PICK OF THE WEEK: Bejeweled Blitz

Bejeweled is a simple gem-matching game that has long entertained an older demographic of gamers.

With Bejeweled Blitz, a shorter, flash-based, minute-long variety of the game, PopCap Games has found a way to distract people from a different kind of procrastination on social networks.

Blitz can be played on Facebook, and now on Google Plus as well. The game ties to social networks by showing a weekly leaderboard of friends and providing awards for your friends' cumulative scores.

The flash game maintains the franchise's emphasis on ease and replayability.

Bejewled Blitz has become my favorite tool for dealing with phone calls where I find myself stuck on hold.


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