Play Blocs for Cash Prizes
Before the days of Candy Crush and Bejeweled, online gaming players had to make do with games like Blocs and Fruit Punch. These were basically the forerunners of the massive money spinners we see today on Facebook and in mobile app form. Because of the growth in social gaming, sites where Blocs and Chain Reaction used to hold sway have faded. King.com for example has moved it's focus on to Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga and Papa Pear Saga. Whilst you can still play these games for free in various places the winning/prize elements have all but gone. There are some instances at Royal Games where you can play for prizes but these are in our view not overly exciting.
The object with these Candy Crush/Bejeweled style games is to clear as many icons - whether they be candy, blocks, gems or peppers - as possible. You can only click on icons that have matches either on top, bottom, left or right of it. Do combos to maxmise scores!
Chain Reaction: The goal of Chain Reaction is to clear groups of coloured molecules to stop them from rising to the top of the game field. Grab the coins to make a high score.
Candy Crush: The aim of Candy Crush is to create special sweets such as striped candy, wrapped candy and rainbow candy. Combine these specials to create spectacular effects such as Super Stripe and Mega-Candy. Score points by removing the combos.
Pepper Panic: Another variation on the theme - but instead of blocks or candy you have peppers. Get the combos for some hot action and to build up your scores.
Bejeweled Blitz Bingo: This is one game where you can win prizes but it combines bingo with the fun of Bejeweled Blitz. Play the 90 ball game and provided you've purchases six cards you'll play a bonus round of Bejeweled Blitz. The bonus prize you win will depend on your score and those of your fellow roomies.
There are of course plenty of free games on the bloc, gems, and candy crush theme. Bedazzled which you can play below is a good example of that.
The future of this genre of puzzle games is social gaming and perhaps as themes for slots and bingo. It's very unlikely that we'll see a site like King.com or Game Duell offering substantial prizes for this genre.