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How to Play Bejeweled Blitz - The Ultimate Guide

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Become the Boss of Bejeweled Blitz!

Desperate for that next Star Medal? Want to rise to the top of your Friends' Ladder on Facebook? Eager to get your hands on that sweet, sweet PopCap Netbook? You need these tips!

ejeweled Blitz is a special game playable only from Facebook, Myspace, or the official Popcap site, where weekly drawings are held based on your high scores (and those of your friends!) for cool stuff like free Deluxe versions of your favorite PopCap games, Popcap Plushies, or even a special PopCap Netbook (with cool art etched into it!)

But if you want it, you have to know how to play to get the highest scores... and everything you need is right here!

How do I use Coins and Boosts?! - Good News! Coins are Free to Everyone!

The Bejeweled Boosts you can purchase with Coins in Bejeweled Blitz!

The Bejeweled Boosts you can purchase with Coins in Bejeweled Blitz!

oins are the newest way to improve your game... if you're willing to play for them!

Coins are pretty easy to earn -- you'll see them with your yellow gems. Match up these gems, and coins go into your bank. Coins are also added during the Last Hurrah, so there's no rush to collect them during the game! It's pretty easy to earn a few hundred in coins each game, too!

Coins can be used to purchase boosts, which are powerups that'll last the next three games. A quick list of your new powers:

  • The Mystery Gem gives you a random special gem from the start!
  • Detonators are like the Last Hurrah, but you can trigger them at any time in the game to clear out a swath of special gems!
  • Reshufflers give you a chance to freshen up the board if you're stuck!
  • Five More Seconds is... five more seconds! How much more do we need to say?
  • Multiplier Kickstarts give you a multiplier gem from the get-go, so your score can rocket up even faster!

Just keep playing, and you'll be able to unlock all these boosts for even higher scores!

Is the NEW Bewjewled Blitz Easier? - (Hey, I sure think it is...)

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he game has indeed changed, but unless you're already a power player, you're not likely to notice a difference in your scores.

The main new differences are obvious:

  • You can now swap gems while other gems are falling elsewhere in the field, saving precious seconds.
  • Power Gems have been split into two new types of gems: Fire Gems (Which explode just like the power gems we already know and love) and Star Gems (Which destroy both the row and the column they lay in!) Star Gems are made from those odd T and L-shaped pairings that used to just give you Power Gems before.
  • Blazing Speed is a minigame-within-a minigame mode that allows you to put that Speed bonus to good use, and now EVERY pairing you make on the board explodes!
  • And finally (we mean it!), there's the Last Hurrah, which takes all those gems you used to just waste at the end of the minute, and counts all unexploded fire gems, star gems, hypercubes, and multipliers to your score -- as well as any final cascades they cause in the process!

In exchange, the speed bonus has been shot to hell; yes, you can now rack up higher speed multipliers, but thanks to the new "real-time" swapping abilities, you've got to move faster than ever to keep it alive!

Likewise, the new "Blazing Speed" mode requires you to max out the speed bonus -- something only experienced players are likely to do with any regularity!

Making (and taking advantage of) the new Star Gems requires memorizing a new pattern type, which takes time. In addition, the Star Gems take out a few more gems than mere fire gems do, but only half of them are in a useful position (because the row gems being replaced are stuck up top, where they have less effect), whereas Fire Gems are almost always effective -- and if you trigger a star gem with another star gem, you lose half of the second gem's effectiveness because they're both destroying the same column/row!

And finally, the Last Hurrah? If you're the type who made a bunch of power gems before, it'll have an effect -- but if you're not, it's useless! It only makes a difference in those rare situations where you're just a few grand away from a new medal, so don't count on it saving your bacon!

In short, yes, it's easier to get a higher maximum score now -- but your score distributions are likely to stay the same. If you're not that good a player now, it won''t make you better. If you're already a power player, expect to get a shiny new medal or two... but you'll still have to earn it!

What Does Bejeweled Blitz Look Like? - A guide to the Bejeweled Blitz Playing Field

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If you're familiar with the Bejeweled Board in general, you ought to know the drill already.

There's an 8x8 grid of seven different colors of gems (white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). You can swap any gem with any other gem directly next to it (up, down, left, or right - no diagonals), as long as doing so makes three gems of the same color line up, which makes them disappear.

New gems drop down from the top to replace the ones you just removed, and if these gems happen to line up with others in the process, they disappear too, causing a cascade. Cascades give you free points, and the more cascades you can chain together, the more they're worth.

If you're stuck at any time, you can click the Hint button, which will point an arrow to a gem that you should move. (You might have a little trouble seeing the arrow sometimes.)

What Makes Bejeweled Blitz Different? - How is this game different from Bejeweled 2?

  1. Each game lasts only a minute! (Well, unless you have quick enough reflexes to move a couple gems before the game starts, or you start a powerful cascade at the very end, so gems continue to fall after time runs out!)
  2. Multiplier gems drop onto the field, and when you line these up with their appropriate color, all new points you earn are multiplied! The higher the multiplier, the bigger your score can be!
  3. Speed bonuses make you think fast! Speed bonuses cap out at +1000 points for each quick match you make, but they're subject to the multiplier as well -- so earning several thousand points per match is well worth it!

New Powerup: Moonstone! - A rare and expensive powerup is in your hands!

New Moonstone Powerup available!

New Moonstone Powerup available!

How effective is the Moonstone? All the moonstone does is give you a one-game advantage with three star gems (the ones that take out a row and column). This in and of itself isn't useful... unless it's mixed in with other gems and multipliers! Stack the Moonstone with your best game modifiers and watch your score climb into the heavens!

NEW Achievements for New Goals! - Complete these to gain an edge!

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chievements will give you new gem offers, coins, and XP... if you know what you're doing!

Some achievements are simple in theory, like playing a number of flawless games in a row. Other times you'll be asked to earn a specific star medal, or match a certain number (or type!) of multipliers.

The higher your game rank is, the more achievements you'll have at your disposal to finish so you can rack up those points and coins!

Each Achievement is only available for a couple days at most, so you'll need to do 'em fast!

  1. Play the Bottom of the Screen! More gems falling further down means more space for matches to occur -- and more cascades to give you free points!
  2. Look for patterns all over the board! We understand that you can only focus on one part of the screen at a time. While one side is falling, go check the other side of the screen for more potential matches to keep that speed bonus going!
  3. Just Keep Playing! Practice makes perfect, and Bejeweled is no exception!
  4. Keep the Speed Alive! Your speed bonus is worth more points than just an ordinary match -- and it's critical to getting a high score! Don't stop for anything! (and yes, don't ask for a hint unless you've already lost your bonus, or it'll just slow you down further!)
  5. Don't wait for the game to start! You can move the gems as soon as you see them, and it'll save you precious seconds if you can do so and get things going ASAP!
  6. Read on for more tips! You didn't think this little list of valuable advice was all we had to offer, did you? ;) There's special advice about multipliers, power gems, and hypercubes below!

he game provides special sounds when you do good things -- the match noise gets higher and higher in pitch as your speed bonus accumulates, as well as special noises when those all-important multiplier gems appear!

On the other hand, you may not be able to have the noise on where you are, and it can get pretty annoying towards the end when the warning siren starts...

Sound On? Sound Off!

  1. Multiplier Gems Increase your Score! When they drop down, activate them to get higher scores!
  2. The highest multiplier you can earn is x6 -- because the gems only appear at the rate of a new one every ten seconds, so you need to get your first one to appear as early as possible! You can't make them all appear at once, so pace yourself!
  3. Multiplier gems are triggered by massive cascades / explosions -- twelve gems seems to be the trigger, which means either three cascades or two exploding gems!
  4. Multiplier gems have a specific color, and need to be matched with their like gems to work (or exploded, if you have one of those nearby). If there's not enough similar gems around it to work, and you don't have an exploding gem or hypercube nearby, just ignore the gem for now.
  1. Line up 4 gems for a Power Gem! The Power Gem will stay on the board while others disappear, so if there's other similar gems nearby, you can detonate it quickly!
  2. Power Gems Explode When Matched! If other power gems are nearby, they'll explode too, causing a chain effect and bigger cascades for more points!
  3. Make corner matches for Power Gems! Have two matches of three from a single gem? That'll make a power gem too!
  4. Line up 5 Gems for a Hypercube! Hypercubes can match with any gem, so there's no need to worry about lining it up with any specific gem!
  5. Use Hypercubes to clear the board of a specific color! Need to hit a hard-to-match multiplier gem or set off a power gem that'll cause a big chain reaction? Use a hypercube!
  6. Aim for making Power Gems as much as possible! Hypercubes are nice, but they take precious time to use, whereas Power Gems detonate instantly!

Friends don't let Friends send Smack Talk! - You've used our tips to get a high score... but don't brag about it!

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es, we know, you're stoked that you got that brand new high score on Bejeweled. You're enjoying your shiny new star medal and everything. Congratulations. We get it.

You don't need to send Smack Talk.

People will already see that you've posted your new Star Medal around and are now on top of them in the rankings. Sending Smack Talk is just rude, annoying, and unnecessary.

Okay, so go ahead and take a nice look at the funny-looking gems in there if you like, but don't send out trash like this, unless you're trying to get rid of all your friends who are, y'know, helping you win nice prizes.

Just don't do it!

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Still Have Questions? Tell Me!

kathy-shannon-545 on May 12, 2014:

Is there anyway to increase the frequency of token keystones to show up on your game in facebook???

jean-haseloh on March 13, 2014:

why can't I receive my gifts and can't send

anonymous on August 20, 2013:

this morning i was playing Bejeweled and I got 284,750. I was de second at the list. In the afternoon i went to play one moretime and suddenly i read "You didn't score yet today" and all mijn points were gone. This happened already a lot of times. I don't understand why this happen and i kan not find somewhere un explanation.

anonymous on August 14, 2013:

@anonymous: Play party games

anonymous on August 14, 2013:

@anonymous: They have played already. The scores zero out every Tuesday at 1 pm, eastern time. Any scores you see after that are newly played.

anonymous on August 14, 2013:

@anonymous: Playing party games

anonymous on August 14, 2013:

@anonymous: you don't see the moonstone on the board. When u use it, what appears on your board is 3 star gems.

anonymous on August 14, 2013:

@anonymous: You play party games.

anonymous on August 12, 2013:

what do i do with the tokens i collect? im up to 109

anonymous on July 09, 2013:

what does the moonstone look like? I don't understand how to use it or even what it looks like.

anonymous on July 08, 2013:

what are tokens for?

anonymous on May 28, 2013:

Why am I dropped to the bottom every week a d others. Are still on top?

anonymous on May 19, 2013:

@anonymous: usually just clicking it off works. went through a lot of coins before i figured it out..

anonymous on May 19, 2013:

what do you do with the tokens accumulated?

anonymous on May 13, 2013:

@anonymous: Only as the gems are falling. It's very rare and it creates a hyper cube like 5 gems. 2 hyper cubes together destroy the whole gem field

anonymous on May 11, 2013:

What is the purpose of the camera that pops up

anonymous on May 11, 2013:

How do you turn a boost off?

anonymous on April 30, 2013:

is it possible to line up six jewels in a row?

anonymous on April 17, 2013:

what are the tokens and XP awards do? I have never used them and don't even know how to?

anonymous on April 10, 2013:

Why can't I get my daily free spin anymore?

anonymous on March 19, 2013:

Why are there two scores and what do they mean/do?

anonymous on February 26, 2013:

How do u save your score?

anonymous on February 21, 2013:

I am third on the leader board is the total a accumulation of points or the one score in my best game

anonymous on January 31, 2013:

@anonymous: You need to get over 200k points you thick bitch.

anonymous on January 28, 2013:

What are meows please?

anonymous on January 18, 2013:

What do you do with TOKENS?

anonymous on January 14, 2013:

carol

anonymous on January 06, 2013:

hello how do i get a 200k star medal on bejeweled blitz please? thank you

anonymous on January 06, 2013:

How do you save a high score?

anonymous on November 27, 2012:

I understand the difference between points and coins. But why, when I earn a certain number of points in a game, are they not added to my score? I can play game after game with no change in score.

anonymous on November 19, 2012:

@anonymous: There are two things you are accumulating during a game.

1. Is a score

2. Coins in order to purchase Boosts of your choosing.

Boosts help you in getting even higher scores and more coins than you might normally.

anonymous on November 18, 2012:

Why foes the video camera appear on the too of screen occasionally in classic bejeweled? Thank you!

anonymous on November 18, 2012:

I was wondering what the video camera is on top of the screen in classic bejeweled. It appears every now and again.

anonymous on November 16, 2012:

how come at the top of the screen it says I earned 21,000 points and I only get 300?

anonymous on November 12, 2012:

Como puedo restaurar el sonido del juego?

anonymous on November 08, 2012:

when you lose the levels do they take you all the way back to level one or do they let you replay the level you lost on.

anonymous on November 08, 2012:

I've gotten an 8x multiplier on the iPhone version... seems the multipliers are spawned based on how much you clear per second.

anonymous on October 30, 2012:

Bejeweled Blitz lets me play and earn points but when I access the game again, all the points are gone. Sometimes it completely cancels my game and I lose the accumulated points.

anonymous on October 30, 2012:

How do I get requests sent to me by friend

anonymous on October 16, 2012:

Does each gem color have a different point value?

anonymous on October 16, 2012:

I do not have a name only player. Why is this? My score goes back to zero every day and even though I got a score of 311000 it is not attributed to me. It went to a player called Pearl which is not me. I just don't understand how the game works outside just playing

anonymous on October 16, 2012:

How do you use the medal when it comes up

anonymous on October 06, 2012:

what are tokens for

anonymous on September 26, 2012:

@anonymous: How!! Tell me Tell me Tell me

anonymous on September 25, 2012:

@anonymous: My highes is 610K, I'm trying to go higher

anonymous on September 25, 2012:

@anonymous: I like to know this too.

anonymous on September 25, 2012:

@anonymous: I like to know this too.

anonymous on September 22, 2012:

Why am I losing all my coins? I push the no thanks button and it still takes my coins and i don't get the special gems. I had 1,010,250 coins and now I have only 994,and something I just don't understand.

anonymous on September 21, 2012:

how do I get a Blazing Speed without buying one at the start of the game?

anonymous on September 21, 2012:

how do I get a Blazing Speed without buying one at the start of the game?

anonymous on September 17, 2012:

How many points do you get for a 3, 4, or 5 in a row vs. a corner 3*3 or 3*4. So that if I have a choice I can choose the option that is most advantageous.

anonymous on August 22, 2012:

I don't get how much things cost. There is no dollar sign only a F (frank? pound note?) on my board.

anonymous on August 22, 2012:

What are the tokens used for

anonymous on August 11, 2012:

I want to add another player, but not log on to Facebook, is there a way?

anonymous on August 09, 2012:

i'm new at playing .what happens with points that I've won

anonymous on July 29, 2012:

What do the two sets of numbers refer to in stats, for example:

150,000/1,000,000

anonymous on July 16, 2012:

How do I put my name in with my score

anonymous on July 11, 2012:

My blitz game has a no 2 on the box and I can't play the game. Just goes back to the app all the time.

anonymous on July 08, 2012:

Why can't I get free spins on my iPad my friends get them on their iPhones?

Johanna Eisler on June 23, 2012:

Thank you for this lens. I haven't played for a while, but I think I'll try again soon.

anonymous on June 23, 2012:

what does xp mean and how do U use it

anonymous on June 11, 2012:

@anonymous: from the support page: Coin Gems appear only on yellow gems. Their appearance is random, meaning that you cannot take any special action to generate them, but matching them helps you earn Coins for buying Boosts!

anonymous on June 09, 2012:

Is there a trick to make coin gems appear?

b2lcreations on May 31, 2012:

@anonymous: Hey Kelly, I just wanted to let you know, using boosts, can certainly help you attain scores larger than 150k, And getting to 500k is hard, but it's very much so possible. As far as earning coins, I spin the wheel and have 50 friends playing so I earn at least 5k coins a day, and if I play back to back days / 24 hour period I get 2x's that and so on.

Theres easy ways to get coins, even in the game with the coin gem. Don't think those who have reached high scores are cheating. According to my stats I've hit 500k twice since playing over 2 years ago, and those scores were recent thanks to the very new Keystones and the new Rare gem offers. I play and rack up points and spin the wheel daily and I get to use at least a couple of the rare gems and hope I have a great focused game.

anonymous on May 29, 2012:

where do i see all my medals that i got?

anonymous on May 29, 2012:

where do i see all my medals that i got?

anonymous on May 29, 2012:

@john_michael...dis you really go to the trouble to post here just to tell everyone you won't be playing? Lol! Talk about needing attention!!

anonymous on May 29, 2012:

Wow...bejeweled snob. Lol, saying 125k is pathetic...I'm a pretty good gamer and I've only scored 175 a few times. That's really rude. I think it's way too hard to earn coins that you must BUY to get the cool power ups. I play and play and still don't earn enough to get the power ups. Furthermore, those who have 500k I think are cheating. Yes, there are cheaters. It's just not humanly possible in one minute.

anonymous on May 20, 2012:

how do you get coin gems in bejeweled blitz?

anonymous on May 18, 2012:

Hi,

Your page would be easier to read if you didn't use "!" marks at the end of every sentence. No one is THAT excited.

artbyliora on May 16, 2012:

I read that time is frozen during a Hypercube detonation.

anonymous on May 12, 2012:

@anonymous: Trying to find that out as well.

anonymous on May 08, 2012:

How do I get the blazing speed boost?

anonymous on May 08, 2012:

How do I get the blazing speed boost?

anonymous on May 03, 2012:

@anonymous: I believe it's by destroying all the other gems besides the topaz gems. I just tried it and it seems to be working.

anonymous on April 28, 2012:

@anonymous: click on menu under the hint button

anonymous on April 27, 2012:

yes! Is there a way to Pause Bejeweled? thanks for all the itme you must spend helping others. I hope you know God and He's a-blessin' ya! heehee

anonymous on April 21, 2012:

@anonymous: Thats what I'm trying to find out :(

anonymous on April 11, 2012:

Is there a particular combination that earns coin gems?

anonymous on April 09, 2012:

how to know how many coins you have and how to go about using them

anonymous on March 30, 2012:

What is a "match chain?"

anonymous on March 30, 2012:

@anonymous: I sent a note to Customer Service, explained the issue, and they returned the "coins" to me that were wasted in buying the game.

anonymous on March 30, 2012:

@anonymous: I sent a note to Customer Service, explained the issue, and they returned the "coins" to me that were wasted in buying the game.

anonymous on March 19, 2012:

what is the blazing steed advantage

anonymous on March 16, 2012:

How do you get speed bonuses? Blazing speed bonus?

anonymous on March 10, 2012:

@anonymous: Wow! I just have to say that as a new player to blitz, I thought getting 125k was a great score!!! Far from being pathetic! Thanks for bursting my bubble...

JohnMichael2 on March 10, 2012:

nah... I'm still not going to play

anonymous on February 17, 2012:

@anonymous: I have had the same score of 171,000 all week and even when I get 100,000 it doesn't change score I have used the Cat's eye twice, and only changed score once...I am not sure of the scores - I have played Bejeweled (Action Play), so I know this is different, but very frustating...

anonymous on February 17, 2012:

@anonymous: I have had the same score of 171,000 all week and even when I get 100,000 it doesn't change score I have used the Cat's eye twice, and only changed score once...I am not sure of the scores - I have played Bejeweled (Action Play), so I know this is different, but very frustating...

anonymous on February 08, 2012:

I was playing and had a cats eye and got interrupted by a facebook thing someone put on Facebook and went back to bejeweled and the cats eye was gone and so were my points. What do I do??

anonymous on January 31, 2012:

So much wrong info here, first off you can get more than 6 multipliers, i got 7 one time. Second hypercubes don't waste time as the game pauses while they go off. That's just what i remember from reading. Oh, and a high score of 125k is pathetic.

anonymous on January 22, 2012:

I can not figure out how to make the detinate or make the boosts work for me :-(

I can only imagine how it would help my game if I could make them work after choosing them. can u hel[

anonymous on January 12, 2012:

Wait until you get 2 hypercubes next to each other. Awesome.

anonymous on December 29, 2011:

I'm not able to get bejeweled blitz on my new cell Galaxy S11 SKYROCKET, It let me download Bejeweled 2, and only bejeweled blitz INFO app.

With the Bejeweled 2 I have, i can't pay on FB????

anonymous on December 16, 2011:

the new bejeweled doesn't rotate on my iPhone. what is up with that?

anonymous on December 09, 2011:

Since they changed how you get your coins from friends, I can't get them and I can't send to my friends - what's up with that>

AskPat on December 03, 2011:

Great lens! I'm a Bejeweled fanatic!

seelya83 on October 13, 2011:

great tips,i play it like an adic .lol.

seelya83 on October 13, 2011:

great tips,i play it like an adic .lol.

jeneanne on October 09, 2011:

@anonymous: Did you ever find out? If so, can you let me know?