Shining Mine is a free online bejeweled game which tells of a story about a mine. The objective of the game is to make sets of similar jewels in numbers of 3 or more so they can be removed from the grid. There are several types of jewels in this game; There are the usual jewels and there are those that explode after they count to zero. A number appears on the bomb and it start vibrating as the number counts to zero, at which point the bomb will explode. When you match 4 gems, you will get an ice gem, which when matched with another set of its color will remove all the jewels in a circle. A fire gem will get 5 gems in a row, a spectrum gem will remove gems from 2 crossed rows and a rainbow gem will remove 3 crossed rows. The grid of the game is made of hexagons and the direction of motion is through the faces of the hexagon. You keep playing the game until the clock comes to zero and then you can post your high score; see how many jewels you will have mined. Free online jewel games are all about getting to form sets of three or more similar gems, and also about getting combos. This can be done in a haphazard manner but that does not make the game interesting. The fun lies in trying to come up with a strategy, on the go, about how to make the most combos. Combos are the best because they magnify the value of the score in a geometric way; the more combos you get, the higher the final score will be. This is something that you should keep in mind whenever you are playing online jewel games; also look for the jewels that explode or remove many jewels at the same time.