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Moviedle is a Wordle-like that condenses a movie down to a single second

I continue to play Framed every day, a browser quiz where you try to guess a movie based on a picture from the movie. Get it wrong and it will show you another image and so on.

The terribly named Moviedle does something different. The goal is again to identify a movie, but instead of a single image, it squeezes the entire movie into a single second. If it goes wrong, you get a two-second version, and so on.

In some ways, this makes it a lot easier than Framed. Instead of guessing the movie based on a single image, you get a lot of images on your very first guess. In some other senses, it’s much harder because those images whiz past faster than your brain can really detect them.

What stands out about that speed? Little. You will probably be left with a mental picture of the main character, a few scenes and a sense of the period the film was made. “Period clothes, Hugh Jackman, a red curtain? Oh, that was The Greatest Showman.” “Ben Stiller in a leather jacket? Meet the parents?” Nix. Watch it again, and the virtually flawed two-second pace will reveal that Ben Stiller was actually Nicolas Cage.

All of this, of course, places Moviedle in the Wordlesphere. It has many features in common with its inspiration, including that it runs in your browser, it’s free, there’s a new puzzle every day, and you have six guesses before it’s over. Two important differences are that it lacks decent sharing capabilities for results on PC, and that you can play any previous day’s challenge by tapping the calendar at the top right.

I do not yet know if this will join the frighteningly long number of Wordlelikes I play every day, but if you like movie trivia, give Moviedle a try now. I came today in 1.

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