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Try Worldle, the Wordle Spinoff That Uses Geography Instead of Words

Put your map skills to the test.

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Worldle is the latest Wordle takeoff, giving players six chances to guess a country outlined in black.

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Wordle took over the internet in 2022, spawning a legion of spinoff games. One of the most interesting might just be Worldle, which gives players a shaded outline of a country and six tries to correctly identify the locale.

As with Wordle, Worldle flashes green, yellow and gray squares to help you solve the puzzle. The difference is, here the more green squares you see the closer you are geographically to the right country.

Worldle shows the distance your guess is to the actual location. (It's in kilometers but you can change that to miles in the Settings section, and even hide the country image for more of a challenge.)

While Worldle hasn't reached Wordle-level of fame, the once-a-day game did garner more than 500,000 players on its first day, according to its creator. 
"You crazy people!" Worldle creator @teuteuf tweeted. "It was supposed to be just a small side project! We are now half a million who played #Worldle today! Wtf?! Thanks to all of you!" 
The game also seems to have inspired its own knockoff app, Earthle, which is ad-supported and has a paid subscription version.