How to play: This charming game reminiscent of Miyazaki allows you to manipulate nature as you guide benevolent spirits to safety. Build plant bridges, dig tunnels, and change the direction of the wind as you lead these whimsical little wisps home.Perfect for: When you just drank a venti coffee and the line for the bathroom isn't moving.Price: $1.99 on iOS, $2.99 on Android
These days, when you pull out your phone and you’ve already exhausted your social media feeds, a calming mobile game might be just the ticket. Whether you’re on the subway, waiting for friends to show up for a dinner date or standing in line at the grocery store, it’s nice to have something quick that occupies your mind and doesn’t take forever to get into. We’ve rounded up several games that don’t take a ton of deep thought or strategy.