Sparkle Sparkle BOOM!

January 7, 2011


I have good news or bad news, depending on what you have going on for the weekend.

There’s a new edition of Bejeweled out. You can either play it online like me (unlimited time, but fewer cool features) or download it for free (like Lloyd) and play for an hour with advanced features like instant replay. We have wasted our Friday evening on this. Yay!

If you haven’t played, it’s a game from PopCap where you have to connect three matching jewels to make them disappear. It’s sort of like a sparkly Tetris in reverse.

The new version has three new styles of the game, plus a few more moves that I don’t quite grasp. The only one I could reliably get was the flaming jewel, which sounds like a cocktail. Apparently PopCap also was able to snare Satan to do the voice-overs. It’s a little disconcerting having a demon bossing us around all night – “Go!” – or alternately praising us in a low, rumbling-from-the-depths-of-Hades baritone – “Excellent” “Good” – and telling us when to move on – “Level Complete”. (You really have to say it like a Dark One to get the whole picture.)

By the way – I’m terrible at it, but I love it anyway!

(Warning, it will take a while to find the free versions. As Lloyd says, “They give you thirty chances to buy it before they let you play it free online.”)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Sparkle Sparkle BOOM!”

  1. Keren Said on:

    Sounds like you need to go to Vegas.


  2. Nigel Said on:

    This is the only reason I am on facebook. I have to limit myself with only three games a go otherwise I would not get anything done.


  3. Brad Said on:

    I haven’t had a computer game monkey on my back for a long time. I’m hesitant to try it.

    Maybe just one game….


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I’ve NEVER played a game on my computer….it that weird? I fear I won’t understand how to play. I’m from the easy Atari era when it comes to games.

    But I’d like to try this game on your amazing recommendation.


  5. bekahcubed Said on:

    Once upon a time, I wasted a great deal of time on Bejeweled. Now, I am resisting the temptation….




  6. bekahcubed Said on:

    Okay, maybe not. =)


  7. Lauren Said on:

    I know! It’s insidious. 🙂


  8. Lloyd Said on:

    I just played this game for 1 hour and 20 minutes. I will never play it again (deleting it from iPhone as we speak).


  9. christina Said on:

    I have it on my phone, so I play it when I am stuck waiting somewhere, or let the kids play it when we are stuck waiting somewhere…..This is the only time it is played, so when the wait is up, the game is done….otherwise I would play all the time!


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