UPDATE - Six Reasons Every Man Should Play Bejeweled Blitz

Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook is taking the dude world by storm. While Bejeweled 2 and Bejeweled have always largely attracted the females, the Blitz is taking the Bejeweled to the boys. Even the name, "Bejeweled Blitz" appeals to men - when I hear the word Blitz, I think of linebacker coming off the corner to sack a QB or maybe some cool World War II documentary covering the Blitz on England.

I don't know what secret sauce Popcap Games is using (maybe the same they used with Plants vs. Zombies, which was just nominated for a dude-tastic Spike TV Video Game Award), but here are five reasons every man should play Bejeweled Blitz.

UPDATE: Popcap games loved the post so much they were kind enough to send me a reply.
They thought of another awesome reason for dudes to play Bejeweled Blitz.

6. Smack Talking
From the time we're little dudes, men always talk smack. You know, an "everything you can do, I can do better" type of thing. Bejeweled Blitz addresses those manly needs for one-upmanship (see, even that word has 'man' in it) with Jewel Jabber, a messaging system that lets you send taunts to friends on Facebook.

5. Lots of Game Stats
Guys love numbers and showing we know things. Bejeweled Blitz feeds that need by letting you dive into your game numbers and compare your stats with other players. It's almost like playing fantasy sports, except it has got more diamonds than your average baseball game.

4. Totally Awesome Explosions

It's not exactly a secret that dudes are action movie junkies and love things that go BOOM! Bejeweled Blitz has the craziest explosions in gaming -- we swear Pop Cap hired Hollywood director Micheal Bay to consult on this game's over-the-top bust-ups. If you play the game right, the whole screen lights up with flames and lightening bolts, while your computer speakers rock with the sound of sweet 'splosions.

3. It's Free to Play (Finally, mean don't have to buy any jewels)

The only other interaction men have with jewels (and we're not talking about the family variety) is when they buy their lady an engagement ring. Ever bought one? They are expensive and they don't do anything (aside from help you keep your wife!) A man can get behind anything that is free and awesome.

2. Competition

Men love to compete and Bejeweled Blitz is all about showing off your scores. The leaderboard sits to the right of every game, so you know what scores (and more importantly, whose scores) you have to beat. Having your buddy from high school staring down at you is enough to turn those one-minute games into, well, many hours worth of minutes.

The new number one reason for dudes to play Bejeweled Blitz is:

1. Three Quarters of all Bejeweled Blitz players are women.
If you've got game in Bejeweled Blitz you are bound to command respect from the ladies. Even though it's been bro-tasticated, Bejeweled Blitz is still a chick magnet and if you play well you can be one too!

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