Mega thread for golden age of Wordle-like games!

There are a few threads already for Wordle and some of the games it inspired, but at times in those threads other clones or variations are mentioned that are quickly buried as people continue sharing their results with the day’s puzzle. I didn’t see a thread collecting them all, if I missed it, apologies, point me in that direction.

By all means keep sharing your results in those threads, but it seems useful to have a thread just for discovery and sharing of the different daily puzzle games. To editorialize slightly, ★ means I play it regularly.

Wordle - the original!

What if Wordle, but more?
Dordle, Quordle, Octordle, and I know there were more.

Heardle - six guesses to identify a song by slowly playing more and more of the intro.

Framed - six guesses to identify a movie from frames of the film.

Actorle - eight guesses to identify an actor from a partial listing of obscured film titles they’ve been in. It’s more complicated, read the How to Play on the site.

Posterdle - the guess that movie poster game - A pixelated movie poster slowly resolves with a 20 second countdown. Pause it to make a guess.

Moviedle: The Movie Guessing Game - Watch an entire movie sped up into a one second clip. Subsequent guesses compress the film into slightly longer clips.

Redactle - identify a random Wikipedia page which has been redacted of all but basic prepositions and punctuation by guessing one word at a time, revealing anything you guess correctly. Take as many guesses as you need.

Semantle - Guess the secret word by how semantically similar it thinks your guess is to the secret word. Bang your head against the wall for as long as it takes!

So what else have you found and enjoyed?

More suggestions from the thread:

Worldle - identify countries and territories.

Globle - identifying countries visualized on a globe with “hot and cold” feedback on guesses.

Absurdle @ Things Of Interest - where the game changes the target word to avoid your guesses as much as possible.

Heehee. Golden Age of Worldle-like games, I like it. Future generations of Wordle fans will look upon this era with fondness.

For iOS users there is Knotwords by Zach Gage, that has a Wordle feel to it, supposedly.

I’ve been playing that for a couple days now. It’s sort of like a crossword puzzle with no clues, but the puzzle is divided up into clusters of three to five spaces and those groups have the available letters listed. So you have to deduce the words by what letters are available in those spaces, but the letters known won’t only be a part of that word so it’s not just unscrambling words. It’s kind of like a crossword meets sudoku.

Certainly easier to let the game explain than me, but it’s free for the daily puzzle and a limited selection of additional puzzles per month. Worth trying for yourself.

The only Wordle similarity (other than that fundamentally it involves words) is borrowing the innovation of the on screen keyboard only showing the available letters for the cluster you’re working in. A welcome feature!

My dailies are worlde, quordle, and worldle.teuteuf.fr

Globle - find the country on a globe using a text field with hot/cold colouring to show proximity. Great if you’re crap at geography like me! My friends and I really like this one.

There’s Absurdle - Absurdle @ Things Of Interest - where the game changes the target word to avoid your guesses as much as possible.

Two new movie ones I can’t decide if I like:

Posterdle - the guess that movie poster game

A pixelated movie poster slowly resolves with a 20 second countdown. Pause it to make a guess.

Moviedle: The Movie Guessing Game

Watch an entire movie sped up into a one second clip. Subsequent guesses make the clip longer. I like the idea here, but as far as I can tell it won’t let you view any clip more than once. Seems harsh.

I discovered Worldle thanks to the GOTY quarterlies voting thread. So cool!

#Worldle #362 3/6 (100%)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟨↖️
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟨⬅️
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🎉
⭐⭐⭐🏙️🪙

Digits #2 (14/15⭐)
66 (66) ➖✖➕➕
126 (126) ➗✖➕➖
235 (234) ✖✖➕➕
335 (335) ➕✖➕
476 (476) ✖➕➕

Digits from the NYT, I like it.

There is this cool game like Wordle where you have to guess the words in a grid where the words crossover each other - kind of like a cross? word? Anyway, got my first ever 5 day streak on the NYT one.

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Yeah, I’ve learned a ton of geography from Worldle. Few seconds a day and I’m smarter!