Ever think match-3 games are boring?
That's why Reignmaker is Awesome.
This game adds rpg, town management, and tower, er, lawn? defense, and makes a coherent, fun, sometimes irreverant and hilarious experience.
Basically, you start in a town that requires upgrades to expand it's production capabilities. You go to battle to get the currency resource, and the battles consist of the match-3 game inside of a tower, with baddies moving to attack your tower from one side, Plants vs Zombies style. As you make matches, bolts fly out to hit the incoming mobs, and bigger matches obviously deal bigger damage. Chaining combos together never had so much meaning in a match 3 game.
Town upgrades allow you to bring clickable weapons, spells, and a couple of soldiers (of all types, from healers, to scouts who run out and grab coins, to archers etc) to battle.
So, battle helps you build the town, and upgrading the town helps you battle. In town you choose what buildings to upgrade first, what spells and weapons to research, who to hire and so forth. Often when you win a few new battles, you will return to the town and have to make a Decision. These are mayoral type decisions that are often the lesser of two evils, or some other difficult decision, but generally, the answers aren't at all punishing and simply offer one buff or another. The writeups are really fun and playful.
The townies are 'cute' and often catch you off guard by saying things you didnt expect. "I, FOR ONE, WELCOME OUR NEW OVERLORDS" --freakin best Simpsons quote ever! Yeah I caught that! Sorry for the spoiler. moving on..
Some of the battles are quite challenging, and you will find yourself trying different tactics and mixes of spells, weapons and units to overcome a boss. Or the "O" shaped towers. Those are the worst.
Often I'll just launch and jump into a normal battle, and there I am, simply playing match 3, but at the same time I'm building up my resources and stuff.
If I recall correctly at the time I write this, it's a "drag the window to resize it to anything" game, so it's super easy to play in a window, which is nice if you're a multitasker like me.
There's over 100 achievements, a monster database, and other odds and ends to collect & achieve.
On a side note, the only negative I can think of is Lumber seems to be the bottleneck for resources. This is a game where some resources continue to build even when the game is closed, so many times I've launched the game just to gather the lumber even when I don't plan on playing.
So, the only negative I can think of is easily worked around through the natural mechanics of the game.
Seriously, if you play ANY match-3 game, I can't see why this wouldn't be at the TOP of your list. It's great!