Will Verduzco · Oct 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

Test Your Geography Skills with Mapster

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t the foggiest about geography. Not only being an American, but also a born and bred Californian, I have all the stereotypes working against me. And as evidenced by quick quizzes on Sporkle, the results aren’t exactly pretty.

One of the easiest and most entertaining ways to hone your geography skill is to use a geography quiz. Because of this, XDA Forum Member mkrstudio created Mapster. Like the previously linked options, Mapster gives you a location name, and your job is to pinpoint its location on the given map.

There are countless other map games available, so how does Mapster stand out? Well, in my opinion, it’s greatest strength is that answer verification is not binary. By that, I mean that that you are awarded a certain number of points based on how close you are to a target, rather than a point for being right and no points for being wrong. This helps eliminate the inevitable frustration of trying to identify small locations without discernible identifiers.

The game, while frustrating for some, can legitimately help you learn geography in a fun and new way. Head over to the game thread to get started.


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