If Wordle is for word lovers then the newest spinoff is perfect for travel lovers. Meet Worldle: similar to the online phenomenon Wordle, but instead of guessing words, you’re guessing countries.
How To Play
Similar to Wordle, when playing Worldle, you are given six tries to guess the country or territory. But unlike Wordle, it doesn’t tell you which letters you have correct; instead, it tells you how geographically close you are to the correct answer.
Here’s an example: say you guess Finland, but it’s incorrect. The game will tell you how many miles — or kilometers — you are away from the correct answer plus which direction. So, if the answer is Italy and you guessed Finland, the game will say you are 3,075 kilometers away and that the country you’re looking for is southwest of Finland.
In addition, Worldle will also give you a percentage based on your guess. This number tells you how close you are to guessing the actual country. Think of it as the childhood “hot or cold” game. A percentage of 90 percent, for instance, would indicate you are “hot” or “close” to the correct country, whereas a percentage of 20 percent would mean you are “cold” or, in many cases, on the completely wrong continent of the correct place.
Worldle is a relative newcomer to the online daily challenge scene, but it’s quickly gaining popularity. According to the creator’s twitter account, half a million people are playing the game, less than a month after its initial launch. And we can see why. Whether you’re a geography buff, or looking to broaden your knowledge, Worldle is a great daily lesson on the world.
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