Sunday, January 4, 2009

Zenses Giveaway!

I'm too busy with Twitter and (yes, finally) Facebook to play video games, but when the folks at Game Factory sent me Zenses Ocean and Zenses Rainforest for free, I figured the games were worth a try. With thoughts of Punta Cana on my mind, I opened the Ocean game and negotiated the use of Pikachu's Nintendo DS.

These games are advertised as addictive puzzles for women over the age of 25, which in some ways puzzles me, but DH had little interest in them, so I guess they know their target market. As for eight-year-old Pikachu, he pretended not to like the Zenses games, but was sucked in before the first puzzle was solved.

Zenses Ocean
features six games with puzzles accompanied by spa-type new agey music. It's like Brain Age lite. There's no annoying professor or depressing brain age labels, but users might find themselves thinking a bit to meet the challenges. Gals (and guys) can set the level of challenge for each game and play to her heart's content.

I'm not one to pick up my boys' DSs and wile away my time- that's what Twitter is for!- but I did find these games rather addictive once I started playing. And, because my visual-spatial abilities are, well, lacking, and my memory is fading, I found some of these puzzles pretty challenging. I felt portions of my tired old gray matter springing back to life!

I'm giving away a copy of Zenses Rainforest for Nintendo DS, which also features six multi-level games and a soothing soundtrack. See a trailer for it here.

RULES To enter, leave a comment below letting me your big time sinks. Entries from US residents will be accepted through 9:30 CST 1/12. Blog or Tweet this post for an extra entry each (come back and comment to let me know you did so). You can also gain an extra entry by subscribing to my main blog. Please note I will be sending my unopened Rainforest game to the winner via USPS.

Good luck!

37 comments:

Leighann said...

Blogging is definitely my time suck. That and twitter.

But sometimes I get sucked into reality tv shows and I can't turn away. Kind of like looking at a train wreck.

I would love a new DS game. I only have one so this one sounds like fun. Thanks for the chance!

Doreen said...

I tweeted on Twitter! :) http://twitter.com/luvscontests

Doreen said...

Blogged also: http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/01/nintendo-ds-zenses-giveaway.html

Doreen said...

I subscribed! purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Kristina S. said...

Hmm, my biggest time sinks? Easy. Like you, Twitter and FB and blogs.

Kristina S. said...

OK, I tweeted it (@sourwine)

Doreen said...

Do you mean what takes up my time? When I'm not working, I can definitely be found on my Computer blogging and entering giveaways! :)

Misty said...

i would love to win this. how awsome! id relax right before bed. oooh i can see it now. thanks for the opp.
mommy2skie@yahoo.com

carogonza said...

The internet sucks my time. I read blogs, enter giveaways, post on other sites, read the news and generally waste time.

carogonza said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/1096014220

Beth Clifford said...

If I said my biggest time sink was reading Hormone Colored Days would I seem like too much of a suck up? : )

KatyShops said...

Time sinks?? Where do I start? Blogging, Facebook, the phone...should I keep going :)

Katyshops at comcast.net

SB said...

my biggest time suck is reading others' blogs and the sock basket.

:)

Anonymous said...

My time sink....hands down the internet. Reading blogs & posting on message boards as well as gogle searches for just about everything.

Bren
trvnbrn@verizon.net

Lisa said...

Following rabbit trails all around the web. I can never resist a weird bit of info.

Erica Cosgrove said...

Email is my time sink. That and reading salon.com and the NY Times online and pretending that it's "research" for my part-time paid job. Ha! It's really just high-brow procrastinating for the most part.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Blogging is my time sink!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber to your main blog!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I tweeted.

Username: wastebasket

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

valerie2350 said...

blogging.....

valerie2350 said...

blogged
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/01/hormonecoloredreviews-zenses-giveaway.html

valerie2350 said...

twittered
http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1106131918

valerie2350 said...

subscriber

coleen said...

reality shows, books, and surfing the internet for deals are my favorites!

superpaige said...

The computer is a big time sucker, as is tv, and waiting in the car to car pool and pick up kids.

jamie g said...

My biggest time suck is myspace and facebook. i am on there at least 50 times a day.As a single mom i dont get to do it at home like when i am at work but i think about it all the time. i think i am addicted~!LOL

Tanya Moyer said...

My biggest time waster: My laptop!!! I surf, FB, read bloglines, check email!!! But my newest one is my DS!! I just got JewelQuest for it and am addicted. So do I really need another game??? No, but I really want another game!! :o) Would love to win this - thanks for offering the chance!!!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Jenny said...

I read a lot of blogs and browse the internet frequently.

Jenny K.
jenn[at]]ldedge[dot]com

Jennifer said...

All my free sink time, I am always looking for deals & sweeps to enter.
ranchthing@juno.com

Jayme said...

blogging and the internet are my BIG TIME TIME SUCKERS!!! i spend way too much time on my computer.

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

Tamara B. said...

The internet and blogging concmes at least eight hours of my day. I would love to escape with this game because I love the sound of the ocean waves.
tamben7996(at)al(dot)com

Tamara B. said...

I subscribed through Google Reader.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

nauticalwheelers said...

The internet! Shopping, research, reading blogs...

Adrift said...

I would have to say that reading or whiling away my time online is my biggest "sink". Those are my deepest escapes!

---Nikki

Becca said...

MySpace, Facebook, Nintedo DS, Internet...

Thanks!
rebeccaroybal@Comcast.net

pestkaj said...

I get sucked in to the internet in general. I start surfing and get lost

pestkaj said...

I subscribe =)