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
1Maria Alejandra Mesa47
2Preston31
3Preston30
4Maria Alejandra Mesa30
5Zealy29
6salman khalil28
7Preston28
8sk26
9Zealy25
10dddddd24
11:(24
12Noah23
13Preston21
14ronit15
15gggg15
16Tomas Maertinez`13
17Maria Alejandra8
18Grwysom8
19butto8
20Tomas Martinez3
21Tomas Martinez3
22Roshan2
23kjk2
24lina1
25gabriela0
26gabriela0
27Maria Alejandra Mesa0
28Bokial High School0
29Bethany0

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

"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
I think DR Congo has a similar problem to the one that Jamaica had. I clicked a couple of hundred km west of the northern tip of Lake Tanganyika, and it was considered wrong.
By mj on 31st January 2020
it has lots of trouble approving Australia, it's the whole continent guys
On 29th January 2020
Hi mj, yes I see what you mean. I will put on an update for Jamaika!
By Daft Logic on 27th January 2020
I think I figured it out. The address data spells Jamaica with a k, like: Jamaika. I think that might be a German locale.

address: {neighbourhood: "Jacisera Park", suburb: "Half Way Tree", county: "Saint Andrew",%u2026}
neighbourhood: "Jacisera Park"
suburb: "Half Way Tree"
county: "Saint Andrew"
state_district: "Surrey County"
postcode: "KINGSTON 10"
country: "Jamaika"
country_code: "jm"
By mj on 27th January 2020
For Jamaica I clicked right on Kingston, but it came up as wrong.
By mj on 27th January 2020
Hi Mark .... good idea... to help with learning for the next time. We will look in to this.
By Daft Logic on 27th January 2020
It would be cool if when we miss one an outline map could appear.
By Mark on 26th January 2020
1) it should randomize the countries. I keep failing at greece despite the fact I know exactly where it is, and then it makes me go trough the same 20 countries again. 2) it should also include borders of countries cause one time I missed egypt by that much. there's also no point in having usa and canada there cause everyone can point those two out. point is to know to find a country on a map, not to have crazy sense of where it's borders are. 3) countries like usa, canada and mexico should not be appearing one after another, and neither should chile and argentina. it would be fine if it was random and it just happened, but since it's not random, you should add them in different order.
On 19th January 2020
I tapped Japan right in the middle of the main island, north west of Osaka and south west of Tokyo and it says I%u2019m wrong. There%u2019s literally no way I%u2019m wrong.
By Anna on 11th January 2020
Where ever you have Japan you are wrong. I triple checked the map and you keep saying I am wrong even though there is zero % chance I am.
By Steve on 3rd January 2020
Thanks for the feedback. USA has been un-bugged.
By Daft Logic on 7th December 2019
USA is bugged
On 7th December 2019
Thanks. Spelling mistake corrected.
By Daft Logic on 26th November 2019

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