Like many of my friends, I dream of quitting my job and just traveling the world. True, I’m not too jealous of some of my coworkers who are required to travel for work. This is only because they complain about the long hours and not having enough time to actually experience all the fun of being elsewhere. My friend, Justin, sent me GeoGuessr, and I love playing it! Granted, I’m not that great… but it sure is cool “seeing” places from all around the world.
This game drops you off somewhere in the world, and all you have to do is try to figure out where you are. Just like Google Maps, you can turn around to check out your surroundings… but of course, you can’t zoom out. (That would take all the fun out of the game!) When you think you know where you are, you just drop your pin on the map in the small box and hit “Make Guess.” The number of points you receive is based on how far your guess is. Obviously, the closer you are, the more points you get! But beware… once you start guessing, you might not stop. Yes, it can get addicting.
Hint: always take a look around. You may be surprised to find a street sign or two which makes it easy to figure out at least which country you’re in! For those of you who aren’t good at geography (like me), don’t worry! This game is fun just as is. And you get to actually learn a bit about geography. What’s even better, on these mini trips, you get to see a bunch of new things you probably wouldn’t have imagined!
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide.