5 calming mobile games to play while waiting for election results

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 8th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Polls are still open across the United States, and it will be a few more hours before we begin to get an idea for who the next president will be. No matter who you want to win, waiting is a stressful, anxiety-fuelled process. Don't drive yourself crazy! Instead, take a break from the news and try some of these ultra relaxing mobile games while you wait for the final results.

Zen Koi

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2015-04-22 :: Category: Game


What's more relaxing than watching fish in a pond? Not a whole lot, it turns out. Zen Koi lets you tend to your own koi pond. You can collect rare fish and breed them to create unique hybrids and level them up as they grow. The soothing music and gorgeous artwork will lull you into your happy place.

Monument Valley

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2014-04-03 :: Category: Game


Monument Valley has appeared on many a list since it was released a few years back. It's a fantastic puzzler, but it also happens to be one of the most soothing mobile experiences on the App Store at the moment. It's music is lovely, and the puzzles are just challenging enough to keep you thoroughly distracted.


iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-08-05 :: Category: Game


A biology experiment turned mobile puzzle game, Osmos is like a chill version of slither.io. Set to a soothing soundtrack reminiscent of planetarium music, you maneuver your little organism around, absorbing smaller spheres while avoiding the larger ones.


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2015-07-23 :: Category: Game


Prune keeps with Zen Koi's well, zen theme. It helps you shed all of your worries with its atmospheric, stunningly simple artwork. There isn't a whole lot to it, but you'll find shaping bonsais a wholly consuming experience.

Breath of Light : Relaxing Puzzler

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2015-03-26 :: Category: Game


This gorgeous puzzler has you guiding tiny streams of light to make flowers shimmer and glow. The music is quite dreamy, and the gameplay isn't terribly challenging, but it's great if you need to lower your blood pressure on the fly.

It may seem like forever away, but hopefully we'll find out who the 45th president of the U.S.A will be by the end of the night. In the mean time, take a few deep breaths and then play some of these soothing games.

What are your go-to games when you just need to chill out? Share in the comments below!

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