What is Poeltl? A guessing game for NBA fans

From Aaron Holiday to Ziaire Williams

Playing a guessing game for basketball is a great way to spend the offseason, but you could also play during the season if you just want more basketball in your life. Poeltl is a guessing game that challenges the knowledge of even the most seasoned NBA fans.

What is Poeltl about?

Poeltl is a browser game that challenges players to guess any current NBA player. Each day, a new basketball star is chosen as the mystery athlete, and players must solve who it is. Using both green and yellow tiles on stats, Poeltl gives players clues after each guess.

Is Poeltl inspired by Wordle?

While not directly inspired by Wordle, Poeltl is inspired partially by Wordle. Many other games, like Weddle, that have direct inspiration from Wordle would eventually inspire Poeltl creators Dunktown to make their game. There has been a larger movement of niche browser guessing games that can be traced back to the popularity of Wordle.

Related: What is Who Are Ya? A football/soccer Wordle game

How do you play Poeltl?

Poeltl is fairly easy to play, especially if you are familiar with other browser guessing games. Choose whether or not to show the silhouette of the player you're trying to guess. Choosing so will give you a small hint into who the player is. Don't worry about spelling, as you'll choose from a dropdown bar after typing in a few letters. You'll be told after each guess, using stats, how close you are to the correct player. Players get eight chances to get the mystery player.

Want to see other sports games inspired by Wordle? If so, check out What is Weddle? An NFL Wordle Game on Pro Game Guides.

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A fusion of my love for video games and my long-standing passion for creative writing makes covering gaming guides and news my favorite thing to do. In my free time, you'll find me writing short stories, reading my favorite books, watching horror movies, or playing video games. I cover all sorts of content here at Pro Game Guides. Right now, Wordle is what I write about most often. My upload rate is pretty high, so check back often for new content.
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