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GeoCards are jumbo sized cards - 6" x 4.5" - that combine visual appeal with 5 easy-to-learn games. The world deck includes 50 cards of the world's largest countries and the USA deck covers all 50 states. The games included are straightforward and differ slightly between decks. Both include games of solitaire, name the capitals, war, and 20 questions. The world deck then includes a game for collecting all the countries from a single continent, while the USA deck includes a game where you match the borders of neighboring states. The cards are glossy, bright, and colorful, with one side showing with the country or state, its population, and area; the other side shows the country or state surrounded by its neighbors and with its capital (and state nickname) labeled.
Want to reinforce some geography lessons? Flag Frenzy is a simple way to help get those flags memorized, and can easily be modified to help remember capitals, as well. Game play is very simple - two flag cards, each containing eight flags, are laid on the table, and the rest are dealt evenly to players. Players draw their top two cards, and try to find a flag on them that matches one on a table card. If you find one, say the name of the country, place your card on top of it, and draw another card. First player to run out cards wins! Want to make it harder? Say the name of the capital, or a well-known city in that country, before you can place the card. Set contains 57 cards with 56 flags represented. Winner of a 2012 Fat Brain Toy Award for History/Geography. ~ Mark