Think hard! And turn those lumps of coal you call brain cells into some brain gems!

If you like word jumbles, crosswords, word ladders, word association, bad puns, anagrams, fill-in-the-blanks and trivia you should try Brain Gems!
Brain Gems is a fun and addictive word game that combines elements from all of these games into a nice shiny diamond!

Each puzzle consists of crossword-style clues where all of the answers fit into a diamond shape. So shorter words are on the top and bottom, while longer words are closer to the center. Once you answer a clue correctly, you reveal that word in the diamond!

And once you get one answer right, you now have another hint to the remaining clues, since neighboring answers share letters!

Clues are a wide variety of trivia, definitions, pop-culture, movies, television, stars, quotes, bad puns, songs, capitals, language, vocabulary, logic, fill-in-the-blanks, geography, word play and much more!

If you love word games, then you just might love Brain Gems too! So test your skills and solve the diamonds!

Brain Gems provides hours of entertainment for you, your family and friends!

Three difficulty levels
Scramble the letters of revealed answers to help solve other clues

What’s New

Version 3.18

+ minor bug fix for www requests
+ adds button for movie game
+ removed loading text on startup

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Pzoogirl! ,

Gems fun!

I enjoyed this game from the start. It is like a crossword without filing in the blanks in a typical grid. The app is helpful and fun to play. I would however, wish that the screen would not be set so I could turn it sideways, as I spend a lot of time in bed as a quadriplegic I don't get up much. I put my iPad on my chest propped at an angle in its cover case. It really works well except for the apps that do not allow for variable orientation of the screen. Maybe if there was a setting for the orientation of the screen?

Kanutianrocket ,

Good, except...

I enjoy this game. Some of the clues/answers repeat, like "era" in the lite version it is used at least five times... I mean, there are so many three letter words, come on. Also, as of now, the lite version will automatically open ads in the browser, even though I never click on them, which is super aggravating, especially when it makes the app reset, and I lose progress on a puzzle. Also also, when one buys the full version, the puzzles I completed in the lite version do not transfer over. While that means I can replay them, I feel like I should have the option to carry them over.
That being said, I get 100 puzzles to redo, which occupies my time, which this game is great for. Also of importance, despite the issues I mentioned, I, without hesitation, bought the game. I think that speaks volumes.
This game is fun, and I hope there will be updates in the future when I run out of levels... Perhaps the developer will create the option for users to create puzzles...? Just a thought.

CrazeeLady604 ,

Brain Gems

I am a lover of variety puzzles; I always buy those types of puzzle books. Along the same vein, I have many different varieties of word games downloaded on my phone, and this is one of the games I play the most. The only thing I hate is having to use the hints; it's almost as if I'm cheating...

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Benjamin Russell
107.6 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Brain Gems Hint Pack $0.99
  2. Brain Gems Puzzle Pack 1 $0.99
  3. Brain Gems Puzzle Pack 2 $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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