Candy Box: Addictive Text-Based Background Browser Game Involving Candies, Lollipops, and Talking Frogs

Candy Box
is a ridiculously basic yet ridiculously addictive text-based game that you play in your browser. I use the word “play” loosely here, as a part of the game involves just having the game open in a browser tab, running in the background.

The two main items in this game are Candies and Lollipops. You slowly accrue them at a certain rate, and there are things you can do to increase this rate. It kind of just builds from there. I won’t say too much more, and just let you experience the progression yourself.

To me, this game is a ASCII-version of Mafia Wars, using candy as currency in a D&D environment. And the whole slow accrual thing is what hooked me in – I’ve been playing this thing for nearly two days now.

A small note on saving: When you click the “save” button, you’ll be shown a dialog box with a small code in it. Copy and save that code somewhere. If you want to load your game from that save point, use this URL:

I accidentally lost some progress when I first was figuring out how the save worked, as an FYI. This game has kind of been a small, background obsession… and I need to finish it, so I can get this monkey off my back.

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  1. After having eaten 5739251 candies, I have finally, finally beaten this game.

    avoision Reply

  2. Just a quick tip for those that have lost your save using Chrome.
    Happened to me today. Chrome crashed before I could save the password.

    Go to C:\Users\#YourUser#\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

    Open the file “History” and search for

    Your password should be one of the results.

    VoodooBearHunter Reply

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