Philatelic Fun & Games features a growing selection of philatelic activities that are fun for individuals, groups, clubs and gatherings. Many of the games planned for this page are suitable for young collectors, but have also proven great fun for topicalists of all ages. Each activity is listed below with details about the game.
Submit your own activity - ATA plans to grow this page and make the resource available to collectors and clubs around the world. If you have a game that you would like to share, or if you have found an activity you think we should consider, please get in touch with us so that we can consider adding it to Philatelic Fun & Games. Use the online contact form and we'll get back to you about your game or idea.
A note regarding online games: ATA strives to list materials here that are fun, instructional and safe for participants of all ages. Since the internet is constantly changing, the ongoing availability of the websites listed cannot be guaranteed. If you discover a broken link or that a link no longer goes to the activity listed, please contact us with details. Before allowing any child to access the games listed here (or at any other site), a responsible adult should visit the linked site and verify its suitability for use by children. For more information about the internet and kid safety, please visit: https://www.safewise.com/resources/internet-safety-kids/.
Silly Stamp Stories
PRINT & PLAY
Ages: 6-99 (children under 10 are likely to need adult assistance)
Group Size: Medium to Large (Best with several groups of 4-16 players.)
Description: Use stamps (10-12 per player) with the game instructions and templates to create funny stories similar to the classic Mad Libs word game.
This is a good activity for use as an icebreaker, but is often so popular that participants want to continue playing.
Contributor: Casey Jo White
Chop Chop - Postage Math
Ages: School Grades 1 - 4 (game requires double-digit math skills)
Group Size: Single Player Online
Description: This is a postal simulation game where you manually approve or reject each letter based on how much postage it has versus how much is required for a letter of that weight.
This game requires internet access and is available online at: https://plays.org/chop-chop/.