Redactle is a daily puzzle game in which the player attempts to guess the subject of a random Wikipedia article by guessing terms that appear on the page. Every day, Redactle (opens in new tab) delivers you a Wikipedia article. To be explicit, a whole Wikipedia article, from top to bottom, picked from Wikipedia's own list of "Vital articles(opens in new tab)," of which there are slightly more than 10,000.
How to play
This wordle-like game is simple to play, and there are some ground rules:
- To win, reveal the title of a redacted Wikipedia page.
- Smart word matching (which is now enabled) matches words based on their root meaning rather than their actual wording. You may turn it off in the settings.
The problem is that nearly all of the words have been redacted from the article, so you'll have to start guessing words that might occur in it to figure out which one you're looking at. If you successfully guess a word, it will be revealed, and if you've revealed a large number of words, you might be able to determine the topic of the article. But first, there are lots and lots and lots of assumptions.