6 Games Like Gardenscapes

Games Like GardenscapesThis list of games like Gardenscapes features other unique puzzle games that have you completing puzzles while you revive or discover a larger game world.

The Gardenscapes series of games uses both hidden object puzzles or match three puzzles depending on the platform and game in the franchise. Using both of these core mechanics in interesting ways though has remained the staple of the franchise where your hard work ties closely with tangible benefits in the way of customisable gardens and mansions that you turn from rundown to booming attractions.

In addition to this visual progression Gardenscapes is all about telling a story as you advance from level to level you’ll meet interesting characters that support the beautifully animated adventure. Given this feature list Gardenscapes has attracted traditional puzzle players who are now wanting an extra level of story and progression outside simply racking up puzzle completion numbers.

The games like Gardenscapes below offer you puzzle based alternatives on your mobile device (iOS and Android) or PC. While you’ll solve puzzles as the core mechanic like in Gardenscapes you’ll see this convert directly into a persistent storyline or an overworld of unlockable items.


Set in the 19th century Uptasia mixes the genres of hidden object games and economic simulation together into a single free to play adventure. The result is  an interesting mix that you probably haven’t run into before and well worth trying if you are on the hunt for a game in either of these genres but want something different. Originally available in your browser (since retired) Uptasia is now available for Windows and Android. In Uptasia players are put in charge of developing their own econo...[Read Review]

7.1 User Avg (11 votes)

Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes

Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes gives away its two primary game mechanics right in the title; hidden object puzzles and mysterious crimes that need to be solved. Available only for iOS with a free price tag the game is similar to others in this sub-genre. Unlike some of the other crime titles on mobile devices though Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes doesn’t limit itself to a single crime with multiple cases for you to explore and solve. Jumping into the shoes of a private detective this free ...[Read Review]

8.9 User Avg (7 votes)

Barn Yarn

Offering a similar gameplay experience to Gardenscapes is Barn Yarn, a title from the same developer that blends hidden object hunts with time management and simulation into a single barn yard adventure. Available for both Windows and Mac with a trial available on both platforms it’s an opportunity to step into the farmyard lifestyle without having to commit to a game purchase upfront. Playing as Tom and Joe as they repair an old barn they recently acquired from their neighbour your object...[Read Review]

8.2 User Avg (5 votes)


Aquascapes combines the popular Gardenscapes gameplay popularised in recent years with an aquarium setting with the challenge on players to develop it into the ultimate water space. Designed for those that want something to play after your Gardenscapes adventure this fish focused game has proven just as popular as its garden based cousin although not as broadly available. Available only on Windows Aquascapes is a hidden object focused title that centres around over a dozen fish types and 70 vari...[Read Review]

8 User Avg (4 votes)

Hello Venice

Hello Venice follows your adventure to help Adda and Ciro restore the garden of Sacrobosco Grimani to its former glory in a challenging adventure of restoration. In order to do so you’ll have to match gems on large game boards for game currency which can then be spent on special garden items to bring the garden back to life in the order you prefer. Taking control of the garden some time after the death of Sacrobosco Grimani who was known for his beautiful garden designs you’ll ventur...[Read Review]

7.4 User Avg (5 votes)

7 Wonders: Ancient Alien Makeover

Adding to the 7 Wonders franchise is 7 Wonders: Ancient Alien Makeover a game all about creating amazing wonders with new alien technology while retaining the core match three puzzle gameplay of the franchise. Just like the previous titles with similar mechanics and setting you’ll be challenged to match your way through building your own impressive landmarks on both PC and iOS devices. Marking the fifth title in the series of high value story driven match three titles players can expect a ...[Read Review]

6.8 User Avg (8 votes)