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Find The Mystery Capital Using Color Clues - Randomized!

To start, name any capital. The redder it appears, the closer you are. When you guess the mystery capital, the quiz is over - you win!
The mystery capital changes every time you play!
HUGE thanks to Pandora49 for the idea and the map, and to Stewart for helping with the CSS!
Quiz by Simon1006
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Last updated: January 3, 2023
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First submittedMay 20, 2021
Times taken56,080
Average score32.1%
Rating4.64
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City
Quito
San José
San Salvador
Lima
Managua
Guatemala City
Tegucigalpa
Panama City
Mexico City
Belmopan
Bogotá
Kingston
Havana
La Paz / Sucre
Caracas
Port-au-Prince
Santiago
Nassau
Santo Domingo
Port-of-Spain
Saint George's
Kingstown
Georgetown
Castries
Basseterre
Roseau
Asunción
Saint John's
Bridgetown
Paramaribo
Buenos Aires
Montevideo
Washington D.C.
Brasília
Ottawa
Apia
Nukuʻalofa
Praia
Suva
Funafuti
Wellington
Dakar
Banjul
Bissau
Nouakchott
South Tarawa
Conakry
Freetown
Port Vila
Majuro
Monrovia
Reykjavík
Yaren
Bamako
Lisbon
Yamoussoukro
Rabat
Dublin
Honiara
Madrid
Ouagadougou
Accra
London
Lomé
Palikir
Canberra
Andorra la Vella
Porto-Novo / Cotonou
Paris
Niamey
Brussels
Amsterdam
Algiers
Luxembourg
Oslo
São Tomé
Bern
Monaco
Abuja
Vaduz
Copenhagen
Malabo
Libreville
Berlin
Stockholm
Tunis
Prague
San Marino
Port Moresby
Vatican City
Rome
Luanda
Windhoek
Yaoundé
Ljubljana
Vienna
Helsinki
Zagreb
Tallinn
Bratislava
Tripoli
Riga
Valletta
Warsaw
Kinshasa
Brazzaville
Budapest
Sarajevo
Vilnius
N'Djamena
Podgorica
Belgrade
Tirana
Minsk
Pristina
Skopje
Maseru
Tokyo
Gaborone
Sofia
Bangui
Pretoria / Cape Town / Bloemfontein
Bucharest
Kiev
Athens
Moscow
Chișinău
Mbabane
Maputo
Lusaka
Ngerulmud
Harare
Ankara
Seoul
Pyongyang
Nicosia
Cairo
Gitega
Kigali
Lilongwe
Beirut
Jerusalem
Damascus
Juba
Dili
Amman
Kampala
Khartoum
Ulaanbaatar
Tbilisi
Beijing
Dodoma
Yerevan
Nur-Sultan
Nairobi
Taipei
Baku
Baghdad
Antananarivo
Asmara
Manila
Moroni
Addis Ababa
Tehran
Kuwait City
Djibouti
Ashgabat
Riyadh
Bishkek
Sana'a
Tashkent
Port Louis
Bandar Seri Begawan
Mogadishu
Manama
Dushanbe
Doha
Abu Dhabi
Jakarta
Kabul
Hanoi
Islamabad
Victoria
Muscat
Phnom Penh
Vientiane
Singapore
Thimphu
Kuala Lumpur
New Delhi
Kathmandu
Bangkok
Naypyidaw
Dhaka
Malé
Mystery City (Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte)
60 Comments
+2
Level 71
May 20, 2021
Awesome, I am the first person to nominate this :)
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Level 65
May 20, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 54
May 20, 2021
Awesome quiz! I'm happy to see this one on your own account. Once again huge congratulations! Of course I nominated, but I'm sure you won't need it.

I found on my first try, but it was easy because... I love Europe.

Thank you once again for this amazing work!

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Level 65
May 20, 2021
Thank you Baptiste!
+2
Level 37
May 20, 2021
I got muscat twice in a row
+1
Level 37
May 20, 2021
Update- Andorra La Vella twice in a row
+3
Level 65
May 20, 2021
The chance of getting any capital twice in a row is around 2%, So the more often you play the more repeats you'll get :)
+1
Level 51
Dec 16, 2023
I GOT SOME RANDON OCEANIAN CAPITAL I DONT EVEN KNOW… TWICE!
+4
Level 58
May 20, 2021
Great! I like what you did there with Rome and Kinshasa...
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Level 71
May 21, 2021
Great!
+1
Level 71
May 21, 2021
randomly guessed capitals got it on 7th guess (Beijing)
+3
Level 67
May 31, 2021
I got it on my third guess (Jakarta)!
+3
Level 75
May 31, 2021
I got Basseterre :c
+1
Level 47
Feb 22, 2022
I got St John's, it gets frustrating when you have named every other Caribbean capital.
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Level 58
May 31, 2021
Yesssss!!! I was hoping this quiz would be made!
+2
Level 29
Aug 26, 2021
Awesome, the city i come from, there, it was it.

It was Canberra, one nobody would probably guess.

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Level 54
Sep 11, 2021
My fastest time is 0:00. I typed Rome and i got it right at first :)
+1
Level 68
Sep 28, 2021
Sofia, got it 4 seconds to go. Fun.
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Level 95
Sep 28, 2021
So weird! I thought maybe it wasn't randomized as I got the same answer the first two times I played. Turns out, I randomly got the same answer twice in a row! I think that's a 1 in 38,416 chance; those are the odds! Thank you for the fun quiz, I've nominated it.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2021
Glad you enjoyed! But your math is a bit off: this is the chance you get that specific capital twice in a row. If all answers are possible the chance of getting any capital twice in a row is 196 times that, or 1 in 196. However, due to the answer limit of 10,000 answers only 51 answers are possible, leading to a chance of 1 in 51 that this happens, or slightly less than 2%
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Level 84
Feb 9, 2023
The very first two times I played it was Vienna. There are enough people here stating that the same answer came up 2 times in a row that something seems amiss, it's statistically improbable.
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Level 65
Feb 9, 2023
At the time of writing this quiz has 8875 takes. For the sake of the argument let's say all of these takes from 4437 people (ignoring the one extra since I don't want to cut a person in half). So each person takes the quiz exactly twice. Since there are only 51 possibilities for answers, it is statistically expected that 87 of them end up with the same answer to both their takes.

We often think of randomness as something that should change the answer every time, yet getting the same answer twice in a row is also very much possible, especially given the limited amount of answers and the large amount of takes.

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Level 64
Dec 14, 2021
Wait this was randomized? I somehow got Brasilia twice in a row and therefore a rare 0:00 time
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Level 65
Feb 18, 2022
I am sooo lucky haha. I guessed it in 8 seconds and by typing my third capital. Berlin, Bogota and Mexico City.
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Level 34
Apr 5, 2022
Awesome quiz, nominated!
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Level 68
Dec 25, 2022
I was so confused. Randomly guessed Wellington, Washington, Capetown, and then Algiers, and got it! What a fluke!
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Level 66
Feb 6, 2023
I think there might be a problem with the gradient.

The capital was Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The countries I guessed all looked nearly identical in color (from Guatemala, to Canada, Bahamas, Peru, Guyana).

-Iceland, Morocco, and South Africa, were noticeably different colored.

Maybe that's intentional- but I think I would've had to guess 2 dozen of the same-colored countries to win.

Maybe there's something wrong with my monitor, or eyes. I'm using Chrome. I opened Paint, and enlarged Guatemala/Nassau/Colombia/Ecuador, and they still look nearly identical at 20x the size.

Maybe everyone just goes: Mexico City, Cairo, Beijing, then begins spamming 10-30 capitals?

Fun quiz though, ty.

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Level 84
Feb 9, 2023
I agree with this, I think it's just unlucky to get a capital that is close in to other capitals. I got Tegucigalpa and I really couldn't tell any difference in color anywhere in Central America that I was guessing. Even Washington DC looked really close. It might be prohibitively difficult to program it so that the # of kilometers has a different effect on color depending on how clustered the capitals are. Like a mulitiplier. If you draw Male, Maldives, the color gradient works about as it does now, but if you draw Zagreb, Croatia, you have to get to Europe before the colors move much beyond light pink.
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Level 65
Apr 17, 2023
Yeah this quiz is no fun at all. I just spend the entire time guessing capitals that are very close but not quite the required one as they all look pretty damn red to me.
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Level 95
Feb 8, 2023
Fun! I love these kinds of quizzes!!
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Level 60
Feb 8, 2023
Port Moresby, second try! Great quiz
+1
Level 44
Feb 9, 2023
first try, moscow
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Level 54
Feb 9, 2023
Tried this for the first time 2 seconds ago. Randomly typed Kampala because it was the first thing that came into my mind. I instantly got it right. Quickest quiz and quickest 5 points ever.
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Level 54
Feb 9, 2023
I got Accra on my first guess!
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Level 63
Feb 13, 2023
Hard to see differences in red when the dots are close together like in Europe. I did get Vatican City pretty early though so it's not that problematic I'd say.
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Level 89
Feb 16, 2023
These kind of quizzes are the worst for colorblind people like me
+1
Level 60
Feb 18, 2023
did it with "Kuwait" on my second attempt.
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Level 85
Feb 21, 2023
Fun quiz, but as others have said the color gradients are often too subtle to discern, so there's still a lot more luck than skill required.
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Level 61
Apr 6, 2023
the first one was tokyo and I didnt get it lol
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Level 66
Apr 17, 2023
Not enough time
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Level 44
Apr 17, 2023
Surely it should tell you what the answer was when the timer runs out?
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Level 65
Apr 17, 2023
It does, it's highlighted in green if time runs out
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Level 64
Apr 17, 2023
Is the colour gradient just based on how many countries are closer rather than distance? I was guessing in West Europe and it was red so I assumed I was on the right track, the answer turned out to be Mexico City which is nowhere near Europe, I didn't even think to try the Americas because I assumed Europe would be very pale if the answer was over there.
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Level 57
Apr 17, 2023
Too hard to separate the colors with only 1 minute to complete. Should probably use another colormap. More colors would make it easier than just varied intensities of red
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Level 55
Apr 17, 2023
In the past I struggled with Quizzes like this, but not today. I randomly typed in "Berlin", "Beijing" and then "answer".
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Level 42
Apr 17, 2023
with my first guess vienna done
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Level 35
Apr 17, 2023
If you don't get it, why doesn't it tell you what the answer was?
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Level 74
Apr 17, 2023
Maybe I am color blind, but I do not see any real differentiation in the colors based on proximity to the capitals.

It doesn't take me long to find a dark red dot, but I typically end up going in circles around the "hot" capital without noticing any derivation.

But I like the idea.

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Level 59
Apr 17, 2023
This was very fun, but I really struggled with seeing the different shades of red!

Also, I only got 1 point for guessing it after few capitals. Shouldn't it be the other way around? It seems the more capitals I name the more points I get?

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Level 50
Apr 17, 2023
Got it with 4 seconds left with a random african capital guess because I had Lome and it was somewhere near and my African capital knowledge isn't great.
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Level 63
Apr 17, 2023
I'm so colorblind with these shades of red.
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Level 77
Apr 18, 2023
Holy cow! Got it in 4 guesses!! Lima, D.C., London, Oslo.
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Level 63
Apr 19, 2023
I love this series, but I can't see the difference in shades of red for a lot of these.
+1
Level 62
Apr 26, 2023
Omg got it at the first try, that was interesting lol (Mexico, also my country)
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Level 65
Apr 29, 2023
boom, La Paz.. three takes
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Level 41
May 13, 2023
So if you don't get it right do you just never know the answer? I don't see it anywhere...
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Level 65
May 13, 2023
If you don't get it right the city lights up in green. But keep in mind it might be partially hidden by others
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Level 71
Sep 18, 2023
Fact: It is literally impossible to get exactly 4 points on this quiz.
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Level 55
Feb 23, 2024
I got London.. with 4 seconds left man i suck
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Level 33
Apr 11, 2024
I finished in 0:03. I just guessed and the mystery city was my first guess.