5 - 7 Years
"Dear Pen Pal, Konnichi wa! We've been to see Mt. Fuji. Name my country! Sayonara, Michiko." Challenge your group with this fast-paced geography game, created in 1992 by Educational Insights, Inc. Everyone begins at the post office. Players twirl a finely printed spinner (built into the game board itself) to select one of 60 countries. If the player can correctly identify the country's location on the board's numbered map, he or she may advance along the path to the finish.
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Bonus moves are won by landing on "postcard" spaces, listening to the clues on one of the 40 postcards, and correctly identifying the pen pal's country. A more challenging game can be achieved by requiring players to name the country's capital; answers are provided. --Liane Thomas
Do you think you know all the countries and capitals in the world? To find out, test your knowledge with family and friends. This board game has you identify countries and capitals located on a map or written on postcards. The postcards give hints and clues to identify the country by using names, salutations, or special features. A correct answer lets you move forward. This game can be played at varying levels of difficulty: a player can name just the country, or name the country and the capital. Players looking for more challenges can test their knowledge of rivers, noncapital cities, languages, or currencies. Supporting two or more players, the game will be fun and educational for the whole family. --Jay Weinland. A teacher and the father of 2-year-old Duncan, Jay Weinland is also a musician and has worked in the games-software industry.
From the Manufacturer
The fun way to learn about world geography! This exciting game for 2-4 players will teach students locations, capitals, and important facts about countries around the world. The spinner indicates the name and continent of a country which players must locate on the numbered gameboard map before they can move their marker. "Postcards" give additional facts, foreign greetings, and quiz questions.