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Zen Puzzle Garden is a Japanese rock garden puzzle which can be solved by raking all of the sand. The player controls a little monk with a rake, who must find a way to complete the garden without raking himself into a corner.

There is no time limit, so you can experiment with many different raking patterns. With beautiful graphics and intriguing puzzles, Zen Puzzle Garden will keep you mesmerized for hours! by Lexaloffle Games

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Version 1.26:
  • Universal Binary.
  • New Icon.

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Mac OS X 10.39 or later

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infiniteline Member IconReview+5
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Not a bad game at all. The concept is simple and it takes some thinking to get through each level. I agree that the game can be a bit tedious to 'clean up' all the levels, but hey... chop wood, carry water. The price may be a bit high for some, but overall a decent offering.

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Version 1.27
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Well, I gave it a try and, I must say, found this game only sightly interesting; I lost interest in it quite rapidly. Sorry, but Zen Puzzle garden just doesn't grab me. There's just not enough "sizzle" , or interesting content therein to keep me going with it for very long.
My feeling upon not getting the little monk to rake the entire garden?......so what, I'd rather spend my time playing something more engrossing. And graphically, it's rather dull.
I think that at $19.95, it's overpriced; maybe $8 is all it's worth.
But ya never know, it might be your cup of tea. Try it out and if you feel it's worth your time and your $19.95, then, by Jove, go for it. Different strokes, and all that. I guess there's no accounting for people's tastes, though.

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Version 1.24
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I believe that's part of the 'puzzle' aspect of the game. Difficult isn't it?

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Version 1.2
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tried the demo but the monk does not respond to the mouse or keyboard commands to turn when I want him to. Instead he rakes straight lines only and will not turn even when there is room. Not sure what the matter is but I'm not that interested to find out

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Version 1.14
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You're not supposed to turn in the middle of the garden - that's what makes the puzzles interesting.

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Beautiful, simple, and very responsive. The author put a lot into this game and obviously takes from playstation style menu interfaces. Impressive use of OpenGL. Easy to play, and most likely challenging - I wrote this after completing the first level (and yes, I had to undo a bad move...)

Great game, and great work. Well worth the download, if not the price (?).

Two gripes: (1) the seeming deluge of keyboard commands... For such a simple game, it would have been nice to have some readily available buttons. (2) Takes over my screen and changes my resolution - is that necessary?? - not very mac-like. :-(

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Version 1.14
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If you look at the options in the game you can change so the game runs in window mode!

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Buttons would clutter the background.

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Downloads 5,014
Version Downloads 1,004
Type Games / Puzzle
License Shareware
Date 28 Jan 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $19.95
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