Mix and Match
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe can be considered as a “match three" kind of game, where you need to align three same items either horizontally or vertically. Aligning gems in Bejeweled is achieved by swapping them with adjacent items - top, bottom, left, and right, never diagonal.
Gems are removed for every match made that drop from the top board, making room for new gems, further combinations, and allowing you to further advance in the game.
The goal of the game is making as much matches as you can and filling the bar and the bottom of your game board. The bar is filled every time a match is made. In addition, matches of four or five make greater points and provides you with a special gems that eases the game play.
Normal gems come in different shapes and colors. Matches of four clears out the other three and leaves a power gem, one that explodes when matched again, removing more jewels on the board and making room for more for additional points and possible combos. Matches of five items reward you with a Hyper Cube, appearing as a vortex with different colors. When this item is matched with the gem, all of the gems of the same color on the board are destroyed.
Other special gems are available in other game modes. In the Puzzle Mode, Bombs and Rocks are also included in the board - where Bombs are timed until they explode, and Rocks that serve as hindrances to introduce additional game challenges. Rocks can only be removed when an adjacent bomb explodes.
The only way to lose in this game is if there are no possible combinations available in your board anymore.