by Max Barry

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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
21The Godly Meme Haven of Pakistanistanistan68518,235Rudeness5,58088286.4%
22The Undead Debtocracy of Drachmaland67480,130Political Freedom8,8901,42086.2%
23The Federation of Pirate States of Morgana63446,001Industry: Book Publishing15,5171,54590.9%
24The Not so much Grumpy Colony of Sunto68443,169World Assembly Endorsements9,3891,45586.6%
25The Islamic State of Libonesia66430,425Religiousness13,66515198.9%
26The Black Dog of Phlebacite59427,507Industry: Arms Manufacturing10,9713,55975.5%
27The Smokin Green Land of DiscGolfLand68424,674Environmental Beauty5,7134,59155.4%
28The Republic of New Edem60409,030Safety7,37367191.7%
29The Sovereign Imperial Dominions of Shinaria63403,196Residency9,8931,97883.3%
30The Republic of Wysrod74392,854Influence11,61773494.1%
31The Reformed Liberal States of Kaspinia66385,142Cheerfulness9,84645295.6%
32The Humdrum Doldrums of Boring People59373,210Industry: Pizza Delivery17,3651,77590.7%
33The People's Republic of Riotania59368,582Secularism6,5534,03861.9%
34The Genetic Control Arsenal of Heritick Farmland29358,758Intelligence20,8856,65075.8%
35The Most Ancient and Noble House of Lancaster of Wessex66344,579Population6,7361,06786.3%
36The Most Holy and Grand Empire of Landreich39342,382Industry: Gambling12,12148896.1%
37The Half-Baked Abrogation of The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud67341,674Industry: Beverage Sales5,09471287.7%
38The Community of Sougra68334,828Inclusiveness3,6633,95048.1%
39The Queendom of Celdonie57332,718Nudity14,6403,83479.2%
40The Let's All Just Get Along of Raghallaigh65325,039Influence5,3101,87873.9%