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In Poeltl, players are given a mystery NBA player every 24 hours to solve in just eight guesses. In order to succeed at the game, you need to understand the Team (current and former teams), Conference, Division, Position, Age, and Height of as many players as possible. The more players you know, the better.
The first guess is pure speculation. Players can choose a name from a drop-down list if they can't think of a name off the top of their heads. After the first guess, the game will show the player's team, conference, division, position, height, age, and jersey number.
In keeping with Wordle's design, the right answers, or "matches," are shown in green, while yellow indicates that the user is getting close to the right answer.
Poeltl uses yellow in three places: the color of the team means the player played for that team at one time but does not currently; and yellow in the position column means it's partially correct (for example, if you guessed guard but the player is a guard-forward), and yellow in either the height, age, or jersey number column means the answer is within two of the guess (for example, if you guessed 6-foot-8, but the correct answer is 6-foot-10).
Poeltl has a unique feature in which you can click at any time to make a silhouette of the player appear to help you. This does not count as one of your six guesses. Visit the NBA.com Participant Bios page for some clues on who the solution is. Have fun!