Gaming can be a great way to relax and unwind, and the Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for cozy games. Its portability allows you to get nice and comfortable and snuggle up with a great game.
Whether you’re looking for something to help you de-stress or want something fun and low-key to keep you entertained, the Nintendo Switch has plenty of cozy options. From puzzle games to life simulators, here are ten fun and relaxing games perfect for your Switch.
1. Lemon Cake
Lemon Cake is a fun and unique game where you restore a neglected, abandoned bakery. From fixing the broken-down bakery to stocking it with fresh ingredients and recipes, you can create your ideal coffee shop.
You can collect honey from your beehive, harvest crops, raise cows for milk and adopt chickens for eggs. You can prepare delicious recipes such as baked goods, candies, and frozen desserts with these ingredients.
You’ll also have plenty of customers that you must serve quickly. And be sure to keep your window display stocked so you never miss an order. To make things even more interesting, you can build a cat cafe to cheer up customers while they wait.
2. Bear and Breakfast
Bear and Breakfast is a delightful Animal Crossing-style game where you take on the role of a bear who runs its own bed and breakfast. You’ll start with a small campground and grow it into an expansive business by welcoming other animals to stay in your cozy cabins.
As you help guests with their various requests, you’ll be able to upgrade your campground with new amenities, build relationships with the other animals, explore new parts of the forest, and more.
3. Cozy Grove
Cozy Grove is an immersive life simulation game set on a spooky but beautiful island. As a Spirit Scout, the player’s goal is to find hidden secrets and help soothe the local ghosts by bringing color and joy back to the area.
The game is synchronized in real-world time, providing 30-60 minutes of new daily content for players to explore and experience.
Players can wander around the forests of Cozy Grove, uncovering new secrets and gathering resources. In addition, there will be puzzles to solve that will test players’ problem-solving skills.
Overall, Cozy Grove is an engaging experience that offers something for everyone – from adventure seekers looking for hidden secrets to those who want to relax and craft items, go fishing, and more.
4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a must-have game for anyone looking for laid-back fun. This life simulator allows players to build their own island and explore a peaceful island paradise while interacting with their animal neighbors.
You can create your own house, decorate it however you like, go fishing, catch bugs, and more. If this game had a main goal, it would be to fully upgrade your house and pay off your home loan. However, there is no rush to do this, as this game is all about relaxing and enjoying the experience.
5. Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is the perfect game for you if you’re looking for a farming simulation game with some added adventure elements.
This charming game allows players to create their own farms from scratch while exploring dungeons, mining caves, and fighting monsters. With its relaxing atmosphere and endless possibilities, Stardew Valley is the perfect cozy game.
6. Yoku’s Island Express
Yoku’s Island Express is an open-world pinball adventure game with a unique twist. Players take control of Yoku the dung beetle as he explores Mokumana Island on his trusty ball-rolling adventure.
Enjoy beautiful hand-painted visuals as you traverse across lush environments using pinball mechanics to solve puzzles and progress through the story. Yoku’s Island Express may be challenging at times, but it remains a relaxing experience throughout.
Unpacking is an indie game that invites players to experience the familiar yet unique feeling of unpacking possessions and settling into a new home.
Part puzzle, part home decoration game, Unpacking provides a fun, and meaningful experience as players uncover clues about a character’s life while arranging their belongings in visually pleasing ways.
Florence is a unique experience that lasts around 30 minutes and tells the story of Florence Yeoh, a 25 year-old woman who feels stuck in her life. After meeting a cello player named Krish, everything about how she sees the world changes.
In the game, you journey with Florence through her relationship with Krish via a series of gameplay vignettes. These gameplay moments range from flirting to fighting, helping each other grow to growing apart, all inspired by “slice of life” graphic novels and webcomics.
You’ll get to explore the feelings of love, loss, and understanding experienced in this unique relationship through puzzles, conversations, and mini-games. You will also get to explore Florence’s inner thoughts as you interact with objects in her day-to-day environment.
9. Cat Cafe Manager
Cat Cafe Manager is a life simulation game where players take the role of the manager of a cat cafe. Set in the small town of Caterwaul Way, you have to fix up your grandmother’s cafe and turn it into a hot spot for locals and cats alike.
To do this, you’ll need to clean, decorate, furnish, and expand the cafe in order to attract customers and cats. Design your own menus with specialty coffee drinks and snacks that will please the customers.
Caterwaul Way also has some strange mysteries lurking around its streets in the form of real-life catty mysteries. With enough dedication and hard work, you can turn this run-down café into a fantastic business.
Wytchwood is a unique crafting adventure game set in an imaginative realm of gothic fables and fairytales.
As a mysterious old witch, you will traverse a captivating countryside, gathering special ingredients to craft powerful spells and wield your judgment upon the whimsical inhabitants of the land.
Whether you’re looking for something casual or something more immersive, there’s sure to be something here that will appeal to everyone’s taste on the Nintendo Switch console.
So grab your Switch and settle in for some cozy gaming time. With these ten cozy games, there’s no better way to relax after a long day than by sinking into one of these wonderful titles.