BTS Heardle: A fan of the South Korean group creates a new game to test ARMYs’ knowledge of their lyrics
Fame may be fleeting on social media, but Wordle and BTS have clearly bucked that trend. Now, after these two worlds merged – BTS Wordle – fans are hooked on a new game called BTS Heardle.
Inspired by the once-a-day word game that asks players to guess the word of the day in six attempts, Heardle involves guessing a septet song in seven attempts. Created by fans running a fan account @BTSChartData, an account that usually compiles South Korean band data, it tests fans’ love for the band’s songs.
Unlike their first game BTS Wordle, also created by them, the new game features hints for every guess. The band, which is known for their poignant and inspiring lyrics, the game tests fans’ knowledge of the subject. The website displays both the original Korean lyrics and English translations. Even though most of BTS’s songs are in Korean, the language won’t get in the way of the bond between fans and artists, thanks to the bilingual fan volunteers who have been translating the group’s lyrics since their debut.
For allusions to the lyrics used in the new game, @BTSChartData collaborated with a trusted translation fan account, @DoolSetBangtan.
“After the first guess, you can start listening to the sample,” read the rule on the free website created for BTS’s ARMY fandom. “Ignored or incorrect attempts unlock more snippets,” the rules read while playing more of the song of the day. Once players are successful, the correct song plays along with displaying the Spotify link of said song with a spoiler-free sharing option, allowing fans to brag about it online.
The Korean group consisting of RM, Jin, SugaJ-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook is arguably the biggest boy band in the world, growing in popularity every day. And it’s not usual to see them dominating social media platforms, especially Twitter every day. Now the fandom can’t help but go gaga over the new game, especially those who passed it on their first attempt, “BTS Heardle” topped the charts worldwide.
While most couldn’t help but share their joy at guessing the song in one go, proving their “true purple blood” status, a nod to the fandom color, others adored the posts posted by the website referencing many of the group’s funny anecdotes.
I love this fandom 😂 BTS Heardle pic.twitter.com/cfzgWrCAYs
— Maddie⁷🌻💜 (@StanAccountHRM) March 22, 2022
when you get BTS Heardle reply you get these notifs 😭😭😭 btschartdata is so funny 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/zqqvVgTHti
— ₁₃Jackie⁷ (💤) (@mygkookmin) March 21, 2022
BTS Heardle #2 1/7
I LOVE THAT HE PLAYS THE SONG WHEN WE GET IT RIGHT@btschartdata💜💜 another great game!
— 💜 littlemeowida⁷ ⟭⟬ ⟬⟭ ∞ (AI) The things of life 💜 (@littlemeowidaD2) March 21, 2022
I got BTS Hearle the first time. 😌 pic.twitter.com/XE4gdFMGzn
— 𝚒’𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚝 (@chubbybat) March 22, 2022
I nailed the BTS Heardle song of the day in one try, I knew I could trust my memory skills pic.twitter.com/NaubY0HStZ
— ana⁷ 📚 • heal seokjin quickly! (@lovesmxze) March 22, 2022
typed “bts hearle” in the search bar and went to the “people you follow” search filters and a lot of you guessed on the first try I know I could trust you pic.twitter.com/Has3d9c4Ai
— fasya⁷ (@namgikoobies) March 22, 2022
I WAS BORN READY😏1st try. I love this BTS Heardle pic.twitter.com/kgdSeyFClb
— 𓂃ㅂ⁷ (@qkdxks) March 22, 2022
I tried the BTS Heardle game…and didn’t understand it on the first…, neither on the second, nor on the third…I didn’t understand the name😟😑…however🤧…. I remember something 👇🏼… yes 😌 I feel better now… thank you kooky bello😘 pic.twitter.com/01oINlVCbB
Wordle was created by a Brooklyn-based engineer for his girlfriend during the pandemic. It’s not only hooked millions worldwide, but has also inspired a plethora of related games online. From games related to numbers and the world map, the list of simple puzzle-inspired games is endless and has certainly transcended all boundaries.