The success of Wordle continues to give rise to different variants for different types of audiences. The protagonist of this article is called Footle and it is a game specifically targeted at football lovers. If you are someone who watches all the La Liga matches on weekends, knows the current standings of international leagues and even your local competitions, this game is for you.
In Footle, you won’t have to guess a word related to football or answer questions about the topic. Specifically, what you will have to guess is which player is hidden behind the challenge of the day. Note that there is no VAR here, but you will still have several chances to try and decipher the mystery. Let’s see in detail what this game consists of.
Footle, the Wordle for football fans
The goal of Footle is to guess who the player of the day is with 10 attempts available. To do this, you must start by entering a name at random and the game will tell you if you have guessed any of the 5 elements that serve as clues: the league they play in, current club, nationality, position on the field, and age.
These are the clues that you must pay close attention to in order to try and decipher the puzzle. For example, if the player is Spanish and is between 25 and 29 years old, it could be Álvaro Morata, but if they play in Spain, he is ruled out. Players from five different leagues (La Liga, Ligue 1, Premier League, Serie A, and Bundesliga) appear in the game, so you must have extensive knowledge to win.
As in Wordle, the difficulty of the challenges depends on the day. Some days more well-known players appear, such as Vinicius Jr. or Mohamed Salah, while other days feature less popular players that will be harder to guess. However, the game is designed to prove that you are a good football fan, so it will really test your knowledge.
As with all the variations that have come from the original Wordle, you don’t have to download or pay anything to play Footle. All you have to do is go to the Footle website on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer and start playing. However, you do have a time limit to discover which player it is: 10 minutes.
In Footle, you can also share your results through social media when you guess the solution (and not share it when you are unable to find it, we won’t deny it). In addition, you can also view the results statistics of all the games you have played through the button at the top of the page.
The game offers you a challenge every day, so you can also challenge your friends to see who knows more about football. Note that you should do this knowing the consequences, you may end up losing and having to endure jokes that you really don’t know as much about the topic as you say. Despite this, Footle is a very entertaining game if you like this sport.