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PopCap and Hasbro team up to bring Bejeweled to tabletops

PopCap Games and Hasbro have teamed up to bring the Bejeweled developer's games "into a new world of face-to-face games," according to a press release from PopCap.

The collaboration will hit retail stores this spring with two games. The first board game is based on PopCap's Bejeweled, in which players will match three tiles to eliminate them. Bejeweled Frenzy, the second board game, tasks players with building a stack of cards as quickly as possible. According to a product listing on BBCW Distributors' website, Bejeweled Frenzy (pictured above) includes 84 cards and 7 Boost Gems that earn players bonus points.

Those who purchase Hasbro's Bejewled board game will also receive a download code for Bejeweled 3, while Bejeweled Frenzy board game owners will receive downloads for four rare gems in PopCap's Facebook game Bejeweled Bitz.

"Hasbro shares PopCap's vision and commitment to high quality and endlessly enjoyable game play," said Brennan Townley, director of brand licensing at PopCap. "We're thrilled to work with Hasbro to create unique game experiences around PopCap's intellectual properties that expand our brands in authentic, meaningful ways."

A partnership between the companies last year brought a Monopoly-themed game to PopCap's Lucky Gem Casino Facebook game. PopCap also developed Windows PC and Mac versions of The Game of Life, Battleship, Risk and Monopoly for Hasbro.