Candy Match

2 chocolates, 2 candy sticks


A quick competition for sweets, represented on cards. 60 cards show six different varieties of sweets or candies; on each card one, two or three candies are depicted, all different ones. All cards are shuffled and stacked face-down.

In your turn, you reveal the top card from the stack in a way that all players see them as simultaneously as possible. Whoever spots a correlation = a match on the cards on display, calls “Candy Match” and pulls the involved cards towards himself. A match comprises two or more cards, and all candies depicted on the cards must come in pairs. There can be several pairs on the same type of candy, but no type of candy can be present in an uneven number. If you did announce a “Candy Match” and can show a correct match, you take all cards involved in the match and set them aside face-down as victory points. When the match you show is not correct, you put back the involved cards and all other players take one of the open-faced cards and set them aside face-down as a victory point. When all cards have been turned up, you win with most cards.

If you want, you can play several rounds and make a note of the score of all players and hand one sweet to the winner of each round; after as many rounds as there are players in the game, you can award a special price for the player with the highest total of points.

A sweet game in every sense of the word, which sounds a tat easier than it really is- you need to observe closely and fast and remember amounts you have seen to be able to react quickly when all totals result in even numbers. A nice filler game, good for holidays or beginners.


Players: 2-6

Age: 8+

Time: 20+

Designer: Reiner Knizia

Artist: Christian Fiore

Price: ca. 7 Euro

Publisher: Pegasus Spiele 2017


Genre: Cards, pairs, speed

Users: For families

Version: multi

Rules: de en

In-game text: no



Very cute topic

Memory for symbols is helpful

Ideal game for travel and holiday


Compares to:

Reaction games on pattern combinations


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 20

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 2

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 2

Dexterity (green): 3

Action (dark green): 0