Similar to Puzzle Quest, Elements of Arkandia is an RPG with a match-3 battle system. Each battle presents you with a board of tiles containing elements, skulls, gold and treasure. Matching three or more elements will give you mana, which you can use for your spells. Skulls will provide you with rage when they are matched; rage powers your physical attack. You can also match gold and treasure icons to increase your rewards after completing an area. If you can't match anything, you can scramble the board, but it will cost you all of your mana. After you complete an area, you will return to town, where you can equip spells, change your clothing, buy upgrades and sell items in your shop.