Games focusing on puzzle solving, trivia or traditional board game mechanics.
In Match3 puzzle games players match board pieces together to clear them from the board and complete various level goals
Candy Crush Saga
Example games: Candy Crush Saga, Toy Blast, Gardenscapes
Match3 games where you shoot board pieces (e.g. bubbles) to make matches and clear the level.
Bubble Witch 3 Saga
Example Games: Bubble Shooter: Panda Pop!, Angry Birds POP!
Games primarily focused on puzzle solving, but that aren’t Match3 games.
Bricks n' Balls
Example games: Tetris, Bricks n' Balls
Merge games are all about combining/merging objects of similar type (e.g. dragons, plants, chests, buildings…) within the game to create new objects of a higher tier. Merging is often used to e.g. clear puzzle levels or to upgrade items, buildings or other tangible assets in the game.
Example Games: Merge Dragons!, Merge Mansion
Puzzle games that require speed, aiming and/or directing a character or object in order to solve puzzles.
Angry Birds 2
Example games: Angry Birds 2, Diggy's Adventure
A subgenre that includes all games where you have to solve word puzzles, think up words or otherwise play with letters and words
Example games: WordBrain, Words with Friends 2
Games that test your general knowledge by asking you questions about various subjects (e.g. history, art, sports).
Trivia Crack 2
Example games: Trivia Crack 2, Wheel of Fortune
Coloring games use tap-to-color mechanics to let players experience a digital version of a coloring book.
Paint by Number: Color Games
Games that are all about finding and tapping on hidden objects in static settings to progress in the game.
Example games: Secret Society, Seekers' notes, Homicide Squad
SOLITAIRE / MAHJONG SOLITAIRE
Includes solitaire games as well as Mahjong Solitaire games (i.e. Chinese casino-type mahjong games are excluded here)
Example games: Solitaire Tripeaks, Mahjong Treasure Quest