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Tile-matching puzzle games sorted by release date

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
puzzleDOS
Pipe Dream
puzzleDOS, Windows 3.x
Centerfold Squares
puzzleDOS
mahjongg-nels-01

Mah Jongg Solitaire

DOS19874.1/5 Arcanum Computing
centerfold-squares-01

Centerfold Squares

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 Artworx Software
impossible-mission-2-1

Impossible Mission 2

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

Blue Angel 69

DOS1989NSFW3.6/5
magcrane-2

Magnetic Crane

DOS19892.9/5
pipedreams-2

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.
atomix-1

Atomix

DOS19904.1/5 Softtouch
ishido-way-stones-03

Ishido: The Way of the Stones

DOSMac19903.8/5 Publishing International
logo-1

Logo

DOS1990NSFW3.8/5 Starbyte Software
loopz-3

Loopz

DOS19903.8/5 Audiogenic
penthousejigsaw-1

Penthouse electric jigsaw

DOS1990NSFW3.7/5
pick-and-pile-02

Pick 'n Pile

DOS19903/5 UBI Soft
puzznic-2

Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
shangai2-01

Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye

Windows 3.xMac19903/5 Activision
7colors-1

7 colors

DOS19913.5/5 Gamos
atomino-1

Atomino

DOS19913.9/5 Play Byte
bostonbomb-1

Boston Bomb Club

DOS19913.9/5 Silmarils
sarakon-02

Sarakon

DOS19913.8/5 Starbyte Software
sherlock-1

Sherlock: The Game of Logic

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Everett Kaser Software
colorlines-3

Color Lines

DOS19923.8/5 Gamos
columbusdiscovery-1

Columbus Discovery

DOS19923.2/5 Gamos
dinosaur-balls-02

Dinosaur Balls

DOS19923.8/5 Amwa (HK) Computer Co.
sexy-droids-05

Sexy Droids

DOS1992NSFW4/5 Eleven Software
swap-microids-01

Swap

DOS19923.5/5 Microids
thomas-tank-engine-1-03

Thomas the Tank Engine

DOS19923.3/5 Peakstar Software
flixmix-02

FlixMix

DOS19933.5/5 Celeris
hexxagon-1

Hexxagon

DOS19934.1/5 Argo Games
hexxagon2-1

Hexxagon 2

DOS19934/5 Argo Games
m-labyrinth-03

M Labyrinth

DOS19933.9/5 Gamos
mystery-at-the-museums-01

Mystery at the Museums

DOS19933.3/5 Artech Studios