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Bold Moves

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

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Bold Moves
Bold Moves
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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

Lifestyle Puzzle Word
Last updated
May 9, 2023
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

What do you get when you combine match 3, word puzzles, and inspirational quotes? A match 3 made in heaven! Get your daily dose of positivity with Bold Moves; the positively relaxing (and challenging) match 3 word puzzle game.

Match 3 colors to collect letter tiles, break through obstacles, and solve the phrase to find inspiration from motivational quotes and positive affirmations. Earn rewards and boosters, progress through chapters of puzzles, and win limited-time events.

Easy to play but tough to master! Triumph over hundreds of fun match 3 puzzle games set in calming, nature-inspired levels.
Earn rewards and achievements with weekly events centered around messages of inner strength, self-reflection, mindfulness, self-care, personal well-being, and life adventures
Put your strategy skills to the test to match, swap, and collect letter tiles
Make matches of three in a row or more to clear colors, remove blocks, and form words
Solve the phrase to reveal celebrity quotes, win games, reach milestones, and move on to the next level of your journey

Match 3 games CAN be self-care, for sure! Enjoy encouragement and relaxation with daily rewards and inspiring affirmations to set you on a path of personal growth and empowerment.
Immerse yourself in tranquil, zen-like landscapes and peaceful environments, perfect for a meditative escape
Casual gameplay with dazzling combos and power-ups provides a much-needed mental escape, whether for 5 minutes or 5 hours
A refreshing spin on a classic game, Bold Moves’ quote cards can even serve as a journal or diary full of inspiration for a rainy day!

Share your favorite quotes with friends and spark joy, hope, and happiness

“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 now and start on your path to a happier, more positive you.

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