Zen and the Art of DS Puzzle Games

Zen and the Art of DS Puzzle Games


Several months ago, my mother-in-law went to visit a friend in the hospital.  He proudly showed off his new game and how it was helping keep his brain active.  When she came to visit us, she told us all about it and said it sounded interesting.

We set out to find out what the game was and eventually figured out she was referring to the Nintendo DS and the game was Brain Age.  I was intrigued that this gaming system was becoming such a hit with Baby Boomers.

While researching, we found that the DS isn’t just a system for kids.  Many of its games focus on non-traditional gamers.  As an example, The Game Factory created the Zenses games specifically targeted at womenZenses: Ocean and Zenses: Rainforest are puzzle games with relaxing ambient sounds and rainforest or ocean graphics to help women escape the stresses of everyday life.

Once again, here’s your chance to participate in an awesome giveaway!

The Prize

One Zenses Ocean and one Zenses Rainforest – for the DS (approx value $60).

How to enter: <Giveaway Closed>

Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

84 comments on «Zen and the Art of DS Puzzle Games»

  1. windycindy says:

    Season’s Greetings! These games sound so fun and soothing. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. I really appreciate it very much. Would enjoy playing these games.
    Many thanks…..Cindi

  2. windycindy says:

    Another of their games that interests me is the “Rubik’s World!” I am subscribed to your feed via my Yahoo Reader Page. Thanks, Cindi

  3. I think I would also enjoy the Rubik’s World game.

  4. walters123 says:

    I like Rubik’s World, also Build-a-Bear.

    walters123 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  5. walters123 says:

    Subscriber by email.

    walters123 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  6. I have your button on my blog…

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  8. the game factory is also linked in my blog post.

  9. Carey W. says:

    I like Build-a-Bear, also Rubik’s World for my kids.


  10. Carey W, says:

    I am a subscriber. 🙂


  11. 3boyzmom says:

    I like Rubik’s World, because I like puzzle games.

  12. 3boyzmom says:

    I subscribed via Google Reader!

  13. 3boyzmom says:

    Following your blog!!

  14. I’d like to try the Rubiks World game!!


  15. i have your button!!


  16. i subscribe via google reader!!


  17. Carolyn says:

    I would love to try the Rubik’s World. I loved the Cube and since this is the 27th part of it, I know we would love it.

    thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

  18. Carolyn says:

    I am following as Carolyn


    ceashark at aol dot com

  19. noreen says:

    I would like the Strawberry Shortcake – The Four Seasons Cake for DS since I love strawberry shortcake (my girls and I still play with my old dolls)

  20. I’d like Rubik’s World.

  21. Renee G says:

    I’d love to try Rubik’s World.


  22. donnas says:

    I would love to try Rubik’s World.

  23. I want to try Rubicks World and Build a bear!

  24. i’d like to try BIker Mice from Mars, thanks

  25. i’m a subscriber via Google reader

  26. pestkaj says:

    I love the calming sounds that go with this game. Great idea for adults!
    I think I would also like the Rubik’s world game…

  27. pestkaj says:

    I subscribed as pestkaj at yahoo.com to your yahoo rss

  28. I like Ocean Zenses best. On the off chance it doesn’t count I’d go for Rubik’s world for wii.

    Wicked combo – on would tense me up and the other would relax me.

  29. ms-texas says:

    rubik’s world looks like a game I’d really enjoy!


  30. copdlungs says:

    Build-A-Bear Workshop look neat for ayounger cjhild to play
    welli love to win and i going add you blog to list of blogs i do injoy blogs
    may you all have a blessed new year in 2009

  31. Tamara B. says:

    My son would love playing the Legends Of The Dragon for the Wii form their website.

  32. Tamara B. says:

    I am a subscriber and I follow through Google Reader.

  33. Anonymous says:

    I like the Rubik’s World game best from the web site.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    bmc1978 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  34. carogonza says:

    I would love to try their Rubiks World game!!

  35. Tamara B. says:

    I follow through Google Reader.

  36. LeeAnn P. says:

    I think Pet Alien – An Intergalactic Puzzlepalooza looks like fun for the kids and me!

  37. Definately Rubik’s World, I love games like that! My favorite was Tetris!

  38. Your button is on my blog! Look to the bottom with the rest, I’m updating my bloggy again! 🙂

  39. i’m a follower 🙂

  40. added your button to my blog 🙂

  41. Karla says:

    i’m really intrigued by Rubik’s world

  42. Karla says:

    i’m a follower

  43. Kristie says:

    The Build-A-Bear Workshop® A Friend Fur All Seasons game looks like a lot of fun!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  44. Helen S says:

    Rubik’s world sounds fun. Thanks!

  45. I think Rubik’s World looks quite fun!


  46. I am a follower!


  47. tutmom says:

    Rubik’s World for Nintendo Wii™

  48. one6ylady says:

    No matter how many times I look at the site, I still love the look of Rubik’s World. It simply looks like something that could be played by the kids and the adults in my family – with equal enjoyment. Plus, Rubik’s cubes sure bring back some great memories.


  49. one6ylady says:

    I subscribe through Blogger.com and Google Reader as one6ylady

  50. one6ylady says:

    Following you on Twitter as one6ylady

  51. Tracey says:

    I’m subscribed.


  52. Tracey says:

    I follow you on twitter @tlpounds

  53. Tracey says:

    I added your button and blogged the contest:


  54. Tanya Moyer says:

    Great site! I think I would like the Rubik’s World for DS for me and I know my girls would love BABW A Friend Fur All Seasons! Great giveaway – thanks for offering!

  55. Douglas327 says:

    I would like to play Legend of the Dragon.

  56. Anonymous says:

    I like the Rubiks World DS. I remember when the cube first came out, I could not put it down!
    Sonya, at sonyadempsey73@aol.com

  57. Anonymous says:

    hmm. my daughter pointed to bratz ponyz. we are going with that one. lol. thank you for this great giveaway!!

  58. Anonymous says:

    amazing. My sister wasnt kidding. she told me to hop over here and enter to win this. and if i did she would buy me a DS. this is sweet! i hope i win. thanks.

  59. Anonymous says:

    hey, word spreads fast in this family my sister commented above about the DS game. i would love bratz ponyz.
    -mike @

  60. Elena says:

    Rubiks World looks like it would be fun.

    (I emailed you my email address)

  61. gahome2mom says:

    How did I miss this one? I like Rubik’s Cube and Strawberry Shortcake. Thanks.

  62. amweeks says:

    Build-A-Bear Workshop® A Friend Fur All Seasons for the Wii looks great!

  63. amweeks says:

    I’m following your blog!

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