The basic game play of Stack the Countries is similar to Stack the States. Instead of facts about US states, Stack the Countries asks geography questions about countries around the world: capital cities, bordering countries, flag, landmark, location… When you answer a question correctly, you win a country piece to put in your stack. When the stacked countries reach high enough to touch the checkered line, you win a country to put on your own map. Imagining the weird shaped countries stay on top of each other? It is not an easy job.
There are two nice features that are not available in Stack the States:
1. There is a “Learn” section that lets you study the geography before playing the game. You can learn country facts like capitals, flags, languages, major cities and more. This is a good place to start if you feel you don’t know enough yet for the game.
2. You can choose whether you want to answer questions about the entire world or one specific continent at a time. This allows a slow start for kids who have not learned much global geography.
Just like Stack the States, Stack the Countries is one of the best educational apps I’ve seen. It builds the learning into the game, and mixes knowledge and gameplay so well that you cannot separate them apart. At any moment, you are playing a game and learning something. I highly recommend this app. It is $1.99 at the App store.
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