Game Focus writes: "Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords took the basics of a puzzle game such as Bejeweled and bumped it up a few notches by adding some rather deep RPG elements. The gameplay is extremely easy, but fun; there is no timer, so you can take your time to think about each move. The object of the game is to defeat your enemy by reducing his hit points to zero before your enemy can do the same to you. To accomplish this, there is a grid of 8X8 squares. Within these squares are seven different types of symbols, Green, Yellow, Red, and Blue "mana" gems, skulls, coins and purple stars. Match three in a row, and you claim whatever the symbol represents. Each of the four different colours of mana gems goes into the appropriate mana pool, coins are money which goes into your bank, purple stars are experience points and skulls do damage to your enemy. Match four in a row, you get an extra turn, five in a row nets you an extra turn and a wildcard."