Off topic: Feel like playing a geography game?
Thread poster: Kim Metzger

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 01:09
German to English
Aug 26, 2005

Need a distraction from your work? Some of you might enjoy playing this game:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/country_europe_G2_drag-drop.swf




[Edited at 2005-08-26 15:34]


 

Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 01:09
French to Spanish
+ ...
40/45 score. Aug 26, 2005

Average error: 30 miles
Well, not bad.
Amusing... thanks.


 

Jørgen Madsen  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:09
English to Danish
+ ...
Nice one, always did like geography Aug 26, 2005

My result: 42 out of 45 - average error: 14 miles.
Major errors: Vatican City, Liechtenstein and San Marino.

icon_biggrin.gif Jørgen

Oh boy, I'm hooked now...icon_wink.gif Now I know all the US state capitols in less than two minutes...

A great way of learning geography facts. Similar systems should be used more for teaching hard facts in schools...

[Edited at 2005-08-27 11:45]


 

Stefanie Sendelbach  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 08:09
Member (2003)
English to German
+ ...
42 out of 45 with 19 miles in average Aug 26, 2005

But I have to admit it wasn't my first tryicon_wink.gif

Nice one, Kim. Thanks!

Have a great weekend, everyone,
Stefanie


 

Stefanie Sendelbach  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 08:09
Member (2003)
English to German
+ ...
30 / 32 in the Asia game Aug 26, 2005

Though all the "stans" almost killed me.

Gosh, back to work now before I get really addicted to this gameicon_smile.gif


 

PAS  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:09
English to Polish
+ ...
Nice exercise... Aug 26, 2005

A lot depends on the order in which you get your countries. If you get Andorra before Spain and France, for example, it's quite hard to pinpoint its exact location. Likewise for the other small states.
It's also hard to get the right locations for landlocked countries if their neighbours are not yet in place.

cheers,
Pawel Skalinski

p.s. Now, the US states and their capitals, that's a challenge!

[Edited at 2005-08-26 16:35]


 

RHELLER
United States
Local time: 00:09
French to English
+ ...
thanks Kim! Aug 27, 2005

I guess I need to practice lichtenstein and san marinoicon_smile.gif)

but I really liked the other trivia and vocabulary quizzes at

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/


 

NancyLynn
Canada
Local time: 02:09
Member (2002)
French to English
+ ...

MODERATOR
thanks Kim! Aug 28, 2005

the Canadian ones are pretty easyicon_smile.gif

Nancy

PS: How do I stop playing??????icon_wink.gif

[Edited at 2005-08-28 14:06]


 

schmurr  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:09
Italian to German
+ ...
wow! but... Sep 5, 2005

they're not always precise: the Czech Republic is allotted to the European Plain, their mountains razed to the ground...

 


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