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Bold Moves: Match 3 Word Game!

Candy Crush Saga meets Wheel of Fortune

One of Oprah's so-called favorite things of 2016, Bold Moves is an iOS game that cleverly combines match-three gaming and word puzzle solving

Bold Moves: Match 3 Word Game!

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Bold Moves: Match 3 Word Game!
Bold Moves: Match 3 Word Game!
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One of Oprah's so-called favorite things of 2016, Bold Moves is an iOS game that cleverly combines match-three gaming and word puzzle solving. On top of that, it features shareable inspiring quotes from Oprah's favorite pop-culture icons and thought leaders.

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Swipe. If you've played Candy Crush Saga or at least one of its many clones, then you already know the basic mechanics of Bold Moves: Simply swipe to match and burst tiles of the same shape and color. But in Bold Moves, you also have to collect letters that may fill in the blocks of the word puzzle.


Solve. Love Wheel of Fortune? Then you'll also love Bold Moves. But instead of spinning a wheel and then shouting letters, in Bold Moves you have to collect letters from matched tiles. If enough letters make it to the board, then you might just be able to solve the puzzle before you run out of moves. To help you solve puzzles faster, match combos to unlock special tiles. If you're really good, you can choose to solve the puzzle even when you still have some moves left.

Share. Each word puzzle in Bold Moves actually hides a quote from an inspirational pop-culture icon or thought leader that has been featured on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, from Maya Angelou to Stephen Colbert to Lady Gaga. Once revealed, the quote may be shared with accompanying art via email, text, or social media.


What is it about?

In each level in Bold Moves, you have to swipe to match tiles and collect letters, which can then be used to gradually reveal the components of the word puzzle to be solved. If you think you already know the answer or if you've run out of moves and you want to hazard a guess, you can enter the missing letters yourself. Each word puzzle turns out to be an inspirational quote or saying that can be shared with family and friends.

For those who...

  • you love match-three games like Candy Crush Saga.
  • you love word puzzle games like Wheel of Fortune.
  • you love both match-three games and word puzzle games.
  • you love collecting and sharing inspirational quotes.
  • you love Oprah.

Not for those who...

  • you dislike casual games and prefer slow-burning games.
  • you have had it with Candy Crush Saga-like games.
  • you get bored by word puzzles.
  • you dislike anything endorsed by Oprah.

Why we love it

At first glance, Bold Moves looks like yet another Candy Crush Saga clone. But a closer look points one's attention to its word puzzle elements à la Wheel of Fortune. And then there's the added touch of having the word puzzles be motivational quotes ripe for sharing with others via email, text, or social media. Bold Moves also features relaxing music and a soothing look and feel, which are in line with its being a feel-good game.

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App Details

Puzzle Word
Last updated
April 8, 2021
Release date
November 2, 2016
More info

Bold Moves is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $0.99

    Fistful of Gems

  • $3.99

    Small Sale Pack

  • $4.99

    Pile of Gems

  • $9.99

    Cup of Gems

  • $1.99

    Starter Pack

  • $5.99

    Small Featured Pack

  • $6.99

    Medium Sale Pack

  • $14.99

    Large Combo Pack

  • $7.99

    Medium Combo Pack

  • $9.99

    Medium Featured Pack

App Store Description

Bold Moves is one of OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS: A positivity-focused Match 3 word puzzle game!

Need a little more joy and positivity in your life? Get inspired by hundreds of motivational, celebrity quotes. Match 3 colors to collect letters, create words, and solve the phrase. Once you’ve unlocked the inspiring quote, share with friends on your favorite social platforms. Play and enjoy daily rewards, affirmations, positivity, and relaxation. It's a word puzzle meets match 3 game with calming, zen-like landscapes!

“Soooo many people have told me how much they love a good game. And, if you didn’t already know, I LOVE a great quote! So we mixed the two together! OWN presents Bold Moves, a brand new game that challenges you to solve captivating puzzles and unlock hundreds of quotes that you can share with your friends. It’s already one of my Favorite Things… I hope it becomes one of yours, too!” – Oprah Winfrey

Download Bold Moves to begin your daily inspirational journey!

Calming Match 3 Quote Solving
• Make matches of 3 or more to clear letter tiles
• Remove obstacles and collect letters to form words
• Solve the phrase to unlock the celebrity quote and win!

Relaxing and Meditative
• Easy to play, challenging to master. Test your brain power with the swipe of your finger
• Endless levels of calm, serene match 3 adventure
• Unique gameplay with dazzling combos and power-ups
• Weekly events and tons of zen puzzles to keep your brain strong
• Play with friends and share your favorite quotes on social media
• Beautiful design featuring peaceful and natural landscapes and gardens
• Meaningful daily quotes can even serve as journal or diary inspiration!

“I love the positivity of this little app. It’s so encouraging. It’s fun. Totally laid back, easy to understand and cute. Even down to the colors and earthy images. I fully understand why Oprah has made this one of her favorite little things. It has a calming effect. But, then it’s also fun to play the puzzle. I find that rather than to play it all day, like some of the other so-called “addictive” game apps, I like to savor it and play once a day. Then, I think about the quote and bounce it around at different times of the day. It is totally one of my most favorite apps. I wish more game developers would take notes. “ - 5-Star Review

“Clever of Oprah to combine elements of three popular games-Wheel of Fortune, Candy Crush and Trivial Pursuit. The power ups are a little different and the game itself is just difficult enough to be challenging.” - 5-Star Review

“It is a really good game. Not too difficult and honestly I have a crush that I’m trying to get over. That’s the main reason that I downloaded the app. It really helped me. It made my heart feel warm inside.” - 5-Star Review

Bold Moves is an inspirational quote Match 3 word puzzle that will help you relax and give you the daily motivation you need to stay positive & calm!

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