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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Randomise Country List

Note : This mode does not qualify for scoreboard

 

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 easier.

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 every time someone gets an answer right or wrong. By totalling up these values, it can then be determined which countries 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
1Fernando117
2Thanks4theGame111
3Jane34
4Jane34
5Leo31
6Jane29
7Jane29
8TomM29
9waaaaaaaa24
10waaaaaaaa24
11ewew23
12db22
13Mart22
14Max21
15Siti21
16Heinz18
17Tautvyds15
18Tautvyds15
19lhstadler12
20Kaila12
21Patrick10
22Sankalp7
23Sankalp7
24Breanna7
25jeff6
26jeff6
27Athu3
28Sk2
29Sk2
30el1
31Adhidev1
32Atharva1
33florence1
34resandu0
35philipines0
36philipines0

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
7.4 21st April 2021 New option to randomise the country list and play the game
7.5 13th August 2021 Game instructions now displayed on map
7.6 8th October 2021 Bug Fix : Moving past the international date line caused issues

Future Ideas

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

Comments For This Page

Awesome game. Nice and smooth implementation. How about a skip function in non-scoreboard mode, so you can skip really small/unkown areas like South Georgia/Montserrat/Kiribati?
On 7th October 2021
Update : Somaliland will no longer appear as a question
By Daft Logic on 3rd September 2021
Somaliland seems to be bugged
On 1st September 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo should now be working
By Daft Logic on 13th August 2021
The issue with Kashmir has been addressed
By Daft Logic on 13th August 2021
Kashmir doesn't work, it's only recognised as India according to "click for country"
By UlrikHD on 11th August 2021
The issue with Kiribati seems to be that I use Kiritimati Island as a pin for Kiribati, using the more western islands seems to work fine identifying Kiribati.
By UlrikHD on 10th August 2021
or scratch that. Didn't see that you had replied and fixed South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
By UlrikHD on 10th August 2021
The issue regarding islands not having correct hitboxes seems related to the level of zoom you got. Zooming all in on Kiribati or South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands when placing your pin causes you to "miss". Zooming out, the hitboxes reappear it seems
By UlrikHD on 10th August 2021
republic of the Congo seems to be missing, only available is Congo-Brazzaville
By UlrikHD on 10th August 2021
Kiribati seems OK. Issues have been spotted elsewhere, but this one appears to be "good"
By Daft Logic on 10th August 2021
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands should now be working
By Daft Logic on 10th August 2021
Samoa has been causing issues. It has now been removed from the list of "questions"
By Daft Logic on 10th August 2021
suggestion: going fullscreen you should be able to see what country you should locate so that you don't need to go in and out out fullscreen for each pin.
By UlrikHD on 9th August 2021
Checking with clickforcountry, it doesn't register Kiribati, Samoa, American Samoa, etc...
playing with random, your streak is limited by how long it takes before you get an island that don't have a location on the map
By UlrikHD on 9th August 2021
Not sure if all this island issues are already well known, Kiribati is also messed up
By UlrikHD on 9th August 2021
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands also seems bugged
By UlrikHD on 9th August 2021
Placing the pin on Savai'i, Samoa when asked where Samoa is gives you wrong answer
By UlrikHD on 9th August 2021
Great game! I really like it.... Just a thing that I will like to see in the future; When you are wrong, the game will show the borders of every country
By That_themis_guy_from_greece on 13th June 2021
Brilliant! Thank you :)
By Geode on 20th May 2021
Geode, it is now renamed to Somaliland -> this should work.
By Daft Logic on 18th May 2021
Hi Geode, we will look in to this.
By Daft Logic on 18th May 2021
First of all love this game!

Struggling with selectig Somalia im 99% sure im clicking in the countires borders, tried many times but always comes up as wrong.
By Geode on 17th May 2021
We have added a randomise button below the map. Let us know what you think...
By Daft Logic on 22nd April 2021
Hello DaftLogic. I really like your quiz and all, but I think that you should add an option where you can randomise the countries. It's boring for every attempt to be the same.

Thank you for your time, Themis
By That_themis_guy_from_greece on 19th April 2021
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

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