Cookie Run: Kingdom

Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 95 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 55 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


21 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
21 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

20 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
20 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

21 votes
1 votes
Wait To Play -
21 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

19 votes
3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
19 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

8 votes
12 votes
Playing by Appointment -
8 / 12 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

3 votes
18 votes
Advertisements -
3 / 18 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

3 votes
19 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
3 / 19 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 167 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 58 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


21 votes
Premium Currency -
21 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

21 votes
Pay to Win -
21 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

19 votes
1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
19 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

21 votes
Pay to Skip -
21 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

20 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
20 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

17 votes
2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
17 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

17 votes
4 votes
Waste Aversion -
17 / 4 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

13 votes
7 votes
Recurring Fee -
13 / 7 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

14 votes
5 votes
Power Creep -
14 / 5 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

2 votes
18 votes
Accidental Purchases -
2 / 18 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
20 votes
Pay Wall -
2 / 20 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 89 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 56 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


20 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
20 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

21 votes
Competition -
21 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

19 votes
2 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
19 / 2 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

16 votes
5 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
16 / 5 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

10 votes
11 votes
Reciprocity -
10 / 11 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

3 votes
17 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
3 / 17 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

20 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 20 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 96 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 42 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


20 votes
1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
20 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

18 votes
4 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
18 / 4 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

17 votes
4 votes
Complete the Collection -
17 / 4 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

15 votes
5 votes
Variable Rewards -
15 / 5 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

11 votes
9 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
11 / 9 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

9 votes
8 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
9 / 8 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

6 votes
11 votes
Illusion of Control -
6 / 11 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (0.00) with 0 votes.
Google Play:  (4.80) with 37,573 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Wait To Play reported on Jun 1, 2022
Castle upgrades take such a long time past lv10 that you have to wait literal WEEKS for it to upgrade. Level 15 castle upgrade requires a base 90 day wait time.
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Jun 1, 2022
Cookies, treasures, and costumes are all gacha.
Reciprocity reported on Jun 1, 2022
There are daily gifts you can send to friends, which are usually piddling amounts of coin, crystals, or other trinkets. You can also donate items to your guild. Otherwise, there is no real resource sharing system.
Illusion of Control reported on Jun 1, 2022
End/late game story/dark mode levels are basically impossible to beat without having to whale or grind extremely hard.
Variable Rewards reported on Jun 1, 2022
All level completion, fountain, balloon, etc. rewards are completely random and force you to grind constantly for enough resources.
Waste Aversion reported on Jun 1, 2022
Storage caps out very quickly and requires a lot of resources to expand. Past a certain point, you cannot increase storage without using premium currency in addition to other resources.
Competition reported on Jun 1, 2022
The PVP meta is very real, constantly changing, and ever competitive.
Waste Aversion reported on May 25, 2022
Storage system is AWFUL. one of the main reasons I quit the game
Daily Rewards reported on May 24, 2022
exp collection from cookie houses, item production, trade harbor, etc etc. you don't lose much if you skip days, but your progression slows down obviously
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on May 24, 2022
very slight but yes

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Screenshot Build your dream Cookie Kingdom and reclaim against the evil that lingers in the shadows. Fresh out of the oven and from the Cookie Run: OvenBreak creators comes Cookie Run: Kingdom! Build a delectable Kingdom while battling against evil dessert monsters!

Team up with GingerBrave and Cookie friends, some new and some familiar. Together, in this sweet fantasy adventure RPG, uncover the story of the Kingdom’s past and defeat the darkness that stands between you and your Kingdom.

Rebuild overgrown ruins and customize your Kingdom with unique decorations and exciting buildings. Team up with your Cookie friends to collect resources for your Kingdom and craft special tools and delicious treats!

Fight in epic RPG-style battles. Unlock new battle levels and discover secrets of the Cookie universe. Take on the Cake Monsters or battle against other Cookies in PVP mode. Tap into each Cookie’s unique skills and unleash the perfect balance of power!

- Customize your Kingdom with unique decorations, parks, wood shops, jelly factories, and more!
- Build a magic laboratory for Wizard Cookie or construct a classy juice bar for Sparkling Cookie!
- Gather resources from buildings to expand your Kingdom, fix destroyed buildings, and level up

- Assemble the best Cookie team that is just too sweet to beat!
- Strategically choose Cookies based on their special skills to defeat Cake Monsters
- Command your squad and unleash their skills with just a few taps
- Battle against rival Cookie teams in PVP mode!
- Lead your warriors through fast-paced, RPG-style battles with epic combat animations!

- Team up with familiar Cookies to explore build the ultimate Kingdom
- Unlock brand new Cookie characters through gacha Cookie Cutters
- Complete daily quests to earn power boosts for your Cookies
- Collect rare Treasures to enhance your Cookie’s special powers!

- Uncover the untold story of the Kingdom’s and fallen heroes’ past
- Adventure through more than 200 story levels!
- Restore glory back to the Kingdom