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Jewels 2 is a puzzle game set in an archeological dig were a pre-sumerian culture left a great treasure. To unlock the treasure you must uncover 24 rune tokens from several places in the dig by solving for each one a logic/pattern recognition puzzle of varying difficulty. The main game screen consists of a map from where you can go directly to each puzzle as well as other interesting sites. There's an in-game journal that offers hints for most puzzles and if you are really stuck you can also consult with the digitally-captured professor Bhandam (the guy in charge of the dig) for hints. The game also offers two difficulty settings for each puzzle.


Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Pattern puzzle
Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Archway and file menu
Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Exchange puzzle
Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Hint book

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gems of Darkness" -- 1995 Release title

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezilla Windows Aug 20, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure Windows 3.x 1999 B 75
Just Adventure Macintosh 1999 B 75
Just Adventure Windows 1999 B 75
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1998 60 out of 100 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows May 25, 1998 3 out of 5 60
Just Adventure Windows 1999 D 25
Just Adventure Windows 3.x 1998 D 25


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 1999 (Issue #177) – Runner-up as Best Classic Game of the Year

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