March 2, 2022
Erin Fay

The Game Everyone Is Playing Right Now

The game taking social media by storm is called “Wordle”. It’s composed of blocks colored yellow, green and grey. The way it works is there is a secret word, and you are trying to figure out what it is. Sounds easy right? The catch is that you only have six tries and once you use them all, you can't play again until the next day when there is a new “Wordle”.

Wordle was created by a New York City software engineer named Josh Wardle. He created the game for his partner Palak Shah who loves word games. He passed it around to his family for a few months and it became a big hit! Wadle then decided to share it with the world in October of 2021. It was a slow start with only 90 people playing but by January 2022 there were more than 300,000 people playing. People got frustrated only being able to play one round so software engineer, Katherine Peterson, built an unlimited version and released it on Twitter.

No one is sure how it got to be so popular so quickly, but everyone seems to agree that they love playing it. The “Wordle” is the same for everyone playing and you can share your score with everyone who is playing around the world.

How do you play?

The goal of the game is to guess the five-letter mystery word known as the “Wordle” according to Saman Javed of Yahoo News. After you type in each guess, the color of each tile will change. Green means you got the letter correct and it's in the right spot. Yellow means the letter is correct but in the wrong spot in the word. Grey means that letter is not in the word at all.

Some people say the best way to play is by starting with a word that has a mixture of constants and vowels, so you give yourself more options. By your sixth guess, you have to get the correct word by using all the letters you have guessed in round 1–5.

Click here to play! Good luck!

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