Puzzle game

Global alternatives you might want to try as the puzzle game takes the world by storm

If one puzzle a day isn’t enough, you might want to try some Wordle alternatives.

Launched in October last year, Wordle has since gone viral with no less than three million users playing every day.

Simply, the game asks you to identify a single five-letter word.

In an effort to fill all the empty space in the grid, the game gives you hints after each round by highlighting the correct letters in the correct place in green, the letters that are in the word but not quite in the correct place in yellow and the letters not in the puzzle turn grey.

But with just one puzzle per day, the game left many wanting more.

Thanks to HullLivehere are some other puzzle games you might want to try.

From more word path problems to math and geography challenges, there’s a bit of something for everyone…

Quarrel



You can compete with others in Squabble

Squabble is Wordle with extras – with this one you can compete against other people. You have to be quick and you still only have six attempts to find the five-letter word.

You have hit points that slowly fade away and you lose more for incorrect guesses. Once they’re all gone or you run out of guesses, you’re out.

There are two modes – Blitz for two to five players or Squabble Royale for six to 99 players. The games continue until you are the last man standing. This game is available on any browser.

Try it here

word path



Word Path is a new version of word search games with hidden words in a grid in a winding path
Word Path is a new version of word search games with hidden words in a grid in a winding path.

Word Path is a new version of word search games with hidden words in a grid in a winding path. Created by Puzzle Page and Picture Cross, the challenge is to figure out each word according to the theme of the puzzle, join the letters on the grid and complete the path.

Each successfully completed puzzle unlocks a new part of the journey. There are hundreds of puzzles to try. Available on iPhone, iPad and Android.

Wordus



Wordus is similar to Wordle
Wordus is similar to Wordle

Wordus is ideal for all fans of puzzles, whether it’s word games, riddles or brain training. Just like Wordle, you have six attempts to find the five-letter word with a similar method to show how close you are – green means the correct letter in the correct place while orange tells you the letter is correct but that you need to move it. Black means you are way off the mark. Available on iPhone, iPad and Android.

Nerdle



nerdy game
Why not try Nerdle?

Like Wordle but with math. Invented by British data scientist Richard Mann after his teenage daughter said she wished there was a Wordle for “maths nerds”.

The object is to guess the Nerdle in six parts by guessing the “word” that fills the eight tiles.

As in Wordle, the color of the tiles changes to let you know if you have the right number and if it is in the right place.

Try it here.

Jargon

Another guess the pun – this time based on the format of the ITV show.

Your objective is to guess the five letter words, the default or other four and six word options are available. You have to guess four-letter words in four tries, five in five, and six in six tries.

There are time limit options where you guess as many words as possible in five minutes or no time restriction.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android.

Wordful



Wordful is a bit more like a word search puzzle.
Wordful is a bit more like a word search puzzle.

This is an easy to understand puzzle game that starts with simple levels, getting harder and harder with more and more words to find.

You play the game much like a word search puzzle – by searching for words in a grid of letters and then swiping your finger across them.

Words can be horizontal, vertical, diagonal, forward or backward – available on iPhone, iPad and Android.

The Lord of the Rings



The Lord of the Rings answers are all from The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings answers are all from The Lord of the Rings

Perfect for all Tolkein fans. Each of the five-letter words you are trying to find is found in the text of The Lord of the Rings.

Even locations and names are fair game in this one. it’s on any web browser – try here

World



game of the world
Want a geography test?

Like Wordle but instead of words, you need to identify a country just from its shape. Each guess tells you how close you are to the answer in kilometers and which direction the answer is from the country you guessed.

In theory, this should help you reach the right destination. It’s perfect for those who want to brush up on their geography – as well as those who just want to show off how well they know the world.

There’s also a handy autocomplete, which means perfect spelling won’t stop you from reaching the goal.

Try it here.

Absurd



Absurdle tries to avoid giving you the answer
Absurdle tries to avoid giving you the answer

It’s perfect for those who fancy something a little different. Here the game tries to avoid giving you the answer.

Rather than choosing a word for you to figure out, instead use your guesses to whittle down its list of words.

It might not be as simple as it sounds, because the last word might not even have a letter that one of your previous guesses was correct.

The good news is that you can go on for as long as you want, but the best you can do is four guesses.

Try it here.

obscene

Now, this one’s not for those who are easily offended – as it says on its own homepage: “Lewdle is a game of rude words. If you’re likely to be offended by using profanity, vulgarity or obscenity, go play Wordle instead!”

That pretty much sums it all up – it’s the same as Wordle but rude! You get one game a day, and the responses can range from pretty harmless to totally dangerous for the job. Available on any web browser.

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