Taylordle was a word game fashioned after Wordle but with a twist- the missing words all had something to do with the pop singer, Taylor Swift. The game proved to be quite popular, having been played over a million times since its launch last January. Taylor Swift fans, aka “Swifties,” couldn’t get enough of the word game and shared their enthusiasm online by comparing scores and sharing tips.
The Wordle-inspired game was the brainchild of Krista Doyle, Jessica Zaleski, and Kelly Doyle three adult Taylor Swift superfans who host a weekly podcast called “Holy Swift,” dedicated to, you guessed it, Taylor Swift. While the uninitiated found the whole venture frivolous and dull, Swifties couldn’t get enough of the word game.
The game utilizes five-letter words relevant to the “Swiftie Universe” and could be anything from album titles to song lyrics. While this may seem limited, one only has to remember that the singer was quite prolific in the songwriting department and has amassed quite an extensive catalog.
Regrettably, the ladies behind the game went on Twitter on June 26 to announce that the game is no longer available due to their busy schedule and the inevitability of running out of words. The tweet ended with the announcement that the Taylordle site would now redirect to the Lilith Fund.
Fans who miss playing the game (or those late to the party) can head to www.wordlewebsite/taylordle and www.wordle-unlimitied.io/taylordle for their Taylordle fix- the only catch being instead of five-letter words, these games prompt players to guess more lengthy words.
In light of this development, several Swifties have posted links on Twitter to help spread awareness of the newly overhauled games. Still, fans have apparently moved on and found something better to express their support for the pop icon.