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At the beginning of each of your game-playing sessions, the Bejeweled Blitz start screen will display a tip about improving your game play, like this:

Image of the BB session start screen

However, depending on the security and cookies settings of your browser, it is possible that some players only ever see the very first PopCap Tip, which is: "Score as many points as you can in one minute!". And there are a total of nearly 60 of these tips! Therefore, so that everyone can see all the PopCap Tips, I have put them into list form here:

  • PopCap Tips in Order
  • PopCap Tips by Category
  • Score as many points as you can in one minute!
  • You get bonus coins at the end of each game equal to your Multiplier total.
  • Your Speed Bonus keeps climbing as long as you keep matching quickly.
  • When the Speed Bonus starts filling with orange, you're getting close to Blazing Speed.
  • Making matches near the bottom of the screen can often lead to bigger cascades!
  • Listen for the crackling fire sound as you approach the Blazing Speed bonus.
  • It's best to use your hypercubes before the game ends.
  • You can start your game before the word ""Go!"" disappears. Get started early!
  • The 5 Seconds Boost adds an extra 5 seconds to your game.
  • The Mystery Gem boost places a random special gem somewhere on the board for you to match.
  • The Scramble Boost puts a special Scramble button on your board that can be used to mix things up when matches are hard to find.
  • The Detonate Boost lets you explode all special gems on the board with the click of a button.
  • The Free Multiplier Boost places a x2 multiplier gem on the board at the beginning of the game.
  • You can have up to three Boosts active at any time. Each Boost you buy lasts for three games.
  • The Free Multiplier Boost is very powerful. Try using it with the Detonator Boost for big points.
  • Star Medals are a great way to track your progress! Open you Stats and hover your cursor over a Star Medal to see how many you've collected.
  • Make sure you visit every day to maximize your Daily Spin coin bonus!
  • The more friends you have that play Bejeweled Blitz, the higher your Daily Spin coin bonus!
  • Combine Boosts for extra points! For instance, use Detonator to trigger extra Multipliers.
  • Your leaderboard is automatically populated with your Facebook friends that play Bejeweled Blitz! No effort necessary
  • There's no penalty to using the HINT button, other than the time it takes to click it.
  • Have a Moonstone or other Rare Gem? You can also use up to 3 Boosts with a Rare Gem for maximum effect.
  • Have fun and earn coins quickly with additional Daily Spins! Click Try Another Spin for a chance to win up to 1 million coins!
  • If you play really fast, you can get Blazing Speed, which makes every match explode!
  • Get multiplier Gems early on for top scores!
  • How rare are Rare Gems like Moonstones? Very rare! They can only be used at the moment you harvest them and cannot be saved.
  • The most powerful combo in Bejeweled Blitz destroys every gem on the screen! Can you discover how to do it?
  • Be on the lookout for new Rare Gems! You never know when a special one will fall to Earth.
  • Be sure to post a replay for friends to see when you get a really high score!
  • Never forget to buy Boosts again! The Auto-Renew feature automatically selects the same boosts when you run out of charges.
  • The Scramble Boost can be used twice in each game, and always makes a match when used.
  • There are over 100 Ranks you can achieve.
  • Multipliers are the key to the biggest score. The highest Multiplier you can get is x8
  • As you make speed matches, the velocity of swaps and falling gems increases.
  • Get to the top of your leaderboard and win the coveted Blitz King medal to share with friends!
  • The Scrambler and Detonator Boosts will [are] both great ways to stop time and keep your Speed Bonus when you can't find a normal match.
  • Hypercubes and Star Gems stop time and keep your Speed Bonus when destroyed. Use them wisely!
  • Your free Daily Spin becomes available again each day at 10pm Pacific Time!
  • If you play often enough, you may discover a rare gem that can give you powerful bonuses!
  • You can compare the last 5 weeks of scores against any of you friends by clicking on the Stats button on their leaderboard entry.
  • Your Rank is shared between Bejeweled Blitz for Facebook and the downloadable PC version.
  • You earn coins as you play Bejeweled Blitz. Use those coins to buy Boosts to get higher scores!
  • You achieve higher ranks by accumulating points from all games you play. The more you play, the higher your rank!
  • Coins are earned during gameplay and for matched multipliers. You can earn up to 1,400 coins per game total.
  • Use the post-game score graph to determine where you can improve and which Boosts are best for you.
  • Hypercubes destroy gems in order of bottom right to the top left.
  • The Detonator and Scrambler Boost gems can both be swapped with other gems. Simply drag any adjacent gem toward the Detonator or Scrambler!
  • Can't remember your high score from last week? Open your Stats from the Leaderboard and hover your mouse pointer over the score graph.
  • You can use the spacebar on your keyboard to pause during a game.
  • If you go really fast, you can get Blazing Speed, which makes every match explode!
  • Did you know? You can use two or even three Boosts at the same time.
  • Match 4 or 5 gems in a row to create Flame Gems and Hypercubes.
  • Match gems in an L or T shape to create a Star Gem.
  • Multiplier Gems are often created after a large number of gems are destroyed.
  • At game end, the Last Hurrah detonates any remaining Special Gems automatically.
  • Make three matches in under three seconds to start a Speed Bonus.

General

  • Score as many points as you can in one minute!
  • Making matches near the bottom of the screen can often lead to bigger cascades!
  • You can start your game before the word ""Go!"" disappears. Get started early!
  • Your leaderboard is automatically populated with your Facebook friends that play Bejeweled Blitz! No effort necessary
  • There's no penalty to using the HINT button, other than the time it takes to click it.
  • Be sure to post a replay for friends to see when you get a really high score!
  • Get to the top of your leaderboard and win the coveted Blitz King medal to share with friends!
  • Use the post-game score graph to determine where you can improve and which Boosts are best for you.
  • You can use the spacebar on your keyboard to pause during a game.
  • At game end, the Last Hurrah detonates any remaining Special Gems automatically.

Ranks and Stats

  • Star Medals are a great way to track your progress! Open you Stats and hover your cursor over a Star Medal to see how many you've collected.
  • There are over 100 Ranks you can achieve.
  • You can compare the last 5 weeks of scores against any of you friends by clicking on the Stats button on their leaderboard entry.
  • Your Rank is shared between Bejeweled Blitz for Facebook and the downloadable PC version.
  • You achieve higher ranks by accumulating points from all games you play. The more you play, the higher your rank!
  • Can't remember your high score from last week? Open your Stats from the Leaderboard and hover your mouse pointer over the score graph.

Coins and Daily Spin

  • You get bonus coins at the end of each game equal to your Multiplier total.
  • Make sure you visit every day to maximize your Daily Spin coin bonus!
  • The more friends you have that play Bejeweled Blitz, the higher your Daily Spin coin bonus!
  • Have fun and earn coins quickly with additional Daily Spins! Click Try Another Spin for a chance to win up to 1 million coins!
  • Your free Daily Spin becomes available again each day at 10pm Pacific Time!
  • You earn coins as you play Bejeweled Blitz. Use those coins to buy Boosts to get higher scores!
  • Coins are earned during gameplay and for matched multipliers. You can earn up to 1,400 coins per game total.

Speed

  • Your Speed Bonus keeps climbing as long as you keep matching quickly.
  • When the Speed Bonus starts filling with orange, you're getting close to Blazing Speed.
  • Listen for the crackling fire sound as you approach the Blazing Speed bonus.
  • If you play really fast, you can get Blazing Speed, which makes every match explode!
  • As you make speed matches, the velocity of swaps and falling gems increases.
  • If you go really fast, you can get Blazing Speed, which makes every match explode!
  • Make three matches in under three seconds to start a Speed Bonus.

Special Gems

  • It's best to use your hypercubes before the game ends.
  • Get multiplier Gems early on for top scores!
  • The most powerful combo in Bejeweled Blitz destroys every gem on the screen! Can you discover how to do it?
  • Multipliers are the key to the biggest score. The highest Multiplier you can get is x8
  • Hypercubes and Star Gems stop time and keep your Speed Bonus when destroyed. Use them wisely!
  • Hypercubes destroy gems in order of bottom right to the top left.
  • Match 4 or 5 gems in a row to create Flame Gems and Hypercubes.
  • Match gems in an L or T shape to create a Star Gem.
  • Multiplier Gems are often created after a large number of gems are destroyed.

Boosts

  • The 5 Seconds Boost adds an extra 5 seconds to your game.
  • The Mystery Gem boost places a random special gem somewhere on the board for you to match.
  • The Scramble Boost puts a special Scramble button on your board that can be used to mix things up when matches are hard to find.
  • The Detonate Boost lets you explode all special gems on the board with the click of a button.
  • The Free Multiplier Boost places a x2 multiplier gem on the board at the beginning of the game.
  • You can have up to three Boosts active at any time. Each Boost you buy lasts for three games.
  • The Free Multiplier Boost is very powerful. Try using it with the Detonator Boost for big points.
  • Combine Boosts for extra points! For instance, use Detonator to trigger extra Multipliers.
  • Never forget to buy Boosts again! The Auto-Renew feature automatically selects the same boosts when you run out of charges.
  • The Scramble Boost can be used twice in each game, and always makes a match when used.
  • The Scrambler and Detonator Boosts will [are] both great ways to stop time and keep your Speed Bonus when you can't find a normal match.
  • The Detonator and Scrambler Boost gems can both be swapped with other gems. Simply drag any adjacent gem toward the Detonator or Scrambler!
  • Did you know? You can use two or even three Boosts at the same time.

Rare Gems

  • Have a Moonstone or other Rare Gem? You can also use up to 3 Boosts with a Rare Gem for maximum effect.
  • How rare are Rare Gems like Moonstones? Very rare! They can only be used at the moment you harvest them and cannot be saved.
  • Be on the lookout for new Rare Gems! You never know when a special one will fall to Earth.
  • If you play often enough, you may discover a rare gem that can give you powerful bonuses!

Retired PopCap Tips

  • The original Bejeweled was launched in 2000. Happy 10-year anniversary, Bejeweled!