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@nobleknits2 owes me a few hours of my life back!

She introduced me to GeoGuessr and it’s been an obsession ever since.

It’s a geographic game and the “Guessr” part of the name is unfortunate.  If you enjoy geography and can get clues from images, it’s really all about inquiry and discovery.  All in a game format.

The premise is pretty simple.  Start a game and the application pulls an image from somewhere in the world, courtesy of Google.  Look around in 3D for clues about the location.  Some are fairly intuitive; some may take some noodle scratching; and, I guess some just require a guess.

No matter how, you end up with an idea of where in the world the image is.  Click as close to the location as on the map as you can and then “Make a Guess”.

Score is determined by how close to the actual location you got.

Play a number of rounds and the game is over.  Check out your score.

Embarrassingly, here’s one of my games that I hammered through to do a screen capture for this post.  I need to brush up on my Portugese language skills and learn the difference between Australian locations and New Zealand locations!

If you’re a geography fan, you’ll enjoy it.  I think this would be a wonderful competitive activity for the geography classroom.

Give it a shot.  If you get hooked, be like me and blame @nobleknits2!


4 responses to “GeoGuessr”

  1. I’ll get you for this. 🙂


    1. Addictive, isn’t it?


  2. mwah, hah,hah! I knew it had you written all over it! Have to get my boys playing about with it soon!


  3. Hi,

    If you are still having fun playing GeoGuessr, you might be interested to know that its port has just been released to the Android platform.

    Here’s the link:


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