5 Games to Question Just How Much You Know About the World

So, you’ve got the travel bug, eh? An explorer with wanderlust that absolutely refuses to die, you spend every single second you can afford reading up and fantasising about destinations at far flung ends of the earth to explore.

The #1 item on your bucket list is to travel the world. Travel the entire world, to every nook and cranny in the globe, to parts no man has ever been before.

Yes, yes, you say, while nodding your head earnestly.

So it shouldn’t be too hard for you to name all the countries in the world. Or is it? Here are 5 games that will make you question just how much you know the world. (And don’t you dare Google anything!)

1. Name the 30 Easiest World Capitals

easiestcapitalsThis one should be easy for you, globe trotter. They’re names of some of the most well-known capitals in the world (save for Singapore, which makes me question: why?!).

Every time you get one right, the next country will appear. All you’ve got is 2 minutes, and you better use that wisely.

2. Countries of the World

countriesoftheworldCan you name all 197 countries in the world? Yes, that includes island countries like Antigua and Barbuda. If you’re confident that you can, do it, but make sure you complete it within the time limit of 15 minutes.

Roll up your sleeves and get to work, guys. The next 15 minutes will be the shortest of your lives.

3. Country Trivia Logic Puzzle

dontforgetindiaHa, this has a time limit of 20 minutes, you say. I can assure you that it is not enough.

This game requires world knowledge AND logic. You wouldn’t do well without one or the other, or you wouldn’t be able to solve this (damn) puzzle. It starts off with India and a clue to open the next few boxes. Each answer is a country, and you’ve got to open all the other 29 boxes. Or you lose.

It nearly drove me nuts.

4. Countries According to Google Images


When you Google these countries, these images are top of the list. Can you name them all just based on the pictures? Righto, the game starts off easy but gets increasingly harder after each picture.

Just how much do you know about the world?

5. 100 Most Populous World Cities

populouscitiesYou should pretty much be a pro by now (if you weren’t before), so let’s end this list with the toughest one yet. Can you name 100 cities in the world with the highest population?

China? China, China, China.


If you’re interested in more games about geography, head over to Sporcle.


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