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Weight: 700 grams (estimated)
Average Rating: 5 in 2 reviews
This game is a fabulous entertainment source that everyone will find rewarding. It is a trivia game about the countries of the world and is very fun. The only problem is that you have to have a large knowledge of the world or this game isn't for you. It is slightly difficult and out of date with the currencies, but other than that it is definitely worth the money!!!
First of all, Geografacts is not for everyone. If you don't know the major countries of each continent (i.e. where China or Brazil are), then this game is not for you. However, if you have a basic knowledge of world geography, you'll enjoy this fun game. Why? Because it makes you feel smart, and it also makes you feel like your getting smarter.
Though there are many suggested ways to play the game, I've only played one way. Each country of the word, state in the U.S., and province in Canada are numbered. The opposing team or player draws a card with one of these numbers. Most numbers that represent a country ask for the following: the continent, the country, the capital, the official language, and the official currency. The U.S. states cards ask for the continent, the state, the capital, the state nickname, and the date of statehood. The small obscure countries usually have a question or two concerning what geographic landscape is located nearby or what ocean it's located in. There are also cards without numbers and that ask five questions on a certain geographic theme, like rivers or cities. The opposing side asks the side whose turn it is each question. For each question that gets answered correctly, the team or player moves their playing piece one space. The team that gets their piece all the way to the finish wins. There are other ways to play that adds different space values to each question, but that doesn't seem as fun.
Since it tests on every country in the world at the time the game is made, some countries are really obscure are even a geography teacher might not have heard of some of them. This just adds to the fun, though. Many a time my friends had a good laugh when we get questioned on the country of Vanuatu or the country whose capital is Thimphu, whose official language is Dzongkha, and whose official currency is Ngultrum (that's right, the country is Bhutan). Not only does this add to the fun, but we also learn a lot. I can now tell you exactly where Sao Tome and Principe is and that the capital is Sao Tome. Each time you play it you get better. Moreover, it just makes you feel smart when you get an answer right, even if it's an easy one.
Overall, the game is extremely fun. I love impressing people, and those who play with me feel the same. I recommend it for people who like trivia and/or want to learn more about the world geography-wise. Hopefully they will start making these games again.