And all I got out of it was a new game to play. And some studying to do. The game is called Free Poverty, which is sort of anachronistic. It’s sort of like Free Rice, except that you play for water donations, and you play with geography.
So how good is your geography? The game thinks mine is good, it lets me get into the hard level. But the truth is, that like a lot of Americans, I suck at it. You get me away from Europe, or perhaps I should say Western Europe, and I’m lost. Where is Burkina Faso? Well, I know it’s in Africa, but Africa is a large continent. Moldava? Somewhere around the Baltic, I think. But then again, where is the Baltic? Bangladesh? Near India, but I got it on the wrong side. I should have remembered that Bangladesh floods from the sea. Anywhere in Austrailia? I’m lucky if I get it on the correct side of the continent.
I would like the game better if I didn’t have to play through the easy and medium parts for every game. How about starting where I left off. Come on guys, I can pretty well place the Pantheon, the Arc de Triomphe, Big Ben and the White House now. Let me go on, and try to figure out where Syria, Montenegro, and Bangladesh are.
Of course, the game isn’t easy. Although the coutries are outlined, they aren’t labeled. And the states in the US aren’t even outlined, so you have to guess where Kansas City is. Hey, the Mississippi isn’t on the map, either, to give you a clue. Nor is the Amazon. So if you think you know a lot about the world, try this game, and give a little water to folks in poverty. And then go over to Free Rice and give them some food.