I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging for several years now, and have never mentioned Peggle!
Peggle is a wonderful mix of “fun” plus “addictive-enjoyment” plus “challenging-but-not-too-challenging” plus (again) “fun”.
Not much of a learning curve. The basic premise: you release a ball and it bounces around on the screen, bumping into dots of various colors. Your job is to aim that ball as it is released in a way that will maximize its collision with orange dots. Your main goal is to clear the screen of orange dots before you run out of balls.
There will be a few obstacles tossed your way (of course). But you’ll learn as you go.
When you start, you have a choice of several different “modes” of play. I recommend “Adventure” as this will move you along gradually, screen to screen, learning as you go.
It really is addictive fun. There is something rather hypnotic watching that ball bounce around on the screen.
Here are two random screen shots. The arrangement of dots will change with each screen, and sometimes some of them are moving targets.
Peggle is 99¢ in the iTunes store
Posted by sharechair on November 7, 2014
Sometimes “life” gets in the way of blogging. :shock:
This is one of those times.
as I take an unexpected blogging break, I leave you with a nice, relaxing puzzle game to keep you busy until my return…..
Block x 3 is FREE in the iTunes store.
No need for advice from me about how to approach this game. As you start from the beginning, they take you slow and easy and you learn as you go.
Be back soon….
Posted by sharechair on September 29, 2014
These are wonderful photographs of nature at its best.
Here is a sample:
So sit back, relax, (it’s the weekend!), and see if you can find the animals in all of the photos of this wonderful slideshow. (I found all but two….. love the giraffe!)
Posted by sharechair on June 28, 2014
Sometimes I enjoy mindless entertainment on my iPad. I like to sit down with something that requires not too much thought, and is relaxing to use. iOrnament is all that. Relaxing, fun, productive, AND creative. :)
Although iOrnament is ‘do-able’ as soon as you download it, if you want to get better at it, there are some things to learn.
There is a very handy pop-up tutorial that appears as you go, and this is quite helpful as you learn how to get the most enjoyment from this creative design delight.
I included here a picture of my very FIRST doodle with this app. I really love how you can zoom in to add detail. Then…… zoom back out. Wow. When that detail is repeated all over your pattern, you look like a design genius.
If you like to doodle, this is a doodler’s delight.
You can save your creation as a photo, use it as wallpaper, send it to others or publish it on social media.
Enjoy! (and have a relaxing weekend :) )
iOrnament is 99¢ in the iTunes store.
(there is also a free version, but it does not include the glow feature and it does not allow you to save your creations to photos or share with others)
Posted by sharechair on January 3, 2014
It’s the weekend, and you want to relax. Find your zen.
TanZen is a classic tangram game. It is so well done, that you can just lose yourself in the solving. It works smoothly and the controls are very intuitive. Just slide the pieces in place. Tap to flip, spin to rotate. There is even some soothing background music if you care to enjoy that, too.
I have had the TanZen game on my iPhone since the day I got my first iPhone. (The iPad hadn’t been invented yet. :lol: Obviously I’ve had this game for a long time, and it has never crashed or given me grief in any way.)
There are several versions of the game available. One for the iPhone, and another HD version for the iPad. In both cases there is a free version (I’ll provide links to the free ones). If you enjoy it, and want more puzzles, you always have the option to buy more.
But the free versions give you close to 50 puzzles, so you can thoroughly enjoy TanZen without laying out any $$$$$$. :)
TanZen HD Lite for the iPad is Free in the iTunes store
TanZen Free for the iPhone is free in the iTunes store.
Posted by sharechair on September 27, 2013
With SpiroDoodle you, well, you doodle lovely spirograph-type designs.
The learning curve is as I like it. Very small.
You get one screen, and you doodle within the circle. You can vary the thickness of your lines, and the number of them as well. You can choose colors for your lines, you can change the background color or fill in spots with colors. The more you
fiddle with it doodle, the more variety you will add to your design.
It’s simple and surprisingly relaxing.
SpiroDoodle is 99¢ in the iTunes store
Posted by sharechair on September 6, 2013
This is a special kind of game.
You don’t have to think.
You just kind of zone-out. Seriously. I often play this on my iPad before I go to sleep. It’s downright relaxing. zzzzzzzzzzzz
Not boring. Relaxing.
The basic premise is that you are given a jar full of marbles, and presented with one marble at a time to drop into the jar. Every time you click three marbles together, they drop out of the jar. Your goal? Empty the jar. Yawn, right? Surprisingly addicting!
There are LOTS of options, of course. Difficulty level, free style or timed … and the shapes of the bowls can be altered, also, to make it a bit more challenging.
This is a Big Fish game, and those who are familiar with Big Fish know that they are known for excellent graphics and solid design.
Jar of Marbles is a free download in the iTunes store. There is an in-app purchase (if you like it) to unlock the entire game for $1.99. This works on the iPhone or iPad.
Posted by sharechair on February 22, 2013
I came across this on the internet the other day and I thought it was really
A web designer, using a map of the world, displays a bright pixel for EVERY tweet, as it happens. When you open the page, the world is basically dark. But as the tweets fly, it gets brighter and brighter.
There are bunches of statistics at the bottom of the page, too, and if you are interested in learning more, you can stick around on his website to take it all in.
I just enjoyed leaving the image on my screen and watching as the tweets made the planet brighter and brighter. Remember, it’s dark at first, because the tweets are counted from the moment YOU access the page. The longer you stick around, the brighter it gets.
(When you first open the page, tap the center arrow to drop the statistics down to the bottom.)
Then prepare to be mesmerized as you watch the Tweets light up the world at:
Posted by sharechair on February 3, 2013
At this time of year, everyone is busy doing something. Decorating, shopping, baking, visiting, partying, traveling … whew.
No time to “learn” a new game. That’s too much effort.
But how about a real distraction? You already know what to do.
NO learning curve.
Pretty, colorful, and responds nicely to your touch.
Fit the shapes on the screen. That’s it.
Gradually gets harder, but not crazy.
Go ahead .. Zone out … but don’t forget those cookies in the oven!
Montezuma Puzzle is free in the iTunes store.
Posted by sharechair on December 14, 2012
This Weekend Distraction requires a bit of thinking. Not too much (you won’t strain your brain), but some thought is required.
It is a simple game, yet … not.
Highly reviewed, mostly 5 star ratings.
It looks beautiful on the iPad.
It starts off with several blue blocks. These blocks are moveable, and so are various other blocks on the screen. Your job: move the blocks around so that similar colored blocks can touch each other.
Each screen gets a tad harder. You’ll see more blue blocks, and other color blocks are added to match as well. The screens also get more complicated with obstacles that don’t move at all.
When you have done your job, and the appropriate blocks touch, they light up, they glow, and pleasantly let you know that you succeeded and it’s time to move on to the next screen.
Blockwick is designed for both the iPhone and the iPad and is FREE in the iTunes store (for the first 60 levels).
Posted by sharechair on November 9, 2012