A list of relaxing Nintendo 3DS games

For me, the Nintendo 3DS was one of the coziest consoles ever released. Whether you got the original or any of its variants, people who played games on a 3DS had a relaxing time. So here’s a list of relaxing 3DS games for you to enjoy. Please note that this is not a complete list so I’ll be adding to it every so often.

(Please note any game with an asterisk is an eShop exclusive so you’ll need a 3DS with CFW (custom firmware) to play it)

PAL regions (North America and Europe)

  • Any Animal Crossing game
  • Boulder Dash-XL 3D
  • Bust-A-Move Universe/Puzzle Bobble Universe
  • Candy Match 3
  • Nintendogs + Cats
  • Cats & Dogs: Pets at Play
  • Cave Story 3D
  • New Art Academy
  • Hey Pikmin!
  • Fantasy Life
  • Picross 3D
  • Harvest Moon
  • Pokemon Shuffle*
  • Art of Balance TOUCH!*
  • Tomodachi Life
  • Any Professor Layton game
  • New Style Boutique/Style Savvy
  • Pushmo*
  • Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
  • Any Cooking Mama game
  • Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn
  • Rune Factory 4
  • Ever Oasis
  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Any Dragon Quest game
  • Culdcept Revolt
  • Disney Art Academy

Japan only

  • The Boku wa Kūkō Kanseikan series (aka Air Traffic Controller)
  • Bonbon Ribbon: Tokimeki Coord Kira Kira Dance
  • Chao Illust Club
  • Cube Creator DX
  • Derby Stallion Gold
  • Dog School: Lovely Puppy
  • Any Doraemon game
  • Any Dragon Quest Monsters game

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