Jewels of Rome・Building Empire 4+

Play Roman City Builder Game

G5 Entertainment AB

    • 4.5 • 42.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Swap and match gems on thousands of puzzling levels to collect resources and bring the ancient Roman village to life!

Travel back in time to Ancient Rome in Jewels of Rome®! A struggling settlement in a remote but beautiful corner of the Roman Empire needs your help to be restored to its former glory. Play thousands of match-3 levels, meet charismatic characters, follow the suspenseful storyline and build this close-knit village into a sprawling Roman city!

This game is a unique and epic combination of city building and match-3, tied together with a storyline full of twists and turns, Mediterranean culture, and an atmospheric and vibrant setting of Ancient Rome. You’ve been named the prefect of a troubled settlement in a distant corner of the Roman Empire. Help the determined residents revive their community after a disastrous betrayal by your scheming predecessor, Cassius. Reconstruct an impressive settlement that’s worthy of legends, thwart Cassius’ evil machinations and ensure that fortune favors your citizens once again!

● PLAY through a unique combination of match-3 and city building in one game
● GO on an adventure through Roman history, fantasy, and myths
● MEET villagers, nobles, craftsmen, Gods and mortals on your way to glory
● MASTER thousands of unique match-3 levels
● WIELD incredible boosters and power-up combos
● UNLOCK a variety of beautiful buildings and landmarks in the city to rebuild and upgrade
● FOLLOW your friends’ progress with the innovative built-in social network
● iPhone XR support
● iPad Pro Display Support

While this game is absolutely free to play, you have the ability to unlock optional bonuses via in-app purchases from within the game. You may disable in-app purchases in your device settings

You can play this game whether you’re offline or online.

Game available in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese

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What’s New

Version 1.44.4400

NEW LOCATION: MAGICIAN'S TENT and NEW CHARACTERS: NELHEG and GEHLEN – A bright purple tent appears in town where the sorcerer Nelheg features his magical curiosities! Trouble soon brews when Aurora's little brother goes missing, and it seems there's more to Nelheg than meets the eye. Can you discover what it is?
NEW EVENT: JANUS'S MIRROR – Enjoy over 60 brand-new quests and 10 mesmerizing collections. Earn beautiful Avatars and several Chests: Nelheg's Box, Gehlen's Chest, and Janus's Chest.
NEW BUILDING: POTTERY SHOP and NEW CHARACTER: KAMAL – Pottery's very useful, but the Pottery Shop is in shambles. Help Kamal the Potter restore the building so he can provide for the community.
MINI EVENTS – Enjoy the “Childish Antics,” “Sweet Passion,” “Mountain Bandits” and “A Thousand Red Roses” short events with valuable prizes. Do not miss out!
MORE QUESTS AND COLLECTIONS – Tackle about 100 new quests and piece together 15 new collections to get valuable rewards. Enjoy 155 unique and brain-teasing levels. Can you master them all?
FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS – Your favourite match-3 adventure is only getting better. Check it out!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42.4K Ratings

42.4K Ratings

Missie_in_maine ,

Game is going down hill fast (edit 1/28)

I agree with other reviewers. I’m only on level 3-5 and it takes forever to win if you don’t have the tools. Needing 210 assemblers per collection but only being able to win 6ish assemblers per location is lousy. I’m also experiencing constant glitches when I try to use the friends button.

Need to include counts for energy restoration (217 current energy/ 250 max energy) and counts for 100% experience (64% but how many experience points do I need to level up)

Update 11/26...many gifts are not credited to inventory. Again, you need so many assemblers and this further frustrates my enjoyment of game. I estimate I only get credited with 1/3 of the gifts. Many glitches in game that don’t seem to get fixed.

Every time I need to add to this review the rating drops a star. I started with a 5 star review in October and now I’m down to a 2 star rating.

Update 1/28....I completed all the available quests over two weeks ago and no new quests have appeared since. Game is meaningless without quests to purse! I agree with other reviewers who talk about the game being heavily manipulated (I refer to them as f-you levels). Customer service is a waste of time, all they do is ask for more info and never fixed a single issue. I’ve gone from this being my fave game to wondering why bother.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! We are so sorry to learn that you've experienced issues with G5 Friends menu. Please contact our Customer Support Team at We'll be glad to assist you. Thanks!

Shop_Diva ,

Started out good, but...

This is just like so many of G5’s games. Survivors the Quest was the only exception and they seem to have stopped providing updates for that one, as well as several others. In Jewels of Rome once you progress to level 3 in a location it starts getting stupid hard and after that forget about it if you don’t want to spend big bucks for tools or waste your energy allotment and time trying to complete a quest. Plus many of the collections require so many combiners (up to 90+ for non-event collections and 113 for an event collection; those combiners are not giftable). You need a ton of friends who gift daily because it’s impossible to complete tasks in the locations that award the combiners. The graphics earned the 2 stars, which are generally great in G5 games but that is all the praise I can offer. The support staff are put in a truly terrible position because they really can’t do much, but it’s not their fault. They seem to be great people who work for a company that genuinely does not care about anything but money. I get it; it’s a business. I actually don’t mind spending for games I enjoy, but it should be reasonable...and enjoyable. It’s not. Peace out G5.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for playing Jewels of Rome! We truly appreciate your feedback and will keep working to improve the game based on the input of our valued players. If you've already contacted our Support Team, please provide your support request ticket number, and we'll be glad to help you.

missfaem ,

Cannot open app after to play though

First of all, let me tell you how addicted to this game I am. I love how you have so many options of buildings to play and goals to work toward because in other games, you get stuck on a level and you can’t progress at all until you pass the level..but not this game. Highly recommend but I do have one issue:
It starts to open and then just goes away. I updated it this morning and started having issues after playing it for maybe 30 minutes. I’ve tried opening it during airplane mode, opening it from the App Store, turning iPad off and back on, and many other things to get it to work but it shows the blue G5 screen, goes to the next screen with all the G5 games advertised where you click on continue to game, then the next screen shows that the game is loading but stops about 3/4 of the way and closes...please help me fix this or tell me what to do because I play this game daily and love this game! Thanks

Developer Response ,

Hi, we apologize for your frustrating experience! Please contact our Support Team at, let them know about this issue and specify the following information:
1.Your G5 Friends Player Login.
2.Your device model and firmware version.


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