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Kingdoms: Merge & Build - Reasons to play this city-building merge game

Kingdoms: Merge & Build - Reasons to play this city-building merge game

Building a city from scratch is no easy feat, but Cherrypick Games makes it feel like a walk in the park with Kingdoms: Merge & Build. The merge game-slash-city-builder lets you pick up the pieces of a kingdom in ruins, with no pesky ads and predatory in-app purchases. That alone is reason enough to give this game a go, but just in case you need a little bit more convincing, here are just some of the reasons for you to dive right in!

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Building your kingdom one brick at a time

Amidst all the rubble hides the potential of a truly great kingdom, but Prince Edward will need all the help he can get. Do you have what it takes to rise to the occasion and restore the land to its former glory?

Of course, even the great city of Rome wasn't built in a day, so you'll have to work your way to the top by merging items and completing orders from the friendly townsfolk. As you complete these requests for the citizens, you can acquire new resources as a reward - these, in turn, can be used to build houses for people. Eventually, you'll be able to construct museums, taverns, schools and so much more - all in the name of keeping the citizens healthy and happy.

No ads, no purchases, no wait times

Anyone who's ever played a city-builder knows all about the dreaded wait times - you'll often have to wait out excruciatingly long times before you can complete a certain structure. In Kingdoms: Merge & Build, construction is done instantaneously - that means no annoying wait times or in-app purchases that can help speed things up. There are no energy systems or timers, either - it's all about building, merging, and having fun.

As you decorate your kingdom and make it flourish, you can also boost the citizens' productivity levels for some extra coins. And if you're looking for something a little bit more competitive, you can duke it out with other players in the Blimp PvP event to climb the leaderboards for the ultimate bragging rights as well.

Play at your leisure

With an Apple Arcade subscription, you can easily and conveniently build your kingdom across all your Apple devices. This useful sync helps you save your progress as you discover more of the backstories of the characters. Don't forget to check back on the map to find new things that you can merge or new tasks where you can lend a helping hand. You might even stumble upon some hidden treasure! Plus, you can look forward to regular updates with even more exciting content, such as the latest Halloween event which just recently launched, introducing an additional merge board with tons of fresh items to merge, new characters, and awesome prizes such as decorations and castle customisation; all serving to your Kingdom the perfect look for the spooky season.

If you're ready to build your kingdom or you're simply eager to learn more about the game's engaging narrative, you can download Kingdoms: Merge & Build from the iOS App Store with an Apple Arcade subscription. Apple Arcade is currently offering a 30-day free trial so there’s no reason to miss out! You can also head on over to the official Facebook page or website to stay updated on all the latest developments.