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Stack the States

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 5+

About Stack the States

Stack the States is a good tool for teachers to use with students to help them memorize the names of U.S. states and capitals. It works well with reluctant learners who may be motivated by mixing those need-to-know facts with more interesting trivia and fast-paced gameplay. The states become animated characters, with eyes that follow your motions, and because they're so adorable, they'll inspire some kids to play more.

Teacher Review

Stack the States is a great resource for teaching United States geography and aligns with 3rd and 4th Grade Common Core Standards. It also teaches and quizzes users on the states and their shapes, neighbors, landmarks, capital cities, flags and other geographical facts. The game displays a map of the United States of America and flash cards with state facts that can be studied before playing the game part of the app. Gameplay involves reading questions and choosing from four different states or state shapes as the answer. If the user answers the question correctly, they get to drop the state onto the pedestal. Users keep dropping states on the pedestal until there are enough stacked up to reach a checkered line. When the user successfully completes a level, they receive a random state that is placed on the map. Once a user earns 10 states, a second game called Map It is unlocked. After 20 states are earned, a third game called Pile Up is unlocked. 30 States unlocks a game called Puzzler and 40 States unlocks Capitol Drop. Stack the States allows up to six different profiles and allows a guest player option. The state images are cute with their big googly eyes and silly expressions. The game is addicting and fun for all children and adults.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings


iPad, iPhone


Academic Relevance


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - Yes - 1st Party


Freecloud Design, Inc.

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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. Don't let a state fall!

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