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Bejeweled Blitz Secrets to Success

Updated on January 29, 2013

Bejeweled Blitz Strategy & Tips

Whether you play Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook, MySpace, or offline with the Official Bejeweled Blitz game from PopCap, Inc - you know you've been desperate for some tips from "the pros!"

I'm sure you've seen that there's an e-Book available out there to buy, but honestly there's nothing in it that you can't find in the "How to Play" section of the Bejeweled Game, and basically the same tips I've got listed below.

Must Have Mouse for Bejeweled Blitz!

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I'm just saying - most mice are total crap, but I'm telling you - this one rocks. Got a Mac? Get THIS mouse! Love, love, love it! Great gaming mouse! Perfect beyond words for Bejeweled Blitz! Also works for Windows machines.

 

Bejeweled Blitz Tips

Just a little something to give you a boost

I've heard it said on message boards that the best way to get better cascades (where many groups of three or four gems fall and explode at the same time after a single move) is to begin at the bottom of the board! Focus your energy there in the beginning of the game.

Remember, if you're playing on Facebook or MySpace you only have One Minute (as that deep-voiced man likes to remind you!) so you have to hurry!

A few thoughts about hurrying:

Once you've found a set of three to create, move your eyes immediately away from that set (even as your mouse is still moving to move that gem into place) and look for the next set of gems that will fit together. Keeping your eyes on the group of gems you just demolished is a natural thing to do, but it's deadly to your score. You absolutely MUST keep your eyes ahead of your last move! Even if you explode a power gem and hear the announcer saying "Good Job" or "Excellent" or "Incredible!!!" - DO NOT stop to look at the falling gems - while you're hearing those words move your eyes to find the next set that can be made. This is absolutely imperative.

Power Gems

When and How to Use Them

Power Gems, where you've created a group of 4 gems and that color gem starts sparkling, are a pretty great tool to get higher scores. However, when you get more than one sparkling gem on the screen it can be really distracting! You do need to hurry to get the next set busted, but don't get caught up in the pretty sparkling gems so much that you lose a few seconds...remember, you only have 60 of them, and they go by FAST!

Generally speaking, the game seems to be set up so that if you explode a power gem you're going to get a multiplier gem after the explosion and subsequent cascade. After playing a couple thousand games of Bejeweled Blitz you start to notice that these multipliers will drop with their matching gem colors near them in many cases, or to where they can be matched up with one or two moves beneath or beside the multiplier gem. Keep your eye out for those, however, if there is NOT like-colored gems near the mulitplier - keep moving across the board! Do not linger or you're wasting precious time.

Multiplier Gems Are Very Important

You Must Get These To Raise Your Score!

You can get a maximum of a 8x multiplier. Remember, it may be wise to wait a few seconds to explode a sparkling gem so that you get 2 multiplier gems on the board, rather than exploding every sparkler you've got and missing out on the multiplier score.

How to Use Hypercubes

There's a few things to keep in mind...

Hypercubes, or Hyper Cubes, can be a little confusing at first. The first thing that you need to know is that a Hyper Cube is created when five gems are exploded at one time. You can swap a Hyper Cube at any time after creating it. To do this, just treat it like any other gem. When you do this, it will explode all gems on the board that are the color that you swapped.

Some things to keep in mind are that it takes about 3 to 5 seconds to use a Hyper Cube, during which time you cannot make any other moves. During this time scan the board for moves you'll be able to make once the Hyper Cube has finished exploding like-colored gems.

If you have a Multiplier Gem on the board, and are able to swap your Hyper Cube with a color that's the same as your Multiplier Gem, choose to do that first. If you do not have a Multiplier Gem on the board, try to wait until you have built up a large number of like-colored gems on the board so that you can explode MORE THAN 12 gems. Remember, doing that creates a Multiplier Gem! You will almost always get a multiplier when you use your hypercube, but it's good to check the board to make sure that it does look like there are 12 just to be safe and not miss out on the Multiplier opportunity.

Sometimes it's good to save the Hyper Cube until the last few seconds of the game. Unfortunately, using a Hyper Cube is dramatic, looks cool, and makes some great noise, but it doesn't always give you a great score in the end, especially if you didn't have enough gems to make a Multiplier, or if you didn't switch it with a color that also had a sparkling Power Gem (those will explode the 9 cubes around them when set off by a Hyper Cube!)

This is What You Came For - the Advanced Tips and Tricks!

Clue: Don't slow down. Ever. Your eyes should be dry and itchy after playing Bejeweled Blitz!

Of incredible importance to getting a higher score is to KEEP MOVING. Your Speed Bonus is very important! If you can't immediately make a match in the same area that you were in before, quickly move another match into position elsewhere on the board JUST to keep that Speed Bonus! The Speed Bonus goes up to 1,000 points, so for every gem you explode you do the math - 1,000 points for each gem multiplied by whatever multiplier you've last busted. Of course, if you're still at 1X, then you're not going to get anything but the speed bonus, and probably not get a score higher than 25,000 to 35,000.

Other things that can help with building your score on Bejeweled Blitz:

Keep the volume turned up (unless you're at work, then put your headphones on!) This way, you can hear that when you bust a set that your Speed Bonus is active. (It will be a higher-pitched sound.) There's also something quite psychologically encouraging about hearing a power-gem explode, and the resulting cascade!

If you have the money, and feel like doing so, you can always download the game from www.popcap.com. I found that it helped my score a lot because I didn't have the pressure to show up on my Facebook Friend's Ladder at position number 18 looking like a loser every single time. Now I'm always in the top three! They have Bejeweled Blitz for Mac and for PC, and it has a few different types of games in it, but if you're just trying to get your Facebook score higher, then concentrate on the timed games.

Remember that you always have the option of using the HINT button, just keep in mind that you shouldn't keep looking at the HINT button after moving your mouse cursor over it; get your eyes back on the board immediately to see where the hint light will show up, telling you where to move next.

An excellent way to gain about 1/2 of an extra second (which could make a big difference in your score) is by making your first move before the "splash screen" goes away.

Another useful thing that I do so as to not waste my time, as well as to increase the amount of time I have to actually get a good game, is to stop the game at approximately 30 seconds and restart it if I have not yet created a 2x multiplier. If you haven't created a multiplier by that point, you're most likely not going to get a score higher than 25k to 35k, and that's on a GOOD day. If you're like a lot of people, you won't see scores higher than 8,000 without that multiplier!

An easy way to stop your game due to no-multiplier - is to press the big MENU button, then MAIN MENU, and then YES, and then PLAY NOW. Seriously, after you do that a few times it will only take you about 2 seconds to get to a whole new game where you actually DO have a chance of making some great scores.

Good luck, and remember, this game is incredibly addictive! It's been reviewed by blogs and magazines as being highly addictive, so don't feel bad if you can't stop playing it. You're just like everyone else.

More Tips, Tricks, and Secrets of the Pros for Gamers Like You

A Word About Smack Talk

Take one look at this photo and tell me if this is something you'd want to see on your Facebook wall, or your MySpace page? No, it's not. There are those that think Smack Talk is funny, but mostly everyone in the entire world gets annoyed with it and secretly wants to unfriend you (for a fleeting moment your own MOTHER would want to unfriend you for Smack Talking her about Bejeweled Blitz, and you know it!) It's just not necessary. Another point to make is that some people just simply don't have brains that work the way Bejeweled Blitz needs them to work. This doesn't mean they're idiots - it just means that they're better at something else. There's absolutely no need to tell them that you're better than they are at this game, especially since your score is on their Friend's Ladder, staring them in the face every single time they play. That ladder is there for a reason, it motivates people to keep playing! However, Smack Talk, makes them want to say "forget it."

Good luck to all my fellow Bejeweled Blitz Obsessed Buddies!

Bejeweled Blitz Plays on YouTube - Watch and LEARN!!!!

You can learn a lot just by watching some of these videos. Just don't feel bad when the person is getting 300k and you're...uhm, not. This takes a lot of practice, and you'll get in your own groove with it given enough time!

DO NOT THINK ABOUT CHEATING. They'll kick you off for that, seriously.

Bejeweled Blitz Strategies and Tips Guestbook - Leave some comments or tips of your own!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      DO THEY HAVE BEJEWELED ANONYMOUS ????? SOMEONE TAKE MY PHONE AWAY

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      If you get blazing speed you only have it for 12 seconds, then you go back to a plain 1000 speed score

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I didn't know that. It sounds like a winning move, thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      jak odpalit ten novy detonator?

      how to detonate the new detonator?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      If you get a decent board with more than one possible move at any one time (or most of the time) I tend to play as if the game will suddenly disappear in the next 5 seconds and I'm busy squeezing as many matches as possible in those "5 seconds".

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      tonip1967 4 years ago

      its nice to play at PC. normally i play there and every game minimum end at 500k points .

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      anxietybites 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm not sure what you mean by a butterfly - what version of the game are you playing? Facebook, the downloaded version, or another?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: If a butterfly is below your hypercube, moves up, and touches it, the cube will explode .

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I was playing a game of this just now and i swapped a hyper cube with a hyper cube o.o and it cleared the board. Just saying as a tip for anyone else who didn't know that.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Once the game starts, destroy as many yellow gems as u can, and the coin ones will come. Since the coin gems are yellow, they won't drop if there are already a lot of yellows on the board. Hope this helps. :)

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      tcstix lm 4 years ago

      Good tips here. Very comprehensive. The multipliers are definitely the key to getting a high score. I like to buy the 2x multiplier.

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      anxietybites 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks! I'm glad you found them to be helpful!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I found playing on my iPhone helps a lot!!! It seemed as if I could move the gems faster with my finger compared to the mouse. Went from averaging 300-400k to 600-800k I've even topped a million a couple of times. Blazing steed or the cat works best for me. Oh also If you want unlimited coins I've got a tip. This is if you play on your phone. Haven't tried it on my lap or desktop.

      1. Use your daily spin. You won't get another for another 24 hours.

      2. Go into settings on your phone.

      3. Change the date to the next day.

      4. Go back to the app and you will have another spin waiting for you.

      5. Repeat as many times as you like.

      I managed to accumulate 1,000,000 coins in 15 mins doing this.

      Hope this helps!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Cool tips

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice but didn't answer my question... How do you get the yellow coin gems to appear?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hey, thanks a lot for the tips--answered some questions, but one is a little un-answered. What causes you to get multiplier gems? You alluded to it in one of your other hints, something about matching ten or twelve, but I am not sure I understand. Can you clarify?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: About a week ago I tried using two of the Boosters and as of today the two Boosters are still there. When do they stop? Also I have never gotten more than 250,00 points and I have been playing for about a year. Any advice?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I try to see how many consecutive games of 30,000 or more I can string together. My record's 19. That's no brag, as I'm sure there are zillions out there who can do 100 or more. But I'm an old man, and was "raised analog." It's a fun way to add a goal to this furschlugginer addicting game.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So far, my best is about 940k. Use the blazing steed when it comes around for free, so you can save yourself some coins. Get the steed, and get +5 seconds, free multiplier, and destroyer. You're golden for 500k at least

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      biggking lm 5 years ago

      don't even know how to play this game!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Does anyone play butterflies? why do my hypercubes explode by themselves, without me moving or swapping them with another jewel?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: thats not completely wrong! practicing is one of the best keys to getting good at anything really! but i'v been playing for a long time, and the 30 seconds thing can help! and for some people, can prevent feeling dumb cause they got 2,00!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      this is great! i'v gotten on the top of the list a couple of times, but now i have a feeling i'l be on the top more often! thanks, this was really useful!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Bejeweled Blitz fan, you might want to take a look at this:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5fIOPTid0c

      It's out of this world =) It's pure skill, you can do it too with a lot of practice ^__~

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      ttammy2002 6 years ago

      I love bejeweled blitz. glad i discovered this

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      The Goblins Den 6 years ago

      Bejeweled Blitz is a decent game, but it really feels like a fragment of Bejeweled 3. I understand the need to keep it simple on Facebook, but I think they should have added some extra modes / features for the offline retail version. Still great to play on Facebook, though. Great lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      you can get over a 6x multiplier ive done it a ton of times, ive gotten to 8x

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      How in heck could you possibly cheat?! I get scores anywhere from 30K to my highest which was 639K...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      "They have Bejeweled Blitz for Mac"

      Really??? Can´t find it anywhere, do you have a link?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I come from a few generations back bejeweled'er, and this one is the best by far. I play it on facebook religiously, and I get easy 300k, just today I wound up getting over 460k without ANY power-ups. My very highest score so far is 548,900.

      There are few things I would like to add to this wonderful write-up that you have.

      First - NO game is unimportant. you may not get high in the points, but you are earning extra 'coins' of which you can purchase your power-ups.

      SECOND - IF and when I feel like splurging on power-ups, I always get these three: Mystery Gem, +5 seconds, and free multiplyer. NEVER get the scrambler, that just takes time off your game... and I find that the detonator is just this one-time deal that just isn't worth it, since you are only allowed THREE max, the detonator just gets passed over.

      THIRD - sometimes playing WITHOUT sound can help, especially if you are having a stressful day. its amazing how much more often I hit "amazing speed" (where every match you make explodes for the 10 seconds, has the yellow background) when I am not hearing the build-up to it at all. just a thought.

      Anyhoo, love this game. best version yet! I ALWAYS play this on facebook. and usually typically the 1st or 2nd of the week of the 37 friends I have that play it....

      -Abby

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Just keep playing, that's how u get the skills. When I started I got max 200k scores. Now I get 500k every week and my personal best 720k :P. Good basic tips though.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My highest ever score was 544,600 and i didn't cheat and my muliplier was x8. I think it probably goes even higher than that.

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      wyrm11268 7 years ago

      Great lens. I really enjoy this bejeweled - have it on my computer and can not resist playing a few games every day.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to Mjmzm] been playing for a while and i'm fairly quick or aat least i have been in all other sports or qickness relates activities but in my friendslist has abot 20x200K and 15x250K and quite a few 300 plus. what in the hell does he know that most others don't? strange shit!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      stopping after 30 secs is wrong though!! You need practice , practice & practice..Even if the multiplier is at 1x after 30 seconds, just keep playing!!! Firstly anything can happen afterwards..and secondly the last hurrah can count for a lot in itself!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Smack talk is da bomb, fool!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Very good tips, by using these and practicing hard gave me 200k twice!

      Had lots of luck :D

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      These are actually very good tips. Best I've seen yet without somehow cheating. Practice is what makes you good. I also like how you outlined the strategies. The music part made me smile.

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      JohnsInk 8 years ago

      Nice strategies, you may have very well made me go back to playing the game on face book :)