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Gardens of Time – The App Version

Gardens of Time is a game that combines a well written story line with a hidden picture game.  The artwork is very detailed and beautiful. Players can unlock more of the story, and more hidden picture scenes, just by playing the game.  My favorite part the is garden, where players can put different objects, buildings, and decorations – and move them around as they like.

I recently started playing Gardens of Time again after a long hiatus. Originally, I was playing the game on my desktop computer (which is a Mac).  Today, I am playing it on my iPad Mini.

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Gardens of Time: The Parisian Painter

Gardens of Time is no longer available at the Playdom website. It is my understanding that it has been removed from Facebook, too. There is a Gardens of Time app, but I haven’t used it (yet). The game may be gone, but I still have screenshots of it that I wanted to share. One of my absolute favorite things in the game was the series of scenes, quests, and items that were connected to the Parisian Painter Series.

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Gardens of Time: Walkers

Gardens of Time is going to disappear from Playdom.com, forever, on April 25, 2014. Before it goes, I wanted to take a video of the little people that explore everyone’s gardens. They are affectionately referred to as “walkers” by many players of the game because their entire purpose is to walk through your garden and enjoy it.

There are a wide variety of potential “walkers”. Which ones you get depends mostly on what items you have placed in your garden. For example, the mummy appears when you add the sarcophagus. Portions of this video are obscured by the random pop-ups that appear if you haven’t clicked anything in a certain amount of time.

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Gardens of Time is Shutting Down!

Playdom is going to shut down Gardens of Time – forever.  The game will disappear on April 25, 2014.  I read somewhere that Playdom is intending to shut down all of their games this month.  I have absolutely no background information that would explain why they are making this decision.  To be honest, I haven’t spent very much time lately playing Gardens of Time. It was a fun game and I really liked the artwork. Things just started require more time investment than I wanted to give it.   Here is what you see if you try to play Gardens of Time today:

Gardens of Time Shutting down

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Gardens of Time: The Tale Telling Art

Gardens of Time created a really fun Halloween chapter in October of 2013.  It was called “The Tale Telling Art”.  This chapter is no longer accessible.  Like the other holiday related chapters, it is only around for a limited time.  (This one expired on November 13, 2013).  All three scenes in the Halloween chapter were based on the work of Edgar Allen Poe.  Players needed to unlock these crystal chapters in order to get started.

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Gardens of Time: Spooky Handbook

Gardens of Time did a couple of fun things that fit in with Halloween.  One of them was the Spooky Handbook.  It was directly connected to the Time Lab, and it had a “countdown” attached to it.  This meant that players had a limited amount of time in which to complete the Spooky Handbook.  I didn’t complete all of it, but I managed to get pretty close.

Unlock the Spooky Handbook

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Gardens of Time: Memorial Salute

The Memorial Salute appeared in Gardens of Time in May of 2013. It was one of the “10 Days of Gifting” items. Every day, you had to collect up a certain number of a specific type of plane. To do it, you needed to ask your friends to send the “plane of the day” to you (as a gift). If you did not get enough of the “plane of the day” you were out of luck and had to spend gold in order to complete the Memorial Salute.

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Gardens of Time: Hay Ride

Gardens of Time has done many of the “10 Days of Gifting” projects. You receive an unfinished building (of some sort) and have to place it in your garden. I just finished building the Hay Ride.

Hay Ride Gifting active

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Gardens of Time: Rainy Day Song

Gardens of Time has gotten into the habit of putting together special items that take days to build. Each can take anywhere between 8 to 12 days. You cannot complete the build on your own. Instead, you must rely on your Gardens of Time friends to send you a particular item each and every day until the time runs out. I play the game through the Playdom website, so this has never been a problem for me. I imagine it must lead to a lot of “game spam” on Facebook.

The one for April of 2013 was called “Rainy Day Song”. As you can see from the image above, it required players to collect rain boots (of a specific color) each day. Here is what it looked like when you first put it into your garden:
Rainy Day Song Before

If you were unlucky, and your Gardens of Time friends didn’t send you the amount that you needed on a...

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Gardens of Time: Stamps

Gardens of Time has added something new, and it involves a mailbox and stamps. Players will notice a small mailbox has been added to the game, right outside the garden fence, next to the main gate. If you don’t happen to notice it, you probably saw the pop-up that announced it (unless you just clicked it closed to get it out of your way so you could start playing).

My first impression of this new addition is that it could, potentially, be a good way to add reputation points to a garden. Currently, the only way to do that is to level up a building or item, or to add more stuff to the garden. The first one is tedious (but possible). The second one is impossible if your garden is already overstuffed. I decided to see what this would do.

Next, you are asked to name your album...

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