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We’re sure by now you’ve played, or heard of, the online word game, “Wordle.” Each day, users get a new prompt to guess a particular word. By guessing letters, the player slowly discovers which letters are correct and if they’re in the proper position. Can you identify any car by seeing a small portion of it in a photo? There’s a new game called Cardle, but it’s for car lovers only.

What is Cardle?

The Cardle word game is like Wordle, but it presents users with a new car photo everyday to figure out which model it is.
Cardle homepage, May 6, 2022 | Cardle

Cardle is a similar game to Wordle; only it’s car-based. Instead of guessing the word, you need to guess the car. Each day, Cardle offers a new small photo of part of a car. With each guess, the image will change to show different vehicle details. That way, after a few guesses, those who recognize the front end but not the side panel will figure out the answer. Moreover, after five guesses, you have to get the make and model correct.

If all five of your guesses are wrong, Cardle will reveal the entire photo of the car. Additionally, the site will tell you the car’s name if you didn’t figure it out already. Just like Wordle, you can only play once per day. As a result, this game is for true car lovers and experts only because if you’re not one, you’re going to have a hard time.

How to play Cardle

Off-silver-colored 2005 Toyota Camry sedans, one of the most reliable cars
2005 Toyota Camry | Wikimedia Commons

To play Cardle, visit the website at Cardle.UK.

Like with Wordle, if you haven’t played that day yet, Cardle will present you with the daily prompt. Once your guesses are exhausted, the site will only show the photo of the car and your guesses. Come back the following day if you want to play again. Additionally, there’s a “buy me a beer” link at the bottom of the website. If you wish, you can use it to donate money to the creator of Cardle, to support them, and keep the website running.

How to identify cars like the experts

More than likely, you know a mechanic, dealer employee, or another car fanatic who can identify any car on-site. According to Your Mechanic, there are a few things anyone can do to learn to identify cars very well. This will be a helpful new practice if you’re looking to be better than friends or family at Cardle.

Firstly, YM recommends learning the basics of the different vehicle types. Knowing the difference between a sedan, coupe, hatchback, wagon, crossover, minivan, SUV, and truck can immediately help narrow down each model you see. For example, knowing that a Toyota RAV4 is a crossover instantly eliminates it as an option when you see a large Toyota SUV, sedan, or truck.

Next, learn the most popular vehicle makes and their logos. There are loads of different logos, and some have changed over the years. However, knowing them will make it much easier to identify cars. Your domestic brands are Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, GMC, Chevy, Buick, and Cadillac. Then you have Asian automakers like Toyota, Subaru, Lexus, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, and Mazda. Finally, European brands like Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Volvo, Mini, Ferrari, etc.

Once you’ve learned the vehicle types and brands, you just need to apply the knowledge. Seeing cars repeatedly over time, you’ll notice similarities in the exterior design for each brand. They’ll share front and back end designs, headlight shapes, front grille style, and more. After a while, you’ll know every brand just by seeing the grille and headlights.

Cardle is for car experts

If you’re an expert at identifying cars, Cardle is the word game for you. Finally, you can put your skills to use for something other than knowing when your Uber is arriving from way down the road. In conclusion, Cardle is a fun new car-based online game that deserves some support. Play today’s Cardle, and see if your friends can figure it out.


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