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I'm currently creating an engine trying to auto-play games with a chess board, and I'm writing a report about it now.

However, I found it hard to properly describe it -- for the games like Candy Crush, which has a game board, filled with "candies," and a few rules.. is there a formal classification for it?

Is "board-game" a proper name? What about "rectangle-tile game", or "chessboard-based game?"

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Most of those types of games are called Puzzle Games. But that's maybe to general for what you want? \$\endgroup\$ – Dries Mar 30 '14 at 10:00
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Games like Candy Crush are called "Match-three" games, and generally, it and games like it are tile-based games, or board games, or even tile-based board games.

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