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 1.7


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.3K Ratings
2.3K Ratings
Insomniac Mom of 5 ,

Slow Start & Now Hooked!

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

Silverstone2828 ,

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.

Feeling Less Stressed ,

Relaxing, Enjoyable

This game really does its job. It's not only entertaining, but also calming. The puzzles in each level (I bought the full set) are engaging enough to take my mind off other things while playing, without getting complicated enough to become frustrating. There's a nice progression from one level to the next, too. The game introduces new abilities and goals at a gentle, easy pace--but there's enough new material at each stage to keep me from getting bored. Plus, the ambience music and graphics are consistently soothing. I only wish there were more levels! (Maybe there will be in the future--fingers crossed.)


Antti-Pekka Lehtinen
48.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Antti Lehtinen
In-App Purchases
  1. All Seasons $2.99
  2. 25 Pearls $0.99
  3. 100 Pearls $1.99


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  • Family Sharing

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

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