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What is Wordle? The daily Twitter puzzle game is obsessed with

An example of a typical Wordle game (photo: Wikipedia)

Wordle is a new game making waves in the UK, but what is it all about? Experience the addicting puzzle game of guessing words.

If you are an active As a Twitter user, there’s a good chance you’ve seen people sharing emoji boards made up of green, yellow, and sometimes white, sometimes gray squares.

For anyone confused by this seemingly random trend, it’s because people are addicted to a new browser game called Wordle, and these multi-colored squares are sharing their results with them.

So, what exactly is Wordle, where does it come from and, most importantly, how do you play it?

What is Wordle?

Basically, Wordle is a simple puzzle game that you can play for free in your web browser. It was created by a Josh wardle, a programmer who has previously done social experiments The Place and The Button for Reddit.

The goal is simple: guess the hidden five-letter word in six tries or less. Do it and you will be rewarded with a sense of self-satisfaction.

Wordle example without spoilers

This is what you see when users share their results on Twitter (Photo: Polygon)

There is a new word every day, which means everyone who plays is trying to solve the same rather than their own unique puzzle, adding an extra level of competitiveness.

Despite being available for almost 200 days, Wordle has been gaining momentum throughout the month of December thanks to the new sharing feature, allowing players to brag about how many tries it has given them. needed to solve a particular puzzle.

Since everyone has the same word to understand, emoji boards are designed not to reveal what it is, but only to show how each player has progressed. The real meaning of the different squares will be explained in a moment.

How to play Wordle?

When you start a Wordle puzzle, you just have to guess what the five letter word might be. After you type one, the game will tell you how close you are to the answer.

If a letter is highlighted in yellow, it means it is included in the word, but is in the wrong position. If the letter is highlighted in green, it is in the correct position. A letter highlighted in gray, however, is not in the word at all.

After this process, you keep guessing until you get the hang of it or run out of tries. For an added challenge, there is a hard mode that requires you to use the cheats you discovered in the following guesses.

The website also keeps track of your stats like how many games you’ve played, your win ratio, and your current and highest winning streaks.

Anyone interested can try the game on this website, with each new puzzle due to be launched at midnight.

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