Meet the Crash Gem

Crash Gems break apart your own gems and send them to opponents.

The first person to end a turn with
10 or more gems loses.

Built-in Comebacks

If you have lots of gems:
• You draw more chips per turn!
• You have more ammo to send!
• BUT you might lose the game.

In other words, whenever you’re close to losing, you’re also very powerful.

Combine for bigger crashes

Combine small gems into bigger ones so a single crash will send them all. Combining costs money though. Decisions, decisions.

Build your deck as you play

You have to buy a chip every turn to add to your deck,
even if it’s a wound. It’s tricky to balance the right amount of
money, crash gems, combines, and puzzle chips in your deck.


No shuffling required

Got butter fingers for shuffling cards?
Just toss your chips in the bag and shake them up.
Puzzle Strike has a unique, tactile feel.

Video Game Inspired

The same dynamics as in the video game Puzzle Fighter HD Remix
by the same Lead Designer.

20 Characters

Find the character whose personality matches your playstyle.
Explore the 210 different 1v1 matchups and thousands more in 4-player free-for-all.

Casual and Competitive

Great for casual play:

  • Supports up to four players
  • No player-elimination
  • Unusual free-for-all mechanics
  • Unusual comeback system makes for close games
  • Lots of variety in characters
  • comes in a pink box

Great for serious competitive play: 

  • Remains interesting after thousands of plays with experts
  • Lots of player interaction
  • A 100-page strategy guide (in the Deluxe bundle) written by experts illuminates the game's depth

Learn more about Puzzle Strike's design

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Full gameplay demonstration

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