1Happy and joyful games to cheer yourself up with

There’s a lot of stressful stuff happening in the world right now, and it can be hard to feel cheerful.

Videogames offer a good escape – but even those can add to our stress levels by being too difficult, too dark or too depressing. Not all of them, though. There are plenty of bright, happy games out there that offer a great pick-me-up when you’re feeling low.

We’ve rounded up 13 of the happiest games we could think of. Give them a try if your day needs brightening – we challenge you not to play them without a smile on your face.