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

iOS 11 support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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!

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.

Excellent game

New Mexico Mike

Enjoyable and relaxing. No time or speed pressures, just take your time and study the puzzle. I like the meditative sayings and bell after you solve each one.


Nicola Salmoria
5.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Nicola Salmoria


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