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
1maria25
2Lopsided Bean20
3Lamadu0
4Sav0

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

Future Ideas

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

Comments For This Page

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
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

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