Find Country on Map Game

Find Country on Map is a simple game in which you have to click or tap on a map to locate countries. Read the instructions above the map and when asked to find a country you should click on the map where that country is. If you get the answer correct you will then be asked to find another country. Every time you get a country correct you get 1 point.

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Hint

You can zoom the map in for a better view. This will let you pin point areas more precisely.

How to Play

You will be prompted to find a country on the map. Click on the map to indicate where you think that country is located. You can always pan and zoom the map to make finding an accurate place to click more easy.

The game ends when you get the location of a country wrong or when you complete the game, you will then be asked to enter your name on to the high score list.

Click on restart game at any time to start again from the beginning.

Difficulty Ranking

This game will record everytime someone gets an answer right or wrong. By totalling up these values, it can then be determined which country's are generally harder to find than others. Then, when someone else comes along to play the game they will be presented with easier countries, and as the game proceeds the countries will get more difficult to find.

Therefore over time this game will have a better difficulty curve that will score players in a fairer way.

This Weeks High Scores

Pos Name Score
1GolfTango76
2GolfTango76
3GABON...GABON......GABON....68
4WHY ISRAEL? WHYYYYYYYYYY?49
5Whitejoymk44
6I WAS THE FIRST TO DO THE QUIZ THIS WEEK41
7HEHE BOI39
8Renan Bravin35
9Renan Bravin35
10Japon34
11cristiano da souza akvarez jimenez de maria lopez33
12Japon32
13Japon32
14HEHE BOI29
15Ricky Martin29
16Japon29
17osas28
18Japon28
19Japon28
20Hendrik26
218===D25
22ginger24
23AE24
24Japon24
25Japon24
26Whitejoymk24
27wasabi23
28Sheesh23
29Sheesh23
30Adam Stanislaus23
31Siiri22
32Marius21
33ollie20
34where is greece?20
35where is greece?20
36Japon20
37mks19
38Moody19
39csaba19
40csaba19
41WhyamIalive15
42minecrafplayer19215
43duck u chile15
44Japon15
45TÜRK15
46Sara Alduk14
47Jj14
48m13
49m13
50Japon13
51lalikos13
52luka13
53me dudu12
54me dudu12
55Japon11
56Japon11
57Japon10
58Japon10
59Yooo10
60bea10
61Japon9
62Japon8
63Antonio V8
64Japon7
65Japon7
66Kristina7
67Japon6
68Japon6
69spencer reid x5
70Japon5
71Japon5
72Bea4
73Japon4
74noob3
75Ayity3
76Sal2
77Sal2
78Japan2
79Japan2
80Japon2
81Japon2
82ush1
83Medhansh1
84Ayity1
85Ayity1
86Ayity1
87Ayity1
88Ayity1
89abbc1
90abbc1
91Lin1
92Japon1
93Japon1
94Japon1
95Japon1
96Japon1
97Japon1
98Japon1
99TÜRK1
100cake1
101cake1
102akr1
103Medhansh0
104Neena0
105gordan0
106yes japan0
107i am calm and its doctor0
108i am calm and its doctor0
109Japon0
110Japon0
111Japon0
112Japon0
113Japon0
114Japon0
115Japon0
116Japon0
117Japon0
118Japon0
119Japon0
120Japon0
121Japon0
122Japon0
123vietnam0

How It Works

Put simply it uses Click for Country, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, AJAX and Leaftlet Maps.

For any other information regarding this game or if you notice any bugs with it, please contact Daft Logic.

Country Ratings

List of top 10 countries and thier relative rating in November 2018

Country Rating
Australia 95811
United Kingdom 67022
Italy 65849
USA 65224
Canada 62519
Mexico 53612
Spain 51366
Ireland 42924
Japan 41574
France 39821

Version History

Version Date Description
1.0 10/01/2008 Basic game created
2.0 12/01/2008 Added high score list
Added Difficulty Ranking feature
3.0 20/01/2008 Scroll wheel zoom function added
4.0 09/10/2008 Scroll wheel zoom function removed
Fixed recent issue that stopped the country identification working
Fixed issue where completing the game did not bring up a prompt to enter your name! Only getting a country wrong would make it appear
Reset high score list
Reset country list (it will now recreate itself automatically)
4.1 15/02/2009 Scores will reset every week
4.2 23/06/2009 Updated code for easier method to find county names
4.3 15/12/2009 Implemented geocoder.setBaseCountryCode('UK'); in attempt to make all country names return in the same language for all visitors.
5.0 10/11/2010 Implemented Google Maps API V3
5.1 15/12/2010 mapTypeControl is now hidden
6.0 18/01/2012 Implemented google.maps.Geocoder() which should give more consistant country names (Local language should not matter)
6.1 20/08/2016 Updates to the User Interface
7.0 12/09/2018 Leaflet maps implemented
7.1 15th September 2018 People's Republic of China (PRC) is now just known as China
7.2 11th October 2018 Bug fix : A click that could not be resolved to a country caused the game to hang. It now asks you to try again.
7.3 3rd October 2019 Minor user interface updates

Future Ideas

  • When a question is answered wrong, an outline of the country missed (or all the countries ?) is displayed

Comments For This Page

Guernsey has been removed
By Daft Logic on 6th April 2021
sup
On 7th January 2021
Hi Iodum, can you click on NZ for your answer to the first question, then post a message here soon after to confirm you have done it? We have setup logging to find the cause of this, but need you to test it and confirm when so that we can find the log entry. Thanks
By Daft Logic on 17th December 2020
New Zealand is still not working. Could it be I clicked on the wrong New Zealand? When you zoom out far enough you can see two New Zealand....I don't know what went wrong. I clicked right in the middle of the South Island.
By Iodum Rennium on 17th December 2020
TurkeyCookTime, not sure what went wrong. We have run some tests and New Zealand is getting detected as New Zealand. It's also a country with a consistent name.
By Daft Logic on 25th November 2020
I clicked right on New Zealand (in the middle of the South Island) and it said it was wrong. (Just so you know I actually know where New Zealand is: It is the far southeast country made up of two main islands, near Australia)
By TurkeyCookTime on 17th November 2020
I GOT 20 CORRET AND 1 WRONG
I ALSO LIKE THIS DAFT LOGIC QUIZ










On 28th June 2020
can you randomize countries set im tired on clicking over the same basic countries
On 23rd June 2020
What language did you code this in? And how did you come up with the logic for the code for this game?
On 5th April 2020
new zealand doesn't work
On 31st March 2020
Hold on I got to New Zealand yet when I touched it I got New Zealand wrong.
By Preston on 27th March 2020
Think there was a problem, I clicked the correct place for Alabama! however it said I was wrong
By ELB30 on 3rd March 2020
Hi, seems to be a slight glitch when it comes to selecting Japan - any of you other nerds experience this?

Best wishes,
Georgia Skinner
On 1st March 2020
"United States of America" has been deleted.
By Daft Logic on 12th February 2020
Sorry to sound like a broken record, but I got this: "Your Score = 134 : Q135) Tap where you think United States of America is."
By mj on 12th February 2020
Thanks mj, the extra DRC's have been removed.
By Daft Logic on 11th February 2020
OK, . I can see the XML file is a lot cleaner, and all of the bodies of water are gone now, but the DRC came up twice, and the other Congo is called Congo - Brazaville. I clicked directly on Brazza, but it didn't count. I know the area pretty well, because we have an office there.

Anyhow, from here https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Countries_of_the_world, it looks like there's something a little screwy about the way Openstreetmap provides country data in the addresses, vs. what is in the official addresses that come up when clicking.
By mj on 11th February 2020
This time it was: "Your Score = 132 : Q133) Tap where you think Territorial waters of Greece - Strofades is."
By mj on 10th February 2020
San Jorge Gulf has been removed. It won't appear again.
By Daft Logic on 10th February 2020
This is weird, the game asked me to identify a body of water: San Jorge Gulf, which AFAIK is part of Argentina... it seems like the other time I made it to 132 it was something else that I missed.
By mj on 10th February 2020
I messed up South Sudan which would be really embarrassing if people from work knew..
By mj on 5th February 2020
Wait ! I take it back. If you click on Tarawa it works !
By mj on 5th February 2020
It looks like OpenStreetMap doesn't have any data on Kiribati, or any of the Line Islands for that matter.
By mj on 5th February 2020
Thank you!
By mj on 4th February 2020
mj, Isle of Man has been removed to avoid this issue.
By Daft Logic on 3rd February 2020
Indeed, I tried clicking the Isle of Man for the second question (UK) and it counted as correct.
By mj on 3rd February 2020
This run was great because I got to solidify my understanding of the balkans, and also the baltic countries. I always knew that Latvia was north of Lithuania, but now I have a geographical tool to get it exactly right. Similarly Lake Skada for locating Montenegro, and Lake Victoria, and the two long lakes for Kenya Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda.

But then I hit another bug: The Isle of Man. Maybe the scoring algorithm thinks it's part of the UK (I think it's a crown dependency).
By mj on 3rd February 2020
Thanks for the feedback mj . Your scores suggest you are in a different 'league' from most!, but this also has helped us identify bugs and fix issues as you have found them for the first time.
By Daft Logic on 3rd February 2020
Cool. Thank you!

I'm really enjoying how this game is helping me learn the real geographical features which can be used to find a given country. Islands are easy of course, but I never really understood before how close Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest are, for instance.
By mj on 3rd February 2020
Thanks MJ. You are correct. A mix of between DR Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Both the question and clicked location are now set to Democratic Republic of the Congo, so it should allow you to move on to ....Cape Verde!
By Daft Logic on 31st January 2020

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