Geography can be very difficult to to teach to some children. They don’t care what countries border Rwanda or how many states the Mississippi river passes through on the way to the Gulf of Mexico. However, with Stack the States and Stack the Countries teaching geography facts is fun and entertaining.
The game-play for both games is the same: answer a geography question and if you’re correct, stack the state or country on a platform. The goal is to stack enough geographical locations to a certain height. Upon reaching your goal you’re awarded a random state or country. Try to collect them all!
When stacking the states or countries players have the option of rotating and moving the object before dropping it on the platform. My kids thought it was fun to drop the states and watch them bounce off of each other before settling on or falling off the platform. They soon learned that larger states or countries were the best for stacking.
The games come with virtual flash cards and interactive maps that contain the information your child will need to know in order to answer the hundreds of questions presented in the game. This is very beneficial because your student can study specific facts and those facts will be reinforced in the game.
With each game players unlock bonus games as they collect more and more states or countries. This gives the player an incentive to keep playing and increases the replay-ability of the game enormously.
Up to 6 player profiles can be saved so you can track the progress of each child as the play the game. The background of each stage has a beautiful, high-resolution from either around the United States or the World.
Both games are only 99 cents each and they’re well worth the cost. You get tremendous value from these games that are fun for kids (and parents) of all ages.
Stack the Countries
Cost: $0.99 (free lite version also available)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
Disclaimer: I have not received any compensation to review these apps. Links to apps in the iTunes store are affiliate links.