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Video Review:

Stack the Countries™

Age Level: Ages 8-12, Ages: 12 +
By Developer: Freecloud Design Inc.

If it won a 2012 Editor's Choice Award from Children's Technology Review and received a rave review from iPhone Mom, then I think this app just might be worth check out!

Stack the Countries is a geographical phenomenon. Dan Russell discovered that all you really needed to do to make geography interesting is put smiley faces and googly eyes on the countries, and then turn it into a quiz game!

I'm the worst when it comes to geography, so it was a relief to finally learn some facts that had eluded me all these years. I had fun playing it, and that is the supreme test. If you can get ME interested in the relative locations of countries, then I think you can get ANY child interested.

This application really does run the gamut of geography: landmarks, locations, capitals and other random facts.

You can touch, move and drop animated countries anywhere on the screen. The object is to answer enough questions correctly and stack the countries, one on top of the other, to the designated height at which point you win!

There are two other games that you can unlock as you progress in skill in the stack it game!

The experience is controllable, which is good for teachers or individuals who are brushing up on a certain area of the globe. You can play full-planet, or focus on one continent.

The application also has a flash-card option where you can brush up, or learn, before testing your knowledge on the game itself.

It's apps like this that make me wish I could go back to Middle School again.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


  • Learn capitals, landmarks, major cities, flags, languages, country shapes and more!
  • 1000 unique questions
  • 193 flash cards - one for each country
  • Track the progress of up to six players

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