From the creators of Puzzle Quest, play the new Puzzle/RPG/Strategy mash-up, GEMS OF WAR! Match gems to power your spells, and match skulls to smite your enemies! It’s easy to learn yet has tons of depth.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (43) - 72% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (3,368) - 74% of the 3,368 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 20, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Play Gems of War - Puzzle RPG

Free to Play

Recent updates View all (50)

February 22

Update 3.3 - Guild Events, Side Events, Gnomes, Orbs & More


New events and battles await you, but keep an eye out for Treasure Gnomes and new rewards that are up for grabs in our biggest update yet! See all the big changes below!

  • Introducing 2 new Weekly Guild events: Raid Boss + Invasion, rotating weekly with the already available Guild Wars.

  • Raid Boss – Guilds engage in a 5-stage raid using the weekly kingdom’s troops to take down an epic boss and earn equally epic rewards shared among all guild members.

  • Invasion – Guilds engage in an 8-stage kingdom invasion, taking down 8 unique towers with specific troops types selected for that week.
    • Also introducing 2 new Side Events: Bounty + The Vault, both accessible from the Games menu

  • Bounties – Players will earn points competing in various battles to reach reward milestones.

  • The Vault – Treasure Gnomes will now appear randomly during games, providing the opportunity for major rewards, or even a key to the Gnome Vault for even greater prizes.

  • New shops based on Raid Boss, Invasion and Bounty modes are now available. Unique troops tied to each game mode will be made available through these shops.

  • Introducing a new in-game reward called Orbs. Players will be able to acquire Rare and Greater Orbs, helping players advanced troops in various ways.

  • Both the Troop Upgrade Menu and Hero Upgrade Menu have been reworked for a more streamlined experience and for the use of Orbs.

  • UI updates have been made to various menus.

  • Cards have been tweaked to convey additional troop information. Kingdom banners has also been visually improved.

  • Mana Shield trait has gained Mana Drain/Steal immunity.

  • 3 New troops types: Boss, Tower and Gnome – mainly used in new event system.

  • Players can now play Explore/Quest battles again without going back to the World Map (must be level 20+)

  • Fixed a bug where Explode spells were giving more mana than intended under certain conditions.

  • Fixed an issue where Guild Guardian Names were not displaying in non-English languages

  • Fixed an issue where the Troop Offer screen in Arena would cause the game to crash

Find the full version of patch notes here:
5 comments Read more

December 13, 2017

Update 3.2.5 - Holiday Celebration & More UI Enhancements

Greetings Adventurers!

This update brings a season of giving, as well as lots of additiona UI enhancements Please see below for the detailed patch notes:

'Tis the Season
We're celebrating the season of giving with 12 days of giveaways. Check back every day through Christmas for FREE stuff!

Hero Menu
  • Players can now rename their hero in game
  • Name Changes can be found on the Customize tab
  • All players get 1 free name change
  • After using that name changes will cost gems
  • * '[' and ']' will not be allowed in character names and will be converted to '(' and ')'
  • Hero Armor available for purchase are can now be found and bought in the Armor screen (except for Deathknight Armor Bundle which will continue to live in Shop menu)
  • Players can view their avatar in the different armors before they purchase

Chest Menu
  • Players can open keys in lots of 200 (if they have 200+ keys)
  • Each Chest screen will display what rewards are possible from that chest, (Guild Chests updates as the level increases to reflect what is possible from that chest level)
  • New chest opening animation sequence
  • Chest reward list has been switched back to a vertical list

Shop Menu
  • VIP Menu/ Progress have been updated to give better explanation of what players gain from each level
  • Several bundles have been removed from the Store
  • New bundle offering secondary Legendary + keys has been added (but will not be available on PS4 until Dec 18)
  • Store Items now display time limit or limit (if applicable). (Eg. Glory Bundle will display how much longer that troop bundle is available).

Offers Menu
  • Starter Bundles have been revamped and now offer new troops, Spinnerette or Ser Cygnea; as well as resources to level up those troops
  • Intermediate Bundles have been revamped, with one bundle now offering the new Grosh-Nak Legendary, Sol’Zara
  • New Monthly Deal: Ring of Wonder – gain 50% bonus to Gold, Souls, XP (additive with any existing bonuses a player may have) for 28 days. As well as Gem, Gold, Gem Keys, and Glory. (will not be available on PS4 until Dec 18)
  • Spinnerette, Ser Cygnea, and Sol’Zara will be available from chests once the update goes live.

UI Update + Improvements
The following screens have received updates or improvements to their UI:
  • Guild Menu
  • Hero Menu
  • PVP Menu
  • Chest Menu
  • Shop Menu
  • Kingdom Pop Up
  • Hero Level Up
  • Offers Menu
  • Treasure Hunt
  • World Map
  • Creating first Hero (for new players)

UI Refresh
To keep the UI consistent, the following screens have been updated to match the rest of the game. These screens will be further reworked in a future update:
  • Settings Menu
  • Troop Upgrading
  • Hero Class Upgrading
  • Hero Profile Screen
  • Kingdom Management Screen
  • Guild Creation/ Joining Menu

  • Submerge will now protect against Mana Burn and AOE traits such as Kraken’s Tentacles + Hydra’s Many Heads.
  • PVP Tier Rewards will now be sent + collected via in game mail
  • When Heroes gain a level + skill point, it will display what level they will next earn a skill point
  • Bonuses on Troops & Teams menu has been updated to better display what each bonus gives
  • Changed icon on dead troop slot in Puzzle Battle
  • Green Buttons in new UI have been toned down so they are less bright + have new button highlight
  • Improved UI optimization for 4:3 aspect ratio (such as iPads), to make use of more of the screen
  • Improved quality of graphics on mobile devices when set to Low/Medium Quality
  • Improved fading between menus
  • New status effect has been added for our upcoming kingdom Bright Forest
  • New visuals for most Status Effects
  • New Particle effects
  • 2 new achievements on Console & Steam (Mobile achievements coming later - it didn't make this update)

Bug Fixes
Some of the bugs fixed in this update include the following:
  • Fixed issue single kingdom tributes not displaying correct glory earned (this was a visual issue only).
  • Fixed issue where Emperor Khorvash’s spell would stun and mana drain 3rd troop if first or second troop died. (This fix should also apply to other troops such as Scorpius and Kraken who had similar issues).
  • Fixed issue where Guild Wars defence teams were not saving correctly.
  • Fixed issue where viewing Hero on Guild Wars defense team would show weird troop card.
  • Fixed an issue where the Hero Avatars was clipping over the top of the puzzle card
  • Fixed an issue where troop on event menu was being stretched
  • Improved how assets are downloaded (hopefully should fix the missing asset issues)
  • Fixed issue with Lion and Lion + Serve and Protect weapons were changing troop order was causing incorrect troops to be affected by their spells
  • Improved Submerged’s help text to better reflect what it does
  • Fixed an issue on PS4 with Aspect Ratios
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

Known Issues
  • Guild Wars Battles counting as losses
  • First 3 characters of Chat input disappear behind camera on iPhone X (when camera is on the left side) – This is an issue with the iPhone X, so we can’t fix this but rotating the iPhone so the camera is on the right is a temporary workaround.
  • Cleanse particle effect doesn’t trigger when you cast a cleanse spell (works correctly when troop cleanses status effect naturally)
  • Claim Button can appear incorrectly for mail items that don’t contain rewards
  • Tick in guild roster always shows on Level icon after re-opening the filter
    After leaving/ disbanding guild, the Guild options still show as “Enter Guild” or “Fight Guild Wars”. Workaround: Select “Enter Guild”, you will receive error message. Close error message and select Guild button, to create/ join a new guild
  • Level Up screen background can be distorted on lower quality devices
    Ring of Wonder + Legendary Troop bundle won’t be available until around the 18th December on PS4 (we're waiting on final approval from Sony)
  • Team banner/name does not update immediately after changing team banner/name in the troops screen and going back to the Guild Wars Defense tab
  • Game crashes when player wins 6+ battles in Arena during the troop offer screen. Fixed for now... though troop offers will be disabled until a fix can be put out in the next client update, so players can continue to earn seals from arena without this issue affecting them).
  • Game doesn't display when the next skill point level is, unless the player gains skill point from leveling

Happy Matching, and please come join the convo on the forums at:

-GoW Team
31 comments Read more

About This Game

Welcome to Gems of Wars, the newest Puzzle-RPG hybrid from the creators of Puzzle Quest, the original Match 3 RPG!

  • COLLECT and STRATEGIZE – Equip your hero with weapons and armor and lead a team of fantastical monsters into battle. Think strategically, upgrading your units and utilizing their unique abilities to defeat powerful bosses.
  • TEAM UP – Join a guild, chat with friends, and work together to unlock powerful buffs.
  • COMPETE – Participate in weekly events and PvP tournaments to win exclusive prizes.
  • JOURNEY – Fight your way through a vast array of quests, each with a distinctive story and game-changing rewards.
  • PLAY ANYWHERE – Link your account and play across devices and platforms.

  • “This game is Awesome! Challenging and entertaining. Not just some gem or gummy game. Terrific find!”
  • “I think this is the best "match 3" game out there. It's got a ton of RPG elements to it that makes it very deep. It reminds me a lot of Hearthstone.”
  • “Got to love a good mix of bejeweled and magic the gathering in an app. Love it!”
  • “Basically this game takes my favorite elements of Ascension and Hearthstone and gives them a different, and I think improved, foundation.”
  • “My wife teases me that Gems of War is Candy Crush for boys. It's an intriguing combination of a gem game and a collectable card game. I like the campaign and the guild play.”
  • “This is like the version of Puzzle Quest I never knew I wanted. Oodles of quests, challenges, guild activities, cool monsters, arena fights, ranked fights, and man I could just play that treasure mini game all day.”

System Requirements

    • OS: XP SP2, Vista SP2, Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz or faster x86 CPU, or Intel Atom 1.6Hz or faster CPU (SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon X700 series or better, GeForce 8 series or better, Intel 3000 or better (Pixel Shader 3 support required)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz or faster x86 CPU, or Intel Atom 1.6Hz or faster CPU (SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD5000 series or better, GeForce GTX400 series or better, Intel 3000 or better (Pixel Shader 3 support required)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required

What Curators Say

31 Curators have reviewed this product. Click here to see them.
Customer reviews
High Volume of Reviews Detected:
Exclude  or  View Only
Review Type

Purchase Type


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph

Display As:
Review Beta NEW!
When enabled, will sort reviews by new Helpfulness score. Read more about it in the blog post.
Show graph
Hide graph
Review Helpfulness Beta Enabled
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...