Wordle is a word puzzle game that has taken the worlde by storm…
If you haven’t heard of it before, this is you hearing about it now, do you perhaps still use internet explorer while you are at it? Maybe you have run into it and seen people post their green, yellow and grey squares on their social media and wondered what was up that?
What is Wordle?
Wordle is a love story… The brains behind the game Josh Wardle knew his partner Ms Palak Shah loved word games, so he created a guessing game for just the two of them. The name of the game, Wordle came from a play on his name.
The object of the game is to guess the word of the day, a five-letter word in six tries…. sounds easy enough right?
The Wordle Website is a simple no frills website without adverts or pop-ups which can run easily on computers and mobile devices. The website collects game stats and allows results sharing in spoiler-free coloured squares.
Each day there is a new word to guess and the beauty of it is that everyone is playing the exact same game, lending the game with an air of digital camaraderie.
How to play Wordle
Playing Wordle takes a combination of word generation skills and blind luck… When you guess the correct letters in their correct places you get green squares🟩 if it’s the correct letter but in the wrong position 🟨it appears as yellow and if wrong you get the grey squares. 🔲
Hot Tip Trick when playing Wordle your starting word guess should use as many vowels as possible to eliminate or establish vowel positions and thus narrowing down the word range you have to work with.
*Also note once you have used a letter and it is wrong (greyed out) don’t use it again, the answer lies in letters you haven’t used.
5 Stages of Wordle
- Wondering what Wordle is 🤔
- Understanding the basics 😅
- Addictive winning streak 🥳
- Anguish on losing streak 😭
- Zen level of Wordle 😇
The Zen level of Wordle Mastery is when you are an oasis of tranquility unphased by the grey squares or green ones, whether you get the word in 1 try, 2 or 6 tries or not at all… have I told you you look wonderful today 🎶
History Of Wordle
Mr Wardle created and played the game with his partner for months and later introduced it to his family and relatives in a WhatsApp group before releasing it to the rest of the world in October 2021.
•On 1 Nov, 90 people played.
•On Sunday, just over two months later, more than 300,000 people played.
•Now, the puzzle has millions of daily players.
Though Wordle is now shared with the world, Ms Palak Shah appreciated that Mr. Wardle originally created it for her. “It’s really sweet,” she said. “This is definitely how Josh shows his love.”
Wordle will be joining The New York Times’s portfolio of original, engaging puzzle games after having been acquired by the New York Times for an undisclosed amount in the low the seven figures
According to The New York Times, Wordle will be free to play for new and existing players, and no changes will be made to its gameplay.
But some sceptics feel that it’s going to disappear behind a paywall or be filled with some marketing gimmicks; while some applaud Josh Wardle for making a small fortune out of a hobby he created out of love, some feel the corporate wheels turning getting to us all.
Have you played Wordle? What stage of Wordle are you?