Play the game "Bejeweled Blitz" by switching pairs of gems within a grid to create a series of three or more matching gems and earn the highest score possible within one minute. The game features several bonus items that appear after matching different numbers of gems.
The basic gameplay for "Bejeweled Blitz" involves choosing two adjacent gems on the screen and swapping them to create a set of at least three matching gems. If the move does not create a set, the gems return to their original placing on the game grid. As such, you must locate an area that already has some number of matching gems to create the set rather than fully shifting the board to create sets. Once a move forms a set, the gems disappear from the board and the gems shift downward. New gems fall from the top to fill in the empty spaces.
Depending on the number of gems that you clear at a time, certain new gems may appear. Clear these gems to activate their features, such as multiplying your score or adding additional points. Some items also serve as universal gems, matching any type or destroying all surrounding gems. The main way "Bejeweled Blitz" varies from the original "Bejeweled" is the one-minute time limit on each match.