How many countries are there in the World? What are their names? Where are they located? What do their flags look like? If you really want to learn these details, Enigeo (freeware) is great way to learn them.
This program offers two different modes for learning: quiz mode and explorer mode. I have found it very challenging. The best I was able to get in the random country quiz was about 20%. That’s not surprising, considering that it’s been a long time since I studied these in grade school. I’m sure I’ll do much worse when it comes to flags and capitals.
The game will ask you the following types of questions: Name of the country, Capital of the country, Position on the map, and Flag of the country.
It’s a 3mb download and will run on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7. This game is also available in 11 languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Polish, French, Swedish, Portuguese, and Russian.
Note: There are 192 countries in the United Nations. However, most people recognize two or three more, which include Kosovo, Taiwan and the Vatican. (source about.com)
Check out this video of Enigeo:
Techie Buzz Verdict:
This free game is one of the best ways I’ve found to educate children and adults about the basics of geography. It’s easy to set up and run. I give it a big thumbs up.
Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)