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Old 02-14-2005, 04:03 PM   #1
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US States location game

Test your knowledge of US state location - it's a lot harder than it looks because you have to get the location exactly right!

Click here to play!!!
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:33 PM   #2
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for better or for worse, my parents didn't like video games, so they bought Atari's States and Capitol's game to investigate the evils of the computer era.

i had an average error of 13 miles. pretty embarrassing that i missed West Virginia by half a state though.
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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45 perfect out of 50 turns
Score 90%
Avg Error 32 Miles
Time 347 Secs
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:38 PM   #4
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anybody care to see if they can name all 50 states and match them with their capitols?
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:45 PM   #5
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88%, 21 miles, time 337

Connecticut was a baffler with no other new englanders to clue me. And my Wyoming drifted east....

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Old 02-14-2005, 05:46 PM   #6
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47 out of 50 perfect
Average error 9 miles.
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:29 PM   #7
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Now that my exam is over... I got to play the whole thing - this wasn't my exam - it was actually on real estate finance.

My results:
94%
Average Error: 7miles
47/50
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:58 PM   #8
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22 miles because I didn't realize they wanted it perfect. What the hell is the sense of using a computer if you have to put it right on the money. :p
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Old 02-14-2005, 10:04 PM   #9
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I think it makes a big difference what order they happen to come up in. There are a ton I know I would have gotten wrong if two or three bordering states weren't already in place.
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Old 02-14-2005, 10:20 PM   #10
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49 out of 50, 98%, Avg. error 3 miles

But this is tricky...it depends on what order you get the states. I played again and got a bunch of the big square states right in the beginning, with nothing around them. I got creamed.
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Old 02-14-2005, 11:18 PM   #11
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I screwed up tennessee big time... and i've played twice and that one messes me up each time!
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:34 AM   #12
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47 out of 50 ... I think I had a 13 mile avg. error. I did this at work, and forgot to email myself the results.

My excuse is that I have a Bachelor's Degree in Geography. Really.
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:19 AM   #13
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46 out of 50 with a 12 mile error. I slipped with the mouse on one and dropped it half a state away.

I was damn lucky to place Nebraska perfectly with no border states present.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:46 PM   #14
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:54 PM   #15
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86% 42 miles error, 265 seconds. And I completely blew Connecticut (placed it by New Hampsire)
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