Do YOU know every London Tube station? New Metro Memory Game where you have to correctly name all 416 Underground, Overground and Elizabeth line stops across the capital takes UK by storm
A new game where players have to correctly name all 416 Underground, Overground and Elizabeth line stops across London has taken the UK by storm.
The London Metro Memory Game requires users to try to guess every stop along the 14 rail lines that encompass the capital, which is proving challenging to even the most knowledgeable Londoners.
There is no time limit for the game which has so far been a hit across the country since its launch on Friday, with more than 150,000 visitors to the site already.
Remembering all the stops on the London Overground has proven to be the most difficult task, as it includes 112 stations, while the Waterloo & City Underground is probably the easiest, with only two stations to recall.
Even the game’s creator Benjamin Tran Dinh, 32, has admitted that his own knowledge of London’s stations was ‘not very good’ and he had to use the help of a map when putting it together.
You can have a go at the game yourself on the map below. How many will you be able to name?
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A new game where players have to correctly name all 416 Underground, Overground and Elizabeth line stops across London has taken the UK by storm (pictured: A screenshot of the game)
Mr Tran Dinh told the The Telegraph he first made a version of the game for his hometown of Paris and plans to introduce further iterations for cities across the world.
A Berlin version of the game launched on Monday, while one for the New York subway is next on the list. Mr Tran Dinh said he had had requests ranging from Washington DC in the US to Vienna in Italy.
Mr Tran Dinh said: ‘I definitely cheated in developing the map, I didn’t play the full game creating it.
‘I was inspired by a game in San Francisco about naming as many of the streets as possible. I created the Paris one because it has lots of tiny streets with obscure names.
‘The scores are stored locally. It’s also easy to cheat so there is no leaderboard but I’ve seen a few screenshots of 100 per cent scores.’
‘You could describe me as a bit of a transit fan but there are some very passionate people out there, hopefully they are playing.
The London Metro Memory game requires users to try to guess every stop along the 14 rail lines that encompass the capital, which is proving challenging to even the most knowledgable Londoners
‘I released the Berlin map, it’s a slower take up than London. Maybe it’s because the tube in London is very much part of the culture more so than other cities.
‘It’s the oldest metro in the world, I think London does take a lot of pride in their metro system. The maps are very iconic.’
While there is nothing preventing people from cheating, users are encouraged to try to test their memory as best they can.
There is no leaderboard to showcase the best players, but some have been sharing screenshots from the game after impressively achieving 100%.
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