Cookie Run: Kingdom

Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 129 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 66 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


28 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
28 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

27 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
27 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

27 votes
1 votes
Wait To Play -
27 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

26 votes
3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
26 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

10 votes
15 votes
Playing by Appointment -
10 / 15 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

6 votes
21 votes
Advertisements -
6 / 21 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

5 votes
24 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
5 / 24 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 223 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 73 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


28 votes
Premium Currency -
28 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

27 votes
Pay to Win -
27 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

26 votes
1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
26 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

28 votes
Pay to Skip -
28 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

26 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
26 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

21 votes
3 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
21 / 3 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

20 votes
6 votes
Power Creep -
20 / 6 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

23 votes
5 votes
Waste Aversion -
23 / 5 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

20 votes
7 votes
Recurring Fee -
20 / 7 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

2 votes
23 votes
Accidental Purchases -
2 / 23 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
27 votes
Pay Wall -
2 / 27 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 113 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 78 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


27 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
27 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

28 votes
Competition -
28 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

25 votes
3 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
25 / 3 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

19 votes
7 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
19 / 7 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

11 votes
16 votes
Reciprocity -
11 / 16 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

3 votes
24 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
3 / 24 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

27 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 27 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 124 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 55 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


25 votes
4 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
25 / 4 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

25 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
25 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

22 votes
4 votes
Complete the Collection -
22 / 4 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

20 votes
6 votes
Variable Rewards -
20 / 6 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

13 votes
13 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
13 / 13 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

10 votes
13 votes
Illusion of Control -
10 / 13 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

9 votes
13 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
9 / 13 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

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

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Pay to Skip reported on Mar 1, 2024
at a point in the game you literally have to wait actual MONTHS for your kingdom to finish upgrading. and last time ive checked that was like a year ago, so with the new extended level caps surely the wait times have extended to about a year now unless you want to use up all your crystals on ludicrous amounts of time skips. not really sure why they do it though, because i doubt even whales would want to spend hundreds just to level up their kingdom once.
Complete the Collection reported on Sep 10, 2023
Pay to Skip reported on Sep 10, 2023
You can use premium currency to skip timers.
Recurring Fee reported on Sep 10, 2023
theres a season pass that i dont really know anything about. idk if it's monthly tho
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Sep 10, 2023
CRK is a gacha game. You spend gems or cookie cutters (both can be earned through normal play or bought with real money) and then get like. soulstones or a cookie or smth.
Power Creep reported on Sep 10, 2023
meta changes a lot in the arena, and some cookies just... become less useful as you progress.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Sep 10, 2023
yup lmao
Fear of Missing Out reported on Sep 10, 2023
yeah, occasionally :/ its annoying.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Sep 10, 2023
absolutely. i cried once lmao
Anchoring Tricks reported on Sep 10, 2023
yyyuup :(

Report a Dark Pattern

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