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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Triple Town (2010) is a puzzle game where you expand an empire by building cities in a limited space. You combine lower value pieces into better ones to improve your city and make best use of available space. It's simple and quick to pick up but requires practice to excel at.

You place shrub tiles on the 6-by-6 play area. As you do you aim to combine three adjacent tiles together to make it into a single new item. For example 3 shrubs make a bush, 3 bushes make a tree, and so on. This allows you to keep your board clear as well as make new objects.

Using this simple mechanic, the aim is to create a city with trees and houses. While you do this, bears try and block your progress, and you must block them with tiles to hem them in before it's too late. The round ends when there are no free tiles left.

The game has spawned a whole genre of "merge" games, and focuses on relaxing fun rather than challenging play. It's a great introduction to strategy games as well as being a novel puzzle. Still, to get the best score you need to learn the mechanics and plan carefully.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Triple Town 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Strategy game with Collecting and Creative elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. It's small play area allows games to be quick and easy to do in just a couple of minutes, allowing you to play anywhere, anytime.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Rated 4+ on the Apple App Store.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The simple item-combination mechanic and straightforward visual style makes it approachable to players of all ages, and there's no need for fast reaction times.


Triple Town usually costs £0 to £8.50. 

Triple Town

Steam Store PC £8.50
Steam Store Mac £8.50
Steam Store PC Free
App Store Mac Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can buy items in the game that help you, like unlimited turns and coins, or extra items such as cosmetic changes to the game like a winter or spring aesthetic. They range from £1/$1 to £5/$5. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/10/2010, updated in 2012

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Strategy (Collecting and Creative)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels

Developer: Spry Fox (@SpryFox)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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