Newbies Guide..How to play Candy Crush Saga

Here's a simple guide to how to play Candy Crush Saga. 
Candy Crush Saga begins as a simple match three board game and gradually, by adding various obstacles and difficulties, becomes more and more challenging.

At the start the boards are fairly straightforward and the object is to score a minimum number of points.

Play consists of matching 3 or more candies of the same colour by switching them around.

The image below shows three possible switches.


The best switch in this instance is to move the blue candy in the centre to the right to make a line of four.
This will give a special striped candy which is explained in the Candy Combinations post.

A mainstay of the obstacles, which appears fairly early in the game and continues throughout, is Jelly!
Below you will see the middle block of squares is a lighter colour, this is jelly!


In all levels containing jelly it has to be removed..
To remove the jelly you simply need to match the candies contained in the jelly. 
The example above has only ONE layer of jelly.
Below is an example of a double layer of jelly, which has to be matched TWICE to remove it.



In the picture above the GREEN arrow shows jelly which has already been hit ONCE.
The WHITE arrow shows jelly which has not yet been hit.
Once all the jelly has been cleared totally the game is over.
As well as clearing the jelly you must accumulate enough points to get at least one star.
Watch the meter on the left of the game to see your points accumulate.



For information on other obstacles you will encounter please browse the menu on the right of this page and also see the video demo guides on the left.

Tips and Strategy

How do I get more lives?

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

is it good or bad to follow the flashing "prompts" that appear on the screen ???

Anonymous said...

Not always the best move. It is random. Since it is not timed, take a look and see if there is a better move.

MSNeeNee said...

i'm unclear as to what the striped candies do and how to move them.

Anonymous said...

MSNeeNee,
If you combine two striped candies of any colour they will clear a horizontal AND vertical line!(from candycrushsagaallhelp.blogspot.de)

You can also combine a striped candy with two (or more) candies of the same colour (ie a blue striped candy with two or more basic blue ones) and it will clear the horizontal OR the vertical line.
=)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

What does it mean when I hit PLAY and then a pink and white striped candy starts spinning in the middle of the board and I can't do anything?

Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

On my screen there are gaps (empty spaces) and no jellies. What's wrong?

Anonymous said...

What do the red,blue, and yellow stars mean above each level I have completed. Some have one star, some two, some three?

Anonymous said...

How do you physically switch the candies? To switch I have been clicking the original candy and then clicking the one right next to it which I wish to switch it with. The candy's 'swerve' a little, as if they are going to switch, but they don't actually switch, instead they remain in their exact same original positions:/

Anonymous said...

Because you can only switch candies into groups of three or more.

Anonymous said...

I am new to the game and just finished level 1 how do I move on to level 2 it says I need tickets????

Unknown said...

i can only find the tournament games when i go on king.com...how can i play the levels? is it only via facebook?

Anonymous said...

candy crush is fantastic game

mjla2007 said...

I simply cannot get past level 17, I can't get the cherries down, no way even with extra moves.
Help on playing on ipad

Anonymous said...

What are FB credits?

Anonymous said...

How to get the wrap sweet?

Anonymous said...

I cannot get past level 65. I also cannot get anymore candy hammers, but my friend has gotten more free sets of candy hammers than I have. So how do I know which game it last told me to play to, and what level so I can get more candy hammers?

And any help on level 65 is appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I can't get passed level 23. I've gotten to only 1 jelly andthen game is over...I keep playing...getting frustrated!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem.

Anonymous said...

where are the directions to this game?

Anonymous said...

king.com is a terrible website. Do not play games here

Anonymous said...

What happens to the extra lives that are sent by my friends?

Anonymous said...

I also would like to know where the lives that friends give to me go???????...not fair if we get them and then can't use them....PLZZZZZZZZZ HELP....!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Only check lives 2 or 3 at a time...if you click check all, it only records 5 at a time and you lose all the rest of them!

Mary/MI said...

I have no idea where I left off. How do I know where I am in the game/ I see no indications on the game

Anonymous said...

ask your friends who are playing on FB

Anonymous said...

You have to purchase them from Facebook.

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Anonymous said...

If u get two stiped candies next to each other switch them for a candy bonus if u will

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Anonymous said...

Friends have sent me extra moves but nothing happens wheni accept them! I never get extra moves. What's the deal?

Anonymous said...

I can't creat the wrapped purple sweet as there is no purple sweet appearing, what shall I do to creat this on level 136. Thanks

Stephen Howell said...

reply to Anonymous said...

I can't creat the wrapped purple sweet as there is no purple sweet appearing, what shall I do to creat this on level 136. Thanks


the wraps do not have to be purple ... they can be any color

Anonymous said...

Anyone have anything you can help me with to get off level 105?

Anonymous said...

I am on level 14 and it states to get rid of all the jellies...which are the light.colored. I DO NOT HAVE ANY LIGHTER COLOR JELLY..HELP HELP HELP..thx

Anonymous said...

your descriptions are PATHETIC

lulu Hillman said...

How do you accept help from friends I received help to unlock the next level and I accepted it but it didn't do anything now it's gone

Anonymous said...

um.....seriously, which ones are the jellies?

Anonymous said...

once you pass a level what is the difference between next or continue?

Terri Crawford said...

Since I reset my phone it will no longer allow me to download the app as with all king.com games. I'm very disappointed. Now it is saying this version is not compatible with my device. I just reset my phone 3 days ago. Before then I had candy crush pet rescue and farm heros. Now I can't download none. Please help.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.... thank you for this guide about how to play candy crush.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me how to use the bonus which is a tick in a circle?

Anonymous said...

hey any one know to play level 130 I have no clue please elp me out.

Anonymous said...

How do I block the same person from asking for extra lives?

Anonymous said...

The game numbers are very small...how do I make the numbers larger?

Anonymous said...

What are the 2 flags needed to complete level 149?