Zen Sand is a relaxing game of logic that is easy to play but hard to master. The objective is simple: Place bamboo stalks to guide the flowing sand into the vases.

Check out what players are saying:

"Reminds me a bit of Quell. I'm impressed." - D.K.
"This game gives an excellent zen experience. I loved it!" - J.S.
"Keeps me trying 'one more time' to get a perfect score" - R.H.

- Objective: Place bamboo stalks strategically to guide the sand into the vases
- Relax with soothing sounds in a zen-like atmosphere
- Unlock ancient Chinese proverbs!
- Game Center leaderboard and achievements!

Challenge your brain with 64 mind bending levels! The first 16 levels are free and the rest can be purchased.

What's New

Version 1.5


Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Slow Start & Now Hooked!

Insomniac Mom of 5

I first downloaded this game because I have major insomnia and it looked relaxing. However, instead of relaxed, I was frustrated to begin with. I wasn't sure how the scoring system worked and wanted top scores! Once I was rested and opened the app again, it was obvious that the fewer bamboo rods used the higher your score (I was clearly sleep deprived!). I really love how this extremely simple concept can greatly challenge the mind and one's ability to problem solve. Now that I have completed all 16 free levels with the highest score, I will be buying the remaining "seasons" to unlock new levels! The question now? Do I buy them tonight and risk staying up all night to complete another set of levels, or get rest like a responsible adult and play tomorrow? Lol

An Elegant, Restful Game


I'm so glad I downloaded this game! It allows sixteen levels of free play for you to decide if you wish to pay for more levels. I believe this is eminently fair. The levels gradually increase in difficulty but I've been able to work out the desired placement of the bamboo rods thus far in order to clear each level.

You can select the speed at which the sand drops: if you choose the slower rate, you have a bit more time to react. As long as you do not leave a completed level, you can replay it for a better score, if desired.

Graphically, it's a really pretty game, and I find the audio to be consistent with the game visuals and play environment. The playing experience is one of low pressure and relaxation. To the developer: Great job! Thanks.

3.5 stars...


But I'll round up for the overall :) Love this game, love the soothing background music and the sound effects. I wish that you could have more than one season on the free version, cause you can easily cruise through all of those in a few sittings! There are (or seem to be) some glitches, which are frustrating. For example, on some levels, you have to direct the sand through a colored lantern before it goes into the jar. But for some reason, every once in a while it doesn't come out of the lantern, and just piles up on top. So you have to start the level over. It has weird glitches like that, but aside from those and the fact that I beat all the levels the day after I downloaded the game, it's worth a download!


Antti-Pekka Lehtinen
48.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Antti Lehtinen
In-App Purchases
  1. All Seasons $2.99
  2. Pearls $0.99
  3. Pearls $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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