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  • What PopCap Games titles can be played on Facebook?

The following games are available on Facebook:

Visit our Facebook page for updates or post a comment there to tell us what games you would like to see:  http://www.facebook.com/PopCap

To play these games, you will need the latest version of Flash which you can download from:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

If you need assistance installing the latest version of flash, you may find instructions on the page: 

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/productinfo/instructions/

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Bejeweled Blitz Gameplay FAQ

  • Boosts FAQ

Boosts are special power-ups that you can purchase using Coins. They each last for three games and you can use up to three Boosts at a time.

     

The Mystery Gem boost places a random special gem on the board at the start of the match.  Get a headstart on your game off with a flame gem, star gem, or hypercube!

     
 

Detonator adds a button in the lower left corner of the board that can be pressed to explode all special gems and multipliers at once!  This boost can be used once per game.  Choose wisely when to detonate!

 

     
 

Scrambler places a button at the lower right corner of the board that can be used to mix up the gems when you're having trouble finding a match!  This boost can be used twice per game.

     
  The +5 seconds boost adds five seconds to your time.  Five seconds can feel like a long time when you are using it to make extra matches and earn more points!

 

     
  The Bonus Multiplier starts you off with a x2 multiplier gem at the opening of the game.  Match it quickly to start reaping the scoring benefits and hurrying toward your next multiplier!

 

How do I choose my Boosts?

At the beginning of each game, you will see the Boost Select screen. From here you can see how many Boosts you have remaining from previous purchases, add or remove new Boosts, and add Coins if you don't have enough to use your selected Boosts.

Will my Boosts automatically refill when they're empty?

If your Boosts run out during a session of Bejeweled Blitz, by default they will automatically refill as long as you have enough Coins to pay for them. When you leave and start a new session your Boost selection will not auto-refill from a previous session (same thing if you switch to a different computer, user profile, or Facebook user account).

You can select whether or not you want Boosts to auto-refill on the Options screen. Just click the box to toggle auto-renew on or off.

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  • How to play Bejeweled Blitz

In Bejeweled Blitz, your basic goal is to swap pairs of gems in order to create sets of three or more, just as in any other version of Bejeweled.  Since Blitz gives you only one minute, it's all about speed, strategy, and making the best moves in every moment to score as high as you can in a very short time and beat your friends to the top spot on the Leaderboard!

The board is an 8 x 8 grid of gems. When you swap gems to make sets of three or more, the matched gems disappear, allowing more gems to fall into place from above. Matches of 4 or more create powerful Special Gems.

Special Gems

Making matches of particular types converts gems into Special Gems.

  Flame Gems are created by matching a set of four gems. Flame Gems explode when matched, destroying themselves along with all eight surrounding gems.
  Hypercubes are created by making a line of five gems. Hypercubes can be matched to any adjacent gem regardless of color, and doing so destroys all gems of that color on the board. This is a great way to detonate a Multiplier Gem that is not near any sets of its own color! 
 
Star Gems are created by making a T- or L-shaped match. Star Gems, when matched, destroy all gems along vertical and horizontal lines from their own position.
 
 
Multiplier Gems are created by clearing a dozen or more gems at the same time. Once you have a Multiplier Gem on the board, match it as quickly as possible to multiply your score for the rest of the game.  There are up to eight Multiplier Gems you can earn per game if you're fast enough with your matches!
 
  Coin Gems appear only on yellow gems. Their appearance is random, meaning that you cannot take any special action to generate them, but matching them helps you earn Coins for buying Boosts!

Cascades

When you make a match, new gems fall in from above. Sometimes those gems themselves match as soon as they land. This is a cascade, and it counts toward the original match. Cascades can stack; that is, a cascade can trigger another cascade, which can trigger another cascade, and so on.

Hints

To the left of the game board is a Hint button. Clicking it will indicate a match somewhere on the board. Clicking the Hint button costs you nothing other than time.

Advanced Gameplay

Learn how Boosts can enhance your game and increase your score!  Study up on Rare Gems so you're ready when you unearth one! Read about Ranks and how to level up! Discover the quests you can complete via Key Stones!

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  • Rare Gems

Rare Gems are rare and beautiful gems which you can find and harvest by playing Bejeweled Blitz. Each Rare Gem has its own unique gameplay effect!

Moonstone:

The Moonstone splinters into three fragments and lands in your game board as a trio of Star Gems to start you off!  It's like Mystery Gem times three, without the mystery!

Cat's Eye:

After your Last Hurrah has rewarded you for any special gems you had left on the board, Snackers will appear with eyes ablaze to help you score even higher!  His multiplier is triple your final multiplier in the game, and each blast from his laser eyes is as powerful as a flame gem detonation!  Snackers will rescue a lackluster game or send a great one into the stratosphere!

Phoenix Prism:

The Phoenix Prism captures the light reflected from all the gems on the board, giving it a beautiful rainbow shine. Due to this unique interplay of light and color, the prisms are Wild Card gems, able to be swapped to any nearby pair of gems to create an intense chain reaction, each prism causing a diagonal line of gems to explode.

The Phoenix Prism comes in batches of six gems, but only one gem can shine at any given time! Once you match your first prism, you will see the next light up within moments. Match it quickly to bring out the third! If you don’t use all six within the minute available, don’t worry; you’ll see any remaining prisms working to jazz up your Last Hurrah.

Once all your prisms have burst, and your eyes have feasted on the dazzle of colors, the phoenix himself will appear! (Okay, it could be a girl phoenix; it’s impolite to ask and downright rude to check!) As he takes his final bow and is reborn, a shower of his own feathers falls around him. Whichever feather he catches in his beak will determine the coin bonus you receive on top of the coins already earned in the game.  These will automatically be added to your Coin balance.

Blazing Steed:

When you harvest a Blazing Steed Gem, you will begin your next game with Blazing Speed, which causes gems to drop more quickly and turns every match into an explosion!  Blazing Speed usually lasts eight seconds, but this special opening lasts ten so you can start out with a bang, a blast, and a ba-boom!

But wait, there’s more.  Even after the initial Blazing Speed burst fades, the Blazing Steed continues to make his presence felt.  For the whole game, keep an eye on the Flame Gems you match—they’re bigger, better, blazing-er versions of their normal selves, taking out a larger area and earning more points.

Finally, when the clock runs out, a herd of fiery horses will stampede across your gameboard, scattering and detonating extra Flame Gems in a blaze of glory!    

The Blazing Steed is our special gift to our devoted daily players!  While you can find it at random like other rare gems, you can also earn a free Blazing Steed every week through the simple act of completing your Daily Spin at least 5 times within a week.  You can use your free Daily Spins or speed up the process by purchasing extra spins.  Like other rare gems, you can also harvest them off your friends’ walls if they share them.

When you have earned your free Blazing Steed, you will notice that you have something new waiting in your Items inventory.  

Kanga Ruby:

Meet the magnificent mustachioed marsupial!  The king of kapow!  Bruce, the boxing kangaroo!  The Kanga Ruby is here to pound gems on your behalf with fists of furry fury! Whenever he appears on screen, a well-placed blow will be delivered to your board, destroying a section of gems.

The Blitzing boxer will turn up to deliver his roundhouses at least three times per game, but you can motivate him to come back even more often by destroying red gems!  A Kanga Ruby's favorite gem is red, and as you match these, you will see his meter filling at the top of the board.  The more red gems you match, the faster he will return to take another shot!  

At the end of the game you will be awarded 100 coins for each red gem you destroyed! 

Don't forget to Share your Kanga Ruby at the end of the game, because only through sharing can you experience the glory of Kanga Ruby Levels 2 & 3!

Whenever you play a game with a basic Kanga Ruby and Share it with your Facebook friends, you are sending them an exclusive invitation to play with Kanga Ruby Level 2!  

When your friends play their Level 2 Kanga Ruby and Share it with you, you get to play Kanga Ruby Level 3!

Levels 2 & 3 are exclusively available through sharing.  You will see the offers in your Items box.

The Rare Gem Vault

We love to bring new Rare Gems out to play from time to time!  Special occasion Rare Gems like Flower Power, Rock-It Blast, and Ice Burrst are available for a limited time before being returned to the vault.  Don't worry--your favorites never stay gone for too long!

I bought a Rare Gem but I didn't get to use it; what happened?

Please note that the Rare Gem will only appear if you play again once you've chosen to harvest it. If you refresh your Web browser or browse to another page, the Rare Gem will vanish.

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  • RSVP to the Bejeweled Blitz Party!

We are excited to invite our players to join us in Bejeweled Blitz Party, where you can team up with a friend to earn coins and show off your mad Bejeweling skills!

 

You can enter Party mode through the icon on your navigation bar just above the game. If you have a number by the logo, there are Party invitations or results already waiting for you!

How to Play: Start a Game with a Friend!

Choose your stakes--the potential coin reward you would like to play for. Once you choose, the Bejeweled Blitz friend picker will open.  You can choose a friend who already plays Bejeweled Blitz or challenge a friend who doesn't play (or maybe hasn't for a while) by switching to the "All Friends" tab.  Just select the friend you'd like to play with to get started.  

Bejeweled Blitz Party will now create a challenge specially tailored to you and your friend! The Team Goal is based on previous Party scores achieved by both players, so you can look forward to a challenge made just for the two of you!  If you have never played a game in Party mode before, you'll start off with a default challenge, but once you've got some experience, you will be able to watch your goals increase as the game learns how skilled you are!

  

Under the Team Goal meter, you will also see a set of three elite bonus goals, quantities of certain special gems you can create during the game in order to win an even greater prize!  

Next, you'll choose your Boosts for the game, just as you normally would.  Remember that the Mystery Gem boost grants you one special gem at the start of the game, and that special gem does count toward your elite goals!  

Once you have selected your Boosts, you will play your round of Bejeweled Blitz.  How high did you advance the score on your Team Goal meter?  How many special gems did you earn toward the elite goals?  Are you satisfied with your contribution toward the team effort, or would you like to try again before sending your friend the invitation?

If you click "Send Score," your score will be counted officially, and your friend will be notified that it is their turn to play a round with you in Bejeweled Blitz Party!  If you click "Try Again," you will have another shot at earning a higher score for your team.  But remember, there's no going back to that previous score once you hit "Try Again!"  (If you fail to hit "Try Again" before time counts down, it's the same as hitting "Send Score."  Your score will be saved and your invitation sent.)

After your friend plays their round, you will be notified of the final results so you can collect your winnings.  Even if you didn't reach the Team Goal, you will still be rewarded if you have reached a certain percentage toward the goal and/or achieved the elite bonus goals!

How to Play: Accept an Invitation from a Friend!

If you've received a Blitz Party invitation, then you have a friend who wants your skills on their side for a great quest to earn Coins and glory!  

When you are invited to play, your friend has already paid a Token to initiate the round, so all you need to do is take your turn!   On the Play tab of your Blitz Party Games List, you will see the game invitation.  Click on it to accept and play, and you will see the Team Goal Meter and elite bonus goals to see what you would need to do to make this a successful Blitz Party!  Has your partner already achieved the high score requirement but failed to make any Flame gems along the way? Maybe your focus this round should be making as many Flame gems as possible to satisfy that bonus goal!  

Once you have played your round, you are given the choice to submit your score or Try Again for one Token.  

What are Tokens?

Each game of Bejeweled Blitz Party costs one Token to initiate.  When you select a friend to start your game with, you use one Token to play the game and send them the invitation. They will not pay a Token in order to accept the invitation and play their round, because your one Token pays for both players to play one round each.  If either player chooses to "Try Again" however, that player will pay another Token for each subsequent attempt they make before hitting "Send Score" and submitting their game.

All players will receive 5 free Tokens for Blitz Party as a gift to get started!  After that, each day you visit Blitz Party, you can initiate one free game per day with a friend!  To play more than one game in Party per day, you can purchase additional Tokens.

Blitz Party Games List

The Blitz Party Games List gives you a quick path to your in-progress games as well as your rewards that are waiting to be collected.  Review your messages on both the Play and Collect tabs for new games and rewards!

 

The Play tab lists any games you have been invited to play by a friend.

 

The Collect tab displays the results of recently completed games--don't forget to collect your Coins and see how you did on the challenge! 

 

The Sent tab lists the games you have initiated with friends who have yet to take their turn, and you can use the Remind button to nudge your friends.

Be sure to check back regularly so you don't miss out on games or rewards--Blitz Party requests will expire after 7 days.  

Collecting your Coins!

If you have completed a game with a friend, you may have Coins waiting for you in your Blitz Party Games List hub!  Click on the Collect tab to find out.  If you and your partner achieved the Team Score and/or the elite bonus goals, you'll receive Coins to reward you! 

High Payout Potential!

When you start a round in Party mode, you have the option to play for more Coins!  Click the arrow beside the payout display to scroll through your possible choices.  It costs more Tokens to play the high payout games, but you can win vastly more Coins for doing so!  Where 1 Token can win you up to 10,000 Coins, 5 Tokens can win you up to 75,000, and 10 can win you up to 175,000!  

The initial Token cost pays for each player's first attempt.  If either player chooses to try again, the second attempt will be fewer than the initial cost but more than the standard single Token cost of replaying a standard game.

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  • Ranks & Experience Points (XP)

What are Ranks and Experience Points?

You collect Experience Points with every game of Bejeweled Blitz. As you play and score more points, your accumulated Experience Points will let you achieve new Bejeweled Blitz Ranks. You can compare your Ranks and XP with your friends on the leaderboard.

If I have to quit a game early -- at 48 seconds for instance -- will I still get the XP I earned up to that point?

Alas, Experience Points are calculated at the end of each game, so if you leave early, you won't get any Points for that game.

Does XP affect my coin total or my high score? 

XP does not directly affect your coin total or your weekly tournament leaderboard score, but by collecting enough XP to reach a new Rank, you earn bragging rights, cool titles, new Key Stone slots (at certain Ranks, to the possible total of three slots), and special Rank Rewards (premium Mystery Treasures!).

How many Rank Badges can I earn?

You'll earn new Rank Badges for the first 100 Ranks.

How many Ranks are there?

There are 181 Ranks with unique names. You can continue to earn higher Ranks after 181, but we ran out of cool names at that point.

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  • Bejeweled Blitz Items -- a new and improved inventory for your Rare Gems!

Rare Gems you earn or receive from friends are now stored in the new Items box.  This will help you view your inventory and choose the best way to boost your next game!

  Click on Items to view your available Rare Gems! You will see a notification if new Gems have been added since you last viewed your inventory.

How can I tell which Rare Gems are free and which cost Coins to use?

As always, you may have a mix of earned or rewarded Rare Gems and those shared by friends. Earned or rewarded Rare Gems, such as the Blazing Steed you can earn each week through the 5-Spin bonus, or Gems received as rewards for completing Key Stones, are free to use.

  A free Rare Gem like this Blazing Steed says simply USE NOW.
     
  A shared Rare Gem like these Kanga Ruby invitations from friends shows a Coin price underneath.  The envelope symbol also helps to differentiate shares from free gems.

How many Rare Gems can I store in Items?

The limits are five of each free Rare Gem and 25 of each shared Rare Gem!  That should keep you rolling in riches!

Why are some of my Rare Gems grayed out and unclickable?

At this time, not all Gems are available for all platforms.  If you are playing on Facebook as well as on mobile devices, your inventory will be visible to you everywhere, but we wouldn't let you try to harvest something in a place where it won't do you any good!  If a Gem is grayed out on your iPhone, you can enjoy it later in your browser on Facebook.

Why do some Rare Gems show up as locked?

Certain Rare Gems are only available for a limited time, such as Rock-It Blast and Ice Burrrst.  Those Rare Gems will remain in your inventory in a vaulted state during periods when they are not available for use.  When these Gems come back for everyone, yours will still be waiting for you!

What happens to the Message Center?

The Message Center will continue to be the place where your Coin and XP rewards are delivered.  Any Rare Gems you still have in your Message Center are still there, but new Rare Gems will be delivered to Items.

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  • Key Stones - Frequently Asked Questions

Key Stone quests in Bejeweled Blitz can be very specific, and they may even refer to elements of the game in terms you don't recognize offhand.  We're putting together this Key Stone key to help you on your journey to complete them all!  Don't see your question answered below? Send us a message and let us know what you're looking to learn!

1. What is a Detonator?

Detonator is one of the standard five boosts you can select at the beginning of your Bejeweled Blitz game.  It adds a button to the board that you can press at any point in the game to activate all special gems currently available.  If your Key Stone challenge is to use Detonator, you must start the game by selecting that boost.  If your quest is to use the Detonator on a specific target, such as a Hypercube, try using the Mystery Gem boost as well to get a random special gem at the start of every game.

Detonator is used to destroy gems, not to create them.  Your Key Stone quest requires that you destroy a specific type of special gem using this boost.

2. If a quest is to achieve a certain score with a specific boost, am I allowed to use other boosts as well?

Yes, you can use any combination of boosts and/or rare gems in your game!  You must use a specific boost, but you can add whatever other features you choose to aid you in your challenge.

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  • Key Stones - What They Are and How They Work

Welcome to the latest evolution of Bejeweled Blitz Key Stones! The quests are deeper, the treasures richer, the rewards more rewarding! Let's have a closer look:

Carry out Bejeweled Blitz quests!

The Key Stones present you with specific goals, which can help you narrow in on certain moves to make, focusing your gameplay. When you know you need to make Flame Gems in particular, you may find your eyes increasingly drawn to those matches. You may be about to realize a deeper level of skill than you thought you had!

Discover and develop new strategies!

Boosts and Rare Gems can also help you reach your goals when used correctly! If you haven't been getting Blazing Speed to trigger on your own, save your Blazing Steed for use when you see the Blazing Speed Key Stone appear. The Rare Gem's effects count toward your goal.

Unlock 3 Key Stone slots!

The first Key Stone slot is unlocked from the start (after completing the tutorial). From your very first game, you have an extra challenge and the chance for an extra reward!

Once you reach Rank 5, you will unlock the second slot and have new, more challenging quests to complete. The third slot carries the highest difficulty quests and unlocks at Rank 20. Don't want to wait? You can pay to unlock the second and third slots at any time.

Make lemonade!

We've all been there--we make a couple of weak moves, and suddenly the special gems that could clear a big section and bring in a new cascade are off in a corner, nowhere near any matchable pairs, and we're just hunting for a decent move while we watch the clock run out. Key Stones offer a way to make even your worst game an achievement! Certain Key Stone quests will reward you for a low-scoring game. Granted, you could *try* to score low (harder than it sounds), or you could just smile the next time you fail, knowing you secretly succeeded!

(On that note, we have taken measures to prevent "cheating" at certain types of quests; Key Stones don't reward you at all for abandoned games or games below a minimum score requirement.)

Bejeweled Blitz is now a different game all the time!

With up to three Key Stone slots regularly updating with new quests to fulfill, your game can change daily! Each Key Stone has an expiration associated with it, so if one isn't to your liking, it will shortly be replaced with something new. But if you complete the quest, you'll see a new one appear right away to offer you the next challenge!

Reap your rewards!

Key Stone Rewards range from Mystery Treasures to XP that levels you up to Rare Gems. Coins and XP are delivered to your Message Center. Rare Gems are saved to your Items inventory for redemption whenever you're ready. And those boosts of XP will not only advance your Rank but bring you closer to the Grand Mystery Treasure you receive when you reach the next Rank, plus the Legendary Mystery Treasure waiting for you every 10 Ranks!

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  • Daily Spin FAQ

We love our players, and the Daily Spin is one of the ways we show it!  Just by visiting Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook, you can win free Coins with no more effort than a single mouse-click.  

How often can I spin?

You can play Daily Spin once for free per day. This free Daily Spin is reset at 10pm Pacific Standard Time.

You can also purchase additional spins immediately following your free spin.  Simply click SPIN after your free Daily Spin!  If you already left that screen, just click on the button that says "Daily Spin" above the gameboard to pull up Daily Spin and click SPIN to purchase extra spins. 

What's the 5-Spin Bonus?

We've added a new feature to the Daily Spin to reward our players even more for coming back every day!  If you make at least five spins within the week (the Bejeweled Blitz week starts at 10 AM Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday), you will receive an exciting new Rare Gem that you can use for free!  Both free and paid Daily Spins count toward your weekly total to earn your free Blazing Steed Rare Gem!  There is a limit of one free Blazing Steed per player, per week.

How do I claim my Coins from my Daily Spin?

Your Coins are awarded automatically. Don't worry if you don't see the full animation or you accidentally close your browser window, our system will still award your Coins.

How do the extra bonuses work?

The Friend Bonus is based on how many of your friends are playing Bejeweled Blitz. The Friend Bonus gives you 100 Coins for each of your friends who play Bejeweled Blitz up to the maximum Friend Bonus of 5000. Your friends don't have to have a score for the week to count toward your Friend Bonus.

The Consecutive Day Bonus adds a cumulative bonus of 100 Coins to your Daily Spin for each consecutive day you play. The maximum Consecutive Day Bonus for a day is 700 Coins.

How do I share my winnings?

After you play Daily Spin, you can send bonus Coins to up to 10 friends by clicking on the Share button!  Only the top prizes give the option to give bonus Coins to your friends, and the number of bonus Coins depends on the amount awarded for your Daily Spin. The bonus Coins are available to your friends via their Message Center. The Coins that you share are not subtracted from your own Coins.

Why can't I see the Daily Spin?

The Daily Spin will appear automatically if you've played enough games to unlock it. If you've already played your Daily Spin, it won't appear again until the next time it's reset.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Bejeweled Blitz

What is the purpose of the Meow button?

Well...who said everything in life had to have a purpose?  Do you go around asking dandelions why they grow?  We like cats.  Cats like Bejeweled Blitz.  If you don't believe me, try asking the next cat you meet.  I bet he'll meow.  What more proof do you need?

  What is the Meaning of Life?

Er...maybe that should be phrased "What is the meaning of the Meaning of Life?"  Wow, this is getting really deep.  Anyway...if you don't get this reference, you have an excellent opportunity ahead of you for laughter and delight.  Go find a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the book, not the movie.  Say it with me: the book, not the movie).  The hilarity receptors in your brain will thank you for it.

How do I get two Blazing Steeds in one game?

This is an easy one...you don't!  The Key Stone in question is prompting you to get two Blazing Speeds in one game.  It's a trick of the eye combined with rhyming terms that adds up to a bit of confusion.  

Blazing Speed is achieved by making matches very, very quickly, and you can tell you have it when the board erupts into flames (also, if you have sounds enabled, you will hear the words "Blazing Speed!" spoken, accompanied by the sound of crackling flames).  It's hard to get Blazing Speed twice in one minute...but it's definitely possible.  If you're having trouble getting there, the easiest way is to start off by using a Blazing Steed!  That rare gem will give you your first Blazing Speed instantly at the top of the game, and then you only need to get there one more time within the minute.

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Bejeweled Blitz Billing & Purchasing

  • The Bejeweled Blitz Message Center -- collect gifts and coins shared by your friends!

Receiving and collecting coins from your friends couldn't be simpler!  

If you have been sent a Mystery Treasure or shared Daily Spin Winnings, your Message Center will appear the next time you load Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook.  If you have unclaimed gifts, you will see a number indicating how many unviewed messages are waiting:

  Click on Messages to view and claim your gifts! 

It should not take more than a couple of seconds to load the Message Center notifications.  If you are seeing the “Retrieving Sender Data” message continually, please try using a different web browser.    

There is a limit of 200 messages in your Message Center, and once the limit is reached, new messages will be rejected.  Also, some types of messages will expire over time to save room. So don't forget to claim your Coins and XP!  There will be visible expiration dates on any messages set to expire.

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  • How to give Coins to a friend via Mystery Treasures!

You can't transfer Coins to friends, but you can send a Mystery Treasure!  

Just below your leaderboard, you will see this bar:

The up and down arrows will allow you to view different sections of your leaderboard. The third button shows Coins being delivered to friends! Click that to open the Mystery Treasure gifting tool.

You will be offered a list of friends to choose from, and the Mystery Treasure will gift your chosen recipients a random number of Coins.

There is a combined limit of 60 Mystery Treasures and Thankyous you can send each day. Sharing is good, but once you've hit the daily limit you will have to wait until the next day to send more Mystery Treasures.  

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  • How can I get more Bejeweled Blitz Coins?

You can earn Coins through gameplay, by matching the special yellow gems.

You can also purchase Coins through the Shop.

To initiate a Coin purchase, click on the gold + symbol beside your Coin balance.

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  • What are Tokens, and how can I get more of them?

Tokens are used for playing rounds of Blitz Party.  

Each round of Blitz Party you initiate with a friend costs one Token, and that Token pays for both players to play once each--your friend will not have to spend a Token to accept your invitation!

If both players choose to submit their initial scores, the whole round is paid for with that single Token. Only if either player wants to try again for a better score will that player pay an additional Token.

You will receive five free Tokens to use when you first start playing Blitz Party.  Then, each day you visit Blitz Party, you are able to initiate one free Party round with a friend.  These daily games don't store up, though, so be sure to play your free game every day!

You can purchase more Tokens by clicking the purple + symbol beside your Token balance. 

Tokens are separate from Coins and cannot be exchanged or used interchangeably. 

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Bejeweled Blitz Troubleshooting

  • How do I turn the sound on/off?

To turn the sound on or off:

(Note: this function is not available until after you have clicked the PLAY button.  It can be accessed either on the Boosts selection screen or once the game has begun.  Don't worry--opening the Options menu does pause your game!)

  1. Click the Menu button or gears icon in the bottom left corner of the game. 
  2. Use the slider bar beside "Volume" to adjust to your desired setting.
  3. You may also want to check your computer's sound settings if you're not hearing sounds as expected.
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  • Trouble opening Message Center or Party Mode?

Players who have recently updated to Internet Explorer 11 may find that they cannot open Message Center or connect with other players in Party Mode.  This is a known issue with the way the browser handles Bejeweled Blitz.  We are working to resolve the issue, but there is no workaround available.  Our recommendation is to try a different browser for the time being.

Google Chrome is a free download, and it is fully functional with our game's features.

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  • Bejeweled Blitz for iOS crashing on launch?

Are you having trouble launching Bejeweled Blitz?  Does the game start to launch and then immediately disappear?  Is there an error message when you attempt to connect to Facebook from the game?  Try these steps to get back to the game!

1. Do you have the current version of Bejeweled Blitz?


 

Apps are updated regularly, and you will be notified of any available updates via the App Store.  

On your device, if you see something like this, four of your installed apps have updates available for download!

Note that not all app updates are right for you--make sure an update is intended for your device, particularly if you are using an older device or iOS version. The app update notes should advise you of potential issues.

You can also check your app version against the iTunes or App Store description to be sure.


  Tap the arrow under Play on your leaderboard screen to open the game's options menu.


At the bottom of the options screen is the version number.  The current version as of October 24, 2014 is v1.5.7 (621).

2. Try closing any unnecessary apps

Every time you launch an app on your iOS device, it remains open in the background so that it will load more quickly next time you need it. However, this adds up over time to a large number of apps running at once, and it can seriously slow down your entire device. It can also prevent your game from establishing a Facebook connection!

To view all open apps, give your home button a quick double-tap. You should see large tiles for all your running apps, with the app icons along the bottom of the screen:

You can swipe your finger right-to-left to scroll through the pages of open apps. To close an app, swipe its large tile upward, as if tossing it off the top of the screen. 

You may be surprised how many apps are running in the background at any given time! Closing the ones you don't actively need just now will greatly improve your device's overall speed and responsiveness.

This process does not delete an app from your device! You can launch the closed apps again the next time you need them.

3. Restart your device

If you’ve followed the steps above and you still can’t get Bejeweled Blitz to start or you’re still receiving an error when you try to connect to Facebook, try simply restarting your iOS device. Once the device is restarted, try starting Bejeweled Blitz and connecting to Facebook before starting any other applications.

4. Reinstall Bejeweled Blitz

If simply closing background apps or turning your device off and back on has not resolved performance issues with an app, the next step we recommend is to delete the app and reinstall it.

Note: deleting Bejeweled Blitz will also delete offline progress!  Please be sure to backup your data first.  You will not lose any online progress, as that is stored on our servers and will be recovered when you connect to Facebook.

 

To delete an app from your iOS device, simply press and hold the app icon until all the icons begin to jiggle, and an x appears at the corner of each icon.

Tap the x to delete the app.

You can then redownload the app through iTunes or the App Store. Only the iTunes backup will also allow you to restore your saved offline progress.

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  • My Bejeweled Blitz Coins/scores are different between iOS and Facebook

Since we added greater functionality to the offline mode in Bejeweled Blitz for iOS, it might be a little bit harder to tell whether you're playing offline or connected!  If your score or Coin balance isn't consistent between Facebook and your iOS app, you may simply need to connect to Facebook through the iOS app to update your game data online.

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  • September 2014: Trouble connecting to Facebook in Bejeweled Blitz on iOS?

If you are having trouble with connecting to Facebook in Bejeweled Blitz on iOS since the latest app update, the steps outlined below should resolve this issue and get you back into your game.

1. Start by logging out of Facebook within the game: Tap the up arrow at the bottom of the game's main menu to open the Options menu.

Tap LOG OUT to log out of your Facebook account within the game. To confirm, tap the LOGOUT button that appears.

(If your button says LOG IN, that means you are already logged out of Facebook within the game and can skip to step 3.)

2. Exit the Bejeweled Blitz app, and then force-close it: Double-tap the Home button on your device, and then swipe upward on Bejeweled Blitz to exit it completely.

3. Launch your Facebook app, and then log out of it as well: Open the Options menu by tapping the three parallel lines icon at the top left.

Then scroll down to the bottom of the Options menu and tap the Log Out button. To confirm, tap the Log Out button that appears.

4. Next, log out of Facebook in your device's Settings: Tap the Settings icon on your device.

Scroll down to Facebook in the Settings menu, and tap to open that section.

Tap on your name, and then tap Delete Account.

NOTEThis will NOT delete your Facebook account! It will only log out of your Facebook account on your iOS device.

When prompted, please choose Remove Facebook Info, and again, don't worry--it will be restored in our next step!

5. Log back in to your Facebook account: Type in your username (email address) and password, then tap Sign In. Tap Sign In again to confirm.

6. Launch the Facebook app and tap Continue. The app did not require a separate login process, because you logged in through the Settings menu in the previous step.

7. Launch Bejeweled Blitz and log in to Facebook either by tapping Play with friends on Facebook! on your leaderboard or tapping the up arrow from the main menu, then the LOG IN button in the Options menu.

8. You will now be prompted to confirm that you want to allow Bejeweled Blitz to access your Facebook account. Tap OK to confirm.

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  • Bejeweled Blitz runs slowly? You can make it blitzier!

If you're finding that the graphics in Bejeweled Blitz aren't running as fast as you'd like, we have a new option that will speed things up for you!  Open the Options menu, and select Simple Quality.  The game will reload, and when it does, you'll see much zippier graphics again!  This feature also eliminates some of the game's audio to streamline things even more.

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  • I got a message saying I "unlocked" something. What happened?

If you're new to Bejeweled Blitz, some features such as Boosts, Daily Spin, and Rare Gems are not available until you get used to playing the game. These features are available after only a few games, so keep playing!

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Bejeweled Blitz General Information

  • How do I know whether I am playing offline in the Bejeweled Blitz iOS app?

The current version of Bejeweled Blitz for iOS has a robust offline mode that is almost indistinguishable from online play through Facebook!  You can run your Daily Spin, play with up to three Boosts at a time, add Coins...it's just like being online!  In fact, it's so much like being online that you might not be sure which is which.

If you are uncertain which mode you're playing in, just look at your leaderboard.  In offline mode, your leaderboard is populated exclusively by PopCap characters.  You will also see a Login prompt in your leaderboard to remind you that you could connect through Facebook at any time.

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  • Is PopCap running any competitions or sweepstakes I can enter or might have already won?

If you have received a letter claiming that you have won a large cash payment, which includes a check payment and instructions to wire funds, please ignore this letter. This is not a legitimate PopCap competition.  Please do not deposit any check received or follow instructions in the letter.  We suggest that you report any suspicious letters or telephone calls to your local law enforcement agency.  We regret that our company name has been used for this fraudulent activity.

From time to time, PopCap will offer competitions on our official website, Twitter accounts, or Facebook pages. Please stay tuned for information about future events!

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  • Bejeweled Blitz for Android

You've asked for it, you've clamored for it, you've kicked down our doors about it (thanks for not literally doing that last part, by the way).  And it's finally here, Bejeweled Blitz for an Android device near you!*

*Probably in your pocket or on your desk.

The Bejeweled Blitz app is a free download through Google Play, and it comes with 100,000 free Bejeweled Blitz Coins to get you started!  

This title requires Android OS 2.3 or higher.  

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  • Who are these characters on my Leaderboard?

You may have noticed that three PopCap characters have joined the ranks of friends on your Bejeweled Blitz leaderboard.  

   You know him from Peggle, the headmaster by day and dashing superhero by night, the one, the only, Bjorn! 
  Don't be fooled by his toothy grin--Dr. Mojo is here to help!  He keeps the mojo flowing over in Zuma Blitz, and he's always got a kind word for a friend!
  Zombie no hungry.  Promise.  Want friends, maybe more.  Sunday crosswords, walk in park.  Turn-offs include smoking and photosynthesis.

Why have these characters been added to the leaderboard?

You may have noticed that every week, you receive a bonus of Coins based on your Friend Score.  You may also have noticed that some of your friends haven't played during a given week, and so they have "No Score This Week" beside their names.  We decided to skew the odds in your favor by adding three PopCap characters to the board with scores that add to your Friend Score every week.

If you have at least 50 friends who play Bejeweled Blitz, and if none of your regular friends have scores below 25,000, then you may not even notice these characters.  They may just sit at the bottom of the list as friends number 51, 52, and 53.  But if you have fewer than 50 Bejeweled Blitz friends on your Leaderboard, then Bjorn, Dr. Mojo, and Zombie are here to help you out!

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  • Love Bejeweled Blitz? Want even more bejeweling action?

Bejeweled was first released 10 years ago. Here are some other challenging versions of this best-selling title from PopCap Games.

iPhone  

Bejeweled Blitz for iPhone and iPad to play on the go, with fully featured offline mode as well!  Get it now! 

Bejeweled Blitz is also available for many Android devices!

Bejeweled Blitz for Xbox Live Arcade lets you go head to head with friends for ultimate Bejeweled Blitz dominance!  Check it out!

     
 

Discover all-new ways to play the world's #1 puzzle game! Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods - including Classic, Quest, Lightning and Zen. Enjoy the amazing sights and sounds. Earn flashy achievement badges. Engage in endless gem-matching fun, and soar to dazzling new heights!

Bejeweled 3 is available for PC, Mac, iOS, Xbox, PSN, & Nintendo DS!  

     
Bejeweled Twist  

Spin, match, explode... WOW! Bejeweled Twist is a brilliant new way to play Bejeweled. Spin and match explosive gems for shockwaves of fun. Rotate jewels to set up electrifying combos, outwit surprising obstacles like Locks and Bombs, and create high-voltage Flame and Lightning gems. 

Bejeweled Twist is available for PC and Nintendo DS.  Check it out!

 
Be sure to go to PopCap.com for other great games from the makers of Bejeweled Blitz!
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  • Friend Score & Weekly Tournaments

How does Friend Score work?

Your Friend Score Total is the sum of your high score and all your friends' high scores for the week. When your Friend Score reaches certain thresholds during the Weekly Tournament, you will automatically receive a Coin Bonus, as indicated in the Friend Score widget below the game.

How do I claim my Friend Score Coins?

Just make sure you and your Friends play every week! You win Friend Score bonuses automatically when your Friend Score total reaches the various prize thresholds each week.

When do the Weekly Tournaments reset?

Weekly Tournaments (including player high-scores, leaderboards, and Friend Scores) reset at 10AM Pacific Time on Tuesday mornings.

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  • What is Bejeweled Blitz?

From award-winning PopCap Games, this one-minute gem-matching challenge is the most intense version of Bejeweled ever! Rack up the highest score you can in one minute by swapping gems to make matches of three or more. Enjoy score multipliers for huge combos and cascades, Star gems and Hypercubes for extra-explosive fun, and Rare Gems for unique in-game effects. Accumulate Coins while you play and use them to purchase boosts for even more gem-swapping, explosive action.

Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook is more than just a game - it's a social event! You can compare scores with your Facebook friends, post comments to friends' walls, and team up to earn bonus Coins in the weekly tournament! Blitz is the most popular version of Bejeweled ever, so be part of the action and get lost in the fun - one minute at a time!

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  • Bejeweled Blitz for iOS

The Bejeweled Blitz app is a free iTunes download, and it comes with 50,000 free Bejeweled Blitz Coins to get you started! The app is compatible with any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch device running iOS 6 or greater.

Bejeweled Blitz for iOS puts fewer screen taps than ever between you and your next minute of gem-swapping joy!  Okay, it's really just one or two taps fewer than previous versions, but still, those are valuable seconds you can use to run your Daily Spin right there in the app!

What features are included in Bejeweled Blitz for iOS?

First of all, we've got plenty of updates already in the works, so if you don't see your favorite features listed below, don't worry.  We want to make this the ultimate Bejeweled Blitz app, so we'll keep adding and improving!  But for now, the game features include:

  • Gorgeous graphics
  • Daily Spin 
  • Sharing high scores and Rare Gems to Facebook
  • Offline mode with full functionality
  • Your first 50,000 Coins free!
  • Coins purchasing through iTunes for fast and easy reloads

I can't see my Ranks, Levels, and Experience Points in the App!  

The game is connecting to Facebook, so don't worry!, your Ranks, Levels, and XP are still accumulating and being recorded.  When you next visit Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook, you will see the updated Rank, Level, and XP you've earned while playing on iOS.  But rather than waste valuable screen space, we have decided to give you a full-screen game board on your device!

I can't rotate my game to landscape view!

For greater flexibility with future updates, we have at this time removed the landscape option from Bejeweled Blitz.  We may look into restoring it in the future, but there is no current plan in place to do so.

My iOS device is running an older iOS version.

If you have previously downloaded Bejeweled Blitz on a device that cannot be updated to iOS 6, you will not be able to update your app to new versions. If you need to delete your app for any reason, please ensure you have backed it up to your computer so that you can recover your game.

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Solitaire Blitz Gameplay

  • Silver and Energy FAQ

Silver

There are many treasures under the sea, from shells and crabs to pirate chests and royal regalia.  Recovering these treasures will earn you Silver, the standard currency of the seven seas.  The rarer the treasure, the higher its value!  Some treasures will be special Quest items to help you reach your goals and earn greater rewards!  Silver is what you need in order to buy boosts that will enhance your game.

Boosts help you win the game and/or get a higher score that you would have earned without them.  You have a chance to buy them before each hand.  Some boosts are better suited for beginners (like “Extra Time” which gives you another 30 seconds to play).  Others are better for strategic players (like “Run Finder” which gives you extra information about what’s underneath the top card).  See the Boosts FAQ to learn more about all the possibilities!

In addition to the Silver earned in the game, Silver is available for purchase in the Shop.  It can also be earned by inviting friends to join you in the game!  

Another way to earn Silver is by watching short videos from our sponsors.  

  At the bottom of your leaderboard, there is an icon that indicates whether you currently have a video available to watch. If the icon is grey, there are no videos offered at this time.
 

A full-color icon with a plus sign lets you know there is a video awaiting you!  Click the icon to watch a video and earn 2000 Silver!  

Don't forget to click the "Get Your Reward" button after you finish the video. The Silver will be added to your balance automatically!

Energy

It takes Energy to dive for treasure!   You start with 5 units of Energy, and each hand consumes one.  Fortunately, as soon as you drop below the maximum, Energy begins to replenish.  In a few minutes, you’ll be back up to full.

To help each other out, you and your friends can send free Energy to each other, above and beyond the maximum.  Just click their names on the leaderboard to instantly send one unit of Energy per friend per day.  Also, extra Energy is always available for purchase in the Shop.  Energy that you purchase or receive from friends goes into your “Energy Bank,” where it’s saved until you’re ready to use it.  

Banked Energy

Using your banked energy is as simple as clicking Play just as you normally do!  There are no extra steps required.  If you have no more regular energy available, the next time you play, it will simply draw from your bank instead.

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  • Scoring in Solitaire Blitz

Many factors influence your score in Solitaire Blitz.

  • Cards played – This is the simplest measure! You get points for every card played onto a build pile, and each card's point value increases as your run continues. A run occurs every time you are able to play multiple cards in a row without attempting an illegal move or playing from the draw pile.
  • Cards left – You get points for every card left in the draw pile when you win.*
  • Time left – You get points for every second left on the clock when you win.*
  • Bonus time – When you clear a Time Line, if the bonus seconds from doing so would have advanced the clock past 1:00, those seconds are instead converted to points.
  • Bursts of speed – You get extra points for playing 6 or more cards very quickly. When you play at least 6 cards with less than 0.75 seconds between each move, every card you play at that speed earns you an extra 500 points!
  • Clearing a stack – You get points every time you clear a stack down to zero cards.
  • Bonus moves – You get points for making certain unusual patterns of cards, such as:

    Royal Family Bonus
    = The three build piles show a King, Queen and Jack at the same time.
    Three Of A Kind Bonus
    = The three build piles show three cards of the same rank.
    Up-Down Bonus
    = Play six or more cards in a row using just two ranks (e.g. 5-6-5-6-5-6).
    Around the World Bonus
    = Play every card from Ace to King (or King to Ace) without changing direction or breaking the run.
    Seven Seas Bonus
    = Play one card from each of the seven stacks, moving left to right. This is a rare achievement to pull off, so don't forget to brag!
    Accuracy Bonus =
    Play your entire game without making a single illegal move.

Cards and Time left over count only the standard cards and time, not any added by the Extra Cards or Extra Time boosts.

Any points earned in the top two categories are multiplied by your current Card Multiplier. The Card Multiplier starts at x1 and goes up by one whenever you find a fish. Some fish appear randomly, but you always get a fish when your run reaches 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60 cards.

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  • Quests in Solitaire Blitz Lost Treasures

Welcome to Lost Treasures!  Join Pearl, Otis, and the whole gang on a voyage through the world of Solitaire Blitz!  Earn glory, honor, and boundless treasure by completing quests at each location on the map.

Tell me more about this boundless treasure!  

With pleasure!  Completing the quests earns you far greater rewards than you have yet known in Solitaire Blitz!  In addition to Silver and Energy, you will earn new Decks and bundles of Boosts.  Best of all, some of these Boosts may be as yet unknown to you!  

At the end of each game, you will see your results:

If you found one or more quest items, you will see this view of your achievement.  If you'd like to see the standard game stats view as well, just click Show Stats to see your Silver earnings, Longest Run, Max Multiplier, and Win Streak, if applicable.

Just like any treasure, quest items can be found at the bottom of any cleared stack, whether or not you win the game.

How do I advance to the next spot on the map?

Click on the next destination to continue in that direction.  Just point the bow of your ship toward the horizon, and sail on!  

 

Your destination is that glowing rocky cove!  Click on it to tell your ship where to go!

How do I proceed to the next quest?

Between islands on your quest, you will find that you need to hire additional crewmates for your ship.  It's easier than swabbing the deck!  Just click the Ask Friends to Crew button and ask your friends to help you out.  It doesn't matter whether they are currently Solitaire Blitz players or not.  In fact, you can invite the same friends to crew for you every time! There's no limitation on which of your friends can help you reach the next island.  Once they accept, you will be able to start your quest.  Click on the location again to continue with your crew on board!

If you don't have any Solitaire Blitz players on your friends list, this is a good time to invite them to play!  Alternatively, you can pay to unlock the next quest location with Silver or through a one-time purchase for that island.

Can I replay a quest I've already beaten?

You bet!  Just return to the Main Map and click again on the location to return to a previous quest.  You will see the options to Play Again or Review Quests.  Click Play Again to start this journey once more or Review Quests to see the quest items you collected.  If you choose Play Again, the rewards will be different from those received on the initial completion.  It's a great way to earn lots of Silver!

Don't worry--replaying previous quests in whole or in part will not affect your progress on the later quests.  You can return to the most advanced place you left off at any time!

Do Duels count toward my quest?

Duels are separate, standalone games.  You will find treasures on Duels, as always, but they will not include quest items.

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  • Duels FAQ

Looking for a way to make your Solitaire Blitz games a little less solitary? Ready to take your leaderboard rivalries to the next level? Now there is a way to prove your dominance once and for all!

Duels present both you and the friend you challenge with the exact same board. That's right--the cards will not vary at all, so the only difference is you! Your decks are dealt out in perfect synchronicity, so there is no question of a luckier draw for one player or another. One of you was faster or made better choices, and that player will be victorious!

Challenge a friend to a Duel!

At the top of your leaderboard, you will see a new addition:

Click this bar to open the friend picker and select your opponent! You can play against one friend at a time or as many as 50!

If you play against multiple friends, every one of them will play on the same board with the same card layout. They're not playing against each other, though, only against you, so only you will see the results of all the games as they are completed. Each friend will see only your score and their own.

Accept a friend's Challenge!

Invitations to a duel are delivered in the Message Center. Click Accept to start your turn in the match your friend has started with you. At the end of the game, you will see how your game measured up against theirs.

At the end of a duel, once both players have taken their turns, you will have the options to Finish, Post Results, or Rematch. To end the duel, simply click Finish. To brag about the shellacking you've just dealt out, click Post Results! If you didn't come out on top this time, try hitting Rematch to start again on a new board. (You can always hope starting a new game will distract your victorious friend from bragging about how hard he schooled you. No guarantees though!)

Does losing a duel affect my win streak?

No! Winning or losing a duel has no effect on your ongoing streak. However, losing a game during a duel is just like losing a game any other time...if you run out of time or moves, your win streak will end. Just getting a lower score than your friend will not cost you your streak.

Your win streak bonus does apply to your score in the duel, though, so you could be coming into the game at quite an advantage if you've been playing a while without a loss!

What does it cost to play a duel?

Duels are just like regular games in Solitaire Blitz. They cost Energy to play and Silver to use any Boosts you would like, but no additional cost is added for dueling. Your Boosts you've been using are auto-selected as the game starts, as usual. Duels will feel just like regular games, the only difference being that at the end, you know who played the better hand of cards!

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  • Boosts in Solitaire Blitz

There are a great variety of game-enhancing boosts to choose from in Solitaire Blitz! Experiment with them, one at a time and in different combinations, and see which earn you the highest scores and the coolest treasures!  The boosts that are available for purchase slowly change over time.  Some new options are added, and others are retired.  If a favorite isn't available today, take the opportunity to try a new combo!

Boosts are purchased with Silver.

  Anytime Joker: Keep an Ace up your sleeve...or in this case, a Joker. With one of these cards set aside for use at any time, you're able to move quickly through a tough spot!
  Bonus Fish: This boost starts your score multiplier off at x2!
  Depth Charge: This boost plants two explosives in your stacks, allowing you to detonate four cards in a vertical blast.  At the start of the round, you will see which stacks the explosives are hidden within, and once you have uncovered them, you can click on them at any time to destroy a portion of the stack beneath! 
  Double Time: Start with twice the time on your clock!  Alone, this boost starts you off with two full minutes; in combination with Extra Time, this boost sets three minutes on your clock!  Double Time is your ticket on a leisurely sail through the islands of Solitaire Blitz!
 

Double Mine: Deal double devastation to your decks! Twice throughout the round, you will discover explosive potential waiting to be unleashed from the depths. Tap a Mine to clear all your face-up cards, and don't worry about whether it's too soon to lower that first boom--there's another one coming!

  Extra Cards: Adds 13 cards plus 1 Joker to the deck to keep you from running out of moves.  Recommended for use with Extra Time so you have a chance to get through all these extra cards!
  Extra Jokers: Add two extra Jokers to your deck!
  Extra Time: This boost is simple, yet elegant.  Who couldn't use another 30 seconds on the clock?
  Key Magnet: To get all your build piles started earlier in the game, play with the Key Magnet boost!  It will draw all Keys toward the tops of the stacks so you can quickly open your second and third piles. 
  Mine: This boost is devastating to all face-up cards on your stacks!  At the start of the round, you'll see which stack conceals your Mine, and once you uncover it, you can click it at any time to explode all the face-up cards at once!  Very handy for clearing unplayable cards and reaching your next Time Line!
  Run Finder: This boost marks runs of cards in the same stack so you can click with confidence!  If there are multiple playable cards in a row within the same stack, they'll be turned face-up to indicate that.
  Spyglass: Highlights the deck immediately whenever there are no legal plays available to you on your stacks.  This boost will save you valuable seconds of considering possible moves! 
  Starrgh-Fish: Once you uncover this boost, click it to initiate an auto-play burst of the best possible moves on the board!  He'll play from the stacks where possible, draw from the deck if he must, aim for key cards if he can, and do his best to save Jokers for you, but best of all, he'll do it in a fraction of the time it would take you to choose your next play!
  Starting Joker: Choose this boost to guarantee that your first card on the deck is playable!  The Joker matches when nothing else does.
  Tempest in a Teacup: No moves available?  A couple of empty stacks and a couple you've made barely a dent in?  Use this handy boost to reshuffle your remaining cards into a set of new, even stacks, turning up a whole new set of options and resetting the levels above your Time Line!

 

Boost Packs

You can save on Silver by buying some of the most popular Boosts by the Pack!  

  Visit the Shop or click on the Boost Pack Shop icon in the Boosts selection menu to choose a pack of boosts!
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  • The world (and worm!) of Solitaire Blitz

Welcome to the beautiful island home of Solitaire Blitz!  It's an idyllic setting for you to start a new career as a treasure hunter!  In this peaceful tropical locale, you are one of many trolling the depths in search of rare and valuable artifacts.  

Treasure-hunting is so popular here that even local wildlife want to get into the game!  You'll find birds, fish, even worms eager to join you on your quest and lend a hand...well, a metaphorical hand.  You'll be lent plenty of fins, flippers, tentacles, wings....

Otis the worm is one of your best buddies below the waves!  When he swings in at the end of a game, take a moment to click on him to claim your treasure!  If you forget to click on "Claim Treasures," don't worry--earned silver is still automatically added as long as you complete the game.  But if you don't click on Otis, you won't get to see the values of your discoveries!   Another option is to click on your treasures one by one to see their worth.

Otis gets particularly excited for you when you've found especially rare and exotic treasures!  When he does a little dance for you, you've uncovered something that would be the envy of your fellow treasure hunters!  

Otis' best friend is Pearl, the mermaid, your trusty tour guide through the deep!  Count on her to keep you informed of new and important features as you navigate the deep blue sea.

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  • How to Play Solitaire Blitz

The Basics

Solitaire Blitz starts with two full decks of cards being shuffled and dealt out to form seven stacks (totalling 67 cards), plus one draw pile (41 cards). At the start of the game, the top card of the draw pile is turned over to form a build pile, and the clock starts.

You have one minute to move the cards from all 7 stacks onto the build pile(s). Suits and colors don't matter, only the rank of the card. You can play any card from a stack onto the build pile, as long as it’s exactly one higher or one lower than the card that’s already there. Aces can be high or low, so they are playable on both Kings and Twos and form a bridge between those cards. Jokers can play on anything.

At any time – but especially if you get stuck with no other legal moves – you can return to the draw pile to deal fresh cards onto the build pile(s).  Just be careful. You can only go through the deck once, so it can easily run out.

The game ends when you run out of moves, run out of time, or win by clearing all the cards. No matter whether you win or lose the game, if you clear all of the cards from a stack, you get to pick up the treasure at the bottom of it. Good luck!

Advanced Play

Beating the clock is the biggest challenge in Solitaire Blitz. To earn extra time, clear the cards from every stack down to the depth of the next Time Line.

  There are four Time Lines in each hand, and each one you uncover adds an extra 20 seconds to the clock.

Making long runs is critical for getting a good score in Solitaire Blitz. A run refers to any two or more cards you play successfully in a row without drawing from the deck or attempting an "illegal" play. Illegal plays occur when you click on a card that cannot be placed anywhere. As the length of your run increases, each card scores a higher number of points than the one before. As your run continues, every 10 cards earns you a permanent multiplier, heralded by one of the sign-carrying fish. Even if you break your run, that multiplier lasts for the rest of the hand.

To start your game off strong and build up speed to get runs going, look for the Key Cards that unlock extra build piles. Two Key Cards are randomly dealt into the stacks in every hand. These Key Cards can be identified by a ribbon slipped over the bottom right edge of the cards. Once played, the Key Card will unlock the next available build pile and deal a card onto it, giving you more potential moves.

When multiple build piles are available, a card played from the stacks goes left-to-right through the build piles, looking for a match. If you have a card that could be played on more than one of the build piles, it will land on the first available from left-to-right. There is no way to select which pile it lands on. A Joker will always land on the first build pile.

Tips and Tricks

How do you get a high score in Solitaire Blitz? Simple! Play fast and make long runs! But everyone approaches this goal a little differently. Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Try to make the longest runs possible to get the highest score. Before picking a card, look ahead to the second and third card you might play on it. Sometimes, picking a different starting card can result in a longer run. Of course, the “long run” strategy comes at the risk of taking too much time.
  • Try to play as quickly as possible, to beat the time limit and get the most bonus points at the end. Some players imagine a metronome ticking away, and try to play cards as fast as it beats. Others play in quick bursts. While this strategy increases your risk of illegal plays, practicing at “playing fast” can help improve your game over time.
  • Aim for the Key Cards first, to maximize the number of options you have for the rest of the game. You often find yourself with two or three alternative cards. If one of them helps you uncover a Key Card, choose that card first.
  • Choose cards from deeper stacks over shallower ones and try not to empty any of your stacks too quickly. This way, you have more options and won’t get stuck with one tall stack at the end. Keeping the stacks “balanced” in this way not only gives you a better chance of clearing them, it also helps you uncover Time Lines. Of course, this strategy comes at the risk of finding less treasure.
  • Collect rare items to get the most silver. If you see a hint of that telltale glow in the dirt before the deal, aim for it instead of the other stacks. It’s probably worth more silver, which will help you buy boosts in future games.
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Solitaire Blitz Troubleshooting

  • How to Delete and Redownload Apps

If simply closing background apps or turning your device off and back on has not resolved performance issues with an app, the next step we recommend is to delete the app and reinstall it.

Note: deleting an app will also delete game data such as coins and scores!  Please be sure to backup your data first. 

 

To delete an app from your iOS device, simply press and hold the app icon until all the icons begin to jiggle, and an x appears at the corner of each icon.

Tap the x to delete the app.

You can then redownload the app through iTunes or the App Store. Only the iTunes backup will also allow you to restore your saved progress.

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  • Trouble connecting to Facebook within your iOS game

If you are having trouble connecting to Facebook from within your game, there are a number of basic steps to try.

1. Do you have the current version of both apps, the game and Facebook?


 

Apps are updated regularly, and you will be notified of any available updates via the App Store.

On your device, if you see something like this, six of your installed apps have updates available for download!

You can also check your app version against the iTunes or App Store description to be sure. The app version number is found in the game's Options menu.

2. Try Closing Any Unnecessary Apps

Every time you launch an app on your iOS device, it remains open in the background so that it will load more quickly next time you need it. However, this adds up over time to a large number of apps running at once, and it can seriously slow down your entire device. It can also prevent your game from establishing a Facebook connection!

To view all open apps, give your home button a quick double-tap. You should see a bar open at the bottom of the screen with your app icons displayed:

You can swipe your finger right-to-left to scroll through the pages of open apps. Yes, there may literally be pages full of them!

Press and hold any app icon to cause them to jiggle:

Tap the minus symbol at the corner of any app icon in order to close that app. You may be surprised how many apps are running in the background at any given time! Closing the ones you don't actively need just now will greatly improve your device's overall speed and responsiveness.

This process does not delete an app from your device! You can launch the closed apps again the next time you need them.

3. Restart Your Device

If you’ve followed the steps above and you’re still receiving an error when you try to connect to Facebook, try simply restarting your iOS device. Once the device is restarted, try starting the game and connecting to Facebook before starting any other applications.

4. Reinstall the game

If simply closing background apps or turning your device off and back on has not resolved performance issues with an app, the next step we recommend is to delete the app and reinstall it.

Note: deleting apps will also delete offline progress, so please be sure to backup your data first. You will not lose any online progress, as that is stored on our servers and will be recovered when you connect to Facebook.

 

To delete an app from your iOS device, simply press and hold the app icon until all the icons begin to jiggle, and an x appears at the corner of each icon.

Tap the x to delete the app.

You can then redownload the app through iTunes or the App Store. Only the iTunes backup will also allow you to restore your saved progress.

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  • Error Message: "Blocked App"

When you attempt to connect to Facebook from your game on iOS, do you receive an error message that reads "Blocked App?" 

This error message indicates that you have blocked the game within your Facebook account settings.  Please visit Facebook in your browser to resolve this issue (official Facebook instructions can be found here, or just continue reading for the steps to take!).

Click the gear icon at the upper right corner. A drop-down menu will appear.

 
Select Account Settings in the drop-down.  
On the lefthand side of the page, select Blocking.  

At the bottom, there will be a section called Block apps.  Any apps you have blocked in the past will be listed there.  Click "Unblock" beside the app you want to be able to connect to from your iOS device.

When you launch the game again, you will be able to log into Facebook from the app!

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  • Close Background Apps to Improve Performance

If apps are crashing, running slowly, or not responding as expected, one useful step is to force-close apps you are not actively using.  Every time you launch an app on your iOS device, it remains open in the background so that it will load more quickly next time you need it.  However, this adds up over time to a large number of apps running at once, and it can seriously slow down your entire device.

To view all open apps, give your home button a quick double-tap.  

If you are on iOS6 or below, you should see a bar open at the bottom of the screen with your app icons displayed:

You can swipe your finger right-to-left to scroll through the pages of open apps and select which ones you are least in need of.

Press and hold any app icon to cause them to jiggle:

Tap the minus symbol at the corner of any app icon in order to close that app.  You may be surprised how many apps are running in the background at any given time!  Closing the ones you don't actively need just now will greatly improve your device's overall speed and responsiveness.

If you are on iOS7, this process is different.  After double-tapping the home button, you will see all your open apps displayed as tiles.  Swipe each tile in an upward motion to close that app.

This process does not delete an app from your device!  You can launch the closed apps again the next time you need them.

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Solitaire Blitz General Information

  • Enjoy a "Last Chance" in Solitaire Blitz

Have you ever been *so close* to winning a round of Solitaire Blitz when Otis starts fretting and letting you know you're out of time?  We've added a "Last Chance" opportunity to save your game when victory seems just out of reach!

If you've reached the end of the game by running out of moves or time, you will be offered a Last Chance to add additional cards and time for another shot at winning!  

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  • What is Solitaire Blitz?

Solitaire Blitz is a fast-paced, treasure-diving solitaire variant. Two decks of cards are shuffled and dealt onto seven stacks, reaching down to the seafloor. Can you clear the cards to win the treasure?

Solitaire Blitz calls on your speed and precision and challenges you to stay cool under pressure! Beat the clock and discover the rarest artifacts of the deep!
 

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  • Earn prizes by sharing Solitaire Blitz with your friends!

We've added another easy way to earn Silver (as well as other fabulous rewards) in Solitaire Blitz!  Just click on the Messages button above the game to see the new feature we've added to the Message Center:

Wow!  50,000 Silver awaits!  To get started, click Add Friend (or click one of the little question mark icons...or click anywhere within this box of enticement!) to launch the Friend Picker.  Choose the friends you would like to invite, and then click Send Invite.

You can also initiate invitations from the Invite button or from within your leaderboard using the "Invite Oliver Queen" buttons--no matter which of these tools you use to invite a friend to Solitaire Blitz, the invitations will still be eligible for the prize.

But wait, how do I actually win the prize?

Once you've sent the invitations, it's up to the friends you invited to do the rest!  If a friend you invited to Solitaire Blitz accepts the invitation and starts playing, you will then see their profile pic appear in place of one of those little question mark boxes, marking your progress toward your current goal.  When you reach the goal, you will be notified in your Message Center to claim your prize!

If you invite a friend who has previously played Solitaire Blitz in the past, even if they haven't played in a while, those invitations are not counted toward your goal.  The prizes are awarded based on the number of first-time players who join the game after receiving your invitation.

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  • Solitaire Blitz Glossary

Build Piles – The destination piles for the cards in your Stacks.  You start with just one build pile, but you can unlock two more as you play by finding Key Cards.

Boosts – Boosts are special powers you can use to earn a higher score and enhance your game.  They can give you extra time, extra cards, extra fish, extra jokers and more!  Try different Boosts, to find the ones that best suit your style of play.

Card Multiplier – The Card Multiplier affects all the points you earn from playing cards. Whenever you find a fish, that indicates the card multiplier has gone up by one (from x1 to x2, for example).  The maximum multiplier is x9.    

Deck – Also sometimes referred to as the Draw Pile, the Deck is where the remainder of the cards are placed after dealing out the Stacks.  Play from the deck whenever you run out of moves, but be careful!  This pile will run out of cards, and you can only go through it once. You can draw from the deck either by clicking on it or by hitting the spacebar on your keyboard.

Decks – All decks of cards are the same on the front (4 suits of 13 cards, plus 2 jokers).  But they can have different backs with very different art.  Play with your favorite!  You earn new decks as quest rewards, and there are premium decks available for purchase in the shop!   

Energy – One unit of Energy is consumed with every deal of the cards.  Energy recharges at a steady rate, up to a maximum of 5.  Additional energy bought in the shop or received as gifts is stored in a separate bank, drawn from only when your regular energy is zero.  Your current energy level is indicated by a meter on the map.

Fish – Every time you see a Fish in the game, it means your Multiplier has increased.  

Free Gifts – Once per day per friend, you can send Energy by clicking on their name on your Leaderboard.  In addition, you can click the Daily Gift button on the game's menu bar to send friends special treasures! 

Key Card – Two cards randomly placed among the Stacks have ribbons on them, indicating that they are Key Cards.  Each key card will unlock an additional build pile for you to play on.

Leaderboard – The Leaderboard displays all of your friends who are playing the game, their highest score this week, and the card back they’re currently using.  Click on a friend’s name to send them a free unit of Energy!

Messages – If your friend sends you a gift or requests help, you will find it in your Messages.  If you have messages waiting, this screen will appear automatically at the start of the game.

Quest item – Among the Treasures you will find at the bottom of the Stacks will be specific items you collect to complete Quests in Solitaire Blitz Lost Treasures.  Collect all the Quest items to earn big rewards, such as Silver, Energy, Decks, and Boosts!

Shop – You can buy EnergySilverBoosts and Decks in the Shop.  The Shop offers many exclusive items that you won’t find anywhere else in the game.  You will also find Bundles that combine multiple Boosts for a low price.

Silver – Silver is the currency of Solitaire Blitz.  It lets you buy Boosts for your hand and can also be used to buy some items in the Shop.  Your current Silver balance is indicated by a meter on the map.

Stacks – The cards are dealt out into seven Stacks at the start of the game.  To clear each stack, you must move the cards onto the build piles.  Each stack conceals a treasure buried beneath.   

Stopwatch – You have just 60 seconds to clear the cards from the Stacks, and the Stopwatch tracks your time.

Time Lines – There are four Time Lines in each hand, at depths of 1, 4, 7 and 10 cards.  When you clear all the cards above a Time Line, 20 seconds are added to the clock.

Treasure – Shells, crabs, jewelry, antiques, and many more mysterious things await you on the ocean floor, concealed by the stacks of cards.  If you clear all of the cards in a stack, you can pick up its Treasure.  The treasures are instantly converted to Silver.

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  • How do I pause my game?

You can pause your game at any time by clicking the pause icon right under the timer.  Your cards will all flip over and the time will freeze until you click the "Keep Playing" button to resume the game.

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  • Already playing Solitaire Blitz on Facebook? Learn about Solitaire Blitz on iOS!

If you're used to playing the game already on Facebook, here are some things you'll need to know to get the most out of the iOS version of the game.

When you first install Solitaire Blitz on your iOS device, you will begin with 5 units of Energy and 50000 Silver.  You can purchase more in the Shop.

You will go through the tutorial when you first play, even if you logged in to Facebook on the first prompt.  Don't worry--it won't take long, and you'll learn about the features specific to this version.  For instance, if you were used to the keyboard shortcut of using your spacebar to draw from your deck, you'll be happy to discover the touchscreen equivalent!  A simple swipe will draw from your deck.

Your progress, score, Decks, and Silver & Energy balances will sync between Facebook and iOS when you log in.  If you then continue play on your iOS device in offline mode, perhaps due to losing your active Internet connection, your data will sync again the next time your Internet signal is strong enough.  

Win Streaks are maintained separately on your device and will not sync with Facebook. 

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  • How do I adjust the volume?

To adjust the volume or turn the sound and music on or off:

  1. Click the gears icon in the bottom right corner of the game. 
  2. Check or uncheck the boxes beside Music and Sounds to enable or disable.
  3. Use the slider bar beside "Volume" to adjust to your desired setting.

You may also want to check your computer's sound settings if you're not hearing sounds as expected.

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Zuma Blitz New User Information

  • Zuma Blitz Glossary

Board: Each week, Zuma Blitz presents a new board, with a new background design and a new layout of curves. Every board has its own unique challenges!

Chain: Make consecutive matches without missing a shot to start a Chain. The longer you keep the Chain going, the more points you'll earn. If you shoot a ball and don't make a match, the Chain resets to 0. Shooting Fruit does not reset a chain, nor do shots made with active powerups, such as Lasers, Color Nukes, Hot Frog, and Cannons.

  A counter is located at the bottom of the screen showing how many consecutive matches you've made. The higher the number, the bigger your bonus.

Clock: You start a game with one minute on the clock. You have 60 seconds to score as many points as possible.  Matching Time Balls extends your game.

Coins: Coins are the main currency in Zuma Blitz, used to buy power-ups, monuments, Food, and bulk items in the Shop. You earn Coins whenever you get a Star or Promotion. You can receive Coins from Zuma Spin or as a gift from Friends.  Coins are also sold in the Shop.

Combo: Whenever there's a gap with balls of the same color on either side, the gap will snap shut. Score a Combo when a match causes three or more balls around it to snap together in a secondary match.  It's possible to cause cascading combos with three or more matches in a row!

Example of a Combo: 

 

The current ball is yellow, so firing it at the two yellow balls will cause a match.

 

The yellow balls will disappear which will make the red balls on either side collapse together. 

There are more than three red balls in a row, so the red balls will also clear on impact.
Your single shot caused more than 1 match (in this case two), so you get a Combo bonus! 

Curve: Balls roll out on two tracks called curves. Each curve begins at a tunnel and ends at a skull.

Curve Clear Bonus: Blast all the balls back to the tunnel mouth to earn a Curve Clear Bonus. There are 2 curves so you have double chance of getting a Curve Clear. Do this multiple times in a game to score huge points.

Food: Frogs crave tasty nourishment!  Feed yours well, and he will reward you with increased speed, bigger explosions, extra points, and more!

Fruit: Fruit occasionally appears on the board. Depending on the board, there will be different places fruit can appear. Fruit will not appear until balls from the rollout have passed in front of the fruit's set locations on that curve. If shooting Fruit is part of your strategy, make sure to let the balls rollout far enough on both curves to start Fruit spawning. Each time you hit Fruit, its value increases in the game. There is one special Fruit called Spinner. It will give you a free extra spin on the daily Zuma Spin. Shooting Fruit does not disrupt any chains. It is always worth your while to shoot Fruit.

Gap Shots: Create a Gap Shot by first making a gap in a row of balls. Before that gap closes, shoot through it to make a match in the row of balls beyond. Gap Shot matches are worth much more than regular matches. The size of your gap will determine the number of points you receive. The smaller the gap, the better!  On some Tournament boards, there are three lines of balls. With those boards you can even set up a Double Gap Shot. It is very difficult, but worth lots of points! 

Check this out! 

 

See how I've cleared a huge gap between the purples and the greens?  Now I can shoot the blues on the far side of the curve. 

Even better, after I match those blues, the greens on either side will snap together, followed by the purples on either side of them!

That's a gap shot with a triple combo! 

 

Note how this curve has three lines, too.  If I were able to match the purples directly behind the +140 notation and then shoot the yellows immediately behind the gap I had just created, that would be the elusive double gap shot! 

Hot Frog: When a match is made faster than the one before it, you earn a Speed bonus. This lets your frog shoot faster, and you also make progress towards Hot Frog.  Once you get Hot Frog, your next three shots will be fireballs. Fireballs cause a bigger explosion than Bombs or Chain Blast so they are good for hitting hard-to-reach Fruit and special balls.

  Your progress toward Hot Frog is shown at the bottom of the board on the Frog-O-Meter.  
  Another indicator is the color of your frog. As you get closer to Hot Frog, you can see your frog get "warm" (i.e. start turning red). Once it is completely red, you reach Hot Frog!  

Last Hurrah: When time runs out to end your game, it's not quite over!  In the Last Hurrah, every special ball left on the board explodes. You'll get the points for all of them as well as for any resulting combos. 

Life: Each heart lets you play one game. You get a new Life every 10 minutes up to a maximum of seven. Beyond this limit, you can accrue extra Lives that were given to you by friends or that you bought in the Store. These Lives are counted separately. You use timed Lives first. In addition, each time you earn a Star or are Promoted, you get more life. The higher your Star rating, the faster you get new Life.

Monuments: Monuments to certain Spirit Animals can be found in the depths of the jungle. These monuments can greatly improve your game when used!  The Spirit Animal you choose will take the place of your frog for one game, and each one has unique special abilities!  Learn more about the Spirit Animals here!

Multipliers: A Multiplier  is a special ball marked with an "X" and a number. All points you earn after matching or destroying a Multiplier ball will be multiplied by the number on the ball. If you get a x5 Multiplier Ball, every point will be worth 5 points. If you then collect a x6 ball, every point will be worth 6 points. Multipliers can go up to nine. 

Promotion: When you earn 10 Stars, the Frog King promotes you to a new title. With the new title, you receive Coins & Life, along with a Medal that all your Leaderboard friends can see.  

Rollout: The curve starts at the mouth of a tunnel.  All balls roll out of the tunnel and toward the skull at the end of the curve.  The progression of the balls is sometimes referred to as the rollout.

Skull: Balls are always rolling down the curve. If a rolling ball reaches one of the skulls, you instantly lose the game. Balls shot out of your frog's mouth do not affect skulls.

Star: As you earn XP (Experience Points) in the game, your progress is tracked along a ring.  Each time the ring fills, you earn a Star.  Every 10 Stars, you earn a Promotion from the Frog King.  Earning Stars also unlocks new features and powerups.  The only way to gain Stars is by earning XP.

Swapping Balls: To swap your current ball with the next ball, press the [Spacebar] key or right-click anywhere on the screen. 

Time Balls: Time balls are special balls marked with an hourglass.  Matching or destroying them adds extra seconds to your game. In a standard one minute game, matching a Time ball adds five seconds to the clock.  There are also power-ups you can add to affect the Time balls, such as Sands of Time, which increases the number of seconds each Time ball adds.

Tunnel: New balls appear on the curve by rolling out of tunnels. Balls never stop rolling out of the tunnels. As long as your frog can shoot balls, more balls will roll out.

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  • How Life works in Zuma Blitz

Life is measured in hearts.  Each heart lets you play one game. You earn a new heart every 10 minutes up to a maximum of five. Beyond this limit, you can accrue extra hearts gifted by friends or purchased in the Store. These hearts are stored separately, or "banked."

To share life with a friend, click on "Send Life" on their leaderboard plank.

The hearts that are earned over time are used first.  Once those run out, you start to draw on your banked hearts.  There is no separate action to take in order to use banked hearts; simply click Play as usual.

Also, each time you earn a Star or are Promoted, you get more life. 

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  • Zuma Blitz Weekly Tournament

Every week, a new tournament begins on Tuesday (at 4 P.M. PST). All scores from tournaments past are thrown out the door and new possibilities unfold. Each tournament has a new board for you to discover. Try new techniques, strategies, and combinations of Powers, Food, and Monuments to move to the top of your leaderboard!

If you finish in the top three on your leaderboard for the Weekly Tournament, you'll win a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal!  Should you be so skilled as to earn a tournament medal, don't hesitate to gloat about it for all to see.

The leaderboard is composed of planks to display your current position in the Zuma Blitz Weekly Tournament.  Each of your Zuma Blitz-playing Facebook friends has a plank (up to a total of 50).  If you have more than 50 Zuma Blitz players among your friends, you will only see the highest-scoring players appear on your board.

Click View Stats on your friends' planks to see how they are doing. You'll see how many Medals they've earned, their current level, and any Spirit Animals they've unlocked.

Invite Your Friends!

If you love Zuma Blitz, maybe your friends would, too!  And if they're new to the game, you've probably got at least a few solid weeks of wins ahead of you before they get good enough to be a threat.  But don't tell them that up front, because antagonizing them might just spur them on to early greatness and leave you in the dust!  

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  • How to play Zuma Blitz!

If you've never played Zuma Blitz, here's what you need to know to get started. Follow the links from this FAQ to go in-depth on any topic!  And check out the Zuma Blitz glossary for more info on any of the terms used here.

Each week, Zuma Blitz presents a new board, with a new background design and a new layout of curves. Every board has its own unique challenges, but they all start with the same basic features: 

  • Tunnels - from whence the balls roll
  • Skulls - toward which the balls roll

 

Your game can end in two ways, whichever one happens first:

  1. Your time runs out 
  2. The balls reach the Skull

Time constraints: brevity is the soul of Blitz!

In Zuma Blitz, you have one minute to score as many points as you can. Watch for balls marked with an hourglass.

 

These are called Time balls, and each Time ball you match adds additional time to your game clock. You can use the Sands of Time powerup to get even more time for each Time ball. 

Try to keep your game going as long as possible to earn more points, and make sure never to let the balls reach the Skull at the end of the curve!

Making a match: the raison d'etre of the Zuma frog!

As balls roll out along the curve, you need to make matches to clear them off the board. You create a match by shooting the ball in your frog's mouth at a row of 2 or more balls that are the same color. 

Matches can have a cascading effect as well! If you shoot a single ball that causes multiple consecutive matches, that's called a Combo, and it's worth extra points.

Check out the image below.

In this case, the current ball is yellow, and firing it in the direction shown by the laser will cause a match with the two yellow balls on the curve.

Once the yellow balls are cleared from the board, the red balls on either side will collapse together. As you can see, there are more than three red balls in a row, so the red balls will also be cleared off the board. Your single shot caused more than one match (in this case two), so you will get a Combo bonus!

Swapping balls: Zuma frog always keeps a trick in his back pocket!

The current ball is always the one in your frog's mouth. The next ball is shown on your frog's back. If you look at the example below, the current ball is red and the next ball is yellow.

Sometimes you may not have a great move available with the current ball, so rather than waste a shot or break your chain, try swapping the current ball and the next ball!

To swap your current and next balls, you can either hit the spacebar or you can right-click your mouse (anywhere on the board).

Multipliers: making points much pointier since 1884! *

Watch for balls marked with X and a number.

 

Those are Multiplier balls, and they help you earn double, triple, quadruple (and so on) points for every match you make. The maximum multiplier is x9, and if you reach it, every match will earn you nine times its standard value. To increase your multiplier, you need to match the special multiplier balls that come out on the curve. When you match a multiplier, any future matches will be scored based on that new multiplier.

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Zuma Blitz Advanced Strategy

  • Food in Zuma Blitz

Food is a great way to maximize your Zuma Blitz scoring potential!  There are new varieties of food available all the time, and we will continue to develop more treats to please your palate.  Check out what the foods can do for you!

 

10 Pound Turkey

Power lunch on an epic feast, and you will find that your Multiplier goes all the way to 10!  

 

     
 

Baco Bouquet

Dig into this excellent snack to maximize all your power balls for the game.  Any ball with an icon will appear more frequently, including the balls that trigger selected powerups, like Bombs, Cannon, and Color Nuke, as well as time balls and multiplier balls!  It's true what they say--everything's better with bacon!  

     
 

Blue Velvet Cake

The legends tell of mystical blue fires that burn bright in secret swamps deep in the Zumaic jungle.  This scrumptious treat steals these flames and delivers their power to you!  Enjoy Blue Velvet Cake to add an extra fireball to your Hot Frog!  Pair with the Inferno Frog powerup for five blasts per Hot Frog!

     
 

Candy Lei

Want to feel like king of the jungle?  Set yourself up for a game that feels like you're practically taking candy from a baby.   (Of course, we know that you would never do that.)  The Candy Lei causes the balls to roll out in larger clusters, leaving you fewer singles to work around.  Pair with Color Nuke to take out huge sections of your curve at a single tap!

     
 

Canned Cran Blast

This seasonal favorite gives you all the benefits of Chain Blast as well as increasing the raw value of your chains.  Save a powerup slot without losing the power!

     
 

Chocolate Love

Nothing says love like chocolate!  Share the love with your fruit, because happy fruit is generous fruit!  Each fruit touched by Chocolate Love adds an extra second to your game as well as big, juicy points to your score.

     
 

Christmas Cake

This densest of holiday desserts brings an endless bounty of balls! You won't run out of shots when you're nibbling on this surprisingly tasty seasonal treat.

     
 

Cocoa Bomb

Warm up this Winter with explosions aplenty!  Add Bomb balls to your rollout without enabling Bombs as one of your powerups.  This comforting concoction also intensifies the explosions and increases the frequency of bomb balls on the rollout.  

     
 

Combo Corn

If you love setting up combos, this is the treat for you!  When you shoot at the center match to trigger your combo cascade, glance if you dare at the score...the numerical leaps will astonish and amaze!

     
 

Cookie Chain

If you tend to focus on building and maintaining your chain, this classic and wholesome treat will delight your player's palate.  Every 10th match you make in a row adds a heaping scoop of chocolate chips to your score!  (Note: chocolate chips = points. Lots of 'em.)

     
 

Curvy Fries

If you're skilled at Curve Clear bonuses, you know they pack on the points already, so carbo-load beforehand with this salty snack to make the most of a very good thing!

     
 

Gapple Sauce

Are you particularly skilled at making gap shots?  This is the tasty treat for you, then!  It makes those trick shots worth even more points, so you get a major score boost!

     
 

Ginger Up

Can't get enough of that Hot Frog action?  This is the peppy boost you need!  Ginger Up ensures that your Frog-o-Meter never slips backward but only progresses in the direction of Hot Frog! (Every time you reach Hot Frog, you do start from scratch again.  You can't make your frog keeping blasting fireballs forever, you know!  His poor throat would get very dry.)

     
 

Gummi Nukes

This tangy candy is just what you need to flavor your game when you're playing with the Color Nuke boost.  Munch on this to make Color Nuke powerups appear more often in the rollout.

     
 

Hasty Pudding

Just like Speed Shot, you say?  Well, that's basically true, but then why is it a culinary option to tempt your tongue?  Fie on thee for cries of redundancy!  This snackable allows you to max out on other powers and still indulge your need for speed!  Or you could even stack your snack with the Speed Shot power and truly put the pedal to the floor.

     
 

Hog Wild Sliders

Pop a few of these tasty morsels when playing with the Wild Shot boost, and your shots will be wild much more often!

     
 

Ignition Sauce

This fiery condiment complements your Hot Frog, causing the explosions during that phase of the game to get even more intense.  If you're a player who sees Hot Frog engage several times in a game, this is your new favorite dipping sauce!

     
 

Key Time Pie

Key Time Pie adds more time to the clock.  Five seconds to be precise.  And as you know, in Zuma Blitz, every second counts!

     
 

Key Time Punch

This bubbly beverage gives you a zingy speed boost as well as adding 5 seconds to your clock.  

     
 

Kiwi Kebab

Do you love Fruit?  I mean, who doesn't love fruit; it's tasty, it's healthy, and it gives you points!  Well, dig into a Kiwi Kebab to shorten the spawning time on Fruit, so it shows up more frequently throughout your game.  It also increases the value of each Fruit, so you not only have more chances to score, you score more too!  But wait, isn't that kind of like the Fruit Master power?  Well, sure, but if you haven't yet unlocked Fruit Master, here's a Fruit enhancement you can have today.

     
 

Kroakatoa Wave

This glorious dessert turns your standard cannonball powerup into a powerful sweeping wave that thunders out across the board!  You just can't miss when pairing the Cannon boost and the delicious Kroakatoa Wave.

     
 

The Last Bite

The Last Hurrah is a major scoring windfall in most games!  It can suddenly take your score from stratospheric to atmospheric!  So...what if you could double that bonus?  Does that sound like something you might be interested in?

     
 

Pyro Piggy 

This succulent snack will speed up your shot while it enhances your explosions!  Watch as every boom gets hit with a little sweet and tangy barbecue sauce for savory-sweet impact!

     
      

Pyro Popcorn

Everyone loves explosions in Zuma Blitz.  Pyro Popcorn makes them bigger, fiercer, more explosive!  

     
 

Shoo Fly Pie

Find it frustrating to watch the Time balls fade away before you can make your shot?  Take a bite of Shoo Fly Pie!  Your Time balls will never expire, so you can fire at leisure.  A delicious meal should always be savored.

     
 

Smokin' Hot Links

Take a shortcut to Hot Frog by making chains!  By keeping your chain going, you will fill your Frog-o-Meter faster and more often while you munch on these savory snacks.  

Pro Tip: Spirit Turtle doesn't enjoy sausages--they're a bad mix with his natural ability to bring on Hot Frog.  

     
 

Sticky Apple

With oozy gooey goodness, this sugar-coated apple causes all the balls to slow down, giving you plenty of time to take aim and savor the experience.

     
 

Whipped Taters

Just as the mixer spins faster and faster when the potatoes are smooth, your frog shoots faster and faster when you're really in the zone!  Keep up your chain to build your speed as you go.  Great for saving a powerup slot on Speed Shot--why not use it for Chain Blast instead, and really maximize the chain benefits?

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  • Tips for scoring higher in Zuma Blitz!

There are a number of strategies you can employ to get a high score in Zuma Blitz.  Here are some of the important bonus opportunities to take advantage of:

Maximize points with Multipliers!

  Among the many special balls in the game, pay special attention to the multipliers, and shoot them as quickly as you can once they appear! 

Once you activate a multiplier, it immediately starts doubling every point you score (then tripling, quadrupling, quintupling, and so forth)!  In addition to expediting the effect of the point multiplier itself, shooting the multiplier ball currently on the board will allow the next one to start spawning. The sooner you get a x2, the sooner you will be able to get a x3!

Compound your coup de grace by maintaining your Chain!

  Each consecutive match you make adds to the length of the Chain. Once your Chain reaches 6, you will start earning an extra 100+ points for every match you make until you break your Chain. 

When you break your Chain by missing a shot, you will have to rebuild to 6 matches before the bonus applies again.  

  • Shooting Fruit doesn't break your Chain...as long as you successfully hit the Fruit!
  • Powerups and special shots such as Cannon, Color Nuke, and Hot Frog blasts also do not affect your Chain in any way; these shots don't count to add to your Chain, but they also don't break it.  
  • Wild Shot does count toward your Chain, but it cannot break it, since any shot you take will be an instant match!

Cleverly curtail a rollout for a Curve Clear bonus!

  When you clear all the balls all the way to the mouth of one of the tunnels, you get a Curve Clear bonus.  The later in the game you clear the curve, the more points you earn!  

This is a great use for your Hot Frog blasts, particularly with Cannonballs combined, as you can use that widespread explosive power to cut straight through huge sections of balls and wipe the curve to nothing!  Try Ignition Sauce to really increase the explosive potential!

Feast on Fruit for fabulous fortune!

  Every curve has at least one place where Fruit will appear. The first time you play a tournament board, figure out where the Fruit spawn so you can set up Gap Shots to hit them. Each Fruit you hit is worth more points than the one before.  

Listen for the tell-tale sound effect that heralds the appearance of Fruit.  If you wait until you spot it visually, it may be too late to execute a plan to clear the balls in front of it and take a shot.  If you start planning your shot based on where you know the Fruit can appear as soon as you hear the sound effect, you can get it every time!

Remember that you can shoot the Fruit with any color ball, and it won't break your Chain unless you miss.

There are many ways to clear a Fruit:

  • Shoot any ball to hit the Fruit.
  • Shoot a fireball straight through the curve to hit it when you have Hot Frog.
  • Shoot a cannonball at it when you have Cannon.
  • Cause an explosion close enough to the Fruit to explode it.  (This one is tricky, because the epicenter of the blast has to be near enough to the Fruit to affect it. Just because the blast took out the balls in front of the Fruit doesn't mean it was close enough to hit the Fruit as well.)

If we do not ever take time, how can we ever have time? (as the Merovingian says)

 

Another factor that can greatly increase your score is extra time. The more Time balls you match, the longer your game lasts, and the more time you have to rack up points!

The ultimate in Zuma wisdom: Know thyself.

Know your weaknesses.  Take advantage of the Powers and Food that will make up for your shortcomings.

  • Do you often run out of time before getting Hot Frog? Scarf down some Key Time Pie to add precious seconds to the clock.  If you've unlocked the Sands of Time powerup, you can maximize each time ball as well!
  • Are you likely to miss shots when aiming for small bunches of balls?  Snack on a Candy Lei to get bigger clusters.
  • Do you often get sidetracked dealing with one curve while the other gets out of control heading toward the skull? Use Color Nuke, Bombs, or Cannon to clear a lot of balls fast.

Even better: Know your strengths. Use Powers and Food that complement your style and make the most of your abilities.

  • Are you a fast shooter? Get Speed Shot and be even faster.
  • Do you set up lots of Gap Shots? Buy Gapple Sauce to get more points for each Gap Shot.
  • Do you rarely miss shots? Get Chain Blast so you earn more points for consecutive matches!
  • Are you the type who never misses Fruit? Use the Fruit Master powerup & nibble on a Kiwi Kebab to make Fruit appear far more often!

Let Zuma work for you!  

Make the most of each powerup!  Wild Shot and Color Nuke are great powerups. They're immensely useful tools and possibly the most versatile in your arsenal!  But if you're indecisive when they activate, they can become a hindrance rather than a help.  Don't let yourself pause to evaluate all the options when you're playing with these powerups--trust your instincts and maintain your momentum.  

Use your knowledge of the future to influence the now!  You always know what your next two shots will be, thanks to the visual aid of the frog's mouth and back.  You always have the option to swap those shots, thanks to right-click/spacebar.  Keep an eye out for ways to use that foresight to your scoring advantage!  Maybe both colors you are about to play have shots available on adjacent tracks of your curve!  You can use the first ball to open a gap and then without pausing, fire the next shot, knowing it will pass through the gap to match the balls just beyond!

Finally, try various combinations of Powers and Food.  You can use them to amplify or complement each other.  If you have Bombs, Cannon, and Chain Blast active on your Powers menu, try adding Pyro Popcorn to make all of those explosions bigger!  Don't like playing without Speed Shot but already have three other Powers selected?  Add Hasty Pudding to make up for not having Speed Shot enabled!  There are so many possibilities, and exploring them will help you hone your own play style.  You may be surprised what combinations lead to your highest scores yet!

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  • Monuments in Zuma Blitz

Monuments to certain Spirit Animals can be found in the depths of the jungle. These monuments can greatly improve your game when used!  The Spirit Animal you choose will take the place of your frog for one game, and each one has unique special abilities!

Depending on the weekly board, one Spirit Animal might be more useful than another. When the board changes, try out the different monuments to see what they can do for you! 

In addition to its special power, every Spirit Animal gives you a Spirit Blast bonus at the end of your game. The Spirit Blast will blow up all the balls of a single color and give you bonus points. Each Spirit Animal is associated to a specific color. You'll also score points from any combos that result from the Spirit Blast. 

   

Spirit Eagle:

   Super Speed Shot - As the Eagle flies, so do your shots while he is on your side!  The Spirit Eagle makes your every move smoother and faster, enabling you to slide through the narrowest of gaps with ease!
 

Fruit Bonus - Every piece of Fruit you hit will give you mega-points while you fly with the Spirit Eagle!  With his help, you'll be making deliciously high-scoring Fruit salad!  Even better, your Fruit will stick around longer to give you more time to shoot!

Green Spirit Blast - blows up all the green balls remaining on the board when time runs out. The bonus points you get from Spirit Blast vary depending on how many balls blow up and your final multiplier.


  Spirit Beetle:
        

Extra time - gives an additional 12 seconds to your game time. Your game clock will start at 1 minute and 12 seconds.  Try combining him with Boosts like Sands of Time and Food like Key Time Pie, and you could be a frog of leisure!  (Or, you know, use all that extra time to make some major epic scores.  That's probably what I'd do.)

Red Spirit Blast - blows up all the red balls remaining on the board when time runs out. The bonus points you get from Spirit Blast vary depending on how many balls blow up and your final multiplier.

 

Spirit Cat:

Fireballs - gives a free fireball every 13 shots. No need to get Hot Frog (though it's still awesome) because now the more you shoot, the more fireballs you'll get. Keep shooting for more fireballs! 

Blue Spirit Blast - blows up all the blue balls remaining on the board when time runs out. The bonus points you get from Spirit Blast vary depending on how many balls blow up and your final multiplier.

   

Spirit Weasel:

  

Cannon - If you are not using a Cannon powerup in your game, the Weasel will give you that powerup automatically!  If you already have the Cannon working for you, the Weasel will add an extra cannonball to increase your blast power!  During your Spirit Weasel game, you will also see the Cannon balls spawn at a higher frequency, and all balls blasted with the cannon will score at a higher rate!

 

Yellow Spirit Blast - blows up all the yellow balls remaining on the board when time runs out. The bonus points you get from Spirit Blast vary depending on how many balls blow up and your final multiplier. 

   

Spirit Turtle:

  

Hot Frog! - Whenever you shoot Fruit with Spirit Turtle, you instantly earn Hot Frog action!  But that's no excuse to slow down, because you also earn more points for making fast shots throughout the game!

 

Purple Spirit Blast - blows up all the purple balls remaining on the board when time runs out. The bonus points you get from Spirit Blast vary depending on how many balls blow up and your final multiplier.

Redeem a monument from a wall

If you have friends who also play Zuma Blitz, be sure to share the monuments you discover. Your friends will be able to click on your wall posts to get the opportunity to play with that Spirit Animal as well! Likewise, if your friends share their monuments, you can visit their profile page and click on their wall posts in order to give yourself the opportunity to play with a Spirit Animal. 

By popular demand, we have added monument streaks!

When you play a game with a monument, you will then have the opportunity to continue playing with that same monument for several subsequent games, each at a lower cost than the one before! 

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  • Powers in Zuma Blitz

Zuma Blitz has a variety of exciting powers (also called powerups) available to enhance your game!  You can play with up to three powers per game by spending Coins.  As you gain XP and earn Stars, new powers unlock and others increase in might! 

Read all about the powers you can call upon to blast balls and earn high scores!

Each power levels up at certain stages of your progress, measured in the number of Stars you have earned.  You can also unlock the higher levels of the powers early with Facebook Credits.

Bombs:

  This Power adds Bomb balls to your rollout. When you match a Bomb, it blows up and clears balls surrounding it.  If it's near enough to a piece of Fruit, it can also pick that up for you!  This power is great for catching multipliers and other powerup balls as well as opening gaps in the curve.

There are three tiers of Bombs:

  Bombs I (4th Star) - Basic Bombs that explode when matched. 
  Bombs II (47th Star) - Bombs roll out more often, so you can make even more explosions!
  Bombs III (88th Star) - Increases the blast radius for Bomb balls, so your explosions get even bigger!

 

Wild Shot:

At regular intervals, a Wild Shot ball will appear in your frog's mouth. Wild Shot matches any ball on the board. It will even match and remove single balls. If you don't hit a ball dead on, the Frog King decides which ball will be the optimal match to earn you the most points. Wild Shot is very useful for matching lone special balls. Shooting Fruit with a Wild Shot will not change the point value of Fruit.

  Wild Shot I (6th Star) - Every 15th ball you fire will be a Wild ball. This ball will match any ball it touches.
  Wild Shot II (68th Star) - Every 13th shot will be a Wild ball.
  Wild Shot III (92nd Star) - Every 11th shot will be a Wild ball.

 

Cannon:

  This Power adds Cannon balls to your rollout. Cannon balls come in all colors. When you match a Cannon ball, it changes your frog into Cannon Frog, so your next shot will fire 3 cannonballs, clearing away anything in their path!  Cannons are useful for clearing distant Fruit or getting rid of bunches of single, unmatched balls.

There are three tiers of Cannon:

  Cannon I (10th Star) - Cannon balls added to rollout. Match for triple shot!
  Cannon II (65th Star) - Cannon balls rollout with greater frequency.
  Cannon III (95th Star) - Adds an additional cannonball to the Cannon (for a total of four cannonballs each shot!).

 

Speed Shot:

This Power makes your frog shoot faster!  This is great for making gap shots and shooting at Fruit!

  Speed Shot I (13th Star) - Increases your shot speed by 10%.
  Speed Shot II (53rd Star) - Increases your shot speed by 20%.
  Speed Shot III (82nd Star) - Increases your shot speed by 30%.

 

Color Nuke:

 

Match Nuke balls to activate a laser you can use to destroy all balls of one color from a curve. Use the nuke to blast a color with many special balls, to trigger combos by destroying a color at the center of several sets that are ready to collide, or to destroy a special ball you can't reach. But don't think about it too long, because your time is still ticking! Choose carefully but quickly!

There are three tiers of Color Nuke:

  Color Nuke I (17th Star) - Your frog shoots a laser which you can aim at the color of your choice to destroy all balls of that color on a single curve.
  Color Nuke II (57th Star) - Nuke balls appear more frequently in the rollout.
  Color Nuke III (98th Star) - The laser destroys the selected color on both curves!

Note: there is no bonus for hitting Fruit with a laser.  In fact, it would be a waste of the powerup!

 

Fruit Master:

This Power makes Fruit appear more often in your game. The more Fruit you hit, the more points each one is worth!

There are three tiers of Fruit Master:

  Fruit Master I (23rd Star) - Fruit appears 3 seconds faster than normal.
  Fruit Master II (72nd Star) - Fruit appears 5 seconds faster than normal.
  Fruit Master III (85th Star) - Fruit appears 7 seconds faster than normal.

 

Multiplier Enhancer:

This Power increases your starting multiplier. The points you score for every match are multiplied by the number on the Multiplier ball. Match more multipliers as you play so you can earn even more points. The maximum is x9. Shoot these balls as quickly as possible to ramp up your score! 

  Doubler (27th Star) - Start your game with the x2 Multiplier active.
  Tripler (108th Star) -  Start your game with the x3 Multiplier active.

 

Inferno Frog:

This Power makes your Hot Frog even hotter! If you have this Power active, your Hot Frog will shoot more than three fireballs!

There are two Tiers of Inferno Frog:

  Inferno Frog I (33rd Star) - Gives Hot Frog 1 extra fireball shot (for a total of 4 shots).
  Inferno Frog II (78th Star) - Gives Hot Frog 2 extra fireball shots (for a total of 5 shots).

 

Chain Blast:

With this power, when you make a chain of 10 consecutive matches, an explosion occurs. The first explosion occurs on the 10th match but after that every 5th match triggers a blast. If you break the chain by failing to make a match, the count starts over at 0.

There are three Tiers of Chain Blast:

  Chain Blast I (37th Star) - An explosive blast occurs at the end of a chain of 10 consecutive matches (and every 5 matches thereafter).
  Chain Blast II (62nd Star) - A blast occurs at the end of a chain of 9 consecutive matches (and every 4 matches thereafter).
  Chain Blast III (98th Star) - Increases the size of the explosions.

 

Sands of Time:

This Power increases the extra time you get with each Time ball you match.  A standard Time ball adds 5 seconds to the clock.

  Sands of Time I (43rd Star) - Time balls add six seconds to the clock when matched.
  Sands of Time II (66th Star) - Time balls add seven seconds to the clock when matched.
  Sands of Time III (105th Star) - Time balls add eight seconds to the clock when matched.
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Zuma Blitz Billing & Purchasing

  • What's available in the Zuma Blitz Shop?

If you are getting low on Food, Power, or Life, head to the Shop!

  Coins are the main currency in Zuma Blitz, used to buy power-ups, monuments, Food, and bulk items like Power Packs in the Shop. Buy Coins in bulk to avoid running out while playing. 
     
  Each heart lets you play one game. Buy bulk packs in the Shop so you never run out of Life. You can also buy passes to play Zuma Blitz non-stop for 6, 24, or 72 hours! 
     
  XP is earned with every game you play and tracked on a ring surrounding your level number. When the ring fills, you gain a Star. Every 10 Stars, you get a Promotion. To level up faster, try potions to double your XP for a number of games or hours.
     
  Rather than buying one power-up at a time in the game, you can get a bunch of power-ups in the Shop, and it's much cheaper. This is the smartest way to manage your coins. During sales, you can get even better deals!  A 100-pack gives you 100 games worth of Power. 
     
  Food makes your frog stronger and faster! Choosing the right food can be a game changer. A variety of treats are available in the Shop, and more are introduced regularly, so check back to see what's new! 
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Zuma Blitz Troubleshooting

  • Online games running sluggishly in Internet Explorer 10?

Players who have recently updated to Internet Explorer 10 may be finding that online games are running slowly and sluggishly.  This is a known issue relating to the way the browser interacts with Adobe Flash, and Microsoft is working on a solution.

In the meantime, here are the suggestions we have to offer:

  • Try another browser.  

    Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are both free downloads.  Give one of those a shot!

  • Uninstall Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 7 users only)

    On Windows 7, uninstalling the latest version of Internet Explorer automatically reverts you to the previous version, and Internet Explorer 9 works with Flash just fine!  You can always reupdate to IE10 when the issues with Flash are resolved.

    On Windows 8, please simply use Chrome or Firefox for the time being, as there is no way to install an older version of Internet Explorer.

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  • The game is running slowly or is non-responsive. I want to go fast!

We're very sorry if your game is not running at its full expected speed!  We call it "Blitz" for a reason, and it should feel lightning-fast!  That said, there are a number of factors that can affect your game's performance, and we are happy to offer several suggestions for restoring the full Blitz factor!

1. Clear your browser cache.

Clearing your Internet browser cache/cookies can fix many common performance issues. We have provided steps for most common browsers here.

2. Restart your browser.

The simple step of closing your browser and relaunching it may help as well, especially in combination with having just cleared your cache.

3. Update Flash.

You may need update to the latest version of Adobe Flashplayer.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

4. Close extra tabs you may have open in your browser.

Everything that's happening at the same time taxes your system!  If you tend to open a new tab for every webpage you'd like to visit, you're asking your browser to keep track of a lot of information.  It's also having to constantly refresh each of those pages...and let's not forget about the advertisements that might be trying to play videos on a tab you're not even looking at...better to just close the ones you won't need again anytime soon, allowing the ones you really care about to function at their best!

5. Update your browser.

If your online activities aren't as zippy as they used to be, it's often because the software that runs them is falling behind the times.  We have provided links to download or update the most common browsers:

6. Try a different browser.

It's about finding the right tool for the task...and the right tool for your friends may not be the right one for you.  For whatever reason, you may find that one browser renders pages faster or loads graphics more smoothly, and even on your own computer, you may find that certain tasks are better accomplished in one browser while others work more efficently in a different one.  There is no reason not to have multiple browsers installed side-by-side, and it gives you more options when you do!  

You can use the same download links from above to install these browsers.

7. Close other programs.

Just as keeping multiple tabs open in your browser will cause that program to slow down and chug, running a lot of programs all at once will slow down your whole computer.  Take a look at the programs you've got open, and close down any that you don't need right now.

8. Restart your computer.

Again, just as restarting your browser is a useful step to clear it of its hanging processes and let it start from scratch, shutting down your whole computer is just a really nice thing to do every once in a while.  Your computer probably works very hard for you and never complains (or rarely, anyway, if you consider error messages to be complaints!), so give it a little "power nap" to restore its mojo.  It will thank you by running with greatly increased efficiency (or at least as much as it can muster)!

There are, unfortunately, a few other factors that we are less able to advise you on.  If none of the above suggestions have been helpful, or if you are experiencing chronic, ongoing lagginess that never improves, then you may need more in-depth assistance, even professional maintenance for your computer.  Be sure you're taking good care of it: avoid clicking on suspicious links; keep your antivirus software up-to-date and scanning regularly as recommended; run your Operating System updates.  If you're good to your computer, it will be good to you!  

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  • How can I make the game bigger on my screen?

You can "zoom in" with your browser by using the following keyboard shortcuts:

Ctrl and + will zoom in.

Ctrl and - will zoom out.

Give it a try!

Note: if you have been actively playing the game, please make sure to click an area of the screen outside of the game board before using keyboard shortcuts.  An area of empty white space to the side of the game will shift the focus to the browser as a whole, allowing the keyboard shortcut to be applied.

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  • Where do my game posts show up on my Timeline?

The new Facebook Timeline feature has changed the order in which your activities appear on your profile page.  There are many factors that affect your game activity posts and who can view them.  

App Permissions Settings

When you first start playing a game on Facebook, you must allow it certain permissions. One of those permissions is "Post on my behalf."  Please note that "Post on your behalf" does not mean the game will post without your permission!   When you click "Share" on a high score or achievement, the game needs to have permission to complete that action of sharing on your behalf.

Click on "Edit settings" beside the app to make sure that "Post on my behalf" is listed as a permission you have allowed for the game.  Next, you'll want to make sure you have not set the app's posts to be hidden from people you want to see them.

Lower in the "Edit settings" menu is a header called "Posts on my behalf:" where you will see a drop-down menu with groups of friends listed.  You can choose to allow the game's posts to be viewed by anyone (Public), by Friends, by Friend Groups you pre-define (such as creating a group of your friends who also play the game!), or by "Only Me."  If you have at any point set your Posts to be visible to only a certain group/only yourself, that may be keeping you or your friends from seeing your Posts appear.

News Feed View

At the top of your News Feed, you have a "Sort:" option.  You can set your News Feed to sort by "Top Stories" or "Most Recent."  If you've got it set to sort by "Top Stories," which is the default, then you won't see game/app posts coming up much, because those are rarely considered top stories by Facebook.  Sorting by Most Recent will show you the latest activity without preferential treatment assigned based on number of likes or comments, etc.

Recent changes to Facebook have also made it so that hitting "Like" on a page may not be sufficient to add that page's updates to your News Feed.  If you know you "Liked" a page but are not seeing any updates from that page, you may need to visit the page and click the "Liked" button, then hover your mouse until the menu appears.  If "Show in News Feed" does not currently have a checkmark beside it, you will need to enable that option here.

Where to Look on Your Timeline

Even with your settings and permissions properly configured, you may not know where your game posts are being displayed on Timeline, because they are also not being treated as "Top Stories" on that page.  However, any game activity you chose to post should be visible on Timeline.  Since Timeline attempts to prioritize your posts and activities rather than displaying them strictly chronologically, app posts will fall lower down on the page than things like status updates, tagged photos, or messages from friends.

Scroll down your Timeline, and you will find that below the "widgets" such as your Friends list, recent Likes, game Achievements, etc., you will start to see your app posts.  They may be aggregated by app title, so you may see several recent High Score posts gathered into a bundle that can be expanded to view in full.

For more information on Facebook's Timeline feature, you may want to review the FAQs at http://www.facebook.com/help/.

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  • Chrome users: Is your cursor missing or in the wrong place?

Many players are suddenly having issues with online games in Chrome.  You might be experiencing one or more of the following issues:

  • I can't click on the buttons
  • I can't see my cursor
  • My cursor isn't where it should be on the screen
  • I try to click on one button, but another button or link is activated instead
  • The game is slow and laggy

We are happy to say there is an easy way to fix this!

Copy and paste the following into your address bar in Chrome:

chrome://plugins

I know that doesn't look like what you're used to typing or pasting into your address bar!  But trust me, this is how it should look:

Your plugins console might load with expanded view already open, or it might load in simplified view.  Look all the way over on the right hand side of the page, where the word Details appears. 

See the little + sign there?  That means you are seeing the simple view.  Click the + sign to expand to detailed view of the plugins console.  

Your detailed view may look like this:

If so, you can fix this issue right now!  See how there are two plugins listed under Adobe Flash Player, and one is grayed out?  That's what's causing the problem with your games. Just click Enable in the grayed out section, and then close Chrome.  When you launch it again, you shouldn't have any further trouble!

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  • How to clear your browser cache & cookies

We have provided the basic steps for clearing your browser cache/cookies in most common browsers.  However, as you may have noticed, the basic steps for completing simple actions change all the time.  Software is constantly updated, and little details are altered each time. We strive to keep this updated whenever we notice the processes are changed and whenever a new browser or version is released.  If the steps for any particular browser are no longer quite what you see here, please simply check the Help menu for your browser to find the updated information.

Disclaimer: Clearing your cache may fix game issues, but may also result in the loss of automatically saved passwords and web page settings.

Internet Explorer 9 or 10:

  1. Launch your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click on the Tools icon at the top right corner of the browser window.
  3. Click Safety, then Delete Browsing History.
  4. Make sure Temporary Internet Files is selected.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Close your browser and restart Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 8:

  1. Launch your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click on the Safety menu at the top of the browser.
  3. Click Delete Browsing History.
  4. Make sure Temporary Internet Files is selected.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Close your browser and restart Internet Explorer.

Firefox for PC:

  1. Choose 'Tools' from the main menu (at the top of the Firefox window). 
  2. Click on 'Clear Recent History'
  3. In the drop-down menu "Time range to clear:" please select Everything.
  4. Select all the checkboxes other than 'Cookies,' 'Active Logins,' and 'Site Preferences.' 
  5. Click the 'Clear Now' button. 
  6. Your computer may take a minute or two to delete everything. 
  7. Now, close all Firefox windows and re-open Firefox again.

Firefox for Mac: 

  1. Launch your Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the Tools menu at the top of the screen and select Clear Recent History.
  3. In the drop-down menu "Time range to clear:" please select Everything.
  4. Click Clear Now.
  5. Close your browser window and restart Firefox.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the Customize menu icon (looks like three parallel lines) at the upper right.
  2. Scroll down to Tools, then to Clear browsing data in the Tools submenu.
  3. On the window that opens, you will see a checklist.  Please make sure Clear browsing history, Clear download history, Empty the cache, Delete cookies and other site data, & Clear data from hosted apps are checked.  
  4. At the top of the window, select "the beginning of time" in the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Clear browsing data button.

Safari for PC:

  1. Click on the Gear icon at the top of the Safari window.
  2. Select Reset Safari.
  3. Make sure "Empty the Cache" is selected. (Unselect any items you do not want to reset.)
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Close all Safari windows and relaunch Safari.

Safari for Mac: 

  1. Launch your Safari browser. 
  2. Click on the History menu at the top of the screen. 
  3. Click on Clear History from the drop-down menu. 
  4. Click Clear.
  5. Close your browser window and restart Safari.

Internet Explorer 7:

  1. Launch your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click on the Tools menu at the top of the browser.
  3. Click Delete Browsing History.
  4. Click Delete All.
  5. Close your browser and restart Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x: 

  1. Launch your Internet Explorer browser. 
  2. Click on the 'Tools' menu at the top of the browser. 
  3. Click on 'Internet Options' from the drop-down menu. 
  4. Click on the 'Delete Cookies' button. 
  5. Click on the 'Delete Files' button. 
  6. Click 'OK'. 
  7. Close your browser and restart Internet Explorer.
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  • Why isn't my score saving correctly or appearing on my Facebook page?

Please ensure that you have internet connectivity. If you are not connected to the internet, or have a very weak wireless signal your score may not post. You may be able to solve the problem by logging out of Facebook, clearing your cookies and cache in your browser, and refreshing the page.

Click here for instructions on clearing your browser cache and cookies.

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  • The page fails to load correctly at least part of the time; how can I fix this?

Some ad-blocking and anti-virus software have been known to cause this issue. We recommend adding the page (see below for the URLs for each game) as a trusted site to these programs. In order to do this, please consult your ad-block and/or anti-virus program manuals.

Bejeweled Blitz page (http://apps.facebook.com/bejeweledblitz/

Solitaire Blitz page (https://apps.facebook.com/solitaireblitz/)

Zuma Blitz page (http://apps.facebook.com/zumablitz/)

If you are still having loading issues, please clear your browser cache.  Click here for instructions.

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  • Basic troubleshooting steps for free online games

Most games work in multiple browsers but will still exhibit better performance in some than others.  If you are having difficulty with your online game performance, we strongly recommend trying alternate browsers.

In order to play the free online games, certain components need to be installed and activated on a computer through its browser. Depending on your computer and the browser you are using, you may need to install or update Flash. If the necessary add-ons are not installed through the computer's Internet browser, our free online games will not operate properly. Please refer to your computer's help articles or your browser's help articles for further help installing and activating these components.

Other possible issues that could cause blocking of our Online games may be firewalls and virus scanners. We recommend you add our site to your list of "Safe" or "Trusted" Sites for your browser, firewall and virus scanners. Please refer to your software's help articles regarding adding safe/trusted sites.

Further instructions on resolving online games issues:

1. Clear your Internet cache.

Clearing your Internet browser cache/cookies can fix many common issues with pages failing to load. Some browser components may need to have their cache cleared as well. We have provided steps for most common browsers here.

Restarting your computer after following the above steps can also help the performance of the game.

2. Update Flash.

You may need to install or update to the latest version of Adobe Flashplayer.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

If you need assistance installing the latest version of flash, you may find instructions on the page: 

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/productinfo/instructions/

3. Security Concerns.

Some antivirus or personal firewall applications incorrectly identify our products as viruses and disrupt or block the software from downloading or registering. Please be assured that products that come from PopCap Games are virus free. We recommend that you visit your AntiVirus Software website for the latest virus definitions to allow the component to load properly. 

Still having trouble?

If you require further assistance, please click on the "Contact Us" button below and provide us with the following information so we can assist you:

  • What is the name of the game you are having a problem with?
  • Important: What Operating System (OS) and Web Browser (Name and version number) are you using?
  • Describe the problem you are experiencing. Does the online game window partially appear? Is it opening and stalling?
  • Please describe the exact steps you are taking when trying to access the game. (including the exact button/link you are clicking on).
  • Are you having the same problem with any of our other online games?
  • Did you receive an error message? If so, what did the error message say?

Thank you in advance for providing these details.

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Zuma Blitz General Information

  • Spirit Animals

The jungle is filled with wondrous creatures, and Zuma Blitz honors them all with Spirit Animal totems you unlock and collect every time you achieve a high score.  The animals range from common beetles and humble lizards to noble jaguars and wondrous unicorns! You unlock a totem by scoring within its range.  All Spirit Animal totems begin as paper, but each score within the same Spirit Animal's range adds a point toward leveling up the totem. You can upgrade Spirit Animals to oak, stone, jade, silver, and finally gold.

If you get consistent scores, a Spirit Animal will level up quickly.  If your scores vary greatly, you will have a menagerie of paper Spirit Animals to start with.  You can easily see at a glance what a player's average scores tend to be by the relative materials their Spirit Animal totems are made of.

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  • What is Zuma Blitz?

Zuma Blitz is the fast and furious one-minute version of the hit Zuma series from PopCap Games. Take on your Facebook friends as you blast balls from your fearless frog. Race the clock and destroy the chain of balls before you're swallowed by the golden skull. Master trick shots to score big, earn extra time and leap up the leaderboard. Work your mojo to gain experience points and unlock explosive new Powers. It's the most ribbeting game on Facebook!

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  • Love Zuma Blitz? Get even more Zuma!

Addicted to Zuma Blitz? We all are! If you've been wondering if there are other ways to enjoy Zuma, you've come to the right place.

Playing other versions of Zuma may even improve your Zuma Blitz scores! Zuma is a muscle, and you can only get stronger the more you work it!

First released in 2004, there are several versions of Zuma you can get if you simply can't get enough frog-fueled fun in the jungle.

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  • Zuma Blitz options: sound, color blind mode, and more!

   Click the gear icon at the upper right beside "Shop" to open the Options menu.
  If you are in the middle of a game, you can access Options by clicking the Pause icon at the lower right corner.

The Options menu allows you to raise or lower the volume of music and sound effects or mute the game altogether.  

You can also turn on Color Blind Mode to change the ball colors to grayscale or disable the Laser Guide if you prefer playing without that feature.  

The Laser Guide is a transparent laser beam that points from your frog's mouth to the ball you are targeting and is always the color of the ball currently in the frog's mouth.  Using the Laser Guide does not affect your score, but it may affect your frame rate which can slow down the game.  If your game is lagging, try turning off Laser Guide (you might also give it a try if you're looking for a little extra challenge!).

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