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    Learning geography made fun!


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    • Geography probably wasn't the most favourite subject in school for many. Boring classes, old world map without a trace of innovativity in teaching methods. But alas! Now there is a solution for fun geography learning. The game called GeoGuessr, which is a web based guessing game and is based on Google maps.

    Geographic guessing game? Are you for real? How can that be educative or fun?

     

    Geoguessr's basic idea is to have the player guess (or know) locations of pictures shown. Each game has 5 locations and you get points based on how good your knowledge is. You can also set up challenges, like time limit. Some pictures are also really hard to guess from first look, so you have to zoom around and search around for clues or hints (like signs in different language).

     

    This makes the game innovative, educative and fun at the same time. Once you've cleared your first game, you get options to start a new game, or share your game to your friends f.ex in Facebook. They can then either be astounded of your geographical knowledge or ask you for hints in next lottery draw.

     

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    Above is a picture of a house I somehow got inside to. Can you guess where this location is at?

     

    With new tools for creativity even learning can be fun. Who said learning can't be fun. I'd say from a gamer perspective, this game is as addicting as flappy bird is. It even has the same side-effects of getting frustrated, when your opponent doubles your score you were so proud of.

     

    You can find more about Geoguessr and play it here: http://www.geoguessr.com/

     

    Thanks Mohaiken for tipping about this jewel of a game.

     

    How did your knowledge of atlas score at? Was it easier to pinpoint picture of Poland than a location of Azeroth (or any other game you've played before)? Comment below if you tried the game!

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    Didn't we all play this like a year ago?

     

    Then again, Janne is Finnish. Everything comes to Finland a year later.

    If I didn't knew about it, 99% of web doesn't know about it! That's the bottomline because Stone Cold said so!

     

    15k points best score so far! I'm a beast!

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    But you might be absolutely correct Mario:

    "About GeoGuessr

    GeoGuessr was created by Anton Wallén during the hard Swedish winter of 2013 and launched in April later the same year. A few weeks after launch the site started to pick up speed and the traffic greatly increased (largely thanks to our awesome users sharing the site over social media) which lead to more and more people discovering it as well as some of the "regular" media outlets."

     

    ;) but now it's even more awesome!

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    If I didn't knew about it, 99% of web doesn't know about it! That's the bottomline because Stone Cold said so!

     

    15k points best score so far! I'm a beast!

     

     

     

    I'm in the 1%.  :D

     

    Seriously now... Geography was the best subject in school!

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    just got like 18k points in one game...but was really lucky getting 3 pictures that had the town directly in it, like a bus saying "Golden Gate Sightseeing Tours" or Napoli 1 km...

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    I'm in the 1%.  :D

     

    Seriously now... Geography was the best subject in school!

    I liked chemistry and maths :( still love them both <3

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    I think we even had a seperate thread for this : ) but guess Janne was MIA then

    it was also sort of "slightly hard" to try to search for existing topics about this... you know because of certain old person...

     

    but like someone trash can be someones treasure - i'm positive there's at least one person other than me who didn't know about this (outside forums)

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