Puzzle your buddies in Matching With Friends on iPhone, iPad now

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Matching With FriendsOnly one game that Zynga ... unleashed (see what we did there?) onto the masses during its recent press event is available right now: Matching With Friends. As of this writing, players interested in the next big thing to come of Zynga's mega-popular With Friends franchise can check it out for free.

Matching With Friends looks like an interesting blend of match-three (i.e. Bejeweled Blitz) and the developer's very own Words With Friends. Players place colored blocks on a game board in the same fashion they would in a turn-based game of the super popular word game, only the goal in this case is to match three or more like-colored blocks rather than form words.

All the staples--like chat, Facebook Connect and more--are present in Matching With Friends, though players can earn and purchase bomb power-ups to clear small areas of the game board to make room for new matches. Upon a first, elitist glance, this is a distilled version of Words With Friends for people that don't like making words. But we'll have far more in-depth,and hopefully nicer, impressions of Matching With Friends in due time.

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