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Jotto (or Giotto) is a logic-oriented word game played with two players, a writing implement, and a piece of paper with the alphabet on it. Each player writes a secret word and attempts to guess the other player's word.

In late 2021 / early 2022 a game called "Wordle" rose to popularity all over the world. It's a word guessing game with some similarities to jotto. You guess a 5 letter word in 6 attempts. Correct and incorrect letters are shown with each guess and when you've won or lost you can copy a simple unicode message to share with others.

Wordle 243 4/6


Unfortunately, the game was bought by the New York Times in February 2022 with plans to coat it in ads and restrict it's usage. The entire original game was completely implemented in client side js. Meaning you could just download the page and play it for years. Many people did just that.


I thought it would be fun to make a clone of the game in go for your terminal. I named my clone jotto since I liked the name more, but to be clear it's a clone or wordle not jotto. It uses the official wordle word list, answer list, and defaults to the daily wordle for your local time. You can play older or newer wordles by passing the number as an argument. Your results are automatically copied into your clipboard using the same format as wordle.