Stack the States®

4.4 (2K)
98.3 MB
Age rating
Current version
Freecloud Design, Inc.
Last update
10 months ago
Version OS
12.0 or later
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User Reviews for Stack the States®

4.43 out of 5
2K Ratings
8 years ago, 0072012
Fun, quick, educational
There are absolutely no advertisements or pop-ups in this app. I play it on i-phone and iPad. There are several games in Stack The States, but you cannot play them all immediately. You have to win enough states to advance to a new game, so success relies on some prior knowledge. This is not going to teach kids to identify the states if they are clueless to begin with, but it will reinforce what they know, and add to their sense of confidence or self-efficacy. Playing the Stacking game is educational because you have to identify the state given 4 choices, but it's also funny. I love watching the states' facial expressions — the look in their eyes — as the stack wobbles or falls. My only quibble is that the state flags are too small to read clearly. I wish they would expand quite a bit larger when I tap it. There is another game where you have to place the states on a map as fast as possible, but with 3 strikes you're out. Good fun. Works better on iPad than iPhone, due to size. The other games in the app are okay, too, but stacking and mapping are my favorites.
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5 years ago, Blank789
Worth the Money but...
I downloaded stack the states when I was only 9. In just 2 or so weeks of obsessively playing it, I knew so much more about the states than I did before and had collected over 120 states! I do wish that the updates were placed on the same app, because I wouldn’t pay anything for the second version now that I know quite a bit about the states, but still like the new elevation maps and mini games the second version provides. Also, I wish that you could transfer the app between two devices. I got stack the countries on my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone and want to transfer it to my iPad without having to buy it again. I also got pretty far in the app (received over 120 countries) and don’t want to start over. Thank you for reading this review, I really love the app!
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2 years ago, xX_StateStacker_Xx
God sent this to us
This game is my childhood. I love this game so much that I got all three of the bunch! Sure, the later eterations of the game didn’t have as many mini games other than stacking, but I love just making it sound like the states are interacting! There are almost endless possibilities for this game! If there was something I would like to add, it would be a story mode with 50 levels trying to rescue states and every 10 levels a boss was blocking a minigame, and you had to answer questions and get to the finish line before the boss to win! Then the final boss would be blocking your avatar, and you had to do every single minigame, along with the speed stack, to save him! The developers don’t have to add this, but a future game of yours could be based around this. But hey, it’s already really fun how it is. That’s all from me!
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2 years ago, DiAmoNdBuLl66
Stack the States
This educational game has been part of my school for many, many years. And I still play it to this day. When I first got it, I couldn’t answer any of the questions except for a few that were obvious for me. I regretted getting it and thought I would never be good as it. I became better and better at it and learned everything about the states. That’s the point, right? This game is fun to play and doesn’t really feel like school. The interactive map and flash cards can teach as well, but I pick up information faster by playing the game. There should be a hard mode for stacking mode where questions are harder and there’s a time limit for questions for more experienced players. But that’s about all I want from this. Without this game, I would have known NOTHING about geography.
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6 years ago, TiA pLuCaZ
Just missing one tiny feature
I bought this game for my daughter who has special needs. Her reading ability is not where it should be for her age, however, that doesn’t mean she is incapable of understanding. The only reason why I’m not giving it all the stars is solely out of the inability to have the questions read out loud to the player. We love the size of the font, the graphics, the sounds, and the customization of the type of questions! We would love it even more if my daughter could keep her independence while playing it instead of having to endure our interruptions.
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4 years ago, Sprawk
Amazing app, but...
I love this app so much that I actually posted about it on Facebook and encouraged friends to get it too. I got it for my kids but I play too. I do have one complaint... when playing the hard level of puzzler, Rhode Island is placed on the far left edge of my screen and I find it impossible to grab and drag. This is on an iPhone 11. If it were on the right side, I could at least put the rest together and then hover them over it to pick it up, but it’s too far on the left. It often takes me 20+ seconds to keep stabbing my finger at it to get enough contact to move it. I would hope it could be corrected, but with the last update being four years ago, I’m not holding my breath...
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3 years ago, DAEaron
Great geography app
This app is fun, has NO adds and is very educational. My son enjoys playing this game. It has really helped him improve his geography knowledge. It’s great for teaching names of states and capitals, shape of state, postal abbreviation, famous landmarks and more. I use it as a supplement to our homeschool geography course. It’s fast and the kids really enjoy it. I downloaded it at least two years ago and my son still plays it and my daughter is getting old enough to start. Everyone is happy when it is on the schedule for the day. It starts off simple and progressively gets harder so they continue to learn. Hope you appreciate this app as much as we do!
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2 years ago, Lena Kryzh
My children love this game!
They are learning while having fun, and they is the most important thing to me as a mom. I look over and they are smiling and learning the right way. There are absolutely no ads, which lets them focus on what they are currently doing. I have actually tried playing it and it has a variety of questions, levels, and different learning games! They can learn where the states are on the map, their names, flags, abbreviations, capitals, and many more. There are no glitches whatsoever so they are always having fun! All in all I totally recommend this game!
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10 months ago, Simpson5
One question could be 2 states
I loved playing this game when I was younger. It was my childhood I just download it again and one of the questions was what state has the landmark Hoover dam. I chose Nevada because it is in Nevada but there was also a Arizona. And I know that borders both but it could’ve been Nevada and I should’ve gotten a question right because that is a landmark in Nevada. You have to be in Nevada to even get to the Hoover dam.
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2 years ago, STACK THE WORLD 🌎
Amazing game!
This is an amazing and educational game. The way you can play mini games as well adds more to it! 🇺🇸 when I first played I was like, ack! These are really hard! But I played it more and it gradually got easier. Eventually I got a tad bit bored and I downloaded stack the countries and THOSE were really hard. But if you get one wrong it tells you the right answer. I definitely recommend both games 😄😄👏🇺🇸🇮🇪🇬🇷🇧🇷🇧🇭🇨🇦!!!
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8 years ago, Joycee G5
Stack the States
My grandson started playing this when he was 4 years old! He was captivated by it and quickly learned all state capitals and positions and shapes! His older sister was a bit jealous.. he loved the stacking challenge too( as does grandma!). He moved on to stack the countries. He knows way more than I do about where everything is. I asked him one time "what country is between Russia and China?" He immediately answered "Mongolia"--- and I was amazed! He thought everyone knew that
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6 years ago, heathrd
Taught my daughter all the states
She learned so much from spending time together playing this game! I even rebought it when I switched my OS. She loves stacking more than the questions but she got to know most of the answers and she knows the shapes of states better than I do. Winning new games in the system was very motivating. She also liked winning all 50 states. We got this first when she was 5 and at 7 she mastered it but still really enjoys it.
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4 years ago, pigsgetfed
Highly recommend!!
I play Stack The States for school, and couldn’t imagine a better game for learning about the states! This games includes: border info, abbreviations, national monuments, and more. It has no adds, so it takes much less time than normal phone games. I highly recommend this game for all ages😀! Many people I know play this game and think the same thing. So, what are you waiting for? Downloaded Stack The States now!!!🇺🇸
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8 years ago, Catleecall
Astronomy version of stack the states
You know how there's also such thing as stack the countries? Well, maybe you guys should also make a "Stack The Celestial Objects" version where you stack planets (both planets in the solar system lie, Earth and exoplanets like "Kepler-22 b"), stars, white dwarves, black dwarves, nebulae, supernovae, hypernovae, ultranovas, planetary nebulas, black holes neutron stars (both regular neutron stars and pulsars), black holes, galaxies, clusters (of stars and galaxies), quasars, magnetars, superclusters, space probes, and many more.
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2 years ago, GamerboyzW67
Man this is fun.
So this game.. this game it’s really fun you know like it’s helping me in like earth studies and that. And seriously you should try it. And like I said download it. You know have fun. And by the way it kills time like a lot I’m not going to lie. Like I have been playing since 9:00 and it’s been a hour almost since I started. And by the way this is not my first time playing you know!!!
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6 years ago, MorganEvelo
Different parts
I LOVE this game so so much! But I think they should have you learn different parts of the U.SA and what we are already learning. It would be great! For example At the main menu they could have a button that says “Parts of the U.S.A” it could have pictures of the parts of the U.S with the name of that part under it. I would be the same when you play but with that certain part.
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5 years ago, I wish I new
Education games shouldn’t be money
Okay so I love stack the states I have been playing it since kindergarten (am in 6th grade) so I was playing and I saw a ad for your 2nd version along with some fun looking games so I check the games out stack the states two and tower math look so cool only problem they cost money. The first thing that came to my brain was so a game is making us pay to learn. I don’t even know why education game developer would even do such a thing.
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5 years ago, Theoman⛽
childhood memory
i remember in 4th grade my teacher would plug her ipad into the smart board and we would play this as a class. I loved it so much that i downloaded it on my ipod at home and would play for hours, this game is the reason i can look at a blank map with no state borders and tell you exactly where any state is. If you have kids definitely try this game out on your kids, great game!
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3 years ago, Holy Fudge nugget
Good game for learning but Map it
Great game but map it takes away the last star. It’s okay but when you click somewhere close to the location of the state like the border it says you got it wrong. I don’t think it should cost $2.99 though. But other than that I think it is a very good app.
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4 years ago, charrypie7
I remember when I was in 3rd grade I played this game with the other kids in my class cause we had nothing else to do, now I downloaded the app again cause my sister needs help with naming her states, I played it again and before I knew it I was mastering map it! I with there was more mini games though cause I mastered them all and I want a bit more, the sky is the limit!
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7 years ago, KKKKelsyyyyyyyy
Amazing app! Loved it!
I am 10 years old. I have my states capitals test tomorrow, and I was so nervous about it until I bought this game! I used to ask my friend Erica to give me a pop quiz and the only state I'd get right would be Vermont and California. Now, she gives me little pop quizzes, and I ASK for them. This game is fun, and great for learning at the same time! This is the CHILD'S side of the story. 👍🏻👌😍
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2 years ago, okdjiduhwji
This is addictive, fun, and educational!
This is one of if not the best app on the store. I finally know all the states and most of the capitals and flag. Even though I am not a small kid anymore, I still love this game. The one problem is that once you get all the states and challenges, there is not much to do. I love the Map It and Puzzle mini games. This is the best.
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6 years ago, 🤪☺️😝🤣
Good at first
The app is very educational but a very terribly written app. Kids have to get above 60% which is very very hard and makes kids. (As in my experience) the should make it at least 50%. The questions are a bit too difficult. And the eyes are very creepy on the states. Thank you for listening to my comments. Oh, and one more thing, do you want more kids to learn what you are teaching? MAKE IT FREE! More kids will learn about you made. I mean you this app for kids to learn, so if you want more and make your app5 stars make it free!
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2 years ago, TallPat1
This is the only game I play on my iPad and my husband enjoys the challenge of answering the questions before positioning a state to drop into the piled up stack to tower over the finish line. I get a kick out of the “facial” expressions on the states as they land or bounce off! We have learned a lot of trivia facts from this over the years. Thank you, Stack the States.
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4 years ago, mydogsbff
Best App Development
This developer is fantastic!!! I hadn’t realized that several of the apps I had downloaded, some many years ago, were all developed by same! These are my never remove/delete apps! They are the staple in my digital pantry!!! Great stuff!! Love even more the fact my faves are developed by same- wow that’s great!!! Keep up the fine work. Appreciate this team!
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8 years ago, Fairfax Reader
Aced the states quiz in school
My 7th grader's social studies teacher thinks she's a geography genius. She finished the blank state map faster than anyone he's ever given it to. In reality she's just been playing this for the last few years on and off. Both of my kids loved this one and I'm about to download stack the countries. Worth the few bucks.
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6 years ago, #3452
Helping me a lot with schoolwork
I think the app is a very good learning tool to help learn your states I memorized all of mine when I was in 2nd grade and now I’m in 5th and we’re taking tests about the states and now I’m ahead of so many people and really good so I totally recommend this if your struggling with states and want to learning and supersizing very very fun
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2 years ago, themadone😡
Great app
I can use this at school, because it helps me learn.. I can use it at home for fun. It's a great app and I love to use it. I had it on my school iPad but deleted it and now I have to pay for it on my iPad, but I do have it on my phone. I've had it for a while. Totally worth the purchase.
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4 years ago, Dr Lori Liv
This app is encouraging kids to learn middle school geography but in a fun and amazing game. I hope to who ever is reading this that you download this app for your kids and maybe learn yourself too. There are even add on mini games to this app. They are just different ways to learn the states. Hope you like it!
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8 years ago, Ocean State Hooligan
My boys are 2.5 and 4.5 and they love this game, as well as STS2, and stack the countries! My only issue is they can't read the questions so I have to read them for them. Maybe in the next update you can add a read the question feature where you can tap the question and it reads it for you? 😁
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4 years ago, KTB Love
Super fun and educational
I used to be among the many kids who would play this game in my elementary school. It was super fun, but it still taught me about the different states. Overall, it’s a very great game and I have decided to now get it on my phone so I can look back on all the times I used to play it.
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11 months ago, CodeMiner11
I love this states game, because the states have interactive questions and they come to life while stacking them. Stack the States also has cool mini-games and flashcards to help you memorize information about the states. You can also collect states in-game as tokens. I really love Stack the States!
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4 years ago, Necrite12
I didn’t just start playing this it’s been on my school iPad for about two years now and I can tell my classmates love it to because when my teacher says we can play on our iPad we all ask can we play stack the states so yeah it’s definitely worth three dollars 😁
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1 year ago, )/0😷👾
Fake,Frustrating,Useless Game
This game has fake facts and it is so frustrating I hate it it is time wasting and it just takes up app storage on my phone I have never played a game so horrible in my life it is so overrated but it has no ads because it is that bad they just want people to like it with “ My game has no ads it is the best game you can play come buy it” just because there are no ads doesn’t mean it is the best so now you see. - The Critic
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4 months ago, Jackson Taps
The only reason I give it 4 stars is because you didn’t have the option to turn off faces on all 3 apps. Would’ve been nice if you had the option to turn off faces. Do it for the other two apps
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5 years ago, Sgmachinerock
Educational winner
My 6 year old and 7 year old are obsessed with this game. They read books so they can receive screen time to play this game!! Winning. Not gonna lie... I couldn’t place every state before playing this game. What a wonderful way to learn!!
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8 years ago, Az4844
Great Game
I got this for my grandkids but got addicted to this myself! I love it! And all the kids loved playing it while learning so much about the states. I especially love the map it game. I can easily name and place all the states now. This is a fun way to learn the states. Highly recommend.
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1 year ago, RavenCheyenne
Such a cool app
Update 6/6/23 Just realized today that my kids were leaving reviews for apps 🤦🏼‍♀️ so I wanted to provide an updated, accurate review of this app. I love this app for myself and my kids. I use it to reinforce information I teach them in our homeschool studies. I also use it myself for fun as well. The games are fun and being able to adjust the settings to someone’s skills level is very helpful. I recommend this app as well as Stack the States 2 and Stack the Countries all the time.
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3 years ago, madentoanldmamd
Hi, never ever buy this game. I shall now tell you the story of why you should never ever get this game. So one time my dad helped me answer a question he chose that answer, it was Wyoming. But it said it was a Vermont for some reason so then I was very confused. Then I went to the Internet and it also said it was Wyoming. And then over and over again it went, so it cheats and you should never never ever buy this game.I like this game but the only reason why I wouldn’t like it is because this. -Maddie
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7 years ago, 😊SmileyFacePower😊
I have been playing this game since about first grade and I still love it! Of course I understand it more now but I've always loved playing it. Every time I play I feel a bit more comfortable with my states and capitols for an upcoming test! This app is awesome!👍🏼
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3 years ago, Shawn's bae(:
Absolutely amazing
I’ve been playing this app since I was really little,and to be honest, it has taught me more than my actual school. The faces make the states easier to recognize. Not to mention that the game is fun! I play it all the time
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4 years ago, Cucumber guy
Fun, cute, and educational
I’ve been playing this game for over 7 years now and I just love coming back to it every once in a awhile to enhance my knowledge on the states, thank you for not having ads and keeping this game original
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1 year ago, Bris-bee
Lots of education!🤩
This really helps me and others learn there states! And I like that it doesn’t have pop up ads in the middle of the game. I love this game so much that I even bought Stack the States 2!
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3 years ago, Suzy's Big Sister
After you get all your new bonus games there’s nothing to do but play them again and again,Also there’s no way to change your name or state icon again after you make your profile unless you delete or make a new profile. But to end on a positive note the app is a very easy,fun, game before every thing l said earlier.
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2 years ago, StbCats
Been playing since age 6
I love this game so much, such an educational app that is still fun. This game came with my fire tablet and I learned how to play it at age 7. I believe that this game is worth $3.00. Thank you to whoever made this game!
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3 years ago, -E-L-L-A-
Great Learning Game!
So this app was introduced to me by a friend, and in abut a week I was so, so addicted! They have really nice games like capital drop and so the only thing is you have to earn states first but it’s very easy, just play a simple game and earn them.
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7 years ago, Dolphin lover 30000997543
It’s so addictive!!!
I got this game about four days ago, I have gotten all 50 states and have played all the mini games that you can unlock. I play this all the time too, before bed, on the bus, and when I’m bored at my house!
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3 years ago, molly klapp
Try it
This game is fun and educational for children that have a test for their school. My son had a test for the states so we learned them with this game. My sons favorite part of the game is all of the mini games.
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5 years ago, muffentop1
Very fun and great!
As a mapper myself, I loved to play this game. It was very in- depth and can teach you a lot of things. There are also mini games which are great as well. It’s also free! Which is sometimes hard to find. Overall, this game is a blast!
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2 years ago, Alshashtari
Absolutely Love it 😍🙂😊🇺🇸
This is the best state game for me. It teaches me so well! Can you make more games like this please because I really love this. It’s so much fun🙂❤️💎🇺🇸.If anyone wants to learn about the states it’s right here.❤️⭐️ Thank you so much 😀😊🤗 I really enjoyed it!
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