Map Making - Free Brain Game

Map Making
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Map Making trains your short-term and long-term memory for place names and geography. Position each state within a country in its proper location for maximum points.

To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large link or PLAY GAME button under the picture of the game at left to open the game in a pop-up window.

Wait for the game to load, then click the "Select Map" button in the middle of the game.

Map Making Instructions

Click on a circle on the world map to get started.

If you like this game, you might enjoy the other free memory games on this site, such as Copy Cat Jack, Brain Safari, and Lightning Librarian.

HOW TO PLAY. The goal of this game is to correctly place the states of a particular country in their proper locations on the country map.

First, select the country for which you want to test your memory.

I suggest you begin with the country where you live, if it is one of the available countries in this game, since you probably know your own country's states best.

The countries available in this map making game include Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, and France.

There's also maps of Germany, India, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition, you can also test your knowledge of the location of the countries in Africa.

Note: Those interested in U.S. geography might next want to memorize the list of U.S. State Capitals.

To start filling in the map, place the cursor on the state (or country, for Africa) displayed at top left. Hold down the left mouse button, and drag the state to its correct location on the map. Drop the state in its proper place by letting go of the left mouse button.

If you make a mistake, the game shows the state's correct position in red. Drag the state there. You do not get points for a state if you missed its location.

Think of this as a great memory training tool. The more countries you can successfully map, the stronger your memory for spatial locations will be.

Not only that, but you will probably be able to impress people from these countries with your knowledge of their own!

If you want to print out a world map to practice on, see the free printable world map page.

Once you've mastered the location of the states in your own country, try map making some other countries of the world. For most people, this will be very challening.

As an American, for example, I am definitely not familiar where all the states in India are. Not yet, anyway.

Game distributed by y3.com. Used with Permission.

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