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The most popular tile-matching games

Tile-matching puzzle video games are a popular genre of games that involve manipulating and matching tiles or blocks to clear them from the game board. These games typically feature a grid-based layout where players must swap, slide, or rotate tiles to create matches of three or more identical tiles. Tile-matching puzzle games can be highly addictive and offer simple, yet challenging gameplay. 
They are often designed with colorful graphics, catchy soundtracks, and progressively difficult levels to keep players engaged and entertained.

The objective of tile-matching puzzle games is to clear the game board by making matches, which causes the matched tiles to disappear. As players progress, the difficulty usually increases, introducing obstacles such as limited moves, time constraints, or special tiles with unique properties. Tile-matching puzzle games can come in various forms and themes including match-3 games, collapse-style games, mahjong games.

Most popular tile-matching games

Pick 'n Pile
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Pipe Dream
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Centerfold Squares
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Pick 'n Pile

DOS19903/5 UBI Soft
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Pipe Dream

DOSWindows 3.x19894.3/5 The Assembly Line
Pipe Mania (also known as Pipe Dream is a tile-matching (sort of) puzzle game about flowing liquids developed by The Assembly Line in 1989. You must build a path made of pipe pieces to let a green liquid (sewer goo?) flow. It's simple, original and addicting, that's why Pipe Mania was cloned a number of times.
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Centerfold Squares

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 Artworx Software
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Sherlock: The Game of Logic

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Everett Kaser Software
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Color Lines

DOS19923.8/5 Gamos
pent-hot-numbers-01

Penthouse Hot Numbers

DOS1993NSFW4.1/5 reLINE Software
sexy-droids-05

Sexy Droids

DOS1992NSFW4/5 Eleven Software
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Impossible Mission 2

DOS19884.2/5 Novotrade Software
blue-angel-69-02

Blue Angel 69

DOS1989NSFW3.6/5
snood-03

Snood

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1996freeware3.8/5
mahjongg-nels-01

Mah Jongg Solitaire

DOS19874.1/5 Arcanum Computing
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Boston Bomb Club

DOS19913.9/5 Silmarils
penthousejigsaw-1

Penthouse electric jigsaw

DOS1990NSFW3.7/5
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Logo

DOS1990NSFW3.8/5 Starbyte Software
magcrane-2

Magnetic Crane

DOS19892.9/5
boppin-4

Boppin

DOS1994freeware4/5 Accursed Toys
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Thomas the Tank Engine

DOS19923.3/5 Peakstar Software
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Atomix

DOS19904.1/5 Softtouch
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15x15 Picture Puzzle

DOS1996freeware3.4/5
ishido-way-stones-03

Ishido: The Way of the Stones

DOSMac19903.8/5 Publishing International
m-labyrinth-03

M Labyrinth

DOS19933.9/5 Gamos
flixmix-02

FlixMix

DOS19933.5/5 Celeris
bust-a-move-01

Bust-A-Move

DOS1997freeware4/5 Taito
shangai2-01

Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye

Windows 3.xMac19903/5 Activision
puzznic-2

Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
loopz-3

Loopz

DOS19903.8/5 Audiogenic
hexxagon2-1

Hexxagon 2

DOS19934/5 Argo Games
dinosaur-balls-02

Dinosaur Balls

DOS19923.8/5 Amwa (HK) Computer Co.
sarakon-02

Sarakon

DOS19913.8/5 Starbyte Software
atomino-1

Atomino

DOS19913.9/5 Play Byte