It will not be too bold a statement if you claim that there is a Wordle spin-off for any topic under the sun. The most appreciated characteristic of these variants is the creators’ uninhibited out-of-the-box designs to accommodate the genre theme or topic they represent.
In this post, we will explore a unique Wordle designed as an exclusive for enthusiasts of a movie-based guessing game.
What is the “Framed Wordle”?
“Framed Wordle” is a movie-based Wordle spin-off in which you have to guess the mystery movie within 6 attempts based on clues given by the system. Of course, true to the original, Wordle, “Framed Wordle” is also a daily word game as it hands out one new “universal’ challenge for players across the globe every day.
As it is a movie-based riff on Wordle, “Framed Wordle” gives hints in the form of screen grabs from the film that start off obscure and progressively become more informative. The mystery movie is randomly chosen from a list of films in the English language that apparently doesn’t discriminate against any particular genre or period.
Even though that means you cannot rule out even the black and white or film noir genre from taking the spotlight in a random daily challenge, do not expect to find movies like Step Up or Streetdance to be a part of the game’s ecosystem.
Where to play Framed Wordle?
You can play “Framed Wordle” for free on the online host page — framed.wtf. The challenge resets every day at 12 AM local time. As it is a web-based game, you can play it on a web browser in any supported device like your Smart devices (TV, mobile phone, tab) or PC/Desktop.
Framed Wordle v/s Wordle
If we draw parallels between Wordle and “Framed Wordle” the similarities end right with the qualities of both being hint-based daily challenges solved within 6 attempts. The point of dissimilitude burgeons in the hint system — while Wordle is a word-based game that gives color-based hints for the letters deployed in a guess based on their occurrence or absence in the solution word, on Frame Wordle, you can only be completely right or completely wrong with a guess.
There is no green, yellow, or gray-colored system feedback in “Framed Wordle” to enlighten you about how warm or cold you are with the guesses, instead, you get a new screenshot with every wrong guess to help you reorient your guesses. In this regard, we can call Framed Wordle as an amalgamation of the principles used in both Wordle and Heardle (yet another Wordle spin-off).
Framed Wordle: Rules to Know
The only hard and fast rule in the game is that you cannot cross the ceiling set on the number of allowed attempts to guess the movie right. You can either take the winner’s cup home in 6 attempts or surrender to the game till it resets with a new challenge at 12 o’clock on the dot (unless you open the Incognito window or a different browser to go at it again, but that is a different scenario).
In blunt terms, when you make a guess based on the screenshot given of the movie of the day, your guests will either get rejected as a wrong guess (and in turn a lost attempt) or the right answer. But, that doesn’t mean that you are always left in the blind spot as every wrong attempt unlocks a new screenshot from the film to give a new direction to take your guess.
Framed Wordle: Gameplay tips
Note: This section contains SPOILERS of the answer to the “Framed Wordle” challenge dated 20th June 2022.
“Framed Wordle” is such a straightforward “you either know it or you don’t” kind of game with little room for ambiguities. But it does allow some grace with each exhausted guess; let’s see how to grab on to it in a gameplay breakdown.
1. Take a gamble with the auto-prompts
Unless you are a voracious movie watcher with an extensive watch history, the chances of nailing a “Framed Wordle” in the first or second guess are not too high. The game achieves this by characteristically restricting your “visibility” in the form of vague screenshots that you cannot make head or tail of.
For instance, in the challenge under consideration, the first screenshot is of the bottom of a car in motion. It could be a striking opening image that fans of the film or franchise could immediately identify, but, if you are a casual player, you can only shoot in the dark at this stage of the game.
All through the early stages of the game, when the screenshots all focus solely on the setting, location, or general genre of the film, your best bet is to search for a random film title in the text box and select a title shown in the auto-prompts list.
2. Scrutinize for evident hints
Instead of nailing a guess based on a vague clue, what you can do is look for revealing hints like the location, mood, or genre of the film. As an example, if we take the 2nd clue for the current game, then a general route to consider leading the guess towards is the apocalyptic genre or war genre owing to the endless expanse of deserted roads and arid desert landscape.
The vague clues would average 2 guesses or even lead all the way up to the 4th or 5th attempt; you cannot predict a typical course for this.
3. Google the actor’s filmography
The true momentum picks up when the system finally starts revealing character-based clues to you. Since settings and genre were lost on you, now is your chance to quickly identify the actors in the screenshot. If there are multiple actors to work with, even better.
Single out the actor(s) and make a quick search in the search engine to bring the list of their Filmography for perusal. A good way to go from here is to match the actor’s get-up and movie settings or genre based on previous hint screenshots to lead the research. For example, in the current challenge, if you identify Charlize Theron, you can use her unique look in the film to quickly narrow down your options in a google search with the keywords — Charlize Theron bald look.
This approach could work as a cheat just as well if you pair an actor with the most apparent characteristics revealed so far like the genre, period, etc in the keyword search.
4. Solving the challenge
Conquering a Framed Wordle challenge depends as much on your knowledge as your skills to dredge up data with limited information. In short, winning on Framed Wordle involves a combination of tactics — from picking on the landscape and theme to piecing the hints alongside revealed characters (or the actors who play them). If you cannot make an acceptable guess on your own combine the previous clues to force out a guess.
That’s it! “Framed Wordle” is a game you can breeze through depending on the density of your watched movies catalog in the brain. How tough are Framed Wordle daily challenges for you? Let us know in the comments.