Geogo! The Ordnance Survey Map Skills Boardgame (£29.98 inc. VAT) - AVAILABLE NOW!

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'What a great quality boardgame @OakaBooks This will be a great way to engage students in map skills and revision.' Mrs Skerratt, geography teacher.

Map reading skills are a vital part of the CE geography syllabus, KS3 geography syllabus and are also a great life skill. However, learning about maps in the classroom can be a rather 'dry' experience, but not any longer!

We have teamed up with Ordnance Survey to produce Geogo!, the map skills game that combines map reading skills with geography knowledge in a fun, competitive game. Designed by Simon Lewis, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Head of Geography at St. Andrew’s School (Woking) and the ISEB’s Geography Editor and Geography Setting Team Leader, you can be sure that Geogo! includes all the map reading skills needed for CE and KS3 geography.

Simon is a keen advocate of kinaesthetic learning, (especially games) and strongly supports engaging with our environments and bringing the real world into the classroom.

Geogo! brings map extracts to life in this board game for up to 4 players (8 if working in pairs) racing to win knowledge skill award cards before making the charge back to OS headquarters to win the game! 

Our testing teams were asked if they thought the game would help with their map skills revision? 'Definitely' was the answer. Need we say more?

Including four different map extracts (Liverpool, Hereford, Mumbles and Aviemore), Geogo! gives players the chance to use 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 maps covering urban, rural, coastal and mountainous terrain.

There are 240 questions (60 questions for each map) covering:

  • Symbols
  • Direction
  • Distance
  • Grid References
  • Relief
  • Landforms
  • Settlement
  • Transport
  • Industry
  • Land use

Customers who bought Geogo! also purchased:

On The Map (Global Locations Game), Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes & Earthquakes, Weather & Climate, Rivers, Erosion & Flooding, Coastal Erosion.


'What a great quality boardgame @OakaBooks This will be a great way to engage students in map skills and revision.' Mrs Skerratt, geography teacher.

Map reading skills are a vital part of the CE geography syllabus, KS3 geography syllabus and are also a great life skill. However, learning about maps in the classroom can be a rather 'dry' experience, but not any longer!

We have teamed up with Ordnance Survey to produce Geogo!, the map skills game that combines map reading skills with geography knowledge in a fun, competitive game. Designed by Simon Lewis, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Head of Geography at St. Andrew’s School (Woking) and the ISEB’s Geography Editor and Geography Setting Team Leader, you can be sure that Geogo! includes all the map reading skills needed for CE and KS3 geography.

Simon is a keen advocate of kinaesthetic learning, (especially games) and strongly supports engaging with our environments and bringing the real world into the classroom.

Geogo! brings map extracts to life in this board game for up to 4 players (8 if working in pairs) racing to win knowledge skill award cards before making the charge back to OS headquarters to win the game! 

Our testing teams were asked if they thought the game would help with their map skills revision? 'Definitely' was the answer. Need we say more?

Including four different map extracts (Liverpool, Hereford, Mumbles and Aviemore), Geogo! gives players the chance to use 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 maps covering urban, rural, coastal and mountainous terrain.

There are 240 questions (60 questions for each map) covering:

  • Symbols
  • Direction
  • Distance
  • Grid References
  • Relief
  • Landforms
  • Settlement
  • Transport
  • Industry
  • Land use

Customers who bought Geogo! also purchased:

On The Map (Global Locations Game), Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes & Earthquakes, Weather & Climate, Rivers, Erosion & Flooding, Coastal Erosion.

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JF
11/08/2019
Judith F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Maps Skills Board Game

This is a very comprehensive game - I bought it to aid Explorer Scouts with their mapping skills ready for expeditions and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. They enjoyed this game - the only down side was having only four counters - we doubled up and played in pairs We will definately recommend this to other units and Duke of Edinburgh supervisors. Thank you for helping us to make this such a positive experience.

RA
08/11/2019
rebecca a.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Geogo

We have played it lots and last night discovered a mistake! It caused a great deal of hilarity as it asks for the meaning of the symbol in the middle of the river in Liverpool. Needless to say the GS in question contains no pub. Maybe something to check for the reprint! It is really helping with Max and Freddie's map work though which is great. Rebecca

08/20/2019
Oaka Books

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for letting us know! The PH has been cut off in the slot in the centre of the map so we are changing this question for the future. In the meantime, we will be sending you a new copy with the pub in place :-) So pleased you are enjoying playing it. Best wishes, Bambi, Founder of Oaka Books

LR
08/11/2019
Layla R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Making map reading fun

An ideal way to learn about map reading while having fun. The rules are straighforward and the questions are pefect for late KS2/KS3 children (some of them made me have to think hard too!). It is great to have maps of real places to explore. Shortly after getting the game we went on holiday and both children were excited to look at an OS map and plan some walks - something I am sure that Geogo! has helped them feel confident with.

DW
08/11/2019
Debbie W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Fun

Really enjoyed playing this with my two, 13 & 11 - I love maps and this got my two interested in looking around to find the legends and meanings. Needs a few more maps and questions, but these I believe are upcoming shortly. Would not hesitate to recommend

08/20/2019
Oaka Books

Thanks, Debbie. Yes, we are busy working on new maps. There will be a Geogo! London available soon as well as more maps for other regions around Britain.