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Fun Geography Game – Stack the States

Stack the States

Pretty soon, kids will start spring break. Some families will travel. I did some search on apps teach geography. I found Stack the States.

With this app, kids will learn about capitals, state shapes, and map locations with animated states that stack, drop, tumble, and slide around like puzzle pieces.

In the game, the player is asked a question (identification, capital, national landmarks, etc.) and if they choose the correct answer from four multiple-choice options they can use that state for their stack. The goal is to stack enough states to reach the checkered finish line, but with all the irregular shaped state puzzles, the stacking can easily go wrong and the stacked states go tumbling.

If the player reaches the finish line with 60 percent or more correct answers, he earns one of the 50 states to add to his map. As more states are added, three bonus games, Pile Up!, Puzzler and Capital Drop, are unlocked.Stack the States App

What the kids learn:

  • Capitals
  • State shapes
  • Abbreviations
  • Bordering states
  • Location on the map
  • Nicknames
    …and more!


  • Create up to six player profiles
  • Collect all 50 states and track your progress on a personalized map
  • Earn FREE bonus games: Pile Up, Puzzler, and Capital Drop
  • High resolution pictures of famous US landmarks
  • All games are powered by a realistic physics engine
  • Fun sound effects and music
  • Works on both iPhone and iPad – a universal app

iGameMom Comment:

Learning with fun. It is even hard for me to put it down. Well worth the $0.99 cost.  They also offer a Lite version, which is free.

If you would like to check it out or download the app, please use the links provided. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom receives a small percentage. I hope, with your support, I can test more apps and share back with everyone.
Stack the States:Stack the States - Dan Russell-Pinson      Lite (free):Stack the States Lite - Dan Russell-Pinson

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  • Joan June 10, 2014, 10:56 pm

    Nice post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I’m inspired! Very useful info. Thanks and best of luck.

  • TheGuat December 21, 2012, 1:03 pm

    Very cool. We have a United States puzzle we do at least once a week. I think he’d enjoy this :)

  • Eleanor Law July 6, 2012, 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the great app ideas. I get most of my apps as recommendations from my nieces and nephews. Now I can pass along some of your ideas to them!

    • iGameMom July 8, 2012, 10:51 pm

      Hope you and your nieces and nephews will like some of the games here.

  • Renee May 29, 2012, 3:02 am

    COOL! Thanks

  • jgadrin March 31, 2012, 12:19 am

    Thanks for this post. I just downloaded it. My kids will enjoy it while we’re on our spring break road trip.

    • iGameMom March 31, 2012, 11:56 pm

      You are welcome! I am sure they will like it. My son is still playing, and all his friends liked it when they were over to the house. When they are playing this kind of games, I actually don’t mind they staying on iPAD for an hour. :-)

  • muddledmom March 29, 2012, 7:31 am

    This is great. Just what my kids need. You have a great site!

    • iGameMom March 30, 2012, 12:06 am

      Thanks. Hope they will like it. I am sure they will.

  • Barbara @ Just Another Manic Mommy March 18, 2012, 8:04 am

    my children LOVE this game!

    • iGameMom March 18, 2012, 11:46 am

      Now my son cannot put it down. He and his friends would take turns playing on it. They have learned so much in just a couple days.

  • jannatwrites March 17, 2012, 3:56 am

    My older son is 9 and is obsessed with geography. I bet he would like this game. I’ll have to check it out and see if there’s an android version available.

    • iGameMom March 18, 2012, 9:14 pm

      I could be wrong, but doesn’t seem it has an android version yet.

  • Jennifer Butler Basile March 16, 2012, 10:13 am

    My friend’s son is obsessed with this game! He amazes adults with his retention rate!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your ‘likes’; much appreciated!

    • iGameMom March 16, 2012, 10:49 am

      It is an addictive game. I am not so much into Geography, but I cannot put it down once I started playing …

  • MEL March 16, 2012, 10:02 am

    I just found your blog (via your like) and this looks great! My family and I are into all kinds of board and card games, so I’ll definitely be cruising your site for tips and recommendations!

  • ansuyo March 16, 2012, 1:12 am

    This would be a great travel game :)

    • iGameMom March 16, 2012, 2:07 am

      This is the original purpose of the search – find a couple good travel game for the car ride. This is the one I found so far. Will post more if I find more.

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