I first tried Geoguessr back in 2013, but I’ve decided to give it another go now.
Here it is: Geoguessr
Yes, things have changed and you have to pay for it (due to Google charging Geoguessr for using their API, apparently), but it’s still good value with a free trial option and a month to month membership plan.
And in turn, they’ve added some extra games and options, including a Battle Royale, in which you compete against 9 other players from all over the world to see who can identify a country simply from a single Google StreetView shot.
It’s good, harmless, educational fun. And you get to see ice cream tricycles like this one, close to the border in Bangladesh*.
Yeah – you’re not going to miss his arrival, are you?
I now know much more about road markings, signage, internet suffixes, latitude-specific flora, international dialling codes and vehicle number-plates than I have have before (or ever will ever need to again).
And I still mix up Canada and Finland. Always.
* This is a bit of a bittersweet one for me, as I guessed that it was in India. 20 damn km out. Grr.