Stack the States and Stack the Countries are fun geography games that I reviewed last year as iPad apps. Today, I learned that they're also available for free Windows 8 apps. The games use a Tetris-like format that requires players to correctly answer a geography question in order to earn a game piece that they then place into a row. The object is to stack up pieces to reach a target height. When the target height is reached players move on to the next level.
In Stack the States students are quizzed on capitals, state shapes, abbreviations, bordering states, location on the map, nicknames, and flags. In Stack the Countries students are quizzed on capitals, landmarks, major cities, continents, border countries, languages, flags, and country shapes.
Applications for Education
Playing Stack the Countries and Stack the States could be a fun way for elementary and middle school students to develop their knowledge of world geography and United States geography.