#10 Look For Patterns
This observation makes your game lot easier. There are things that will make a sprinkle donut hole or special candy effortlessly. Recognizing and repeating them allows you to wipe the board and earn your ticket to the next level faster. I’m always looking for these patterns. I memorize which patterns lead to which special candy and then set them up whenever possible and as needed.
#9 Start at the bottom
Hit the base guys! Crushing candies on the bottom is better than crushing candies at the top, because candies drop down, creating the potential for a cascade effect that essentially gives you free moves.
#8 Make Combos
This will make your life easier than expected. The two best combinations are the wrapped candy and the striped candy, and the sprinkle donut hole and the striped candy. Together, they can wipe out over half the board for you. This can also help you get to places which are off the board or otherwise difficult to reach. This is the only way you will get by levels such as 181, which have unreachable squares. Also, a wrapped candy switched with another wrapped candy will ignite a 6 by 4 square which can clear a huge area.
#7 Know your stripes!
By this, we certainly don’t want you all to feel like a Zebra. Candy is striped in the same direction as the final candy moved to complete the previous formation. If you move a candy horizontally, it will make a horizontal stripe, which will then explode horizontally as well.