Stack the States
Stack the States is currently one of my girls (ages 11 & 8) favorite apps and I think it is loads of fun too. Here’s how it works. First you answer geography questions about the United States of America. When you answer a question correctly you collect the state that was the answer. This state will now need to be dropped onto a platform. Just above the platform is a line. Your goal is to stack the states you collect until they reach this line. Sounds easy enough and it would be if states were all the shape of squares and rectangles. But one look at a map will tell you this isn’t the case and the states in the app are the same shape as the states on a map. This means stacking them won’t be as easy as it seems because they are jagged and bumpy and they will roll around on the screen.
States have eyes and a mouth and they will react to being dropped and bumped around the screen. The fun of the game comes from trying to figure out how to position and rotate the states so they’ll actually stack and then watching their facial expressions as they fall. Every time you successfully stack states your states to the line you earn a separate state for your personal map. When you’ve earned a certain amount of map states you’ll unlock mini games. The app allows for six different player profiles and one guest. I always appreciate this feature in an app because it means my children can play without deleting each other’s data. Trust me, it’s not a good thing when that happens.
If you have children who are elementary school aged this is a fantastic educational app that’s also a hoot. Definitely a keeper! Stack the States is a steal at $.99 but if you want to try before you buy there is a lite version. Just don’t blame me when you immediately upgrade to the full version, this app is that fun.
Stack the States is a universal app so it’s been optimized for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. I tried it out on my iPhone and I’ll say it again, my girls love this app.
Price when Reviewed: $.99
Seller: Dan Russell-Pinson
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.