A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Georific is a challenging trivia game with an option to share correct answers on Facebook. Players can select single or local multiplayer mode, three difficulty levels, and seven question categories, such as music or sports. Players are then presented with a map and a question, such as the birthplace of a sports player. Players must pinpoint their answer on the map, which is then scored by its proximity to the correct answer. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional. Mature content is limited, but younger kids might be discouraged by not knowing the answers to obscure trivia.
What's it about?
In Georific, kids answer trivia questions to pinpoint a location in the world. They earn points by how close they get to the actual location. Pressing the hint button narrows down the location. There are three levels of difficulty, and kids can choose a topic to focus on. In multiplayer mode, it's best out of 10 questions, and the player who gets closest to the location wins the point. It's cool when the app zooms to the correct location, as kids can judge for themselves how far off their answer was.
Is it any good?
Georific puts a fun spin on typical trivia games. Zooming around the world with clear graphics from the NASA Earth Observatory makes geography exciting, and the multiplayer option provides an element of friendly competition. If kids play just one category, questions tend to repeat, so this game is best for kids with varied interests.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Social Studies: geography, historical figures, history
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information
- Price: $.99
- Release date: November 1, 2013
- Category: Trivia Games
- Size: 24.20 MB
- Publisher: kSquare
- Version: 1.9
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later