~Post made possible by Hasbro. I received a copy of Bejeweled Frenzy for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own. ~
BeJeweled has been one of the most popular downloadable games since early 2000’s and ported to almost every platform available, including Apps for Android & iOS. The idea of the game is to swap one gem for an adjacent gem in order to create a horizontal or vertical chain of 3 or more. Each time you fill a chain they disappear and your points are added, the gems above them fill in the empty areas and you continue until you can no longer create chains.
PopCap and Hasbro have come together to bring BeJeweled to a whole other level by creating BeJeweled Frenzy, a card-board game that you can play at the table with your family!
The idea is still the same regardless of the platform. In this version you are creating chains with the cards and “collapsing” them until all the cards run out. Then you add up your points to see who had won. The gems are “boost gems” and are gained by collapsing a card set of 3 matching gem colors. The gems give the players extra points!
Bejeweled Frenzy includes 7 gems, but there is the BeJeweled Game by PopCap and Hasbro that plays with the whole spread!
BeJeweled Game is just like the real version in that you swap the gems on the board and collect coins for points! Both versions are incredibly fun to play, if not a little addictive. Even my 4 year old wanted to get ALL the gems. He loves playing so he can collect them and understands matching enough that we play together. Of course I let him win so he can get the gems, but that is besides the point! My teen and I had become incredibly competitive in Bejeweled Frenzy before he left for vacation!
This is a fantastic game for Family Game Night’s. Kids love anything bright and shiny, you don’t have to be a girl to appreciate sparkly things! Both games are for ages 8+ and are for 2-4 players. You can find both games in the Hasbro Toy Shop: BeJeweled Frenzy for $14.99 and BeJeweled Game for $19.99.
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Winner of Bejeweled Frenzy: #759 Kristen K.