Any bonus money you have is used as soon as your original balance is spent, and can then be used for entrance into real cash games. Bonus money cannot be withdrawn as cash, but any winnings where bonus money has been used as an entrance fee immediately becomes cash.
For free games, receive one of our BrainCells for every game you enter and 10
BrainCells for every game you win.
If you play for cash, you receive 5 BrainCells for every $1.00 you play for,
plus 10 if you win.
The number of BrainCells you have determines your status on the site e.g.
Postgraduate or Professor. They can also win you awards and trophies!
Take note your BrainCells will die off at the rate of 5% a month if you
haven't exercised your brain by playing during the last 30 days.
There is a limit to the number of BrainCells you can collect if you are not a Gold Player. Click here to upgrade to Gold Player status and you will be able to earn more BrainCells!
About your ranking
Your level of ranking depends upon how many BrainCells you have collected. See the table below to see how many you need to get to the next level!
About your bonus money
Bonus money cannot be withdrawn but can be used to enter cash entry games on the site (with the exception of Instant Win games e.g. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Bullseye, Catchphrase etc). The money you win in our cash prize games is real money and can be later withdrawn.
If you have deposited real money, this will be used first and if you run out of real money your bonus money will then be used.
Pick a game to start playing. If you're logged in you'll always earn one of our BrainCells for participating. You may win additional BrainCells if you finish as the top player (Fun Tournaments awarded weekly). Hover over the prize amounts to see prize divisions.
About fun tournaments
Fun tournaments are completely FREE to enter plus you get 1 BrainCell for simply playing and even more if you win! Fun tournaments are always open and run either daily or weekly.
If you don't feel like entering a jackpot or mini tournament just yet, fun tournaments are perfect for a bit of practice. Why wait? Get playing!
* Jackpot will roll over for a further week beyond the scheduled closing date until there are 7 or more different players
About Gem Swap and item match games
Gems Swap is one of family of classic online casual games where players have to clear a screen by lining up three identical items. Other well known ones are Bejewelled by the US games company, Popcap, and a game called Chuzzle where the items are furry balls with eyes (sounds stranger than it looks!).
Gems Swap does what it says on the tin. The items are diamonds, rubies, emeralds etc and you can click two items and exchange their positions. It starts easy but the grids get progressively harder until you really have to get your brain doing its stuff. Whether it's Gems Swap, Chuzzle or Bejewelled I think you will be surprised how addictive a game it is. The key skill is visual perception - being able to see the patterns on the screen immediately.
How to play Gems Swap
Gems Swap is more of a light hearted game to give you a breather from tough trivia. Destroy the grid of gems by creating lines of 3 or more gems of the same kind and clear levels when gems have been destroyed at all the positions. Move the gems by using the mouse to click, drag and swap adjacent gems. You need to destroy gems as quickly as possible in order to advance to the next level!
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