Do you love Taylor Swift? Is your playlist crammed with all her songs that you rock out to, day and night? Then you should definitely try out Swiftle. It is the latest Wordle and Heardle spin-off designed for the Swifties out there. Any Swiftie worth their salt ought to take a look at this latest release.
What is Swiftle?
“Swiftle is a gracious homage to Taylor Swift and inspired by Wordle & Heardle” reads the very first lines of the game’s description. While the iconic Wordle birthed Taylordle, a word-based guessing game, it simply wasn’t enough to satisfy Swifties across the globe.
Enter Sparsh Tyagi, a self-confessed Swiftie, and a software engineering student, who also goes by Techyonic. Disappointed that a music-based Taylor Swift Wordle wasn’t available, he took on the job of creating one himself. And boom, Swiftle was born!
The game challenges Swifties everywhere to test their expertise when it comes to the pop star’s discography.
Given that Taylor Swift has one of the most loyal crowd followings and her fans are known to stream her songs for days, Swiftle is the ultimate test for a Swiftie.
Related: What Is Heardle, a Wordle Music Game? Where and How to Play It
Difference between Swiftle and Heardle
Similar to its counterparts like One Direction Heardle and BTS Heardle, Swiftle borrows heavily from both Wordle and Heardle – a tad more from the latter than the former. The concept remains the same: to guess the song in as few tries as possible. But that is where the similarity comes to an end.
If Heardle puts a spin on Wordle by having the player guess a song in the fewest attempts possible, Swiftle puts another twist by having the player guess the Taylor Swift song in six tries. And here’s the hook: every Taylor Swift song is available on Swiftle’s database and provides the basis for the daily challenges. Additionally, players will have the option to take on the daily challenge, or go back and play the past games too.
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Where to play Swiftle?
Swiftle can be played on any web browser by simply accessing its website. The link to Swiftle is provided below:
Beware of fraudulent sites or scams as Swiftle is not available in an app form yet.
How to play Swiftle
If you are familiar with Wordle or Heardle, you will have no problem playing Swiftle. It works on the same principle of guesswork. You will have to identify the Taylor Swift song in as few tries as possible. But if you are unfamiliar with such games, do not worry. We will take you through all the basics and get you on your way.
Swiftle Gameplay explained
Spoiler Alert: The following section contains answers to the Swiftle daily challenge for May 2, 2022.
The plan is simple. You have to try and guess the correct Taylor Swift song in six tries; the lesser ties you take, the better. Open Swiftle by using the link provided above. The home page should look like this.
The circular play button at the top will play a one-second clip of a Taylor Swift song. Click on it and listen carefully.
If you have identified the song after listening to the clip, well done! You truly are a Swiftie! Now, write down the name of the song in the box provided below and hit Enter. If you don’t remember the exact name of the song, entering the first words or letters will activate a drop-down box with the full name of the song in it.
If you are unable to guess the song, no worries. You still have five tries left. By the way, if you are not sure but would still like to take a guess, feel free. Even if you are wrong, you still have five more chances. Besides for every incorrect answer, an additional second of the song will be made available. You could also choose to skip, but would a true Swiftie resort to such underhanded means?
Every wrong guess will be marked in red.
However, if your guess is wrong but the song is from the same Taylor Swift album as your guess, it will be marked yellow. This should hopefully put you in the right direction.
If you have guessed correctly, your answer will be highlighted in green.
A stats screen will also pop up which contains information on the next Swiftie challenge. You can also choose to share your statistics with your friends or other Swifties on any social media platform.
Swiftle Rules explained
There are no hard and fast rules in Swiftle. It is a simple game that allows Swifties or any other individual, for that matter, to simply challenge themselves in a fun way. Granted that some familiarity with Taylor Swift’s discography is a huge plus, but hey! Maybe playing Swiftle will introduce you to Tay Tay’s music and you might just become a Swiftie yourself. You never know.
Swiftle tips and tricks
While no self-respecting Swiftie would try and trick their way to winning, for the rest of us muggles, identifying every single Taylor Swift song can be downright impossible. In that case, one could just play the clip on say your laptop, while having any one of the song identifier apps open on your phone. This could tip the balance in your favor.
Another trick could be to skip the song all the way to the last try and have Swiftle give you the answer and then open the game from another device and enter the answer on your first try. Although it beats me why anyone would resort to that.
The best tip or trick that beats the rest by a mile is to listen to Taylor Swift’s music yourself. It is one of the best ways to enjoy yourself while familiarizing yourself with every single one of them. While it may be a time-consuming process, it’s not too late to start. Remember, better late than never.
How do I fix Swiftle if it stops working?
Like any other program, Swiftle may at times stop working due to a variety of reasons.
One of the easiest ways to solve this is to close your browser and restart it again. This should fix any issues that you were facing.
However, if the problem persists, you can always report it by going to the settings menu. Click on the Gear icon on the top right-hand corner.
Now select Email to report your issue.
Swiftle has something for everyone. It doesn’t judge whether you are a Swiftie or someone who occasionally listens to Taylor Swift. All that matters is that you have fun playing the game.