What is the Wordle game? How and where do you play it? The Wordle game is a free online gaming craze that has taken social media by storm.
Where are you going to play it?
The free game is available on the Wordle website which explains how to play it. It’s pretty easy. “Guess the WORD in 6 tries. Each guess must be a valid 5 letter word. Press Enter to send. After each guess, the tiles change color to indicate how close your guess was to the word,” the website reads.
The game is free and played online.
Here’s what you need to know:
The color coding gives you clues as to how close you are to playing Wordle.
For example, if the square of the letter turns green, it means the letter is in the word and in the right place, but if it turns yellow, it means the letter is in the word but in the wrong place.
If the tile doesn’t turn green or yellow, it means the letter isn’t in the word at all.
A new Wordle is available every day, the website states.
First, enter any five letter word. Then hit Enter, check the color and type a different one. Keep going until you understand the word correctly or you have run out of attempts.
If you select a word that isn’t a word, it will say it’s not in the word list. You can repeat letters. For example, if you put the letter B in a square and that square turns green, meaning it’s correct, you can always put the letter B on a different tile on your next turn.
According to NPR, everyone gets the same word and you can share your results on Twitter. People try to outperform others by correctly guessing the word in the fewest attempts.
According to NPR, New York City software engineer Josh Wardle created the Wordle and named it after himself.
He originally made it for his partner Palak Shah, who “helped with some of the development,” according to NPR, adding that the game has 2.7 million players and launched in October 2021.
You can practice Wordle here via a free Wordle answer archive. This page has a Wordle helper.
Inverse has published a list of tips to help you play the Wordle game better. Among the tips, the site suggests that you use “regular” words, lots of vowels and plurals, and start with “wheel of fortune” letters like R, S, T, L, N, and E.
Avoid “rare-letter” words like X and Z, and you can turn on “color blind mode or dark theme” if that helps, Inverse reported. Inverse also published a list of 20 popular Wordle seed words. According to The Washington Post, there has been debate about differences between the American and British spellings as the game grows in popularity around the world.