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Tilt, turn and rotate a block of wood as you aim to wrap it up in rope. Wherever the rope touches the wood, paint spreads out and covers it. Aim to completely paint all of the uniquely shaped wooden blocks in Zen Bound.

Zen Bound is a puzzle game based on a PC game called Zen Bondage. Your goal is to 'paint' blocks of wood and stone by wrapping them up in a length of rope. However, the amount of rope you have is limited, and if you cross rope over itself, it won't touch the block, meaning that you have to be careful where you decide to wrap the rope. Once the block has reached the minimum goal percentage of completion, you can end the level by touching the rope to the glowing nail. The ultimate goal for each level is to reach 99% or higher completion.


Zen Bound iPhone Title Screen
Zen Bound iPhone paints the block with coloured paint
Zen Bound iPhone As puzzles progress, they have more angles
Zen Bound iPhone Tie up the nail at the end to finish the puzzle

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148apps iPhone Feb 25, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Slide to Play iPhone Mar 01, 2009 4 out of 4 100
App Spy iPhone Feb 25, 2009 5 out of 5 100 iPhone Mar 16, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot iPhone Oct 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameZebo iPhone Dec 31, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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1001 Video Games

Zen Bound appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • IGN
    • 2009 - iPhone Award for Visual Excellence (Game of the Year Editors' Awards)
    • 2009 - iPhone Award for Excellence in Sound (Game of the Year Editors' Awards)

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