Wordle Featured

Wordle is a free-to-play daily word guessing game created by Brooklyn software Engineer, Josh Wardle. The title, as it already suggests, is a wordplay on “Word” + “Wardle”.

John Wardle, Brookly Software Engineer
Image Courtesy via mymorningtea.in

Game History

Wordle started as a “couple’s game” which eventually turned into a craze in Wardle’s family messaging app group. Released to the public in October 2021, the game eventually picked up 300,000 players by the 2nd of January 2022.

In February 2022, Wardle posted on his Twitter account saying that the game was sold to The New York Times (NYT). In his post, it was mentioned that while he is overjoyed and grateful for the support, it all became overwhelming. The game was reportedly sold for more than $1M or in the “low 7-digit figure”.

Tweet Wordle Announcement Sold to NYT
Screen Grab via @powerlanguish/Josh Wardle Twitter Account

Now, Wordle has become part of many people’s daily routines.

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How To Play

Wordle is a word guessing game where you guess 5-letter words with 6 tries. Here is how you play the game.

  • Go to Wordle Unlimited
  • Type any 5-letter word to get hints or clues, and press Enter.
  • After you type, color indicators/hints/clues will appear.
    • Green/Blue(other devices) means the letter is in the right spot.
    • Yellow/Brown(other devices) means the letter is in the wrong spot but included in the word.
    • Gray is not included in the word.
  • After finally guessing the word, the results can be shared with social media buddies /frenemies. Please note that the saved data of Wordle is based on your local data. If you clear your history/cookies, the stats will reset, just like when you play the game in browser incognito mode.
  • Here is an example below:

Have you noticed the mistakes?
To avoid those, here are some tips for better guessing.

Tips in Guessing

  • Narrow Down – In your first guess, use 5 letter words with different letters and avoid repetition. The goal is to narrow down your choices. Do not use X, Q, or Z for the first Guess. Rather, use common letters such as S or T and vowels A, E, I, O, and U.

  • Do Not Reuse Gray Letters – In the example above, the same letters in gray were used repeatedly such as letters A, E, G, and O.

  • Green Stay, Yellow Move – Think of words that will keep the green letters in the same position, while moving the yellow highlighted letters to another position. Again, this is why your first guess is the most important.

  • Double Letters – Double letters are possible which might also be confusing and generally a waste of a turn. Use only on the 4th or 5th try. A double letter on the last try is a prayer.

That’s it. Wordle seems easy but your dictionary of a brain will be tested!

HAPPY GUESSING!

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