To play the game, move colored jewels into place to create a chain reaction with three or more gems of the same color. Since this game is only one minute long, speed is everything. To save time as you make jeweled connections, click and drag the tile you want in the direction you want it to move. This is much quicker than clicking a tile and clicking where you want it to go. After all, one click is faster than two.
Start looking for new moves on the game board while you're last move is still being zapped. This Bejeweled Blitz strategy will increase your chain reactions and improve your score. For example, let's say you just made a move that caused a four-line chain reaction. Instead of marveling at your puzzle-playing abilities, focus your attention on the next move that you can make on the board.
Don't worry too much about the fiery gems that are caused when you eliminate a string of four or more same-colored jewels. While these fiery gems explode and raise your score in Bejeweled Blitz, they will eventually explode on their own. After time is up, the game goes into the "Last Hurrah" and all leftover fiery gems and score multipliers explode, increasing your score in that round of Bejeweled Blitz.
To save even more time, use a hint when needed. Rather than staring at the board wasting precious seconds, hit the "Hint" button at the left-hand side of the screen. There are no penalties for using a hint.