At Starbie, we offer a collection of free Bejeweled games. In these games, players can combine all kinds of colorful gems to create chains and score points. All of the games shown on this page are browser games. This means that these games can be opened and played directly in any up-to-date internet browser window. In other words, players don’t need to download any files from our website to get started. Our full overview of puzzle games can be found here.
What are Bejeweled games
Bejeweled games are named after the Bejeweled game series created by PopCap Games. The PopCap game was first released for internet browsers in 2001. It was followed by a number of sequels and spin-offs, and a huge amount of online clones. As a genre, Bejeweled refers to a type of game in which players must sort a series of gems, jewels, sweets, or other items by shape and color to form sequences.
How to play
In each level the player has a specific objective, such as collecting a particular item, popping special tiles, or creating combinations using a particular icon. Each objective can always be achieved by matching up three or more identical icons to form a chain. This chain will then disappear, and new gems will fall down to fill the open space. The player can only move gems by making two adjacent gems swap places. However, gems can only be swapped if this move immediately results in a valid combination. Sometimes, clearing a chain will trigger the automatic formation of new chains. This type of chain reaction is called a cascade, and is usually worth a lot of bonus points.
More tile-matching games
Players who enjoy these Bejeweled titles might also be interested in our other collections of tile-matching puzzles, such as the board game Mahjong and the puzzle game Mahjong Connect. Our collection of Blocks games also contains a selection of similar titles. Have fun playing!