Match-3 Arcade Games

The following sites allow you to play Match-3 arcade games in online competitions for cash prizes:

Bejeweled 2

Bejeweled 2

Swap gems to create three-in-a-row, and race against the clock to complete as many levels as you can. With dazzling effects and exciting power-ups, Bejeweled 2 is one of the web's most popular puzzle games!

Chuzzle

Chuzzle

What the heck is a Chuzzle? Fuzzy furballs? Furry fuzzballs? It's up to you to figure that one out, but one thing's for sure - they're the hottest new stars in the gaming world. Incredibly fun, incredibly exciting, and incredibly addictive!

Pharaoh's Treasure

Pharaoh's Treasure

Pharaoh's Treasure is a match-3 style game with an Egyptian theme. The object of the game is to score as many points as possible by collapsing vertical or horizontal groups of 3 or more similar tiles.

SwapIt!

SwapIt!

SwapIt! is an addictive game played with an 8 by 8 grid of objects. You must swap the location of two adjacent objects in order to create a row of 3 or more of a single object. Score as many points as you can by forming lines of three (or more) in a row.

Cubis

Cubis

One of the Web's most popular games can now be played competitively! Slide colored cubes onto the board to make groups of three. 500 levels to choose from, many available exclusively at WorldWinner!

Zen Gems

Zen Gems

Got a yen for the Zen? Then master the gems in this meditative mixture of match-3, strategy, and problem-solving. Find motivation in meditation and play to win!

More information about Match-3 Arcade Games

Match-3 Arcade Games

Although Match-3 games have recently come to prominence due to the enormous popularity of computer games such as Bejeweled, Jewel Quest, and Big Kahuna Reef, the game itself is actually quite ancient, having been developed during Roman times, and played on an eight by eight grid, traditionally using actual gems (see history).

The mechanics of Match-3 games are incredibly simple, which is part of their appeal. There’s really only one basic rule: swap two adjacent pieces to create a block of 3 or more pieces, which are then removed and move are added to the board at random.

In spite of the simplicity, there is a great deal of variety to Match-3 games, and an addictive quality that will keep you coming back for more again and again. And adding the competitive aspect only make the game more compelling.

So try your hand at some of these Match-3 games, and see you find them as endlessly playable as most gamers do.