After over 13 years, it is totally understandable to be a little tired of the Gamehouse Original Stories franchise and its signature Time Management formula. Delicious Bed & Breakfast signals a change in genre for this ever-expanding game universe while holding onto the recognizable brand and characters. When Emily wants to turn an abandoned mansion into a homey bed and breakfast, can you help her?
Unlike another mobile spinoff Delicious World, Delicious Bed & Breakfast totally gets rid of the restaurant-themed gameplay. In place of that, the game is a full-on Match 3 extravaganza. In the veins of popular mobile Match 3 games like Gardenscape and Matchington Mansion, Delicious Bed & Breakfast is a story-driven game with Match 3 levels to complete in between.
In fact, the game takes so much inspiration from the chart-topping titles mentioned above that it brings almost zero originality to the table. From the types of bonuses to the clean and colorful look and feel of the game, everything is extremely familiar. The main objective of the game is to complete Match 3 levels, earn coins and diamonds, and complete story-related tasks using those diamonds. Fans of Emily and the Delicious franchise will probably enjoy the spinoff storyline, but casual fans and new players will most likely find Delicious Bed & Breakfast a derivative attempt at the Match 3 genre.
All that being said, there is one interesting feature in Delicious Bed & Breakfast – the check-in feature. Keeping in line with the bed and breakfast premise of the game, once in a while, the game allows you to check-in guests into the property. These guests will generate coins for you after certain wait times, as the game progresses you can also check in more guests for bigger rewards. This feature, while quite neat, is heavily underused. Right now the game does not offer any social elements, but I hope to see more of that in the near future and possibly with this “check-in” feature integrated.