The Puzzle Quest series of games introduces a unique style of gameplay by combining RPG-style storyline and character development with a puzzle-game mechanic. Players battle enemies and move the story forward by completing various puzzle mini-games.
All the available mini-games are based off the same basic mechanics. Similar to the Bejeweled series of games, players must move around various color tiles to make matches of three or more. The effect of the match varies by mini-game. In Galactrix, the gameboard is hexagonal, as are the tiles, allowing for a greater variety of moves.