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This Wordle-like game makes you catch and guess Stardew Valley's fish

 Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley

If you thought every variation on Wordle had already been done, well you didn't have enough faith in the internet or videogames because there's now a Wordle-like for Stardew Valley. Specifically, it's Pufferdle, in which you guess the fish in Stardew Valley. Oh, and it makes you actually play Stardew's fishing minigame too.

Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone shared a link to Pufferdle himself this week, crediting Stardew forum user Sircactupus for creating it. You start off by attempting to catch a fish the same way you would in Stardew Valley: by clicking and holding to raise and lower a bar while following a bouncing fish icon. You can turn that part off in the settings, but the difficulty of the catch is itself a hint for those who spend way more time fishing than I do.

Pufferdle, a worlde-like guessing game for Stardew Valley fish showing yellow and green silhouettes for matching fish
Pufferdle, a worlde-like guessing game for Stardew Valley fish showing yellow and green silhouettes for matching fish

You'll then start guessing fish, seeing whether they partially or perfectly match the correct answer in categories of season, weather condition, location, and time of day when they can be found. As with regular Wordle, you get a set number of guesses and each category will report back as green, yellow or grey.

Only the most diehard of players are likely to have all these fish attributes memorized, so you can mouse over the fish selection to see their season, location, and so on. Though there's also a hard mode without the details given if you've fully memorized that eels are caught in the ocean during fall and spring only while it's raining after 4pm.

As with other Wordle spinoffs, it becomes more of solving a puzzle from a set selection of answers instead of the total vocabulary quiz of Wordle itself. It's a neat idea though, and the fact that it actually recreates the minigame is a nice touch.

You can cast your line out for a streak of daily fish guessing challenges over on the Pufferdle website.