Playing the puzzle video game "Candy Crush Saga" requires the player to mix and match at least three pieces of candies. Each level ends when the player reaches enough points and completes a particular challenge. Users can play the game online at the official King website and Facebook.
Matching three candies is the most basic way of earning points in "Candy Crush Saga." To earn more points and increase the chances of finishing the level, the player must match at least four candies to form special candies and use their unique effects. Some confectionery pieces, such as chocolates, licorice and icing, add difficulty to the game by blocking other candies, making tiles unusable or moving the positions of other candies. The player can use power-ups or boosters to overcome difficult challenges and score more points.
"Candy Crush Saga" is playable for free, but it comes with optional in-app purchases. For instance, the player must either wait for his game lives to replenish over time or purchase them before he can play again. He must either ask Facebook friends for tickets that unlock more levels or purchase these tickets at the in-game store. In addition to Facebook and the official King website, "Candy Crush Saga" is playable on several mobile platforms, and the player can synchronize his in-game progress across these platforms.