I am a HUGE fan of playing Bejeweled on my iPhone via Facebook. At times I might even say it has been a bit of an obsession. So, I was really excited to hear that Hasbro created a “real life” BEJEWELED board game.
It's a three-dimensional version of the video favorite featuring 91 shiny, sparkly gems that you slide across the board and swap places to make matches, just like in the online game. By matching rowes of three, four or five gems you earn coins. If you're the first to collect three color sets of coins, you win! Each game comes with a free download for the BEJEWELED 3 app too.
When I got the game I was anxious to play, but didn't have any “grown ups or big kids” readily available to play with me. The game is designed for ages 8+, but I decided to let 4-year-old Little R take a shot at it. I was a little surprised to see how well he picked up on it and we had a blast playing. But, I'm still looking forward to playing against an adult so I can get into the strategy portion of the game a bit more.
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win their own BEJEWELED Game from Hasbro. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 4/14/13. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received a game to review. Any opinions expressed are my own.