Stack the States®

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▸ Voted Best Kids App for iPad! -Best App Ever Awards
▸ Voted Best Educational Game App -
▸ "If you have children who are elementary school aged this is a fantastic educational app that’s also a hoot." - The iPhone
▸ "Stack the States is a must have." - The iKids Blog

Stack the States® makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!

As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.

You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States. Try to collect all 50! As you earn more states, you begin to unlock the four free bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop. Four games in one!

▸ Capitals
▸ State shapes
▸ Abbreviations
▸ Bordering states
▸ Location on the map
▸ Nicknames
▸ Flags
...and more!

▸ Hundreds of unique questions
▸ Interactive map and 50 state flash cards
▸ Choose any of the 50 friendly-looking states as your avatar
▸ Create up to six player profiles
▸ Collect all 50 states and track your progress on a personalized map
▸ Earn FREE bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop
▸ High resolution pictures of famous US landmarks
▸ All games are powered by a realistic physics engine
▸ Fun sound effects and music
▸ iPhone 4 and new iPad Retina Display support
▸ Works on both iPhone and iPad - a universal app


STACK THE STATES: Build tall piles with states and try to reach the checkered line.

MAP IT: Tap the location of the selected state on the map. Try to complete the whole country.

PILE UP: The states are piling up! Tap them quickly to get rid of them before they pile too high.

PUZZLER: Sit back and relax as you slide the states around and put them together like a jigsaw puzzle.

CAPITAL DROP: Match states with their capitals in this fast-paced bonus game. Don't let a state fall!

Stack the States® is an educational app for all ages that's actually FUN to play. Try it now and enjoy five games for the price of one!

Stack the States®:
- Does not contain 3rd party ads.
- Does not contain in-app purchases.
- Does not contain integration with social networks.
- Does not use 3rd party analytics / data collection tools.
- Does include links to apps by Dan Russell-Pinson in the iTunes App Store (via LinkShare).

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Stack the States® App Description & Overview

The applications Stack the States® was published in the category Education on 2010-09-13 and was developed by Freecloud Design, Inc.. The file size is 126.47 MB. The current version is 2.7 and works well on 6.0 and high ios versions.

Misc. bug fixes.

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Stack the States® Reviews


Sounds great...if I could open it!  tminer98  1 star

I would love to try and then rate this app- I purchased it, but there is no “open” button, just a non-responsive “purchased” button. There is also no icon on my iPhone desktop. I also purchased “the stacked countries” app - no problem opening that one!


Good at first  🤪☺️😝🤣  2 star

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!


Cathycat  cathycacat234  3 star

Needs sound

Sam Puleo

Terrible game!  Sam Puleo  1 star

Just bad.


💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 it!  Nunzu  5 star

I just LOVE 💕 this game! It’s fun, it’s educational and my DREAM APP!!! :-):-) currently I only have 4 states but that’s because I just started. Thanks a billion times for making this app! Plus the states look ADORABLE! From a player on this game, Creamy Cookie Kitty


Helpful but confusing  sesmaldy  4 star

I had a states test and I got this to help me. It was fun but some of the questions even stumped my mom. The nation parks were the part of the game that went a little overboard. 👎👍🧠


Great, educational game  DtotheV  3 star

This game is great for kids, but a little repetitive. I play it often, and have filled up my country at least four times, and have to make a new person to start all over again. The general idea is fun, and the extra games are cool, but the game should get more reward games.


Taught my daughter all the states  heathrd  5 star

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.


Great for struggling reader  JenWad  5 star

My girl loves it

cheesa the best

Wonderful!  cheesa the best  5 star

This game is absolutely amazing.I play it all the time!


Map it  Hkloiyt  4 star

Glitch - Washington can't be mapped properly!


Stack the states  Skankie66  5 star

The most addictive learning game ever love it


Pet dry  Petrdry  3 star

Great way to learn your USA geography. Would like some more info in some of the answers.


Great game  CoolAllie12  5 star

Excellent, simple and educational game.


❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🌈  zaliistheawesomest  5 star

Yay! I love this app

Peter Boardman

Stack the States  Peter Boardman  5 star

Incredibly conducive to learning. Great fun and well engineered

Aussie Mum 1

Fun and addictive  Aussie Mum 1  5 star

A great ap that is fun to play and helps you learn about the states too. The kids love playing this and I enjoy the challenge too. The extra games that you can unlock within the game are well thought out and most enjoyable. Well done!!


Wonderful App!!  zachmann01  5 star

Fun, challenging and addictive! Some extra content after you unlock all states would be great! Overall, a really solid app! Well done!


Good  hawksboy29  5 star

It is a good way to learn and it's really fun


Great way to learn  Maverick141  5 star

A fun way to learn general knowledge about USA.


  😊SmileyFacePower😊  5 star

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!👍🏼


Amazing  MsMelJill  5 star

My 5 year old has been breezing through this app for a year now. Excellent tool for learning.


Mom  CMGS12  5 star

Absolutely love this game ;) It's a must get!!!!


Perfect Game!  Ghffgjbun  5 star

I am a 10 year old kid and I absolutely love this game! It is very educational and fun as well. My class also has this game as well on our district iPads. At school, I play it whenever I have time to.

Ocean State Hooligan

Love!  Ocean State Hooligan  4 star

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? 😁


One problem  Faitharia  4 star

I love this game except when I am stacking the states and they start moving to the side and they eventually fall of and I have to start all over


Astronomy version of stack the states  Catleecall  5 star

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.

Head soccer bra

Awesome  Head soccer bra  5 star

One of my favorite games for my kid! Super educational!


Can't open now  Sammy0417  3 star

My daughter and I love this game. The other day she went to get on it and it won't open. It had updated on my phone but it didn't on my husband's. So she can only play it on his. Hope you fix this soon.


Soo Good  MagsR  5 star

I luvved this

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