What It Is
PopCap's popular digital game Bejeweled comes to life with an off-screen version from Hasbro. In Hasbro's Bejeweled, players try to match three or more jewels to earn coins. The first player to collect three scoring sets of coins wins.
The game comes with 84 gems and seven power gems that have glitter inside. Separate the gems from the power gems and fill the game tray with 64 regular gems. Make sure there are not three gems of the same color in a row vertically or horizontally. Put the remaining gems and power gems into the blue Bejeweled box, which the instructions call a bag.
Players then takes turns swapping two gems sitting side-by-side to create three, four, or five gems in a row of the same color. Gems can be aligned vertically or horizontally but never diagonally. If you've created a matching set, remove those gems from the game tray and collect your coin of the same color. A set of three gems is worth one coin, four gems is worth two coins, and five gems is worth three coins. If you remove a Power Gem, you get an extra coin. Push the remaining gems on the tray forward, and if you see another group of matching gems, you can remove them and collect more coins. Once you cannot make any more matching sets, refill the game tray with gems from the box, and put the gems you removed into the box.
If you can't create a gem set, the turn moves to the next player. If no player finds a set, replace the middle four gems on the game tray.
Play continues until one player collects three scoring sets of coins, such as three blue coins, three yellow coins, and three red coins.
Along with the gems and power gems, Bejeweled also comes with 70 scoring coins, a gem box, and a game tray. The game is for two to four players.
The game also comes with a code to download the Bejeweled 3 online game.
Why It’s Fun
Fans of the Bejeweled digital game will enjoy being able to play the game with family and friends. It's the same fun and colorful gameplay of the original but because you're playing with other people, it's more social.
Who It’s For
Bejeweled is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Hasbro is also making a Bejeweled Frenzy game.