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Stack the States® app for iPhone and iPad

4.0 ( 7600 ratings )
Games Education Educational Family
Developer: Freecloud Design, Inc.
2.99 USD
Current version: 2.7, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 13 Sep 2010
App size: 126.25 Mb

▸ Voted Best Kids App for iPad! -Best App Ever Awards
▸ Voted Best Educational Game App -
▸ "If you have children who are elementary school aged this is a fantastic educational app that’s also a hoot." - The iPhone
▸ "Stack the States is a must have." - The iKids Blog

Stack the States® makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!

As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.

You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States. Try to collect all 50! As you earn more states, you begin to unlock the four free bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop. Four games in one!

▸ Capitals
▸ State shapes
▸ Abbreviations
▸ Bordering states
▸ Location on the map
▸ Nicknames
▸ Flags
...and more!

▸ Hundreds of unique questions
▸ Interactive map and 50 state flash cards
▸ Choose any of the 50 friendly-looking states as your avatar
▸ Create up to six player profiles
▸ Collect all 50 states and track your progress on a personalized map
▸ Earn FREE bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop
▸ High resolution pictures of famous US landmarks
▸ All games are powered by a realistic physics engine
▸ Fun sound effects and music
▸ iPhone 4 and new iPad Retina Display support
▸ Works on both iPhone and iPad - a universal app


STACK THE STATES: Build tall piles with states and try to reach the checkered line.

MAP IT: Tap the location of the selected state on the map. Try to complete the whole country.

PILE UP: The states are piling up! Tap them quickly to get rid of them before they pile too high.

PUZZLER: Sit back and relax as you slide the states around and put them together like a jigsaw puzzle.

CAPITAL DROP: Match states with their capitals in this fast-paced bonus game. Dont let a state fall!

Stack the States® is an educational app for all ages thats actually FUN to play. Try it now and enjoy five games for the price of one!

Stack the States®:
- Does not contain 3rd party ads.
- Does not contain in-app purchases.
- Does not contain integration with social networks.
- Does not use 3rd party analytics / data collection tools.
- Does include links to apps by Dan Russell-Pinson in the iTunes App Store (via LinkShare).

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Stack the States® app good for

Hi, I am from Germany and i love this app it helps me to learn a lot about america and his states! Its also simple to understand whats to do! Greetings from Germany :)
...wonderful Game. Slowly i know all the states and capitals. And the bonus games makes fun too. My first state was california - my favorite !
Okay, this is hands down the most charming geography game Ive come across on the App Store. The stacking element adds an entirely new and exciting dimension to the standard "name/tap/drag that state" formula for this genre. Although older kids and adults will probably master the questions after a little while, younger kids will definitely be challenged and entertained for a long time. Regardless of your age or expertise though, there is something satisfying about going back over and over again to try to add one more state to your collection. One of the best parts of the state collecting quest is the three bonus games that are unlocked along the way (after accumulating 10, 25, and 40 states). All three games are unique and compelling enough to stand on their own, although most geo-buffs will pine for an even more difficult expert setting. The presentation is bright, cheerful, and practically dares you not to smile while honing your knowledge of U. S. geography. One glimpse of a nervous looking Rhode Island or Delaware while lost in the fray with Texas, California, or Alaska will soften even the most jaded player! From an execution standpoint, the physics engine really shines. Taking advantage of a states irregularities in their border when trying to stack them onto other states is very realistic and provides a great challenge. Although there is a some lag on my 2g Touch (and only when there is a lot going on the screen at once), it does not detract from the overall enjoyment. As good as this game is, I would love to see achievements or other collectibles implemented in the future (state quarters, trees, birds, landmarks, etc...). Also, bring on more categories and questions! A sure fire way to a 6 star rating. Who knew geography could be so compelling? As it stands, I highly recommend this game. A terrific value at 3x the price. Kudos! Now if youll excuse me, Idaho and Vermont are beckoning me for one more go...
My five-year old son learned all the American States by playing this game and most of the countries in the world by playing its sibling, Stack the Countries. Give him a few more days and hell know them all. Worth every penny.
I first had the privilege to review the Stack the Countries app a while back. That app was based on Stack the States which was one of the first apps that Dan-Russell Pinson has done. Let me clarify something. I am not an American. In fact, I was born and raised in Canada. Still live there as a matter of fact (even though I changed province). Still I believe it is important for my kids to know the geography of our closest neighbour – the United States of America. As a homeschooling family, we have the liberty of travel whenever we want and the US is so close by that we visit at least every year. I want my kids to know the states of that country. I also strongly believe in knowing your geography. Even though you might not use it much when you are older, at least you can visualize where something happens when you watch the news. My son Dominic played with this app. He is seven years old. He was laughing a lot when he would won a state to stack as the characters have big googly eyes and would open their mouth while falling down. Dominic is learning while playing this app. When you win a state, you have the possibility of twisting it to stack it on the platform. Mind you this game is asking more than the name of the states. It always challenges you on capitals, shapes, abbreviations, bordering states, location on the map and nicknames. So want or or not, your child (and even yourself) will learn quite a bit on the US states. The game is quite easy. You answer questions about the states and you win a state to stack. You objective is to reach the special live in the screen. If you do this by answering correctly to a number of questions, you win a state for your personal map. When looking at your states, you can see where they are positioned on the map. Learning while having fun is the key I find. Once you have won a certain number of states, new games will be available to you. Stack the States is a fun game that will challenge you in learning at the same time as having fun. Don’t be discourage if at first you have trouble. I know I was challenge quite a bit with this app. I would recommend this app for anyone who want to learn more about the US states, American or not.
This is a very educational app. My 6 year old boy loves it a lot. Highly recommended

Some bad moments

Little Jimmy wanted a special present for his birthday so I purchased this electronic code. Jimmy cried he was so happy. Said he wanted a game called... "Minecraft" where you stack chunks and this is called "Stack" so its Minecraft. Oh, dear I rate this 5 whole plasm bodies. Jimmy loves them Minecraft so thank you for the chunks...
Stack the states is a great app, it is worth all the money you pay for it and you learn all the states really well
I love this game my friend is mad at me for playing it to much
I can see most of these reviews are by parents but I am a kid writing this I played this in 2 grade for my first time and I loved it and I always asked the teacher if she could get the iPads and she did I am now in 5th grade and I found this app and I am loving it its totally worth it
This game is great when Im bored or going somewhere far away. This game is super fun and it really helps me in school and when there is quizzes on states and I get and 100% because of this app. People say, how did you get a 100 on this quiz? And I say, From the Stack the States app, you should get it. This is great Download it Id give it a trillion ⭐️ STACK TRILLION ⭐️ IF I COULD A EDUCATIONAL APP CUTTING FLASHCARDS KALE IS GROSS THE HELLO EPICLY AWESOME STATES THE BEST A GREAT APP THE #1 EPIC SUPER AWESOME
The only reason this app has 4 stars instead of 5 is that it would be better and more educational for younger children if they would say the names of the states out loud. I wish they would add this feature. I would even be willing to pay more for it. Kids have to be able to read to get the maximum benefit from this app. My 5 year olds however LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! They can position all the states in their correct location but would be better if they were learning the names at the same time. Works well when we do it as a family and then we all are learning at the same time.

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