophies and rankings for when you complete a game!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

A roguelike dungeon crawler built inside a match-three puzzler? That’s a sword-stroke of genius. By mixing two game types we know and love, Swap Sword bends our brains like a red-hot blade on a blacksmith’s anvil—in a good way! Do we match shields for protection? Line up keys to reveal the dungeon exit? Or find clever ways to defeat ever-spawning foes?

seth s scott ,

A bit tough, but deep and rewarding.

This game is easy to pick up and play but extremely challenging and incredibly deep. It's a strategy game but it's main mechanic is that of a match 3 which leads to a lot of randomness. That can be tough sometimes but it's polished, fun and addicting. Not to mention amazing art and great SFX!! ;)

beebooba ,

Great core game, lacks content

Fun twist on Match 3. The playfield is a dungeon map and you can move your character around collecting keys and fighting monsters. But this feels like a prototype. No character progression, only one character, no weapons and very few skills. Doesn't even have rewards for making matches! Each game is a high score run, and once mastered, is pretty easy to accomplish unless you get a string of bad luck. Art is nice and core concept is awesome but needs so much more to make a worthwhile purchase. Swap Sword 2 please!!!


Alec Thomson
85 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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