This free bejeweled game, called Galactic Gems, is a colorful brain game that improves concentration and thinking speed.
The object of this online game is to move individual jewels to form "three-in-a-rows".
To begin, click the Medium link under the picture at left. This opens the game in a pop-up window.
HOW TO PLAY. Once the game loads, click the purple Play button to start the game. The next screen that appears is the Levels screen.
Click the level you want to work on. This jewel game has 40 free levels for you to solve!
Look for pairs of the same jewel, in particular where there is another jewel of the same kind nearby. What you want to do is "swap" jewels that are next to each other so that a three-in-a-row or higher is formed.
A three-in-a-row can be created either vertically in a column or horizontally in a row.
To swap two jewels, simply click the first jewel, then click the jewel you want to swap it with. Only jewels that are next to each other can be swapped.
When you make a three-in-a-row, those jewels disappear and the columns and rows fill in with new jewels from above.
Also, a swap is not allowed if it will not form a three-in-a-row. If you are really lucky and clever, you can sometimes form a four-in-a-row or even a five-in-a-row!
If too much time passes, the game automatically gives you a hint. The hint is a jewel that shines briefly on the board and which can be used to make a three-in-a-row.
To complete a level and move on to the next one, you need to gain enough points to get the power bar on the left side of the game up to the top.
You can get extra points if you make four-in-a rows and better. So look for that opportunity whenever possible.
Quite often, you'll see special gems that are extra-powerful. Make a swap using these special gems to remove entire rows or groups of gems at once for lots of points. Keep an eye out for those.
If you're unlucky, you'll run out of possible combinations before completing the level. In that case, the game will be over. Of course, you can play again if you wish.
Be sure to turn on your speakers to hear the sound effects!
This free bejeweled game is not only good for your brain, it's addictive and fun as well.
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