Everything you need to know about the online game that has taken the internet by storm
how do i play
Visit the game’s website on your desktop or mobile browser. URL is: https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/
Wordle is simple: you have six chances to guess the secret five-letter word of the day. Type a word as a guess, and the game tells you which letters are or aren’t in the word.
The game is free and has no ads. The objective is to find out the secret word with the least amount of guesswork.
What do the green and yellow squares mean?
When you guess in the game, the letter tiles change color to show how close you are to the secret word.
If you hear that “tired” and “w” turn green, that means the secret word begins with a “w.” If the “e” turns yellow, the letter is in the word but not at that position. Any letter that is not in the secret word is grayed out.
Is there an app?
No. It can only be played on game website, and the producer said that he is not planning to turn it into an app.
But that hasn’t stopped others from creating their own copycat games to capitalize on the trend. Apple Inc. I’m Full of Bogus Wordal Apps,
The App Store has topped the most downloaded charts in the past week. But Apple said Tuesday night that it has removed those apps.
Can I play more than once per day?
Some players have figured out a way to do this: they use wayback machine, an online internet archive where you can visit Wordle’s website and play old games from the past.
It’s a breeze. Is there a hard way to play?
There is a way to switch to “Hard Mode”. This means that when a letter turns green or yellow, you must use those letters in the following guesses.
Whether it’s hard or not depends on how you play already. Some keep guessing the words with the correct letters in advance. Others, when they cannot come up with a word with the correct letters, guess with the word that has different letters.
To switch to hard mode, click the gear icon in the top right corner of the game and click to turn on hard mode.
Why are my Facebook and Twitter timelines a sea of green and yellow squares?
First of all, sorry about that. This is part of why the game has gone viral. Creators noticed that New Zealand fans were posting the results with colored boxes they made themselves. So they made it easy to share game results.
What do the numbers mean when people post their results on social media?
When people post their results, numbers appear above the green and yellow squares that look like this: 208 4/6. The first number means that the person played game number 208. Every day, a new game gets a new number. And “4/6” makes that person guess four times before correctly guessing the word of the day. The “6” represents the players’ six guesses. An X/6 means the player lost.
How did Wordle go viral?
Mr Wardle said the game started in mid-November, when technologist Andy Bao put up a link to the game. her blog, Mr Wardle makes it easy to share results by posting green and yellow squares to Facebook,
Twitter and texting apps and games went viral from there.
“The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon has repeatedly tweeted about the game, helping to fuel its popularity.
Google searches for the word “wordl” have been increasing since the beginning of the year, with interest increasing rapidly in recent times, according to Google Trends, which analyzes the popularity of the top search queries.
How many people are playing?
Mr Wardle said around 1.8 million people played on 7 January, while just 90 played on 1 November 2021.
Why only once a day?
The once daily aspect also helped the game go viral. Since everyone in the world gets the same wordplay game at midnight in their time zone, it enables players to talk to each other about how they did and what they guessed.
“It becomes a shared experience,” said Mr Wardle.
I want to be a Wordle Wiz. Any Tips or Tricks?
There is a lot of debate going on among the fans about the best way to play. Mr Wardle himself said he did not know the best strategy. “You’re asking the wrong person,” he said. “I’m so bad at it.”
Avid players usually have a favorite first word they think leads them to the fastest answer. Two groups have emerged: those that type in vowel-heavy words first, such as “adieu” or “get up”, and those that follow common consonants with words such as “tack”.
Some have even created spreadsheets to find the most frequent letters in five-letter words. One player determined they were E, S, A, R and O and chose to use “Arrows” as their first guess.
Others just wing it and type whatever comes to their mind. If you’re looking for strategies, try searching the Wordle Facebook group like world friendWhere people are sharing tips, tricks and hints.
Why is Buffalo Wild Wings tweeting about Wordle?
Brands can’t resist jumping on the viral trend. It is a way to engage in conversation and gain followers and likes. The Chicken-Wing series changed the game to a series of five-letter words: Order. wing. Today,
lego revamped Wordle with its colored bricks.
The London-based Starling Bank Ltd used sections of Wordley. tease your rivals Take to Twitter and declare yourself the best British bank.
Are famous people playing it?
Yes. Composer Questlove
tweeted on Tuesday that he was “legally excited” after solving his first Wordle puzzle. Mr. Fallon from “The Tonight Show” tweeted He was “addicted” to the game to his 51 million followers in early January. Comedian after three days tweeted He was “still hooked.”
Mr Wardle’s friends sent him Mr Fallon’s tweets. But the creator said he is more impressed with other game developers who have played and tweeted about Wordle.
“I’m not super plugged in with celebrities,” said Mr. Wardle. “I know who Jimmy Fallon is. I don’t watch his show or anything like that.”
I am color blind. Is there any way to play?
There is a “Color Blind Mode” that changes the correct guesses from green and yellow to orange and blue, colors that are easy for people with color blindness to tell apart. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the game and click on Color Blind Mode to change it.
Anything else I should know?
Yes. Word spoofs have surfaced. you can try to guess letter of the day, or is there Another site for naughty words If that’s your thing. When you guess the correct four-letter word, the site tells you, “I’m sure your mom would be very proud.”
Write to Joseph Pisani at [email protected]