First of all….. I’d like to apologize (in advance) for this week’s Weekend Distraction. It’s so much fun, that you may find yourself returning to it a little too often.
The folks at Google have recently released this delightful time-eater-upper. Google Maps Trivia.
And you don’t have to go and get it from the app store. You already have it (if you have Google Maps).
(Even if you don’t have a smart phone, or an iPad, you can also play this on your computer. I’ll provide that link at the end of this post.)
It’s called Google Maps Trivia. Simple and appealing. Google will give you a random clue, and your job is to drop a pin on the correct location.
You start with 1000 miles. Miles are subtracted for any distance “off” the correct mark. When you run out of miles, you’re done. You can choose categories if you would like, or let Google throw them at you randomly.
To find this gem on your device, just open your Google Maps app.
Click on those three lines up in the upper left hand corner. Now look down the menu on the left side, and select “Google Maps Trivia.”
The game begins!
Let them give you questions, or select your own category.
Answer the question, and drop your pin. If you’re wrong, Google will show you how far off you are, and subtract those miles from your 1000. When you run out of miles, you’re done.
And when you get your answer RIGHT … Google cheers you on!
You can also play this game directly on your computer. I actually prefer to use it with a larger screen, and I find that I can be more accurate with my pin drops on my Macbook rather than on the smaller devices.
Follow this link to play Google Maps Trivia on your computer:
Google Maps Trivia