January 17, 2013

Mad Skills

Crack is whack? Crack's got nothing on Bejeweled.

The other day, Owen made me download Bejeweled. Okay, he didn't make me. He didn't stand over me threatening bodily harm while I shakily entered my password into the app store. But I downloaded it all the same. And when I did - and when it opened up and I saw all those shimmering animated jewels on my screen all ready to be lined up and exploded - I remembered exactly why I didn't have Bejeweled on my phone. It's fucking addictive. As a result, I've played pretty much every day since. My highest score is a measly 400,000 but that guy in Korea with 9,391,004 points is tracking me in his rearview.

Last night, Owen watched me play (he still hasn't gotten the drift and is content to watch me).

Owen: How did you get so good.
Me: Practice. Like everything else.
Owen: I just thought you had mad skills.
Me: Mad skills?
Owen: Mad skills.
Me: Yeah, I have some of those too.

Mad skills and a slightly unhealthy addiction.

Posted by Chris at January 17, 2013 8:11 AM

I'm sort of glad that there isn't an Android version. And if there is, please don't tell me. The Facebook version is bad enough.

Posted by: COD at January 17, 2013 9:27 AM

I used to be hooked on Bejeweled too, but if you check out the inside of my coat, you too can play Bubble Town...omg...I can't stop!

Posted by: bacioni at January 17, 2013 10:31 AM

I am fairly resistant to these trends....no smart phone, never bitten by the angry birds bug, etc. However, my Nook has more apps than books on it and I am *totally* looking for Bejeweled tonight for the Nook! The kiddos will loooooove it.

Posted by: rebecca c at January 17, 2013 11:11 AM

I'd also suggest PuzzleQuest. It's a combination of Bejeweled and D&D. Even more fun!

Posted by: oakley at January 17, 2013 5:25 PM

Oh, Chris. We've lost you...

Posted by: vicki at January 17, 2013 6:26 PM

Bejeweled is indeed a tough habit to crack ;) I've been playing another game more, lately, though called W.E.L.D.E.R. It was a free game from Starbucks a while back...it's actually a bit like Bejeweled, except with letters you must form into words ... my nerdy self likes it ;)

Posted by: Heather at January 18, 2013 12:32 PM