Name that Country Game is a fun family board game that teaches geography and that helps players memorize countries. The game is designed for children ages 8 and above but even adults with a limited knowledge of world geography can enjoy it.
What’s fun about this game is the spinner that players twirl at the beginning, the world map where they locate countries and of course the postcards. The game is also easy to play and the rules are not too complicated unlike other board games.
If the game becomes too easy, you can make it more challenging by adding more countries. For example, you can number more countries on the map using a marker. Then instead of using the spinner, write the number on little pieces of paper that you put in the bag. Instead of twirling the spinner, players randomly pick the little pieces of paper. The game can then have literally hundreds of countries!
If after memorizing ALL the countries in the world, the game gets too easy, you can have kids name the country’s capital and not just the country. For example, if they twirl the spinner, and the number corresponds to Italy, they have to name the country’s capital (in this case, Rome). Kids then learn not only the names of the countries, but also the capitals of all the countries. What’s amazing about this game is how school age children can become so knowledgeable in world geographically so quickly and more knowledgeable than most adults!