Adventure Quest Battle Gems by Artix Entertainment combines standard match 3 gameplay with a fantasy themed storyline and RPG elements. Players journey on quests to battle monsters and earn coins. Battles take place via a puzzle grid where matching 3 or more gems results in an attack. Each gem corresponds to a different type of attack.
The game includes 150+ animated monsters and 250+ items that can be collected by completing quests or using gold in the item shop. Each item increases player power. Players can customize the look and feel of their characters and choose armor, pets and weapons for each battle. The game also features player vs, player battles where Facebook friends can be challenged to fights.