This article contains everything you need to know about Arkadium’s Jewel Shuffle Game.

Use the list below to navigate specific topics about Jewel Shuffle. 

How to play

Goal. Like many free match 3 games, the goal of Jewel Shuffle is to score as many points as possible by swapping the positions of jewels so that at least three of the same jewels are next to each other, either vertically or horizontally. 

Movement. You can only move a jewel one space at a time (i.e. swapping places with a jewel directly adjacent). To do this, you can drag a jewel into the direction you want it to move. If you don’t want to drag, you can also click or tap the jewel you want to move, then click or tap the jewel you want to swap with.

Matching. Matching identical jewels will make them disappear, and new jewels will fall onto the board. Combo multiple matches in a single move to rack up tons of points! 

NOTE: create longer matches to gain extra points and unlock powerful bonus gems


As you gain points, the progress bar at the top will fill up. Each time that happens, you will move to the next level and the score multiplier on the left will increase. 


Just make sure you don't run out of moves in the process!

NOTE: Make sure to try out the new version of the game, a warm and cosy alternative for cold winter nights, Jewel Shuffle Cosy Nights


Progress bar. When the game starts and you perform a match, the bar at the top will start to fill:

When the bar becomes completely full, all tiles will be shuffled and you will move to the next level. In each new level, your score will be multiplied by the level that you’re on. 

EXAMPLE: at level 2, your score is doubled and, at level 3, your score is tripled and so on

Glowing jewel. If you match 4 identical jewels in a row, it will create a glowing jewel. This can be used to remove all adjacent tiles after matching:

Brilliant jewel. If you manage to line up 5 identical jewels in a single move, you will earn a lot of points and a special Brilliant Jewel which will completely remove all the tiles on the board. Use the Brilliant Jewel wisely!

Number of moves. The key to maxing out your score is simple yet complicated – don’t run out of moves. You can use several tricks to increase your potential moves and extend the game as much as possible:

  • Match your jewels on the lower rows when possible. Since new jewels drop from above, the longer the jewels “travel” from top to bottom, the higher your chances are of getting auto-matches and earning free points.

  • Use the magnifying glass Help button if you are not sure you’re making a good move. Clicking on the Help button several times displays all possible moves it does not have any score penalties.

  • Bonus glowing jewels and Brilliant Jewels can be game-changers. The best strategy is to save them until you are running out of moves and then match them to clear more space. This will automatically create new move opportunities.

Good luck playing Jewel Shuffle, we hope you get a dazzling score and have a great time playing! :)