Globle and Worldle: Wordle spin-offs built to test player’s geography skills

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Reagan Russell

Globle, a globe game based on guessing countries using a color coded spectrum.

Reagan Russell , Staff writer

Due to the increasing popularity of the game Wordle, created by Josh Wardle, game creators have developed similar style games hoping to produce the same success. 

These new games however, have a different theme in mind: geography. 

Globle and Worldle are based on guessing countries to find the country of the day. Similar to Wordle, these games can only be played once a day, leaving players wanting more. 

These games are similar in nature but developers are becoming more creative in attempts to stand out from the competition. 

Globle, the first geography game, allows you to guess any country while looking at a globe. The globe has no labels or outlines, but allows you to see the countries lit up after they are guessed. The game uses a hot to cold spectrum to give the player an idea how close they may be to the mystery country. Players have unlimited guesses, which gives them the opportunity to get to the country every day if they play long enough. 

Worldle, on the other hand, gives you the outline of a country and you have six guesses to try and figure out where the country may be. Worldle doesn’t use the same system as globle, but it has hints of its own to help the player guide their guesses. Worldle has three features: colored boxes, arrows and kilometers. These indicators give the player the best chance of success possible, without using a map.

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These simple-minded games, give any person, wanting to kill a couple minutes of their day, a chance to take a break and test their skills. (Reagan Russell)