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How to Play


How to Play Nation Challenge

Find an opponent and CHALLENGE! The winner is decided by comparing stats on randomly-selected World Census rankings.


Your starting Level is the number of world trophies you have (of any type—top 1%, 10%, etc). You can gain more levels by winning Challenge games and accumulating Championship points.

Round of Five

Games are usually played to the best of 5 rounds. If the dueling nations are not the same level, the higher-level nation begins on a number of points equal to its level advantage. For example, a Level 5 nation will have a 1-point starting advantage against a Level 4 nation.

Nations always have a chance to win any Challenge: the game will play at least as many rounds as is necessary for the lower-level nation to finish ahead, assuming it wins every round. For example, if a Level 1 nation challenges a Level 10 nation, the higher-level nation will begin on 9 points and the game will play up to 10 rounds, all of which the lower-level nation needs to win to claim victory. So it's possible. Not easy. Not really practical. But possible.

Championship Ladder

#NationLevelPointsSpecialtyWinsLossesWin Rate
1The Nomadic Peoples of Kriegiersien722,764,226Nudity59,79610,53985.0%
2The Dragon's Realm of Demoness732,345,678Population40,4141,43996.6%
3The Kingdom of Bacopa661,698,019Economy47,50410,41382.0%
4The Velocracy of The Anaerobic Republic631,522,098Culture35,04913,82471.7%
5The Number 341 Military Power of Ghost Land641,366,612-21,1653,71885.1%
6The Islamic State of Libonesia691,175,002Religiousness27,30170197.5%
7The People's Paradise of The United Good631,097,000Taxation25,38411,80968.2%
8The Confederated Districts of Treir64963,406Rudeness23,7845,23082.0%
9The Tar Anui of Kurkiana61923,968Business Subsidization21,9652,98688.0%
10The DeLeontologist of Ratateague70909,548Integrity12,79212,51850.5%
11The Lovely Happy Jewish Republic of Sea Dolphin Lovers62883,373Population18,0297,36871.0%
12The Empire of Alakazia62860,910Rudeness25,6248,80274.4%
13The Klingon Imperium of IKV Nemesis71816,276Scientific Advancement15,48875195.4%
14The Great Empire of Kandorith62814,268Influence17,89113,80956.4%
15The Second Best Fire Pit of Noahs Second Country72802,852International Artwork19,73568896.6%
16The Black Dog of Phlebacite66765,015Industry: Arms Manufacturing19,4095,60877.6%
17The Gerontocratic Patriarchy of Upper Nowhere51743,663International Artwork26,8234,00087.0%
18The Federation of Pirate States of Morgana63666,996Industry: Book Publishing21,55013,33461.8%
19The Solar Expanse of Oasisa58663,558Industry: Information Technology9,67912,55143.5%
20The Simulnation of Matrixulated74633,374Integrity12,6341,50589.4%