Bold Moves Plus, a cross between a puzzle and a word game, has joined the Apple Arcade library Friday. If you subscribe to Apple Arcade ($5, £5 or AU$8 per month), you can play this game for free, with no ads or in-app purchases.
Developed by Red Games, the studio behind the family game Crayola Create and PlayBold Moves Plus is a combination of popular match-three games such as Candy Crushand the permanent evening TV show Wheel of Fortune (sadly Pat Sajak and Vanna White are not in the game).
Your goal is to find the inspirational phrase at the top of the screen. You unlock letters for the puzzle by grouping shapes together in the bottom half of the screen. You only have a certain number of moves per stage, so matching shapes with letters should be your priority.
The gameplay is what you would expect from a match-three game. It’s not too hard, but you still have to strategize which shapes to reposition so you don’t run out of moves. Overall, it’s an enjoyable game if you’re trying to take a break from a busy day.
You can access this game, and other, in Apple Arcade for $5 per month or $60 per year. You can also try Apple Arcade free for one month with your first sign-up, or you can get a three-month free trial when you buy a new Apple device. To access Apple Arcade, open the App Store on your iOS device and tap the joystick in the menu bar.