Parents' Guide to

State Bingo and Road Trip US

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Two fun games test kids' knowledge of the 50 states.

App iPad Paid Education
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State Bingo and Road Trip US is a fun way to test kids' knowledge of state trivia. In the road trip game, the creative use of important historic trails -- the Lewis and Clark Trail (Illinois to Oregon), Oregon Trail (Missouri to Oregon), and Pony Express (Missouri to California) -- puts into context how people move from state to state and how states are interconnected, yet unique.

The only potential downside of State Bingo and Road Trip US is that it assumes all kids playing it already have quite a bit of knowledge of states and can read names of places (some that are quite difficult) without getting stuck. It would be nice to have verbal questions as an option, as well as a pre-game, tour of the beautifully illustrated map that guides kids through some of the trivia and basic state facts verbally before moving kids into the games. For now, the beautiful map can provide some hints for kids who don't already know a lot of trivia about the U.S. states.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Social Studies: geography, history
  • Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, Thinking & Reasoning: applying information
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: January 3, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: June 21, 2020

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