Random Sequential Countries on the World Map - Hard Version

Name all 196 countries of the World on a map, in a randomly generated order. The answer must correspond to the blue highlighted country.
In this harder version, the countries disappear again once you've answered them correctly!

Click the map to zoom!

The progress bar at the bottom shows your progression through the quiz.
The order changes every time you play!
For the smaller countries, an arrow or ring may appear to guide you.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: April 27, 2022
First submittedNovember 5, 2019
Times taken26,015
Average score69.9%
Rating4.99
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+28
Level 75
Nov 6, 2019
Great, thanks a lot! Two suggestions: maybe it would be 'fair' to add a few parallels (equators and tropics?) and/or meridians; for the tiny Caribbean countries it would be nice to have a magnifying lens that shows the space so you don't have to go through guessing them all every time (I don't even know how that could be done). Thanks again, very enjoyable!
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Level 65
Nov 19, 2019
indeed a reference would be great, specially considering that this map projection is a tad different from the jetpunk standard map
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2019
It is actually the same map, but with a few modifications to allow the countries to maximise the space available. Such as removing the top of Canada and Greenland, shrinking the Atlantic Ocean, and cutting off a bit of Alaska. It seemed to help especially with the smaller countries to make them just a tad more visible without the map looking drastically different.
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Level 37
May 31, 2021
For me, shrinking the Atlantic lead to mixing up South America and the Caribbean with West Africa a lot.

Given that it's a blind map and we can zoom in to see country outlines (with island countries it's a guessing game anyways), I'd suggest scaling the Atlantic back up :)

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Level 68
May 31, 2021
The problem is without any shrinkage, the caribbean islands are too small when zooming in. Now, you can just about tell their shape with zooming, which is a greater benefit in my opinion.
+12
Level 71
May 5, 2021
I'm glad the suggestions to make it easier have been resisted, I really enjoyed the extra challenge! And it's so relieving when a country like Canada comes up and you can take a quick breather...
+2
Level 56
May 23, 2021
Yes. I feel the same way about the Caribbean.
+16
Level 67
Nov 6, 2019
Wow I'm better at geography than I thought I did the whole quiz with 15:56 left!
+2
Level 56
May 23, 2021
Same. I mean, not about the time, it took me like 25, but with the actual quiz
+12
Level 72
Nov 7, 2019
This was thoroughly enjoyable. I imagine only serious nerds are taking it, and answer stats suggest that's true: 36 takes so far, with 65% getting them all right.

I ended up being very fast- nearly 18 minutes left, would be interested to know the average of those that finish. Although obviously the geographic location is a big clue, without the others to reference, I found that shape recognition is huge, something that I think I'm good at, even with the smaller/less distinctive countries. I found small countries in Europe/Balkans most difficult, even more than island states.

+2
Level 85
Nov 8, 2019
Yeh most of Stewart's quizzes fly off the page but the uptake on this one is quite slow.
+2
Level 69
Dec 28, 2019
I did it with 19:30 left
+2
Level 32
Mar 18, 2022
19:13 left
+1
Level 57
May 2, 2022
16:52 left
+1
Level 32
May 19, 2022
I focus more on getting them all rather than the time it takes to.

(I think that's more important)

Especially since I'm still learning to type fast; Finished with 10:16 left.

+1
Level 50
Jun 8, 2022
Yeah time would be interesting. I had 18:33 for reference - would be a really cool feature to have a leaderboard of some kind.
+4
Level 76
Nov 7, 2019
Quite a stretch of the brain muscles! Eventually got there with 11:43 remaining. Thanks for setting this up.
+7
Level 73
Nov 19, 2019
It would also be nice if at the end of the quiz - whichever way it has finished - the entire map is revealed showing what you have achieved, i.e. which countries you have guessed and which are still missing. It would be a good learning factor. Don't know if this can be done at all, just an idea.
+5
Level 68
Dec 2, 2019
Found a way to do it! So that's been added now :)
+1
Level 80
Dec 6, 2019
My countries didn't actually disappear. Is there a glitch?
+4
Level 68
Dec 6, 2019
Looks like I messed up the CSS when I fixed the above problem. Have now fixed this problem now :P

After some complicated CSS, I found a way to have all answers hide when guessed, but show up post game!

+2
Level 82
Dec 6, 2019
No matter how many times I typed Samoa, it wasn't accepted. Pointlessly typed every country in Oceania three times, Samoa a few more times, and had to give up.
+1
Level 82
Dec 6, 2019
And yet, the second attempt worked and I got 100%. It was definitely Samoa that wouldn't take on the first attempt. Even if it wasn't, I tried every country in Oceania multiple times.
+2
Level 68
Dec 7, 2019
I have no idea what could've caused this problem. The quiz is the same (functionality wise) with every take, so it should've worked first time.
+1
Level 53
May 21, 2021
*misses Nauru*
+1
Level 31
Oct 18, 2021
Nauru was my last country, because I keep forgetting it! xD
+1
Level 92
Dec 8, 2019
Wow, that was a challenge. Awesome quiz!
+1
Level 57
Sep 28, 2020
Nominated. Very good quiz
+2
Level 51
Oct 16, 2020
Djibouti nearly got me lol, I guessed everything from lebanon to qatar before I got it
+1
Level 66
Nov 29, 2020
Got them all on my first try, 11:43 left. Nominated!!!
+5
Level 63
Dec 22, 2020
That was challenging, especially the Antilles and Oceania. And I don't know why I was confused about Africa so many times, but I got so disoriented there, thinking it was a country in West Africa, but it was actually in central Africa. Still I got them all. Excellent quiz!
+4
Level 87
Apr 12, 2021
I tried a whole bunch of African countries before realizing it was actually Suriname. Not my proudest moment.
+2
Level 76
Jan 20, 2021
Did it with 20:05 left
+1
Level 28
Mar 6, 2021
2 minutes left on first try. this one is actually harder than other countries quiz.

Check out my flags quiz

+1
Level 55
Mar 22, 2021
nominated great quiz :)
+1
Level 66
Apr 8, 2021
whats everyones pb? mines 8:50
+2
Level 65
Apr 8, 2021
This is probably my favorite quiz on Jetpunk
+1
Level 75
Apr 12, 2021
Another great quiz Stewart, and well done for the feature!
+4
Level 86
Apr 12, 2021
Never have I been so disappointed to get all but 2..... The small Caribbean islands are killer when you have to type out St. Kitts and St. Lucia and St. Vincent and ........ Those all seemed to come at the end for me, so I had to do them over and over. :-/ Oh well, try again.
+5
Level 75
Apr 12, 2021
Ha, I was going to type "the Caribbean countries are a killer" and I see joey, one comment upwards, has already said exactly that :) Great quiz.
+2
Level 83
Apr 12, 2021
Whew! Finished with 0:21 left. It was a getting a little dicey as the clock wound down, but a finish of USA, Venezuela and PNG was quite a relief.
+1
Level 72
Jun 1, 2021
I got Djibouti with 0:06 left, it was a nailbiter. My first country was Vatican and I didn't realize until halfway through that I could tab to advance the question -- not sure why I didn't try sooner.

Not being able to see the oceans or continent forms made it so much harder, but I appreciate the challenge. I really didn't think I'd get it but there was just enough time for me.

+1
Level 77
Jun 1, 2021
Argh, I wish I'd realized you could tab! I wonder how many people who finished quickly had figured that out.
+4
Level 67
Apr 13, 2021
If you move your mouse over the map, the names of the countries already guessed will display in the bottom left corner.
+2
Level 86
Apr 14, 2021
This is a good tip!
+2
Level 68
Apr 14, 2021
This has been fixed now, thanks (or sorry, for those who wanted to use it!)
+1
Level 70
Apr 13, 2021
finished with 21:05 remaining :)
+1
Level 60
Apr 14, 2021
21:10 left heh
+2
Level 68
Apr 14, 2021
Bah!!! Ran out of time with 6 left. It took so much time just cycling through every Polynesian island country whenever I got one, and by the end I had forgotten which ones I had already written.
+1
Level 72
Jun 1, 2021
The first time I read this I thought you meant you were handwriting a list of everything you'd guessed. Now that would be dedication, but probably the best way to make sure you got them all!
+1
Level 57
Apr 15, 2021
Finished with 15:23 left
+1
Level 90
Apr 26, 2021
A humble 8:37 left.
+1
Level 75
May 4, 2021
Done with 21:07 left
+1
Level 71
May 5, 2021
Man, what a test! Love it.

Strangely, the only country I struggled with was Slovakia.

+3
Level 57
May 8, 2021
Wow what a quiz! You almost get into a trance lol. I misspelled Solomon Islands near the start and went a little insane trying to think what it was before trying it again. Deserved feature!
+1
Level 60
May 31, 2021
Wow! I finished when I thought I still had heap left! Also the circle thing for the Maldives seems to be not as long as it is on other quizzes. That sort of threw me off.
+1
Level 68
May 31, 2021
This still uses the old world map before the update in 2020, so Maldives and Kiribati in particular are slightly different.
+1
Level 66
May 31, 2021
did all remaining 20 minutes

did the quiz in 9:45

yeah i am pro

first try btw

+2
Level 65
May 31, 2021
Thanx, the best game of them all, so far.
+1
Level 75
May 31, 2021
I was doing fine until there ceased to be a country highlighted on the map…? Maybe it’s because I was on mobile, idk
+1
Level 68
May 31, 2021
On mobile you might need to scroll left/right a little to see the whole map. Also you may have been zoomed in accidentally, meaning only a small portion of the map would be visible.
+1
Level 66
May 31, 2021
That happened to me, I had accidentally zoomed in and didn't realize. Was going mental when I didn't see anything else on the map.
+1
Level 65
Jun 1, 2021
It happened to me too, I clicked on the map and the country appeared again. Sounds like a recurrent glitch.
+1
Level 53
May 31, 2021
I don't understand this at all. I got 0 because it showed a tiny country in what appeared to the the top center of a map, but it wasn't any northern European or Baltic nation. It never told me what it was. Are they just randomly shown without regard to where they lie on a map?
+2
Level 68
May 31, 2021
They are in the same position as the normal world map. When you finish the quiz, everything you missed is shown and you can hover on them to see what they were. Since the order is randomized, it means JetPunk doesn't show stats afterwards.

If you started with a small country, perhaps refreshing the page would make this make more sense. This harder version doesn't retain countries on the map after you guess them, so I would recommend doing the original quiz first so you understand the general concept.

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Level 49
Jul 9, 2021
if one country seems to hard to you, you can simply skip it with some keys on your keyboard (but idk the names of those keys in english, sorry)
+1
Level 71
Jan 21, 2022
sometimes if you click on the empty map the magnified page will stay and distort the world map, then what you think is far North could be just North of the little segment of the map that you clicked on.
+1
Level 65
May 31, 2021
Finished with almost 16 mins left, only the island countries confused me a bit
+2
Level 86
Jun 1, 2021
Whew! That felt like a serious workout. Great quiz!
+1
Level 59
Jun 1, 2021
Mastered it in the first attempt and leveled up.
+1
Level 57
Jun 1, 2021
made it with just 0:29 left! nice quiz
+1
Level 57
Jun 1, 2021
Not sure if it is a glitch but I kept entering the correct spelling of 'Maldives' where it was necessary but it wouldn't give me the point. Great quiz though
+1
Level 68
Jun 1, 2021
Are you sure it wasn't Seychelles? They look very similar and are not far from each other
+1
Level 59
Jun 2, 2021
Tough quiz, I shall take it every time I have a hangover to get my brain working lol
+1
Level 47
Jun 2, 2021
hehe
+1
Level 41
Jun 3, 2021
could you accept solomonislands without a space? went through all the oceania countries bc im used to quizzes accepting it.
+2
Level 68
Jun 3, 2021
it is already accepted, because spaces are never recognised on JetPunk. You probably mispelled it
+1
Level 66
Jun 30, 2021
First try with 19:18 left :)
+1
Level 49
Jul 9, 2021
wow, this one is quite a challenge! i had to give up with 2 left: sierra leone and the maldives. i always typed in maledives with this extra e as it is malediven in german, oops
+1
Level 62
Aug 2, 2021
First try 20:12 left, I think I should touch grass
+1
Level 31
Oct 18, 2021
Finished first try in 23 mins, had 7 left. Without any frame of reference, and not even their shapes, the caribbean and oceania islands were just a guess-game until I got them xP

Would it be possible to have an option to change the background color? staring at -mostly- white screen for so long became a little uncomfortable in the eyes. Maybe a more sepia tone.

Great quizz, thanks for making it! :D

+1
Level 33
Feb 27, 2022
Most oceanic countries do have distinguishable shape

About half of the carribean countries are also distinguishable (barely though, like trinidad and tobago is the closest one to mainland south america)

I did confuse the locations of mauritius, comoros, seychelles, and maldives, because they have the same shape in this, however i eventually got them all.

Senegal was my last country :D

+1
Level 72
Jan 10, 2022
I really should do these types of quizzes in front of an audience. For anyone to complete this at all is quite the feat. Doing so as quickly as I did (I'm a slow typist) makes it that much more impressive. Thanks for taking the time to create such a phenomenal quiz. Truly.
+1
Level 68
Jan 10, 2022
Thank you so much :)
+1
Level 32
Jan 11, 2022
I want to cry, that was too hard
+1
Level 54
Feb 15, 2022
Awesome quiz
+1
Level 77
Feb 24, 2022
I can name every country in less than 6 minutes, but this one was painful at over 20! Adds a great challenge imo, love the idea.
+1
Level 33
Feb 27, 2022
Alotta attempts and took ages but finally did it with 14:11 remaining.
+1
Level 33
Mar 27, 2022
Done it again yay :)

Tried Trinidad and Tobago for about 14 different countries, and it turned out to be my LAST one. Took me a good 20 seconds to remember it existed once i got there.

+1
Level 71
Apr 27, 2022
T&T is actually pretty easy to differentiate - it's a big island right at the southern end of all the Caribbean islands, whose shape you can just about make out without the zoom.
+1
Level 54
Mar 30, 2022
7:20
+1
Level 82
Apr 27, 2022
I didn't know it would be every country in the world when I started! I would have saved it for later if I had read description first. That took almost 15 minutes!
+1
Level 68
Apr 27, 2022
There is the version with just 20 countries if that's more appealing :)
+1
Level 68
Apr 27, 2022
Why did all of these random sequential quizzes reset?
+1
Level 68
Apr 27, 2022
Also, the order never changes. After reloading this page like 10 times, I got Chile as the first country every time.
+1
Level 68
Apr 27, 2022
Ah!!! Good spot, I forgot to disable page caching for these quizzes as otherwise they'll never get reshuffled :)
+1
Level 68
Apr 27, 2022
They no longer use custom styling, but also more importantly, the stats for them is now relevant. (It's the first step of trying to provide "useful" stats for randomized quizzes). So the stats you see after this quiz (and on the quiz stats page) are all correct and appropriate. Previously they all got jumbled up due to our normal randomizer system, so the results were pretty much even.
+1
Level 82
Apr 27, 2022
Did it with 21:59 remaining (8:01 elapsed) - pretty proud of myself considering I can never keep straight the physical locations of half of those little Caribbean and Oceanian island nations.
+1
Level 84
Apr 28, 2022
Fun quiz, got them all first try with 10 min left!
+1
Level 75
Apr 28, 2022
I was able to get it, but I had a heck of a time trying to get Maldives. The shape seems off on this map compared to the other ones I'm used to (it's usually more elongated, rather than just a circle).
+1
Level 68
Apr 28, 2022
Unfortunately this is still the "old" JetPunk world map, from before the SVG Update in 2020. So Maldives, Tuvalu, Palau and Kiribati are noticeably different.
+1
Level 90
Apr 28, 2022
Good quiz. I'm proud of myself for finishing it. It was very disorienting not having the other countries around for reference.
+1
Level 72
Apr 29, 2022
Great quiz! Done with 16mins to spare.
+1
Level 70
Apr 30, 2022
amazing
+1
Level 50
May 1, 2022
Sorry, Stewie. No go for me. I tried your 'easy' version and got through with love and promises. This 'hard' version will have some computer cartographers in sanatoriums thinking they are Napoleon and wondering if Ajaccio is the capital of Sardinia or Corsica.
+1
Level 50
May 1, 2022
Alright, Stewie... your quizzes are great. Ruthless.. but great. Be happy in your work.
+1
Level 76
May 4, 2022
Love this one! Completed in just under 10 min.
+1
Level 67
May 5, 2022
Great quiz. One small suggestion...use a different color for the small island countries that have been made visible by an unofficial enclosure containing mostly ocean. This would make it clear that we're not trying to interpret these as shapes of countries. It's not a huge problem, since these enclosures are generally much more rounded in appearance than actual country boundaries, but still it's a relevant distinction.
+1
Level 68
May 5, 2022
This was a great idea! I have now implemented it, thanks :)
+1
Level 73
May 5, 2022
I thought I was doing so well, and then I spent a full five minutes trying every country in the Balkans (plus some eastern Europe just to be safe) about three times, absolutely losing my mind, only to find out it was Belgium all along. Very great! Had a fun time with this one :-)
+1
Level 66
May 19, 2022
Please don't update it! I don't want to have to do it again lol
+1
Level 33
May 30, 2022
All separate countries all guess by players between 71 and 75% - that is serious consistency.
+1
Level 45
Jun 9, 2022
Time to make it without the map
+1
Level 20
Jun 10, 2022
Quite a challenge! Loved it!