When it comes to match 3 games, Royal Gems pretty much follows the typical line pattern, like in Magic Match, but before you do ANYTHING with this game, log into the options menu and turn the background music OFF. This will make it much easier to play the game, and you will not find yourself falling to sleep due to a far too relaxing drone of a repetitive tune. Now, get on into the game. You will be matching up icons that look like different kinds of gems, rubies, topaz, sapphires, emeralds, and such. You are given a specific task per puzzle. You need to find so many of a certain kind of stone, and sometimes, find different patterns of line links of gems.
The quicker you do your tasks in a certain amount of time, the better your score will be, and this will give you the ability to buy new tools and other items to ease your gameplay, along with upgrades for the tools. There are some other games out there like this, so it really is not all that exciting, considering it has a rather plain kind of theme, rather than an exotic adventuring theme like The Treasures of Montezuma series. This kind of match 3 puzzle game is about as average as it gets, so you might want to keep searching for something more upbeat and exciting than Royal Gems.