5 Mobile Games to Help You Chill Out

You'll forget all about your problems in no time.

Ever feel like you're so stressed out, your head is about to explode? Reach for your phone, connect your earphones, and load these award-winning games. There are no shoot-'em-ups here, just weirdly soothing but engaging gameplay that's guaranteed to bring down your stress levels before your head goes all Scanners-like.

Monument Valley 1 and 2

This game is an absolute work of art. From the moment you open it, you'll be mesmerized by the visuals and meditative music. Guide the princess Ida through Monument Valley by manipulating a world of "impossible architecture" that makes use of optical illusions. The puzzles are never so hard that you can't solve them without a little trial and error. This game is so visually pleasing, you'll find yourself going back to it even after you've finished all the levels.


Screenshots simply don't do this game any justice. With its striking art and traditional Japanese music, you'll feel completely serene as you turn the pages of this interactive pop-up book. Fold, flip, and slide to solve puzzles, explore mountains, forests, and temples, and uncover the mystery behind a dying cherry tree.


The Sailor's Dream

The soundtrack of this game is so hauntingly beautiful, they released it on Spotify. With its surreal ocean setting, you'll feel like you're actually walking around in someone else's dream. Unravel the story by exploring different islands and piecing together hidden memories. Different elements reveal themselves even while you aren't playing, so check back from time to time. And just like the best stories, this game will stay with you long after it ends.

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In this noir puzzle game, you determine the outcome. Re-arrange the panels of an interactive comic book to keep your character from getting killed, then sit back and watch each scenario play out to a jazz soundtrack.

Mimpi Dreams

Dog lovers won't be able to resist this game. As the name implies, your mission is to guide Mimpi through his trippy dreams by solving puzzles. The game is so darn cute, it will put you in a good mood in no time.

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