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Spin the World & Guess the Countries

Spin to a RANDOM star somewhere on the world map, then guess the 15 HIDDEN COUNTRIES
Integral overseas territories included. Dependent territories not included. See comments.
Quiz uses standard JetPunk world map projection with some added detail.
Quiz by overtired
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Last updated: February 10, 2024
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First submittedFebruary 1, 2024
Times taken3,567
Average score73.3%
Rating4.66
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Country
Norway
Latvia
Iceland
Germany
United Kingdom
Ireland
Switzerland
France
Sweden
Denmark
Italy
Netherlands
Belgium
Luxembourg
Monaco
32 Comments
+4
Level 85
Feb 2, 2024
If you find any mistakes on the quiz e.g. a country appearing within the star but not counted as an answer, or vice versa, please let me know in a comment and include the three digit code which appears after the quiz at the bottom left, to save me trawling through the hundreds of answers looking for the broken one. Thanks!
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Level 85
Feb 2, 2024
Dependent Territories such as Greenland, Gibraltar and Puerto Rico are not counted in the quiz.

Integral Overseas Territories such as Hawaii, The Azores and the Canary Islands are counted as these are considered integral parts of the country.

The ones to watch out for are, as ever, the overseas departments and regions of France (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion) and the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Saint Eustatius, Saba).

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Level 85
Feb 2, 2024
Updated to fix map display issue on Safari. Should now be working fine. Please let me know if not!
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Level 75
Feb 1, 2024
Nominated

I could play this for hours.

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Level 64
Feb 1, 2024
Impossible! Nominated
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Level 54
Feb 1, 2024
Absolutely amazing. Thank you for this beautiful creation!
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Level 70
Feb 1, 2024
Incredible quiz. I can't imagine the work behind to get this result. I was kinda disorented at first try, not sure what to do then I got it and the game reveals awesome!
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Level 85
Feb 1, 2024
Thanks :) I hope it's not too confusing at first. I went through a few different versions of the text box while trying to keep it short. Open to any suggestions.

Ha, yeah this one was more work than I anticipated. Started it back in 2021 and gave up on it quite a few times...

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Level 53
Feb 1, 2024
🤯
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Level 74
Feb 1, 2024
Overtired strikes again! Love it & of course nominated
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Level 74
Feb 1, 2024
Also, on 407, Puerto Rico shows up inside the star but USA is not an option. I think it should if my understanding of the directions is accurate.
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Level 85
Feb 1, 2024
Thanks for flagging, that's intentional though. As per the sticky, Puerto Rico is a dependent territory not an integral part of the country (like Hawaii). It's always going to lead to some confusion but I decided to discount dependent territories as otherwise there are tiny islands all over the world belonging to USA, France, UK etc to account for. I tried to go for the most consistent and playable option.
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Level 74
Feb 1, 2024
Seems like a good consistency to me!
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Level 73
Feb 1, 2024
Wow, that's amazing! I love the twist (no pun intended) to show the countries in a random orientation (as opposed to the traditional north-south). Nominated, of course!

I won't be surprised if this becomes (one of) the most taken quizzes for 2024. Fully deserved!

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Level 66
Feb 1, 2024
Nominated! Great quiz
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Level 65
Feb 1, 2024
Sick quiz man! Nominated!
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Level 78
Feb 1, 2024
Unbelievable. I have no idea how this is even possible. I assume the quiz is somehow linking random groups of answers to a specific SVG layer, but the amount of time and expertise you put into this quiz… wow.
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Level 85
Feb 15, 2024
Half right! Each group of answers is linked to a map orientation, but it's all one layer - basically the standard JetPunk SVG map. It literally spins, zooms and moves the map to the correct position each time. This allows for many permutations while keeping the SVG size under the limit as its only one map and all the variation is in the CSS that moves it.
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Level 89
Feb 1, 2024
Great quiz, but the map doesn't seem to work in Safari. (Works great in Chrome.)
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Level 85
Feb 2, 2024
I'm guessing you have Safari zoomed in or out? There was an issue with it not displaying correctly on Safari when not at 100% zoom, but I have implemented a fix for this. It should now work fine on Safari. Please let me know if you still have issues and note the version of Safari and Mac OS if possible. Thanks for flagging!
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Level 65
Feb 3, 2024
woah... this ought to be included directly in the Hall of Fame

The territories and dependencies are quite tricky though;

Great job

Thanks!

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Level 60
Feb 7, 2024
insane, overtired, as usual
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Level 84
Feb 7, 2024
Yeah, this is pretty amazing... :) Are the star locations really random, or do you have a specific number of variations?
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Level 84
Feb 9, 2024
Ok, I get it now. I just got star 148, and no one had taken that one before. Brilliant!
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Level 85
Feb 15, 2024
Thanks :) By the way, it's been too long since a new dug quiz!
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2024
Stunning quiz, an easy nomination from me!
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Level 77
Feb 9, 2024
Nearly impossible to tell, but does the northernmost tip of star 286 overlap an island in Japan?
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Level 85
Feb 15, 2024
It did, thanks, have fixed it.
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Level 85
Feb 9, 2024
Great quiz. Thank you.
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2024
ONE OF THE BEST QUIZZES EVER!
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Level 75
Feb 10, 2024
9 days in and has 57 nominations… insane quiz.
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Level 49
May 12, 2024
THIS IS AMAZING!!! I can't imagine how much work you had to put in. Definitely deserves a nomination.