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GeoBee Challenge HD by National Geographic

By National Geographic Society

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


This is a challenging game, so it's not for beginners...but do keep in mind that the National Geographic Bee is meant for kids in grades 4-8. Are you smarter than a 4th grader? If you need help studying, you should check out the National Geographic World Atlas HD app, also available on iTunes.

Three types of game play make sure you really know your stuff and never get bored.

In the multiple-choice round, answers come from a library of more than 1300 National Geographic Bee questions. In the map challenge round, you zoom, pinch and tap your way to find spots on an interactive map from a catalog of 1000+ locations. For an added challenge, bonus rounds include compelling National Geographic photographs where you have to locate what's in the photo on the interactive map...only we don't tell you where the photo was taken or what is in the picture!

The faster you answer, the more points you get! You have to keep up the pace to move on to the next round.

About National Geographic Bee:
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

"GeoBee makes an excellent companion for long train rides or meals with dull people." - Slate

“Grab It. The first day of school is just around the corner. Here (is) an app that can be packed in alongside your kids’ pencils and notebooks.” – New York Daily News

MOBI Award FINALIST - Best Mobile Game 2010

Apple recommended - Back to school app!

What's New in Version 2.2

Dear GeoBee Challenge users, thank you for your patience during the last few weeks, as we rebuild the app to allow you to play on all the latest devices. The updated version has a few slight visual modifications, but it is the same game you know and love. Please continue to send your feedback to, and good luck in the GeoBee Challenge!

- Universal build! Now iPhone and iPad are combined in one package.


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Customer Reviews

Hard to zoom in

Hi I'm a 6th grade student studying for the geo bee. This game is an amazing way to study, but there is a few flaws. First of all zooming in is hard, and sometimes you accidentally click in the middle of the ocean. The second thing that is wrong with this game is that when you click right in the answer it still says 20 miles away and it just makes me very mad. If you see this please fix the mechanics and if you don't, oh well.

Great...but please allow zoom in for more accurate answers

I would give this app five stars if it allowed the player to zoom in when selecting an exact location.
I teach world geography and would love to use this app with my class, however, I know my younger students will become easily frustrated when the app tells them a question is wrong when they are within 10 miles of the location.

It's frustrating to get a question partially wrong within 10 or so miles of the exact location. The app does not enable the player to zoom in enough to get exact location. It's a set up for failure.
I still love the app but would love to see the changes.


The app is good I just found one mistake. There is a question when it asks which state capital of America is closest to the Atlantic Ocean. The answers are Sacramento, Bismarck, and Springfield. The correct answer is Springfield but when it shows it on the map it shows it being located in Massachusetts. This is incorrect since Springfield is the capital of Illinois not Massachusetts, whose capital is quite obviously Boston. Again, sorry not trying to be nit picky just correcting the mistake it's not urgent and many people have probably noticed this.

GeoBee Challenge HD by National Geographic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 36.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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