Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bejeweled Blitz

I have to admit that I am getting addicted to the online game Bejeweled Blitz (a Facebook application, also available on the official site at It is similar to Gem Swap, where you are presented with a grid of different “gems” and you have to swap adjacent gems to create a row of 3 or more matching ones. However Bejeweled Blitz has a frustrating 1 minute timer, which means you have to be super-quick! It also gives you the ability to create “power gems” that multiple your score up by a factor. It is so addictive and that one minute seems to go by extremely quickly (if only minutes went by that fast during workdays!).

I am amazed at the scores than some people get. I have only recently broken the 50K mark, but many people routinely get over 100K, and there are even articles out there that claim it’s possible to get up to 1 Million points! Click below for a YouTube video of someone getting 227,000 points in 1 minute. There’s no doubt about it, you’ve gotta be fast!!

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