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What is Wordle & How to play it?
Everything you need to know about this popular game

February 18, 2022    7 min read

Wordle is a game that has taken the internet world by the storm. It is fun and tests your rapid thinking abilities. In a very short span of time, it has become one of the household favourites.

Players have to guess a mystery five-letter word, known as the “wordle” in six attempts and as we look into this further we talk about how to solve this fun game

Wordle was created by Reddit software engineer Josh Wardle, who invented it for his partner, who likes word games.

It was a hit among his own friends and family and so in October last year he decided to test the waters online, but it was slow to take off until NYtimes became an official publisher. There has been no looking back since

Source: USA Today

How to play Wordle?

To win the game you need to guess the five-letter word of the day. There are no clues given to help you guess, you just have to randomly start. If you get the right letter at the right spot, it shows up in green. A right letter at the wrong spot shows up in yellow, and any letter that is not in the word at all shows up in grey.

Source: The Verge

As you proceed, the idea is to guess the right word with the help of the yellow and green options, leaving out the greys. You get six tries in all, so you can guess five wrong words till you have just one last chance to get the word right.

Pretty simple, right? It is, on some days, at least. But on many other days it is hard and that is what makes the game so much fun. According to The New York Times, over 300,000 people are playing Wordle daily.

Source: NDTV Gadgets 360

Where can you play Wordle?

Now, Wordle is not an app. It can only be played online from the browser via a web page. You can use any browser of your choice for this including Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc. All you need to do is to type in "powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/" in the search bar, or search for 'Wordle' from the search engine. The site also offers a version for colorblind players as well.

Why is Wordle so popular?

Wordle has become extremely popular because of how fun and competitive it is. Players only get one shot in 24-hours to play and if you don’t succeed, you have to wait for a day’s puzzle to try and win.

Also, everyone globally is playing the same puzzle, which makes comparing results fun. If your friends are playing it too, you can compare to see who got the word right in the least number of tries.

Wordle tips and tricks

Pretty much like any word game, you can go right in and start guessing. But if you want some method in that madness, here are some suggestions.

- The first word you guess is vital, the best play is to choose a word with three different vowels and two different consonants. For example - Adieu, Orate, Media, Radio, Tonic, etc. This will help you get some letters out of the way immediately, this, allowing you to focus on the unused ones on the keyboard.

- As you move forward, stop reusing the letters that turned up in grey. This is easier said than done though, you will be faced with many situations where you just cannot form a word without using a letter that is already turned up in grey.

- Letters can appear twice in a work, so keep that in mind too.

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