When one of my Facebook "friends" first invited me to play "Candy Crush" I blew it off thinking it was just another silly time waster. Then I found out that my boss, Tadpole and my wife, Jeri, were both hooked on it and I thought, "Hmmm, I guess it must be a very intelligent and intellectually challenging use of my time". For the uninitiated, what is Candy Crush Saga and how popular is it?

Yahoo Games gives a brief overview.

 Candy Crush Saga is a match-three game where players match candies to score points and complete a level. Each level is part of an episode and comes with its own particular challenge. Lose a level, and you'll lose a life. You only get five lives at a time, so you'll have to wait up to 30 minutes for another life should you exhaust all of yours -- unless you buy more or a Facebook friend steps in to grant you more.

via Candy Crush: You play, you’re hooked. Now what? - Yahoo! Games.

Just how popular--or addictive--is Candy Crush?

The game is the undisputed leader in the casual-gaming sector, witnessing more than 600 million active game sessions each day from mobile devices alone.

via Candy Crush: You play, you’re hooked. Now what? - Yahoo! Games.

After watching the following video I determined that Candy Crush Saga is a lot like smoking. If you don't want to get hooked, don't start. I also determined that it looks way too complicated for me. I'll stick with Pac-Man.



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