The Nine Game Modes on the Seterra Website

Watch the video demo of seven of the nine game modes!

Nine different game modes on the Seterra website challenge you in different ways to help you retain information and keep things interesting.

Show All
Display all location names on the map.

Study the states or countries on a map through the Learn mode, which displays the name of a country or state for a short time after clicking it.

Multiple Choice
This is a fairly easy mode that can be useful when learning a new map. A location on the map is highlighted with purple, and you get four options to choose from. Click the correct button, or press numbers 1-4 on the keyboard to answer the question. This is a new mode - it was added in November 2020.

This timed game mode challenges you to find the states or countries on your chosen map by clicking on the outline when you think you know it. Scores display at the end of each round and show the percentage of correct answers.

Color coding:

   Correct in 1 click

   Correct in 2 clicks

   Correct in 3 clicks

   > 3 clicks needed

Pin (hard)
Our most challenging mode! This game mode is similar to the Pin mode, but after you have given a correct answer, the area will return to its original green color, so that you cannot use elimination when playing the last few locations.

Place the Labels
Label the countries or states one by one in your preferred order in Place the Labels. Watch the list dwindle down as you successfully label each outline.

Type (easy)
Type the location names in any order, and they will automatically appear in the correct spot on the map! This is a new mode - it was added in April 2020.

Type (with Autocomplete)
Type a few letters in the country name on your keyboard, and you will get a list of options to choose from. Perfect if you like typing, but find it tedious to type every single letter in "the federated states of Micronesia" :) This is a new mode - it was added in November 2020.

In the Type mode, you type the names of the locations on your keyboard. Can’t remember a name? Click the “Hint” button to get a hint!

Tip! Does the box cover something interesting on the map when you are using the Type mode? Use the arrow keys to move it up and down, or use ctrl+arrow keys to move it sideways

In the iOS and Android versions, the Learn and Pin mode are available. In the Windows version, only the Pin mode is available.


Switch game modes using the drop-down box in the lower left corner