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Countries Hidden in the World Map - Treasure Hunt

Oh no! There's only 15 countries left in the world and they've all gone into hiding! Can you find all 15 by clicking the map to zoom-in, revealing the countries?
Confused? There are 15 countries, and you have to name them. They will only appear when the map is zoomed in, so explore the map to find the countries then type in their names!
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: March 13, 2018
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First submittedMarch 12, 2018
Times taken23,805
Average score73.3%
Rating4.26
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Click the map to zoom and see the countries!
37 Comments
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2023
Want to play again? Also try the randomized version!
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Level 77
Mar 12, 2018
Got them all. Great idea :)
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Level 76
Mar 12, 2018
Clever!
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Level 68
Mar 12, 2018
Thanks guys!
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Level 66
Mar 12, 2018
Good Quiz!
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Level 76
Mar 13, 2018
wow, fantastic! how did you do that? I think it would be nice if guessed answers also appeared when 'zoomed out' but I have no idea if that's doable
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Level 68
Mar 13, 2018
That is doable! But I wasn't sure whether or not that'd be a good idea or not? Perhaps I'll change it now and see :) It uses the fact that, when zoomed in, everything with a "border" class gets a "small-stroke" class attached to it! And then a little bit of svg:style changes allows the trickery

I've updated it now, it looks as if you're gradually "finding the countries", which I think is a look I'd like to keep! However unguessed answers will still remain "hidden" at the end as I don't want spoilers :)

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Level 76
Mar 14, 2018
fantastic! thanks for the explanation!
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Level 74
Apr 12, 2018
Brilliant idea, hoping for more! This deserves a feature!
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2018
Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it :)
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2018
Fun idea for speedy recognizing without neighbouring countries. :P
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Level 56
May 10, 2020
This was the first comment on this quiz by a user without premium
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2020
Rich people
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2021
So fun, thanks!
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Level 66
Aug 10, 2021
I have good zooming skills :)
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Level 58
Oct 7, 2021
Awesome!
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Level 84
Oct 7, 2021
Wow, how is this not featured?!! Nominated!
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Level 67
Aug 15, 2022
I think it would benefit from having some kind of grid system in the zoom-out mode.

I didn't have much confidence in my clicking. I wasn't sure if I was going to be zooming-in on africa, the middle east, or europe- since I was just semi-blindly clicking in an ocean of blue. (It was hard to do what I wanted. For example, check egypt, then ghana, then back to egypt)

It was more irritating than fun for me. I need some kind of landmark, anchor, grid, etc. in zoom-out mode.

I'm glad other people are enjoying it

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Level 68
Feb 11, 2023
Yeah, I ran out of countries to identify because every time I clicked the same countries came up. I have no idea where I needed to click to bring up Europe.
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Level 22
Feb 12, 2023
I had same experience. I didn't know what I was doing. It was confusing.
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Level 54
Nov 14, 2022
This is one of the most enjoyable quizzes I've played it was simple and easy but, enjoyable. nominated!
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Level 95
Jan 30, 2023
Enjoyable quiz! Although, I kind of wish that it was randomized with each attempt.
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2023
Good news! There is a randomized version!

This original version was featured via nominations, whereas the randomized version was featured some time ago.

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Level 95
Jan 30, 2023
Well, there you go! Thanks for the info.!
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Level 64
Jan 31, 2023
This isn't great on mobile unfortunately, you have to scroll the picture horizontally which makes it hard to tell where you are when you click.
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Level 91
Feb 1, 2023
New Zealand appears to be broken. Didn't appear for me when clicking through that portion of the map during the game, and even after the game is over, it's not showing up in red.
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Level 68
Feb 1, 2023
It works for me, you have to zoom to see incorrect answers, and you have to zoom right in the bottom right corner to see New Zealand
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Level 67
Feb 11, 2023
It's because NZ doesn't actually exist
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Level 70
Feb 12, 2023
I thought the same thing, I think it's just the zoom that works very weirdly
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Level 79
Feb 11, 2023
New Zealand eluded me until the final fifth second!!!
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Level 40
Feb 11, 2023
Why is Ukraine shown without Crimea?!
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Level 50
Jan 17, 2024
Russia annexed it in 2014, although not every country recognizes it
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Level 59
Feb 11, 2023
Would've actually missed New Zealand if I hadn't been looking for the Oceania Island Nations! Poor New Zealand.
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Level 66
Feb 13, 2023
I didn't find NZ but I still guessed it because I couldn't find anything else lol.
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Level 36
Apr 4, 2023
interesting
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Level 45
Jun 8, 2023
as always, we forget nz.
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Level 69
Mar 25, 2024
Wow, almost impossible on a smartphone!