Sunday, July 6, 2008

Where in the World is Tajikistan?

Test your knowledge of Middle East geography with this slick game. After you do it once, go back a week later and try again, then a month later.

I've tried to check out the site for tests of other areas, but this is the only one I've found. Definitely a cool way to learn the locations of some of the countries you've heard of but were a little fuzzy on the location ("You know... it's like... kind of by Egypt and like... Pakistan")

16 comments:

Ryan said...

Great game.

Reminds me of a time I met a grad student from Cyprus. I asked her where that was. She was a little offended when I told her I didn't know much aboutit or where it was. She tried to enforce guilt on me by asking, "Why don't you know about Cyprus? Is it too small or something?"

I thought for a second and looked back at her and said, "Yeah. I guess it is too small. But I'm sure it's a great place."

She was like ohhh.

Marty said...

This is a pretty good one too: http://www.gamedesign.jp/flash/worldmap/worldmap.html

Austin said...

Fun. Marty's scores you, which is good. Played several times and couldn't beat 84. Damn you Lesotho!

Ryan said...

That game sucks. I got Spain.

Roller said...

76 is my high score, but most of them have been in the 50's. Where/What in the heck is the Hellenic Republic?

Also, when you (I) zoom, it doesn't let me scroll. That has killed me a couple times with countries that are too small to choose on the east or west sections of the map.

Fun game Marty, thanks for posting.

Ryan said...

Wow. Being able to zoom in did change a lot, at least I could hit the countries I knew. Unfortunately, zooming in didn't help me get any countries I didn't know.

Never got above 60.

Austin said...

Thanks for the zooming in deal. I got screwed on luxembourg and lebanon. Hellenic Rep - Greece

Roller said...

Yeah, I felt pretty stupid when I complained to Nicole that I had never even heard of a country like The Hellenic Republic. Well, I felt stupid when she informed me of its everyday name.

Also, when you zoom in, hold down your click and move the mouse to scroll. Of course, make sure the cursor is over water before you try it.

Austin, I had a round where it all came together and I got an 85. Let's see what you (or anyone else) got (gots).

Roller said...

93. Aw yeah.

Austin said...

Missed none - had to use second click on one - 94. IYF Rollo.

Marty said...

man, i've never missed one, but you guys keep trying, i'm sure you'll get there.

Ryan said...

marty, if they've already missed some, then how could they get there by just keeping on trying?

Marty said...

nice....by the way i think its impossible to actually get 100, i cannot surpass 94

Marty said...

100

Roller said...

Marty, I just wanted to give you props for the ace. You probably hit the penguin the furthest too, didn't you?

Marty said...

Didn't play long, but 491.4 was my best