These days, we have more reasons than ever to look for some relaxing games to play on our mobiles and fortunately there are a ton of games available on Android and iOS that will help you unwind, relax and put all worries aside, at least for a while.
Below, I will share the best relaxing mobile games to play this year, from simple free form titles to more complex and challenging ones, but which will still help you feel better at the end of the day.
Since we’re spending more time inside these days, it’s best to take advantage and use all means available to relax.
So without further ado, here are the best relaxing games on mobile to play this year!
This is my go-to relaxing game. Even though it’s not available for free, this is one of those games that is worth any cent you’re spending on. It’s absolutely amazing: chraming, relaxing, beautiful and destressing.
It’s a complex RPG, with many things to do, with plenty of things to unlock… but also with absolutely no pressure on you. You can play the game as you wish, doing anything you like, with absolutely no pressure to complete a mission or anything like that.
With retro graphics, an amazing storyline, lovable characters and extremely well executed mechanics, this is the best relaxing game you can play on your mobile phone. Guaranteed!
Created by Hyperbeard, who are experts when it comes to delivering awesomely relaxing games, Adorable Home is a game all about normality and living life.
In Adorable Home, players will choose their own human character and their partner. You have just moved into a new house and your job is to clean up and start furnishing it with decor of your choice. You will also be able to bring some fuzzy kitties into the house and play with them, as well as care for them.
Extremely rewarding, and if you need some help to start on the right track, make sure to check out our Adorable Home tips and tricks.
My Oasis Season 2
This is also one of the most relaxing games that I have ever played on my mobile device. Even though it has been around for a few years now, it received constant updates, making it better and better each time.
There’s really not a lot you can do in this idle game with charming visuals – yet so many things to do, and even more to admire. Because this is a game built to help you relax your mind: the zen environment, the pleasant music and the stress-free gameplay will help you achieve that.
Just give it a try and you will see how great this little game is – one that allows you to build your own oasis with beautiful creatures and amazing plant life. Also make sure to read our guide to quickly learn everything about the gameplay.
Very similar with the previous game, Penguin Isle focuses on the colder climate and the cute penguings, challenging you to upgrade their habitats and breed more of them, unlocking all types available.
It’s all stress free as you have no timers and there’s no pressure on how fast or slow you progress. So just take a step back, watch the penguins go about their business and enjoy the game. There’s no rush to do anything else!
But if you do want to play better and unlock all penguins faster, our Penguin Isle tips and tricks will help.
Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary
You will fall in love with this butterfly-breeding game instantly. It is charming and nice and it has been around for several years now, without losing a bit of charm. It got better, actually.
In this game, you build your own rainforest, unlocking new types of butterflies (based on real life species) and enjoying your butterfly colony, which puts you in the perfect state of mind. Instant good feeling!
Pick a pot and grow your own succulent plants, watching them grow in real time! Gardening without the mess and without limitations. It’s the perfect experience for those looking to unwind and feel good in the company of a mobile game.
There are tons of plants available (although you will have to pay for most of them), but you have enough free ones to still have many options when it comes to decorating your own virtual succulents pot.
Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector
Another charming game that cat lovers will find particularly amazing, as your goal here is to collect all cats available in the game. Place decorations and snacks, then wait to see what types of cats they attract. Then mix and match as you see fit for the ultimate relaxing experience on mobile.
While not a game per-se, it’s definitely a very relaxing experience nevertheless. Even if you don’t think you like coloring books and mandalas and such, trust me that you will and you will find the entire experience extremely de-stressing!
There are plenty of sheets for you to color on, with one tap coloring and amazing results. Really, give this one a try and you will get hooked – but all for a good cause: keeping your mind away from trouble and problems.
Eden: The Game
A bit more on the challenging side, Eden is definitely a solid game for those looking to unwind.
In this title, you start out small in a remote Scottish location and help the people grow and expand. Create more buildings, farm, scavenge, keep the fire going… you’ll have a lot of things to do in this game and it will all be very fun!
It gets bonus points if you love survival in general and the Eden TV series in particular (which is unfortunately no longer running).
I am sure that most of you still remember the days when Facebook gaming was a hit and Zynga’s FarmVille was the biggest game ever. Well, the game still exists, evolved and updated for the mobile platform and is equally fun!
So if you feel like starting your virtual farming experience once again, breed pink cows and help your neighbors (among many, many other things), FarmVille 2 is available on mobile and offering all then, plus more.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Nintendo is well known for its family friendly games and bringing Animal Crossing to mobile platforms is definitely one of the best things they could’ve done. Because we all need those cute animals in our life!
Let your imagination roam free and customize everything in this colorful and lighthearted game for mobile that kids and adults will enjoy just as much. A we have a quick guide published to help you get started fast!
Zen Koi 2
For those of you who love aquariums and tropical fish, this is the perfect relaxing mobile experience. Mixing myth and reality, the game challenges you to raise your own Koi, breed them and unlock more and more amazing ones in the process.
Simple and straightforward, it’s surprisingly a game that you won’t get bored with – on the contrary. Just give it a try to see for yourself.
We’re rounding up the list with another game from HyperBears, and a truly unique experience overall.
A game that’s all about new beginnings, it challenges you to manage the family carrot farm in rustic Mushroom Village, away from the stress of modern life. There’s a lot to do and enjoy here, so make sure you give this one a try ASAP.
These would be our recommended relaxing mobile games. If you have additional titles that you’d like to recommend to fellow players worldwide, let us all know by commenting below.