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June 24, 2022 7:31 AM   Subscribe

It was very unexpected getting tradle on the first guess.
posted by BrotherCaine at 9:26 AM on June 24, 2022

BrotherCaine: I got it on the first guess today too! I felt like such a champion.
posted by brainwane at 9:35 AM on June 24, 2022 [1 favorite]

I realized the other day that -- as the chronological history game Wikitrivia does -- a lot of puzzle/trivia games could reuse Wikidata structured data. Like:

Guess this person who has, at some point, been in line for the throne for a particular monarchy. If you guess wrong, you get a hint about how far you are from them in the genealogical tree, and in what direction.

Guess the extraterrestrial object. As with Globle, wrong guesses get you a hint about how far away you are from the target and how much bigger or smaller the target is compared to what you guessed. This approach could also work for "Guess the anatomical part of the human body"!
posted by brainwane at 10:21 AM on June 24, 2022

Artle - what a delight! My tax dollars at work!
posted by rrrrrrrrrt at 12:30 PM on June 24, 2022 [1 favorite]

Artle #47
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(weird to have a clue, it’s the “blindness” of Wordle that’s half the charm…)
posted by progosk at 12:49 PM on June 24, 2022

Also got Tradle on the first try, which surprised me. My favorite these days is Redactle (though when I discuss it in gmail, the spell checker keeps trying to change it to Redacted). Get to learn about all sorts of different things from redacted Wikipedia entries.
posted by Schmucko at 4:13 PM on June 24, 2022

(yay for a link to our gaming blog, Set Side B!)
posted by JHarris at 4:19 PM on June 24, 2022

I also like Redactle, though, frustratingly, on my device it insists on pluralising all words. Eg if I put in founded, it also gives me foundeds. This does not do good things for my wordcount.
posted by paduasoy at 9:31 PM on June 24, 2022 [1 favorite]

paduasoy - you can probably fix that with a setting under the “Settings” link on redactle.
posted by moonmilk at 4:42 AM on June 25, 2022 [1 favorite]

I've been playing Worldle daily for months. This world has too many little countries in Africa and too many little island territories.
posted by neuron at 10:17 AM on June 25, 2022 [1 favorite]

moonmilk - no, this is not fixable on my device.
posted by paduasoy at 2:35 PM on June 25, 2022

I've been playing Redactle daily since it was first mentioned here.
There's also Cell Tower, which isn't listed (previously on the Blue)
posted by cheshyre at 7:26 AM on June 26, 2022

Redactle is my jam. I do tend to need a lot of guesses.
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:47 AM on June 27, 2022

I really enjoy Worldle, as I was an atlas nut when I was a kid. Trouble is, a lot of the countries have different names from those I learned 50 years ago...
posted by essexjan at 2:36 AM on July 3, 2022

I sometimes need hundreds of guesses for Redactle!

Globle and Tradle are my preferred geography games. Globle shows me where the countries I've already guessed sit on the globe and this makes it easier for me to guess the target country. But there's no limit on the number of guesses which can definitely lead to the game taking longer than the six-guess-limit games do!

Every day when my household finishes Tradle and Globle, we usually look up the target countries. I have learned a lot about world geography in the last few months! And Redactle is also drip-feeding me some general knowledge about meteorology, history, and a bunch of other topics.
posted by brainwane at 9:02 AM on July 7, 2022 [1 favorite]

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