If you are confident in your geography, or simply think you know enough about the countries in the world, try Worldle. The game is a tribute to Wordle, as per its creator Antoine Teuf. Teuf is a professional game developer from France who was inspired by the game and real life to build something geo-centric.



Distinguished from Wordle, by a mere ‘l,’ Worldle follows the same pattern. The game created incredible hype and had 50,000 players on the first day alone. It has since risen to over 900,000 users, which is a significant success.

There is only one game per day, and users get 6 tries to guess the correct country. Based on the device’s local time, a new game is available daily at 00.00 hours.

The game is free and available online. Players can share their results using green, yellow, and black square emojis, which is a feature designed to create a sense of community around the game. The color of the square emojis conveys how fast the player got to the correct answer.



Antoine Teuf is a web and video game developer who used to play Wordle with his girlfriend. The idea of a spin-off came to the duo as Teuf’s best friend also played the geography-based game, GeoGuessr, and his girlfriend was an avid fan of geography quizzes.

What started off as a side project soon became a successful game with almost a million users. More features are expected to be launched in the near future, and for now, the game is only available on the web.


Game Rules For Guessing The Country

A shaded outline of a country is shown, and the player gets six tries to identify the country. Green, yellow, and gray squares help the player as they guess.

The closer you guess to the right country, the greener squares flash. Green and yellow squares show how close a person is to the country, with green depicting 20% proximity and yellow depicting 10%.

Worldle also shows how far off the actual location is compared to your guess in kilometers. The default metric of measurement can be changed to miles in Settings.

The game’s complexity can be increased by hiding the image of the country or territory. Another way to make the game more challenging is by randomly rotating the image, making it hard to guess its direction.


How The Game Picks Countries

The selection is entirely random, and the game can select countries, territories, and even specific places. The locations are picked from a standardized set of country codes developed by the International Organization for Standardization. By using an OpenSource map, not of his own choosing, the developer has attempted to create a neutral and unpredictable game that he himself confesses to losing to quite often.


Worldle is both a tribute and a spin-off to the acclaimed Wordle and seeks to test out the map skills of its user base. A combination of fun and educational, it’s one of the most successful spin-offs and has inspired another app, Earthle.