Free math games
Sudoku isn't the only math game out there to help keep your mind active. There are many other games that put a spin on math to make it more fun and interesting. Source: Sajjad Hussain / AFP

Math is often considered boring or mundane — but free math games are a different story.

In most situations, no one likes to think of all those equations that leave many of us in tears. Math, however, is essential for everyone, from astronauts to patisserie chefs. We depend on it for finance, measurements and even simple things like counting fruits.

If only there was a way to make math more fun and interesting. Well, we have the solution for you — five choices to be exact. Here are five free math games that not just improve your calculating skills, but fun and interesting too.



2048 is a classic puzzle math game with a simple goal — to reach 2048. Move your tiles across the grid and merge identical numbers into one. Plan ahead and watch out for new tiles spawning— that may prevent you from joining your numbers. Play on different board sizes and compete with people from all over the world, for your place on the leaderboards.

This very simple puzzle math game is quite deceptive when it comes to reaching the goal. It’s a lot trickier than it initially seems to reach 2048. The challenge is definitely part of the fun for this free math game. Are you up for it?

Price on Steam: US$4.99

Price on Android and iOS: Free


Math Puzzle With Sticks

The game play is really simple. Just grab the correct stick and move it to the place where it matches, so you can solve the puzzle and unlock the next level and the many other cool features. Move and position the sticks so that the answer of the mathematical problem is correct.

If you can’t solve it, hints will be added to help you. So that solving these math match puzzles will be easy and you can go through all the many levels they’ve designed for you.

Price on Android: Free


Cross Numbers

Cross Numbers is a logic puzzle math game. Numbers and operands are generated and hidden at random, and you have to complete the equations using the available tiles.

Share your favourite seeds with your friends to see if they can complete it faster than you. Pixel art lovers will adore the simple charm this game has.

Price on Steam: US$3.99

Price on Android: Free


A Number’s Life

A Number’s Life is a minimalistic yet surprisingly complex math game based on moving, combining and dividing numbers. Meet wonderful characters — the “Numbers” — and test your skills through 80 fun and challenging levels. Or create your own levels and share them with the community.

Be careful, the Numbers are like you. They can get sick and sleepy — but always charming.

Price on Steam: US$3.99

Price on Android and iOS: Free

Sudoku – The Clean One

How can we not mention the mother of all math games. Presenting a modern and rethought Sudoku design. By removing excessive details from the screen, the developers managed to create a fresh and clean look for the puzzle that everyone loves – at the same time sustaining intuitive gameplay and customization.

The user interface is minimal and fast – starting a new Sudoku or continuing right where you left off is just one click away. So there you have it. Choose your favorite colors and begin your smoothest and most elegant journey through endless amount of Sudoku puzzles!

Price on Android and iOS: Free