Stack the Countries is the extension to Stack the States app. To learn about Stack the States, please go to iGameMom’s earlier review.
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. There is a lite version that is free for you to try it out.
If you would like to check it out or purchase it, please use the App Store link provided below. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom gets a small percentage. Thanks for your support! Note: The link works for all countries.
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Hi, iGameMom! Stopped by to check out your site. So glad to find this post. Downloaded this app and Stack the States for my precocious 7yo. Thanks for the tip!
Hope you like them!
Cute app! Our tooth fairy always brings foreign currency. It’s more interesting than US currency, has its own intrinsic value, and gives us an opportunity to learn more about other countries. This app is a fun addition to our education!
What a great idea of learning! After tooth fairy’s visit, you can look up the currency country together in the app, and play some games.
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This is fantastic! I just watched the National Geographic Bee on Memorial Day and was amazed at these young contestants knowing such info about our world.
Oster may be to young for it, but it’s something that I’ll want for him when he’s a little older. Thanks so much for the recommendation.
After playing for just couple days, my son already knows much more about some countries than I do…
Thank you for all the information!
Makes shopping for my Brats…errr, Dears so much easier 😉
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Thank you! 🙂
That looks like a lot of fun.
It is – try it out.
awesome! if only they had this when i was in school :o) thanks for the like
The kids today are so lucky! They have no excuse not to do well in school. 😉