Looking for some FREE Cosy Games on Mobile to play while you wait in line at Starbucks? I’ve got you covered!
Cosy games on mobile these days are so easy to come by that I’ve played through the free ones for you, so you can easily pick one that suits your mood.
These games cover a variety of cosy tastes for story lovers, puzzlers, and fans of adorable animals.
I even discovered some cute games I would have never picked without researching for this blog post!
The following games are free to download and I’ve written my reviews without spending a penny on any of these apps.
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1. Cats & Soup
If I had to crown one cosy game, this would be it. The concept is pretty simple, you set cats to work making soup (and other healthy treats). You then cash in on your cat’s hard work to buy them activities or more health food crafts. Hey presto, your cute forest universe expands.
You make the most progress being on the game and selling your soup but the cash still amounts when you are away (at about 50% speed).
There are no setbacks or adversity, just cats and soup.
It’s a winner for me because it’s a delight to watch the cats at work. It’s wholesome and the artwork is just adorable.
It’s a low-demand game, allowing you to make good progress just by checking in once a day.
2. Terrarium: Garden Idle
The lowest effort of all the games, a gentle herbologist’s dream.
Install cute pot plants in your home and they will make oxygen. The more oxygen you have, the more you can upgrade your plant, increasing its oxygen outputs. Being on the app itself levels you up, giving you access to more varieties and plants.
If you love to watch things grow and don’t want to do much else, this is the game for you.
There’s the opportunity to speed things up by watching ads, but simple patience rewards in this very simple game. Really quick to get into and zero pressure to log on to it daily.
One drawback is the ad requests are regular, every few seconds really gets going. And the most appealing things to add to your terrarium cost real money, but just say no.
3. Underworld Office: Story Game
This is a uniquely animated story game with a slightly spooky feel.
Eugene is a lonely boy, lost in the world but soon uncovers that his world is not the only one available to him. A mix of pictures and conversations. To play the game, you’ll enter the role of Eugene and at the crossroads, you’ll be the one to pick what happens next.
This game is great for graphic novel fans, retro-style story gamers, and those just wanting a very different story experience.
The topics are a little sad and creepy, but overall I found the experience intriguing, relaxing, and enjoyable. It’s a brilliant creative project to play along with.
The story is easy to pick up if you have been away for a while as well, with no repeating sections.
Ads are much less intrusive in this free game too, they just sit quietly at the bottom of the screen, never hounding you to spend money or click away from the story.
4. Sky: Children of the Light
A playable tale and open world, beautifully designed with a great level of interaction but enough to satisfy curious types. From the creators of beautiful games such as Flower (2009) and Journey (2020), Sky transports you away to a magical, twilight world. In this game, you are much more than a passenger, your actions make you feel like you are driving the story forward.
With so much to interact with around you, you wouldn’t ever guess it was a free game!
It’s also a social platform, you can make real friends in the open world.
You can expect puzzles and mini-mysteries. Although it’s a story game, with relaxed tasks this game isn’t going to let you slide through unchallenged.
But if you do close the app and come back, you’ll only be able to come back to your last ‘return shrine’.
Best of all, there are no ads!
But when you make it to the open world, there are expensive packages to buy if you want to increase the game’s playability.
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5. Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector
Is it the original cosy cat phone game?
This one has been around for years but is still one of the best. It’s a little like a multi-pet Tamagotchi on your phone, but the cats aren’t demanding.
In Neko Atsume, you fill your garden with food and play to attract the most cats possible. It’s that simple.
They even get logged in a little cat diary so you see who’s visited when you’re away from the game.
6. Stray Cat Doors
A puzzler. Perhaps not impossible to become stressed at this one as some of my solutions just didn’t take, but the relaxing soundtrack and cosy environments are wholesome.
As you move from space to space, you’ll solve mini puzzles to find cat jigsaw pieces. Complete each puzzle cat to unlock the door to, well, a real cat.
7. Boba Tale
Slightly different from your regular ‘café game apps’.
I’ve picked this one over the others because it is simpler to run, less profits driven, less ad-heavy and the customers are adorable. It’s quick to get going and easy to run your little Boba café.
In Boba tale, your humble little café opens up to serve their boba drink of choice or even, baked goods! If you’ve not heard of boba, they’re little tapioca beads that make cold brew, sweet teas.
There is time pressure to serve as many customers as you can. And as you sell boba you can upgrade your little boba equipment.
Simple, cute, boba café fun all around.
For those who like to get to the end, a very relaxing puzzle painting pumpkins. And easily completable. Just 42 pumpkins to do!
Each round you’ll get a painted pumpkin and you have to replicate it by dipping the pumpkin into paints in the right order.
But this is not for the artistic, just for the puzzler, or those who can work it out by trial and error.
And there are only a couple of ads, especially if you want a hint.
9. Mini Mini Farm
An agricultural adventure for the persistent. You land on a mysterious isle, ready to make your way in the 8-bit, pixelated world, but first, you need a little money.
Farming is the job for you so you get to work and build up your fund so you can buy a house.
There are lots of tutorials and lots of fun little farming ways to make money, but Rome wasn’t built in a day and it will be days before you make real progress with this one.
If you’re ready to invest a little time and industry, you can have lots of fun building your own little future with Mini Mini Farm.
10. Atti Land
For the passive artist, colour by numbers could be the cosy game for you.
Linked to a sweet story about a mysterious island, this colourful journey lets you pass the time harmoniously filling in little squares of colour.
11. Food Stylist
This is the game I didn’t expect to like, when I read the description I just didn’t see the appeal.
But the art of building pretty, delicious foods in all colours and then entering them in a little competition can entertain me all day! I even found it stress-relieving.
Customers give little briefs and you prep a picture-perfect dish from a delicious little menu of ingredients and weird and wonderful colours. Pictures are then submitted to a panel of your peers for ranking.
Thank you to Ella for today’s Guest Post. You can find more cosy game recommendations from Ella on her blog www.bottomofthewell.co.uk