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About Bejeweled Stars: Free Match 3
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What is Bejeweled Stars: Free Match 3?

Bejewled Stars is an update to the classic tile-matching game, first developed by PopCap games in 2001 for desktop browsers. 

Wildly successful, the original Bejeweled spawned countless imitators and encouraged the growth of social and mobile gaming in the first decade of the 21st century. PopCap has released three follow-up games themselves, but players will likely be more familiar with more recent derivative, Candy Crush.

Like others in the series, Bejeweled stars is played by swapping tiles of sparkling, colorful gems with their neighbors to form series of three or more matching colors. When arranged in this way, the gems disappear, any gems on top of them fall into their place, and the player earns points for the number of matches achieved. Bonus points can be earned for forming extra long chains or triggering multiple matches with a single tile swap. 

Bejeweled Stars adds a number of interesting new mechanics to familiar gameplay elements, such as moving clusters of gems and clouds, which can be maneuvered in the game space to trigger high-scoring cascades.

Some gems have special, game-altering properties, such as the Flame and Star gems. Players can also create their own special tiles by collecting Sky Gems and combining them into a variety of different power-ups. Examples include the Scrambler, which shuffles the game board, and the Star Swapper, which can clear difficult blockages to allow progress.

The classic Bejeweled was downloaded more than 150 million times, with 75 million copies sold, and Bejeweled Stars has already been downloaded almost 5 million times. The original, browser-based game is no longer available for download from the developer's website.

Is Bejeweled Stars: Free Match 3 safe for my kids?

Bejeweled Stars is safe and appropriate for children in terms of its content and gameplay. But, this game does feature in-app purchases and interactions with other players

Before installing Bejeweled Stars, parents can set parental control that block or limit in-app purchases by younger children. Using parental controls can prevent children from making purchases accidentally or without parental permission.

The original Bejeweled, Candy Crush, and similar games pioneered many of the techniques modern developers use to drive addictive play and purchasing behavior in mobile games – techniques which have been refined extensively over the last fifteen years. 

Parents may want to educate older children about how these games seek to drive engagement and set limits around use for younger kids.

Bejeweled Stars also allows unmonitored player interactions, using that engagement to reward existing players and attract new users. If your child has a social media account, mobile games like Bejeweled Stars may present a privacy issue. 

Interactions between players, via emoji and personal messages, are not subject to filters or content controls. The lack of moderation in personal messages may be a concern for some parents.

Bejeweled Stars is safe for kids with the use parental controls and some supervision.

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