I love to play hidden object or seek and find computer games. I also love trying to complete logic puzzles and the like. I thought there would be no way that I could ever get hooked on a game of matching three balls of the same color in a row. Boy was I wrong.
When playing Zuma the object is to get rid of all the stones before they reach the mouth of a skull that swallows the balls. The skulls always make me think of the coins used in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The concept of the game itself is very simple, you must shoot the colored balls out of your mouth (you are a stone frog) at like colored balls. When you make a combination of three or more then the balls disappear.
While this sounds very easy it is quite difficult and extremely addictive. It is one of those games that you plan on playing for a half hour and end up playing till 2 am (believe me this happened to me last night). There are several different trick shots that I can't quite figure out how to accomplish just yet.
You can purchase this game on line at several different Internet gaming sites for $19.99 but Walmart and Best Buy both sell it in their discounted software section for only $9.99. This is a great games for both older kids and adults. Because this game is relatively inexpensive it is perfect for filler gifts or stocking stuffers.