In the past years, there have been many games like Pokemon Go, Candy Crush, and Flappy Bird etc. that have gone crazily viral on the internet. This time round, the game to break the internet is Wordle. It is an interesting word game that is a sort of cross between hangman and crossword puzzle but is actually very different from both of them.
However, the interesting aspect of Wordle is not just the dynamics of the game but there’s a lot more to it. Firstly, there’s one puzzle every 24 hours so you don’t get sucked into the game and affect your productivity. Secondly, everyone around the world gets the same puzzle so you can team up with your friends to solve it.
And lastly, you can share your results on any social media platform giving you a chance to boast how smart you are or simply start a conversation around it.
Created by software engineer Josh Wardle and recently acquired by New York Times, you can play Wordle in many languages other than English like Spanish, Japanese, French, Italian, and German etc.
However, if you’re looking for more games like Wordle, this post lists some of the best Wordle- inspired games you’ll find on the internet. Let’s give it a look.
If you are a geography buff and want to test your knowledge on the subject through an interesting Wordle-like guessing game, then Worldle is for you.
Worldle gives you a silhouette of a country every day to guess which one it is. You have 6 attempts and in each one when you enter a country’s name, it shows you the distance, direction and the proximity of the target country from your guess. I say it’s a fun way to sharpen your geography with a bit of fun.
If Wordle is for word aficionados then Nerdle is for numbers fans. It gives you a chance to put the left side of your brain to the challenge of guessing the right equation and sharing your results with your friends and followers.
The site has done a great job of explaining the rules that even someone like me who’s not very sharp with numbers could easily understand. Boxes turning green and purple mean that the numbers you’ve guessed are right or are right but in the wrong spot respectively. Overall, it’s an ideal game for a numbers nerd.
For the dirty minds out there who want to put their erotic knowledge to test, Lewdly is the game. The word game is inspired by Wordle, however, instead of normal words, your word bank needs to be vulgar. And if you’re crazy enough to show off your knowledge in profanity to the world, then you can do that too.
Despite the game’s inappropriate nature, it is gaining much popularity. However, you need to be aware that Lewdly is not suitable for work and comes with content advisory for young users.
Bikle is a very peculiar type of Wordle-inspired game. The aim of the game is to guess the names of famous professional cyclists (male or female) whose names are 5-letter words.
The dynamics of the game are the same as Wordle but due to the game’s peculiarity, the creator has given tips and previous solutions to aid the players. Bikle does sound quite esoteric for a word game, however, for a cycling sports fan it is a dream come true.
Absurdle is a twisted and more complicated version of Wordle. The major difference between Wordle and Absurdle is that Wordle has one word that you have to guess in attempts, while Absurdle, takes the user’s guess to narrow down a 5-letter word that you have to guess.
As the name suggests, it is an absurd version of Wordle, but for those who’ve perfected Wordle and played it enough and want to play a more challenging game with an element of surprise, Absurdle is the ideal word guessing game.
Pokemon has a huge fan base all over the world which is the basis of the Squirdle game. It is a word guessing game with similar mechanics as Wordle but their word list is entirely Pokemon-themed.
You are given different clues like the right generation or type of Pokemon to help you guess the right one. It also gives you a clue if the monster is heavier or lighter than the target one. Once all your 8 attempts are done, you can share your result mosaic on social media.
Wordle is created for fun and enjoyment but if it is a bit too complicated for you or you’ve been having hard luck at the game, then you can try Wordle Unlimited, a version of the same game but without constraints.
The most interesting aspect of Wordle Unlimited is that you can create your own word and share the wordle of the day with anyone with a link. By creating a custom game you can engage with your friends and take the stress out of the Wordle experience.
Qourdle quadruples the Wordle fun. How, you ask? Well, it works quite like Wordle but instead of guessing one 5-letter word, it challenges you to guess 4 words at the same time.
Regular Wordle players may find it a bit complicated in the beginning, so the creators of Qourdle allow you to play a ‘Practice’ version (that lets you play as many times as you want) before you get into the ‘Daily’ version (guessing 4 words in 9 attempts). That truly is Wordle high-octane.
This is your good ol’ crossword puzzle but with a Wordle twist. In Crosswordle, you have to guess two words that cross each other and are related.
Like Wordle, the right letters at the right position and the right words at wrong places get identified with colors, however unlike Wordle, you don’t have a limit on number of attempts. Moreover, you can set difficulty level or create your own Crosswordle to share with friends via link.
If Wordle is for babies, then Semantle is for the big guys. It is a word guessing game like Wordle, however there are very few similarities between the two. The target word can be of any type of length and there are no hints about correctly-guessed letters.
In fact, for Semantle, you have to make infinite guesses and the only hint is the game telling you how close your guess is to the target word (from a range of 1 to 1000) or not at all (cold). The game is frustrating and infuriating and even tempts you with a ‘Give up’ button so it’s a great test of patience as well as your word knowledge.
Another one for the geography fans. Globle is a Wordle-like game but instead of words, you have to guess a country. You start by guessing any country and it gets from white (not close at all) to darker shades of red (red being the closest) on a 3D globe depending upon its proximity to the mystery country.
12. Wordle Archive
One word each day is an important aspect of Wordle but sometimes you want to play more specially when you’ve just started. Wordle archive gives you this opportunity to play all the previously-given Wordle games.
You can choose any day’s game at random or start playing it from day 1 to the present day. The mechanics of the game are the same as the original Wordle.
13. Word Master
So, you’ve aced Wordle. You’ve memorized Wordle Archive. You’re not interested in Lewdle. Lingo is too confusing. Can I interest you in Word Master?
This is a Wordle clone through and through-except with a magnificent “Play Again” button that loads up new puzzles, beckoning you each time you solve one to try your hand at another.
It’s also got three difficulty levels-easy, normal, and hard-to Wordle’s normal and hard modes. Easy lets you guess any combination of letters, even if it doesn’t make sense; normal forces you to guess valid words; and hard forces your next guess to use only hints from previous guesses.
Dordle is double Wordle. Instead of guessing one word in the original Wordle, you have to guess two words at the same time which adds to the difficulty level. There are two versions: the “daily version” in which you have to guess the same word like everyone else or the “free version” that gives you infinite random puzzles.
Primel is another grid-based daily guessing game like Wordle, but instead of guessing a word, you have to guess a prime 5-digit prime number. The rules and mechanics are the same as Wordle but you have to be really good with numbers to play this one.
Some people use a lot of swear words in their daily life. Well, Sweardle gives them the opportunity to put their knowledge of swear words to test.
Its rules are the same as Wordle, however, it uses 4-letter words to guess. You may think that you know a lot of swear words, but playing Sweardle tells you there are many of them that you’ve never heard of.
17. Custom Wordle
Challenge your friends or engage with them on their word knowledge pool by creating your own Wordle-like puzzles. Custom Wordle lets you create a word puzzle of any length that you can share with anyone though a shareable link.
You can also play a random word puzzle following the same mechanics as the Wordle game.
Tolkien fans that are also Wordle players would love this Lord of the Rings-themed word guessing puzzle game. The game’s word list comprises 5-letter words (names included) in the main text of Lords of the Rings book.
If you read the book many times, or know about the characters, events, and places by heart, then you’ll love to play this game.
Queerdle is queer-themed Wordle that lets you test your knowledge on the subject of LGBTQ. It is the same in its working to the original Wordle, with an exception of the number of letters in the word of the day.
Also, to keep up with the queer theme of the game, the background is pink, and the shareable results mosaic also has queer-inspired colors.
Taylordle is Wordle for Taylor Swift fans. It uses the same mechanics as the actual Wordle game, just the word to be guessed can be from any of Taylor Swift’s songs, album names, or anything related to the singer.
The K-pop band BTS is gaining much popularity all over the world. Owing to this, there is now a BTS-themed Wordle version that revolves around BTS-themed vocabulary. And as purple is the color of the band, the correct letter tiles change to purple in the BTS word guessing game.
22. Star Wordle
When it comes to creating something thematic, then the Star Wars franchise can never be left behind. Star Wordle is a Wordle-like grid-based word guessing game played the same way as the original game but using the Star Wars-based vocabulary.
A subway-themed take on Wordle, Subwaydle. The word list relates to the words from all the subway stations in the NewYork subway system. As a player you have to guess a valid subway route from one destination to another.
So, if you’re living in NewYork city and a frequent subway rider, you’ll love to immerse yourself in this game and come up with new routes to take every day.
Challenge your mathematical skills following the same rules as Wordle with Mathler. Where it differs from Wordle is that you’re given a number upfront and your equation should lead to that particular target number. A fun and interesting way to sharpen your left side brain.
If you want to test the waters before getting into Wordle, then WordGuesser gives you a great opportunity to practice and sharpen your skills. It’s like a Wordle simulator where you can customize the settings according to your comfort level like adjusting the number of letters in the target word.
Also, as WordGuesser is aimed at helping you practice your skills, there is no limit of one puzzle a day and you can solve as many puzzles as you want to get into shape for the original Wordle game.
With the classic 8-bit background that’ll give you some real Super Mario feels, Wheeldle is a Wordle-inspired game to guess a target word in 6 attempts. Unlike Wordle, you can play it as many times as you want in a day.
Also, the words are easy, so kids can have a run on it before getting on to the original Wordle game. All in all, the creator aims it to be a fun game and a great pastime with a hint of nostalgia from the 90’s gaming era.
Bonus: Wordle in other languages
Multiple word Wordle spinoffs: Quordle, Octordle, Dordle and Sedecordle. Are you up for a challenge? If you love Wordle and want a puzzle game that takes more brain power, you'll want to check out Quordle, Octordle, Dordle and Sedecordle.How many Wordle alternatives are there? ›
There are dozens of Wordle alternatives out there that make you guess to find a daily answer. Some of our favorites include Heardle, Redactle, Cloudle, and Quordle. Here are 15 Wordle alternatives that you can play every day — or for some, whenever you want.How do you beat Wordle unlimited everytime? ›
- Start with a random word that has vowels. Screenshot via Nishtha Grover. ...
- Use different letters for the second word. ...
- Choose a new word every time. ...
- Using the same word as the first word each time. ...
- Keep an eye out for repeated letters. ...
- Use a pen and paper. ...
- Additional help.
For when you have no words but still want to play. Following the New York Times' acquisition of Wordle, players have turned to social media to complain—a lot.Is there anything higher than Octordle? ›
Sedordle: If you're looking for an even greater challenge than Octordle, you can check out Sedordle, where players must attempt to solve 16 words at the same time.What is the best Wordle streak ever? ›
Spencer Evans was the one whose accomplishment impressed me the most: 83 unbroken wins and counting. A wordsmith himself, Evans first discovered Wordle earlier this month.Is there a 32 word Wordle? ›
Duotrigordle Wordle is a daily game that can be played in practice mode multiple times per day or once per day in challenging daily mode. When compared to the original wordle and other modifications such as sedecordle, duotrigordle words is a game of guessing 32 words at the same time with 32 boards.What is the best Wordle combo? ›
Wordle's First Two Words Can Be A Powerful Combo
The strategy for early guesses in Wordle can be gleaned from Scrabble's lowest-scoring, and thus most used, letters - A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, and R.
Sorry Bill Gates, but AUDIO isn't the best word to start with when you're playing Wordle. A pair of MIT researchers recently set out to find the optimal starting word for the popular online puzzle, discovering that the statistically superior first guess is SALET, which is a 15th century helmet.Do most people cheat at Wordle? ›
Still, not that many Wordle players say they actually cheat. The same survey found that only 14% admit to doing so. Wordle players have up to six tries to guess a five-letter word of the day, with the game offering feedback after every try.
So RATIO first, then MENDS, then LUCKY. That's it. With those three choices, you'll have slimmed down the list of possible letters to the point that figuring out the solution with your final guesses becomes significantly easier.What is the Wordle word 257? ›
The word for Wordle 257 is MOURN. The word is a verb in English and means “to feel and show great sadness, especially because somebody has died.” Today's word was a tough one to guess, right?What is Sweardle? ›
Sweardle, the sweary word guessing game. Each day you have one four letter swear word to guess.Is Wordle based on IQ? ›
According to Little, “retrieving words and checking if they fit the Wordle clues would involve working memory, which is the ability to keep information active, manipulate, and update information. And working memory is correlated with intelligence.”What is the hardest Wordle word? ›
Study: 10 hardest Wordle words of 2022
- Catch – 23%
- Watch – 20%
- Mummy – 18%
- Cater – 15%
- Coyly – 15%
- Trite – 15%
- Found – 14%
- Tacit – 10%
Quordle is nothing but a Wordle made four times more challenging. A group of Wordle fans put a spin on the original game, and Quordle was born. Officially, Quordle is not affiliated with Wordle, nor do the sites have any link. Another distinct advantage of Quordle over Wordle is the unlimited game offering.Which is the real Dordle? ›
The only legitimate source to play Dordle is at the host website — www.zaratustra.itch.io/dordle. So, be careful not to fall victim to the scams run via fishy apps!What is average score in Wordle? ›
Most people should, on average, get it in at least 4, even on days where it is harder. Especially if you aren't making risky moves, four guesses should supply you with enough information to make a correct guess.What is the best first word for Wordle unlimited? ›
Some Wordle players have found success in starting with a word that has several vowels in it. “Adieu,” “audio” or “canoe,” for instance, may be good words to start with because at least three out of the five letters are vowels.What are the odds of getting Wordle on the second try? ›
Wordle's dictionary contains 2315 possible answers, so each possible colour combination from your first guess contributes a 1/2315 probability of getting the Wordle within two.
The answer to Wordle puzzle 305 is CARGO.What is the 285 Wordle? ›
The Wordle answer 285 is “LOWLY.”Is there a 256 Wordle? ›
The word for Wordle 256 is NASTY. The word means “very bad or unpleasant”, and is commonly used as an adjective. This was an easy one, wasn't it?What is the best 5 letter word to start Wordle with? ›
According to one analysis, the letter E appears most frequently in English-language words featured in a condensed version of the Oxford Dictionary, followed by A, R, I, O, T, N, and S. So starting words like “ratio,” “irate,” “stain,” or “stare” that include those commonly used letters are great options.What 4 words are best for Wordle? ›
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Out of these six letters, one word immediately “arose” as the best option! Want an especially bad first guess? Try “whump” (a dull thudding sound).Has anyone got a Wordle first try? ›
Based on his findings, O'Connor has determined that approximately 1% of the players who post their results to Twitter are guessing the correct word on their first attempt, and somewhere between 3% and 9% guess correctly on the second try.What are the 2 best words to start Wordle? ›
- Slice. Slice is the best starting word according to this research, and it's easy to see why. ...
- Tried. Just like in the example above, 'tried' lets you leap closer to the solution by finding or cutting out some extremely common letters. ...
- Crane. ...
- Bakes. ...
- Reach. ...
On average 95% of target words can be solved within 6 guesses with average game length is approximately 4 rounds. By the time the third guess has been made, a good player will have located about 4 target letters with 2 or 3 in their correct positions.
Simply open Wordle in Google Chrome's Incognito Mode or the Microsoft Edge InPrivate mode, complete the puzzle (or not) and note the winning word. Then close the Incognito / InPrivate mode and play Wordle in your browser, with all of your cookies enabled.What is a good Wordle average hard mode? ›
In hard mode, Wordle can be solved in 3.5076 guesses on average (with 6 guesses at worst, i.e. 100% of the time). Or, with a different decision tree, it can be solved with a slightly worse average, but always within 5 guesses. Again, both trees are optimal for their respective objective functions.What 5 letter word has the most vowels? ›
- MIAOU. ...
- ADIEU. ...
- AUDIO. ...
- AULOI. ...
- LOUIE. ...
- AUREI. ...
- OURIE. ...
In the new update, crane has been replaced by slate. Slate is now the very best opening Wordle word out there, though both these words are highly effective openers. Of course, I've always argued that with so many options, it's just more fun to come up with something new every day.What are the most common letters in 5 letter words? ›
This means the top most commonly used letters in 5-letter words (in terms of total frequency as well as average frequency) were the letters A, E, S, O, R, I, L, T, etc.What is today's Wordle 382? ›
Wordle 382 Word of the Day Today: 6 July 2022
As the word is easy to solve, you will be able to guess it with the help of the hints alone. The Wordle 382 word of the day on Wednesday, 6 July 2022 is FLUFF.
The answer to Wordle #258 is "Ahead". Wordle refreshes every 24 hours at 7 p.m. ET, at which point the next daily puzzle will become available. While you wait for that, you might want to try out some alternative word games.What is today's Wordle 251? ›
The answer to Wordle puzzle 251 is VIVID.What is the 64 word Wordle called? ›
First Sexaginta-quattuordle Solved (64 Simultaneous Wordles)Why is Lewdle 6 letters now? ›
If you'd like a hint as to today's Lewdle: Today's word is 6-letters. It's a British slang term. Means someone who masturbates. The Lewdle answer today is TOSSER.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Lewdle is a game about rude words. If you're likely to be offended by the use of profanity, vulgarity or obscenity, it likely isn't for you.Is Wordle a skill or luck? ›
What is it? WordleBot is a tool that will take your completed Wordle and analyze it for you. It will give you overall scores for luck and skill on a scale from 0 to 99 and tell you at each turn what, if anything, you could have done differently — if solving Wordles in as few steps as possible is your goal.What happens if you don't get Wordle in 6 tries? ›
“But really it was like my seventh try, or eighth try.” It's important to switch after your fifth try, she stressed, because if you get to the sixth and don't get it, the game is over because Wordle automatically tells you the word.What percentage of people cheat at Wordle? ›
Only around 10% of Wordle players say they cheat, and if they do, 91% only do it once or twice a week. In addition, when they do cheat, only around half of them look up the full solution. If the survey is to be believed, most users that Wordle players see on social media are being completely honest about their results.Is Dordle the same for everyone? ›
In addition to the daily Dordle, which is the same word for everyone, Zaratustra has also created a non-daily, randomly-generated version that players can try multiple times in a row to practise.What do the Dordle colors mean? ›
Durdle?) The game consists of two Wordle grids side by side, both working as the standard format does — five letters, six guesses, greyed-out squares for letters not present in the solution, yellow squares for letters in the wrong place, and green for letters in the right place.What is the best combination for Wordle? ›
The other option for the best Wordle starting word is to mix vowels with common consonants. These include letters like S, R, T and N. Words with C are surprisingly common too. The trick with these Wordle starting words is that the common letters are also in common positions.What is the most common Wordle distribution? ›
Canberra, Australia is the global city with the best Wordle average: 3.58 guesses. Sweden is the world's best country at Wordle, with an average of 3.72. The US is ranked #18 in the world for Wordle, with a national average of 3.92.What are the 2 best words for Wordle? ›
If, on the other hand, you're simply trying to win within the allotted six guesses, the top three words to play are “adept,” “clamp” and “plaid.” Using any of these three words will yield an average success rate in winning the game of 98.79 percent, 98.75 percent, and 98.75 percent, respectively, if you're playing the ...What is the best third word in Wordle? ›
Based on our analysis, if you're trying to win in as few guesses as possible, the top three words to go with are "slice," "tried" and "crane." Using any of these three words will produce an average number of word attempts of 3.90, 3.92, and 3.92, respectively, if you're using an optimal strategy to play (more on that ...
Sorry Bill Gates, but AUDIO isn't the best word to start with when you're playing Wordle. A pair of MIT researchers recently set out to find the optimal starting word for the popular online puzzle, discovering that the statistically superior first guess is SALET, which is a 15th century helmet.Is there a perfect Wordle strategy? ›
In Wordle, an optimal strategy means avoiding repeating letters as much as possible. Instead of rushing to try to guess the actual solution on your second try, an ideal second word would repeat no letters from your first guess.Is Wordle good for IQ? ›
While there is likely some correlation between aptitude at Wordle and IQ, says Ted Nettelbeck, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Adelaide, “I would be surprised if it was particularly strong”.What is a good average score in Wordle? ›
Wordle in Four
Most people should, on average, get it in at least 4, even on days where it is harder. Especially if you aren't making risky moves, four guesses should supply you with enough information to make a correct guess.
On average 95% of target words can be solved within 6 guesses with average game length is approximately 4 rounds. By the time the third guess has been made, a good player will have located about 4 target letters with 2 or 3 in their correct positions.Do most people win Wordle every time? ›
It's not unheard of, and in fact it's very possible, to win at Wordle every day. It becomes routine, expected. And it looks like everyone around you is winning every day too—so much so that it surprises some people that losing is even a possibility.What are the 4 best words for Wordle? ›
This means the top most commonly used letters in 5-letter words (in terms of total frequency as well as average frequency) were the letters A, E, S, O, R, I, L, T, etc. I decided to focus on the top six letters since the average frequency dropped significantly after the sixth letter.