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.
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
|4||WHY ISRAEL? WHYYYYYYYYYY?||49|
|6||I WAS THE FIRST TO DO THE QUIZ THIS WEEK||41|
|11||cristiano da souza akvarez jimenez de maria lopez||33|
|34||where is greece?||20|
|35||where is greece?||20|
|43||duck u chile||15|
|69||spencer reid x||5|
|107||i am calm and its doctor||0|
|108||i am calm and its doctor||0|
How It Works
For any other information regarding this game or if you notice any bugs with it, please contact Daft Logic.
List of top 10 countries and thier relative rating in November 2018
|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|
- 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 removedBy Daft Logic on 6th April 2021
supOn 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. ThanksBy 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 countriesOn 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 workOn 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 wrongBy 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?
Georgia SkinnerOn 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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