The well-loved board game comes to Steam. This mountain is rich in mystic gems. Combine gems to open up new rooms, providing new ways to dig up gems. Race against other players or race together against the clock to dig the greatest mine in this fast-paced, easy-to-learn strategy game.
All Reviews:
Positive (11) - 90% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 6, 2018

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Reviews

“A wonderful game with an excellent implementation...very smooth, really well done. I completely recommend it, folks.”
8.5/10 – The Dice Tower

“The game looks fantastic, taking graphics directly from the second edition of the tabletop version. It also has a lot of touches that you’d expect from a dev well-versed in porting board games...Gem Rush is too good of a board game port to remain under wraps.”
Stately Play

About This Game

The Classic Board Game comes to your iPhone and iPad!

You are a dwarf and dwarves dig; it is a matter of pride and honor. But very few can join you among the ranks of the best. In a magical mine, pickaxe in hand, you race together or separately to claim the prestige your skills can earn - Board Game Geek

This mountain is rich in mystic gems. Combine gems to open up new rooms, providing new ways to dig up gems. Race against other players or race together against the clock to dig the greatest mine in this fast-paced, easy-to-learn strategy game.

Features
  • Leverage more than 60 room abilities
  • 20 unique player skills adorned with dwarven poetry
  • Competitive, cooperative, and solitaire game modes (1-7 players)
  • Online and hotseat multiplayer options
  • Cross-platform play: iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux versions can all play together
  • Play a quick game and watch the action unfold, or play an asynchronous game where you only need to take one turn per day
  • 4 levels of AI to play with or against
  • Faithful adaptation of the Gem Rush board game, programmed by the designer

Reviews of the Board Game (first edition)


"The gameplay is great, I think it's a super fun game...This is a great tile-laying exploration game, one that I would very much recommend..."
Zee Garcia - The Dice Tower

"It's a nice little filler game...it's all about optimizing your turns, making sure you're in a position where you can maximize your options depending on which cards you're going to draw."
Ricky Royal - Box of Delights

"A simple, light game...the gives me enough to think about and keep me engaged. I personally like the fact that the game feeds me constantly new problems to solve."
Marco Arnaudo

How to Play

On your turn, move up to 3 steps in the mine, then do one action.


Building Rooms
Building rooms is the main way to score points! If you move into a room that doesn't exist yet, you have to build it. Spend cards from your hand that include all the gems on the door you're building. (Most cards have 2 gems, and can be spent as either or both!) Choose the rotation of the new room and add it to the mine.

Collecting Gems
For your action, use a room's special ability to draw more gem cards. Different rooms have different rules for drawing cards, so choosing the right room for your situation is key! (If you can't find a useful room, you can always draw a single card instead.)

At the start of your next turn, if you have more than 4 cards, you'll have to discard down to 4.

Winning
In Rush Mode, the players race against each other. Have the most points at the end of the round when anyone reaches the point target.

In Crisis Mode, the players race against the clock. You'll be forced to "burn" cards from the deck every turn, removing them from the game. Reach the target score before the cards are all gone!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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