Move the stones. Watch the minimalist Zen garden reshape itself. Solve the puzzles.

"Unquestionably, one of the best puzzle app games of 2013." - Tom Cutrofello,

In Zen Garden Puzzle there is no pressure: just play at your own pace and relax. No matter what you do, you will never be more than three moves away from the puzzle's only solution. But can you find those moves?

Your goal is to position one stone in every delimited area. That might not be as easy as it looks, because every time you move one stone, another one moves in the opposite direction.

Between puzzles, pause to meditate over words of wisdom and classic haiku poems.

As you become more experienced, you will advance through the Dan ranks and solve harder puzzles.

• Stimulates logic, memory and concentration.
• Endless: the solution of a puzzle is the starting point of a new one.
• Procedurally generated music, different every time.
• Automatically syncs progress across devices. No need for registration.
• No ads, no in-app purchases.

User reviews:
"Deceptively subtle yet ingeniously deep. One that stands apart from the crowded App Store."
"Helps me relax while taxing my logical circuits. A contradiction? No, it has found the sweet spot."
"Simple rules with a simple goal, yet the puzzles can be fiendishly tricky. I'm loving this, and I bet you will too."

What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

iOS 11 support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Michael Haddon ,

Zen Garden

I really enjoyed using this app. The increasing challenge was paced to keep me engaged but not stressed. I saved many of the sayings.

I just let the app upgrade. I was 89% of the way to level 9. I was afraid I lost all my progress, but now it’s back! ;-)

And now, it’s gone again. I enjoyed playing, but I’m not willing to start over.

Senkwa ,

Delightful implementation, great puzzles

I love the aesthetics of this game, and the puzzles are a deep and interesting family. I'm pretty confident that they cannot always be solved in three moves, as I've read; I believe six moves is the maximum needed. I like to study the puzzle before moving, a pleasant way to relax. Great job!

Godelescherbach ,

Great puzzler

One of my favorite all time puzzle apps. Only charged once, as many puzzles as you would like to play. Love the zen styling and heady quotes. Nothing quite like it in the App Store that I have encountered.

App Privacy

The developer, Nicola Salmoria, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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