Ask a non-gamer what comes to mind when they think video games, more than likely it would be Mario or Fortnite. Games that can induce rage and anger when you die. But what if I told you there is a whole series of games out there that are made with the sole purpose of helping you slow down and relax.

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I love video games, all types of video games. I have been playing them since I was a kid, and my cousins got an Atari. Now as an adult and a parent, my free time is limited and I don't have the time it takes to be good at some of the online multiplayer games. I need a game I can turn on for 30 minutes to an hour and relax.

Keep scrolling to see the 15 video games that will help you relax 👇

That is what this article is about. These games have a little something for everyone. There are simulator games, puzzle games, exploration games and many more. The point of all of them is to enjoy the experience during your time playing them.


You will not find violence in these games, nor are they games that require you to be a wizard with a controller. That means almost anyone can pick them up and play.  My mother who has NEVER played video games in her life found herself enjoying a few of them during the holidays.

Even better some of these games are cooperation games, so it could be a great way for the family to spend time together, and yes it has been proven that video games can help our wellbeing.

So even if you've never played games or it's been a while since you have, grab the controller and try out these relaxing video games. 👇

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