Five relaxing mobile games you can play to destress

When things get tough, these are some games that you can turn to for relaxation.

Xynthea Ong

Expert pinterest scroller and bubble tea lover.

Published: 15 April 2021, 3:00 PM

There are times when one may get overwhelmed while juggling different responsibilities. 

Some cope by exercising, while others cope through doing things they enjoy – be it watching their favourite shows or reading their favourite books

If you would like some alternatives, here are five visually appealing and calming mobile games that you can play to destress.

1. Miya’s Everyday Joy of Cooking

Miya’s Everyday Joy of Cooking is a game inspired by the Korean webtoon Joy of Cooking by webtoon artist Omyo

The game is a single-player game that follows the life of Miya, a Korean girl in her twenties who lives in the hectic and stressful city of Seoul with her pet cat, Nacho.

Players can simply clear puzzle games in order to earn coins to unlock furniture that can be used to decorate your home with Nacho. There is also bonus game called Pounce it where you can catch ingredients with Nacho.


You can also enjoy aesthetic illustrations of Korean food such as Kimchi Stew. PHOTO CREDITS: INSTAGRAM/@EVERYDAY.MIYA


Along the way, you can unlock chapters featuring heartwarming stories about Miya’s life. Each story is filled with cute and funny moments that are bound to brighten up your day. 

You can download it on IOS or on Google Play Store.

2. Animal Restaurant

Animal Restaurant is a simulation game where players begin their story as a stray cat who came across Chef Gumi’s restaurant. After receiving an offer from Chef Gumi herself, you begin to help out as a staff at the restaurant with simple tasks such as taking orders from customers and cooking the food. 

The game can be enjoyed at your own pace where you can take your time to level up and decorate your restaurant. All you have to do is purchase recipes and furniture to increase your star rating. You can use the ratings to unlock different customers and areas around the restaurant such as takeaway areas and a garden.


Animal Restaurant also has different themes in every update so you can look forward to different aesthetics every time. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/ANIMAL RESTAURANT


The game is straightforward yet soothing with its cute animal illustrations and easy gameplay. 

You can download it on IOS or Google Play Store.

3. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is the latest mobile version of the popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons video game that was previously only available on Nintendo Switch. 

Players will start off with an empty campsite where they can complete tasks like collecting fruits or catching fish to unlock different decorations for their land. 

Players can also interact with different animals across the islands and form friendships with them. Once a friendship is established, you can also invite them to your campsite.


There are also many clothes for you to choose from to style your avatar and even your animal pals. PHOTO CREDITS: TWITTER/@POCKET_CAMP


This task-based game is very rewarding, which makes it the perfect distraction to help you relax as you slowly build up your campsite. 

You can download it on IOS or Google Play Store here.

4. Adorable Home

Adorable Home is a game with simple mechanics. The game begins as you control your daily life with your partner and pet cat, Snow. You can play with Snow by petting the cat or bathing it. 

Players can also unlock different furniture around the house by completing their tasks such as preparing lunch or completing the house chores.


You can also take care of different pets in the game and name them however you like. PHOTO CREDITS: HYPERBEARD


As you progress in the game, you can unlock different areas of the house such as the garden or the bedroom where there will be different scenes that you can customise to your liking.

You can download it on IOS and Google Play Store here.

5. Neko Atsume

Neko Atsume is a collector game that allows you to collect over 70 different types of cats by attracting them with food and decorating their play area. 

The game is fairly easy with a few tasks you can complete daily, refilling the food, accepting gifts to invite new cats to your home. You can increase your bond with your cats when they visit.


There are different types of furniture you can earn to improve your home for your cats. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/NEKOATSUME


In addition, the art style is cute and simple as you take your mind off things while you complete these daily tasks. The game is not time consuming and you can play the game at any point of time. 

You can download it on IOS and Google Play Store here

Take a break from your daily routine and try out these games. Enjoy playing!

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