Stack the States offers kids a fun way to face the necessary evil that is memorizing our nation’s 50 states and their capitals.
I don’t know what your school district curriculum looks like, but our kids have to go through this mind-numbing process in 5th grade. How I wish we’d had this app then!
Why we like it:
It’s a simple, but ingenious concept for a game. Answer questions about states correctly and “win” that state. Then position, rotate, and drop states in a pile in an effort to reach a checkered line. States peer at you through cartoon eyes and blink and look at each other, which boosts the cute factor.
One of the best things about this game is that it shows the relative size of the various states. Who knew Connecticut was so tiny?! As you collect states on your personalized map, you unlock three free bonus games too.
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We tested version 1.4, which is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Developer Dan Russell-Pinson. Read our disclosure policy.