Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Zen of gaming!


I've never been one to watch a bunch of TV usually if I have free time you can find me either watching a movie or series on DVD with family or if I need some alone time more times than not I'll be relaxing in bed playing a video game. I am a certified game addict I actually think I own almost every game system there is out there right now and yes I actually use all of them. The only issue is life has been soooo stressful lately that sometimes even a simple game will get me all worked up if I am already having a bad day.

Zenses is a game designed for just those sort of days. Zenses comes in two varieties Ocean and Rainforest and I tested out the Ocean. Zenses features simple games similar to the ones you can purchase and download online but all of the games are set to a very comforting mellow soundtrack that reminds me a bit of a spa. I was a little concerned that the sounds themselves would lull me to sleep but the games kept me playing and before I knew it I had been sitting and playing for almost three hours.

Zen Stones is my favorite game included as part of the Zenses collection its a pretty simple game that's easy to learn, basically you match up similar stones and eliminate them in the process and the goal is to get rid of all the stones. It starts out pretty easy and progressively gets harder as you play.

Though I would classify this as an "adult" game only from the theme all of the games included are very easy to play and do not require any reading skills so children as young as three can play. Actually Connor loves to watch me play and Hot Spot a game where you have to rebuild the "glowfish" you see at the top of the screen. The glowing parts are very appealing and I actually have a hard time concentrating on the game as he is usually crawling all over me so he can see too. heh.

With six games included Zenses Ocean will keep you busy for some time, and the games are as fun the first time you play them as the 20th time. With a wide appeal from adults to preschoolers its a good investment in your game collection and a fabulous game where a short simple game is key.. like waiting rooms!

You an pick up your copy of Zenses Ocean on Amazon right now.

I have two copies of Zenses Ocean to give away to my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Zenses Ocean and tell what sort of video games you love to play!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Dec 15th at midnight!

219 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance at this game is sounds so interesting my kids would love it. They like to play other DS games like puppy luv and mario party. Thanks again,

Chantae Delaney
ctaetae@sbcglobal.net

cdziuba said...

I like any type of game that is a "qyest", like The Legend of Zelda, where you have to acquire weapons and jewels. cdziuba@aol.com Great giveaway as usual!

Melissa B. said...

I like riddle and mystery type games.

Steph said...

I like Role Playing and Adventure games like Zelad, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, etc...

Jenn S. said...

Roleplaying and Sims games are my favorite. (Zelda, Sim City, Sims anything..etc).

RandomGirlRetuns said...

I really like action puzzle games like the nancy drew series. I also love party games like muppets party cruise and mario party.

Lisa P said...

I love games that capture you and keep your mind gogin. Im a fan of the original tetris!

Kelly F said...

I love trivia games, but those are usually computer type games. If I had to pick my favorite video game for a system, it would have to be halo. Zenses would be perfect for calming me down after hearing "running riot" when my best friend takes me out yet again...

trippyjanet said...

I love role playing games..

Just Like Mom's said...

Role playing ones are my favorite.

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

Bradley C. said...

I'd love to win this game! it sounds great. I play a variety of games, action games like castlevania, rpgs like zelda and final fantasy, and puzzle games like dropcast, dr.mario, and tetris. Thanks for the contest!!!

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Shauna said...

I would love to win this game is looks awesome! Im not real picky on my games, I like role playing the most but mainly anything that gets my brain going!

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reb said...

my kids love the role playing games.

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wigget said...

my favorite games are shooters.

dbadour said...

I love to play RPGs, puzzle and strategy games.

dbadour said...

I subscribe.

kygirl said...

trivia games

Rhonda Dennis said...

my kids love their ds. They like yugioh and castlevania the best. This would be awesome! my email address is slinkydennis@yahoo.com

Rhonda Dennis said...

I am subscribed! slinkydennis@yahoo.com

nbschellhas said...

my daughter would love this

VickeC said...

I am a subscriber


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VickeC said...

I like word games,something to stimulate the brain,thanks


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Erica C. said...

I love brain games!

Sandy said...

the kids like anything. I like the brainquest and action games- things to keep my mind rotating mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

jceko77 said...

My all time fave to this day is The Legend of Zelda
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jceko77 said...

I'm a subscriber
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mar said...

I like nice action games! No gore!

mike said...

I love rpgs

Fangirl Jen said...

I like puzzle games, so the "Stone Puzzle" game would be lots of fun for me to play on my DS.

Fangirl Jen said...

Your button is on my blog and I subscribe to your feed.

matty55 said...

i like playing adventure games.

or games that test my brain

agordon10 said...

i like the music/rhtyhm games

mverno said...

the adventure games are nice

Tanya W. said...

I play casino games like poker on the computer

anny32 said...

well thats different. i play the brain games. thanx

scrunquist said...

I lile "old school" video games, trivia, and action games. Thanks!

coriwestphal said...

I think this is great. I love games that pose a mental challenge. I'm not into Spongebob type games... Thanks for the great contest!

coriwestphal said...

I'm also a subscriber, thanks!

susan1215 said...

I like playing racing, sports and adventure games

Kitty said...

I like RPGs and Word games

bbking50 said...

I love puzzle games best, but also enjoy role playing games.

Hil'Lesha said...

I usually to get into survival horror games, but now I'm mostly into puzzles and mysteries.

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Hil'Lesha said...

I blogged about your giveaway here.

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chromiumman said...

i love first person shooters

Abby said...

I like to play games like Brain Age academy

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Jamie said...

i like playing the brainage games for the ds!
Jgold@ramapo.edu

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the racing games! Thanks for your giveaway!

Cynthia said...

i've always been into fighting games, but i'm trying to expand my video game tastes!

Richard said...

I play the ROLLERCOASTER series of games mostly.

cindy said...

I like to play racing games. Thanks.

Mistress Meeyee said...

I am trying to win this for my hubby but he likes action and sports games.

sweepmom said...

I like the "Tetris" like games.

travellingmomof2 said...

I love puzzle games.

risanjax said...

My two types of games are puzzles/strategy to solve and sports.

Elena said...

This game looks really neat! The DS game I play the most is Clubhouse Games, it has all types of card and board games. Thanks for the contest!

traymona said...

My favorite types of games are word games or puzzle games. My SIL is a college graduate but I beat him every time in Scrabble and he can't stand it.
traymona[at]aol.com

randycur0962 said...

My favorite games are action oriented with puzzle solving.

kmbennet said...

I like the puzzle video games.

Lisa said...

My favorite games are role playing games

sweetsue said...

I like puzzle type games like Tetris.
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andee506 said...

I like alot of different kinds,puzzle type especially.

imjasonc said...

I like action games. play a few hours a week.

K Amos said...

This one is perfect for me. I love puzzle games and LOVE the beach!

Brian said...

Love puzzle games, and games that engage the imagination. This sounds like a nice mix.

redron said...

Sims games

Deedles said...

I love to play puzzle and strategy games.

tawnda said...

I need to get my son off Pokemon! lol

Think about it said...

of course the classic.
dig dug, pac attack, pac man, ms pac man, galaga

Ann said...

I love puzzle games, games where you have to think. I would love to try the Zen stone puzzle game. It looks fantastic! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Ann said...

I'm a subscriber.

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llinda29 said...

Role Playing and Adventure games are best

Devon said...

I love puzzle and arcade style games. This one looks relaxing and like a lot of fun!

Patricia said...

I like the Brain Quest games. Also, Animal Crossings.

LIDARKSIDE said...

I like adventure games like Zelda.

Brittney said...

I love anything from Tetris to Gears of War to Legend of Zelda to Animal Crossing.

vmkids said...

I,likw games you have to solve problems and find hidden things

elmomomi said...

i am a feed subsciber :)

elmomomi said...

I love timed puzzle type games. weird enough, they relax my mind :)

Anonymous said...

I would love this!! socialjag(at)Yahoo(dot)com

Brandy said...

I like Brain Age and puzzle type games. Anything to keep my mind young!

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

My daughter and I like Brain Age. She would also love this so please count me in and thanks so much!

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

Your button is in my sidebarand thanks so much!

drming said...

Legend of Zelda

valerie2350 said...

my guys like the role playing games where there is a good action story :)

redfuzzycow said...

i like rhythm games like guitar hero and dance dance revolution

Jackie B. said...

Wow! Awesomw giveaway! I have my fingers crossed. I have been looking for a free game that I can play. I am tired of the same old ones. I like match threes,trivia, hidden objects and all kind of puzzle games!

Jackie B. said...

I am a subscriber too!

Beth said...

I have never heard of this game, but now I'm intrigued and would love to try it. I really prefer old school games like I played in the arcade as a kid. But, giving in to my cheesier side, I do plan to get the new Price is Right game!
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Tracysweetangl said...

Love puzzles and trivia games!

Tonya said...

really like playing role playing games

kristilb19 said...

I love Mario games! haha My son loves Spongebob though, any Nickelodeon!
kristilb19@yahoo.com

wisteria said...

My boy likes spongebob and my girl like hello kitty and I'm just lucky to get on!

littlelatina said...

I like word games

Smooshy said...

RPGs!

Dave said...

My favorite games are fantasy and adventure games, like Zelda and Final Fantasy. Thank you for the give-away.

angie said...

I love playing Mario games and also puzzle games. thanks!

Becca said...

I love playing puzzle games or board games (like mario party). Thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I subscribed by email sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

DOODLEGIRL said...

car racing

Sunday said...

I hope I win this game for myself, it looks so fun! I play a lot of mini-game type games, such as Cooking Mama. I also like to play games like Zelda, of course! This is a great prize, thanks for the opportunity!

sundayminimalist@yahoo.com

Sunday said...

I just made a blog post about this contest, thanks again!

Here is the link:
http://sundayluckylucky.blogspot.com/2008/11/zenses-ds-prize-from-seven-dogs-and.html

Hope I win! sundayminimalist@yahoo.com

caseykelp said...

my fave is role-playing games.
Thank you for the giveaway

caseykelp said...

i am a subscriber

Jenna said...

My favorite type of DS games are puzzle games. I like Tetris, and Snoods. I would love to play this game. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Jenna said...

I subscribe!

oona said...

This game looks relaxing and meditative! I like to play Animal Crossing and Nintendogs! (so does my daughter!)

Thanks for the giveaway!
foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

keith reardon said...

i like action/adventure games best

trippyjanet said...

Shooter games

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
shooter games

Kari said...

Puzzle games are my favorite!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

rosannepm said...

I'm a subscriber
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rosannepm said...

I don't play video games but my kids like Rock Band and Guitar Hero I & II
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rosannepm said...

I don't play video games but my kids like Rock Band and Guitar Hero I & II
rosans4@comcast.net

jnmacdonald said...

I like puzzle type games.

sallyburton said...

I love rpg games and puzzle games i really want to try the brainage games they have too!!

Mae B said...

I love to play puzzle games

Danielle said...

I love all the new brain building and strategy type games. This would be great for me since my son has now pretty much abondoned his DS for the new Wii!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Danielle said...

Also a subscriber!
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Erica G said...

I like role playing games.

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Justin said...

I do love Puzzle games, and holy crap does this game look tough. (I couldn't remember all the fish in the video) I'm a huge gamer, so any kind of game is good. (Except driving games. I can drive in my car)

Robert said...

I like to play platform and puzzle games!

Don A. said...

I love arcade and puzzle style games.

Saoder said...

I like the classics myself. Pacman, frogger, centipede, etc...

RE said...

I am the absolute master of Super Mario Bros. This would be a great gift for my boys! Thanks!

RE said...

I am a subscriber! Thanks again!

Marigold said...

I love all sorts of games, don't get me wrong, but my all-purpose stress-reliever is Tetris. I love how simple it is, how methodical, how it never seems to get old. I especially love the new DS updates, which include variants of the original. This Zenses game seems to be in the same genre. I'm especially interested in the calming soundtrack, as I use these games to decompress afer a stressful day.

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Marigold said...

I'm subscribed.

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stupendousdan said...

I like role playing games. Thanks for the contest.

Vicky H. said...

I constantly play Dance Dance Revolution and have been doing so for about four years. I also like Singstar, brain/puzzle games, MySims, and fighting games.

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justicecw said...

My favorite game right now is Ms. Pac Man...old school! justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

subscriber
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tsslug said...

I lovepuzzle games
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Erica said...

My favorite game to play is Tetris on the old school GameBoy! LOL My son now has a DS so I think Zenses Ocean would be a good upgrade..

Erica said...

I subscribed via Google Reader

Erica said...

I blogged
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Leane said...

Currently I am not a gamer of any sort, But, if I could I would love to have a Nintendo Wii and also a Nintendo DS......I need to make a list for santa!?! These games sound uber-fun. This is a great giveaway!

Leane said...

I am a subscriber and you are in my sidebar: my-bloggy-mind.blogspot{dot}com

Kelly said...

My all time fave is zelda. :D

Jayfr said...

My favorite type of game is racing.

thao said...

I really like all the mario games, especially the Wario one. This game looks really great.

Ashley said...

I like Tetris & The Sims.
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

okaat said...

I am still hooked on Ms Pacman...but this would be a great game to try, i love the idea of a zen experience.

ACW said...

i like puzzle games like tetris and hexic.

Angelharts said...

I love to play games that I dont have to think to hard to play. Ones like tennis, fishing, or silly games, nothing to hard or where I have to concentrate hard. With four kids my mind is shot. I can't think anymore lol :).

noreen said...

my girls like to watch me play. Just today Princess G was watching me play my letter game (sudoku on brain age 2). I love all types, puzzle, adventure and role playing, cooking mama is a current fave

denyse said...

I like the classics: Pac Man, Frogger, donkey Kong and also ones that make me think.

vboackle said...

pacman.

Ken said...

I've been a fan of the Tomb Raider and OddWorld games. I like exploring strange environments and puzzling situations. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

ky2here said...

I like anything with enough challenges, twists and options to invite me to repeat playing. Just trying to improve the score is boring - I want a new experience nearly every time.

Frugal Mommy said...

I like all the old time games!

Frugal Mommy said...

I like all the old time games!

Frugal Mommy said...

I like all the old time games!

boobles2 said...

I like the brain games, my brain needs alot of challenger

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I like to play challenging games like Brain Age, and quirky games like Katamari, Loco Roco, and Cooking Mama!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

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jill190 said...

I play game like this to keep my mind young.

Web said...

I like puaale game like tetris

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mom2anutball said...

I like any kind of racing or puzzle games!

Valeen said...

I love to play video games that don't make me motion sick (which eliminates alot of games!) I love strategy games and card games, just nothing action packed or fighting.

heppy3 said...

MY favorite game is Kirby for Nintendo DS. It is easy to play for young and old. Lots of fun.

Stacy said...

We dont have many games but I play the card game one.

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bison61 said...

I like role playing the most

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sherri419 said...

My favorite types of games are usually puzzle games like crosswords. I like having to solve things or finding a hidden code.

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leandrew said...

I enjoy playing adventure games like Dragon Quest!

celsfelder said...

I like word games

Kimberly said...

I like adventure and puzzle games the most. This one sounds really interesting though - I love the innovative ideas they keep putting into the DS and it's games.

Sherry said...

My son is getting a DS for Christmas, he has no idea. I was only able to get one game for him. The Zenses game looks a lot like the strategy games he enjoys playing. Thanks!

Taylor said...

PC games

JenReg said...

I love to play games that make me think a bit - like word games.

This Ocean game looks so neat! I would love to give it to my daughter for her DS. Thanks!

Sonya said...

I love playing simulation games

snulfers said...

I like solitary games but I've never seen this one before. I like the idea behind the game.

Vanessa Sue said...

I like the ones that make me think - like Brain Age.

Vanessa Sue said...

I am also an email subscriber!

Slvrdrgnflygrl said...

i like games that take me away from stress, ones that make me feel like I am actually in the game. This game looks neat. Also I have a Connor too ! (6 yrs 9 mos and 22 days ) :)

Anonymous said...

I really like role playng games.

Deb K
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yellowlabs said...

Strategy or classic arcade type games.

klp1965 said...

i love tetris it is so challenging :)

klp1965 said...

im a subscriber :)

Beeb said...

Great giveaway! Who couldn't use some Zen in their lives?

I love old school games like Mario or Pac Man!

Thanks for the chance!!

-Beeb
supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

Beeb said...

I subscribe via supercoupongirl AT gmail.com, which is also where I can be reached if I am lucky enough to win! Thanks so much!

fae said...

i like strategy, puzzle and adventure games! ths game sounds nice!

Tracysweetangl said...

LOVE PUZZLE'S AND ADVENTURE GAMES! THANKS!

cpullum said...

Favorite is Disney adventures. Also mysteries!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

dementeddoll said...

i love scrabble!

vividchord said...

I love simulation games when I have more time to spend, and puzzle games when I only have a few minutes

Cynthya said...

I like role-playing games and puzzles. Thank you for the giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I like logic games.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm also subscribed to your RSS feed!

Margaret said...

I love guitar hero!!I play my sons all the time.

Jaye said...

I like RPG games that don't require you to kill anyone/anything. Harvest Moon is my all time favorite game. I also like trivia type games or other games you can play with a group.

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Jaye said...

I'm a subscriber!

Gay said...

My family enjoys trivia games

Lance said...

I have always been a third person shooter fan myself, although I love most games

Jess said...

I really like Brain Age. My son has Sim City Creator and we all think that's pretty cool too.
Tetris would have to be my alltime favorite though.
jesslag77 at yahoo dot com

psalmstress said...

Love strategy and puzzle style games, anything that makes me think and excercises the brain, thanks

wwe11 said...

I love all video games but my fav. is first person shooter. Thanks for the chance to win.
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tlcfromtn said...

I like puzzle games. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Miranda said...

racing games

Anonymous said...

I love the sports games the best.

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