Sitting at your desk, not wanting to work? Whatever it is you have to do, does it feel like Egyptian slave work? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just, you know, get away?
Now I know what you’re thinking. “C’mon, figgz, don’t tease me with such a tantalizing offer you cannot possibly follow through on.”
I tease you not, for I bring you Geoguessr.com — the most addicting free game on the internet. Geoguessr’s premise is quite simple. You are dropped into a random spot in this planet, via google maps streetview, and by using visual clues, you are expected to guess on a map where you are.
Allow me an example. You go to the website and you are dropped here. Perhaps somewhere in Europe!
You decide to explore the scenery for clues.
Oh look! we’re by a river!
And along the way you find a sign! Looks like we’re in a German speaking country, by the Rhine River!
We’re in Switzerland!
You pull out your map on the right of your screen and find Switzerland!
You make your guess.
And you see how close your guess was!
Repeat… For hours!
Not only do you have you found a new game, but you have also just had a mini-vacation. And you are also reminded to smile, because you never know when you’re going to be caught on Google streetview.