Master capital cities with the ultimate compilation of capital city trivia!
Capital Master runs on modern browsers on PCs, mobile devices, and tablets. It is also available as an Android app from Google Play or as a Chrome app from the Chrome Web Store. There are no in-game advertisements.
The following categories are available:
You can also answer a round of capital city questions selected from an assortment of the categories above or view all the capital cities on the "Answers" screen for reference.
Each round is 20 questions, except for the "Canadian Provinces" category which is 10 questions since there are only 10 Canadian provinces. Answer with the capital city when given a government entity or the government entity when given the capital city. This can be switched at any time during the game. You can also have each question asked automatically without user input or require a touch or click of the "Continue" button to advance to the next question in order to proceed at your own pace. A handy Wikipedia button is available with each question to allow further research on a subject. The list of capitals is up-to-date and includes newcomers such as South Sudan in the "Sovereign States" category and Azawad in the "Potpourri" category.
The "Sovereign States" category includes all 193 UN member states and its one permanent observer (the Holy See). By this classification some states whose sovereignty is disputed such as Palestine and Taiwan are excluded from this category.
The "US States" category includes the 50 states of the United States of America.
The "Canadian Provinces" category includes the 10 provinces of Canada.
The "Mexican States" category includes the 31 states of Mexico.
The "Potpourri" category includes 57 other government entities such as territories of the US and Canada, overseas territories of sovereign states such as the United Kingdom and France, countries of the United Kingdom, and disputed non-UN member states such as Kosovo and Palestine.
342 capital cities to master in all!
For governments with multiple capital cities the answer tends to be the official, declared, or de jure capital city. For example: the answer given for Bolivia is Sucre and not La Paz, the answer given for Palestine is Jerusalem and not Ramallah, and the answer given for Azawad is Timbuktu and not Goa. If there is no single official capital the administrative capital is favored for the answer (e.g., Pretoria for South Africa).
I am not making any political statements with any of the government classifications or capital city answers; I am simply following a convention. The sovereign state subdivisions included (US, Canada, and Mexico) reflect my national origin (US). I have no plans to include additional sovereign state subdivision categories (e.g., the states of India) unless if there is a visible demand by users based on feedback.
Each question gives 4 possible answers, with only 1 being correct. The 3 incorrect answers are randomly generated from other questions. This can lead to what some would consider silly possible answers (is Washington, DC the capital city of Ethiopia?). I do not feel this detracts from learning the capital cities. You still need to consciously choose the valid answer.
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