The first published crossword game and puzzle came out in Liverpool and was published by Arthur Wynne, a journalist. This very-first puzzle was out in the year 1913 in New York World, a Sunday newspaper. Crossword and word puzzles have been popular since that day and newspapers across the world carry them. Wordle is similar to the cross-word puzzles and is an online word game.
How Wordle Was Created
The game Wordle was invented by software engineer Josh Wardle (a former executive at Reddit). He initially launched the game (a limited launch) in 2016, and the prototypes were provided to his friends to enjoy and play. He revisited the idea during the Covid-19 pandemic times and then made it public.
However, the game Wordle was sold by Wardle to the New York Times. The game has now also shifted to the website of the newspaper. If you want to play Wordle now, you will be redirected automatically to the NYT page of the website.
Wordle can be played online and is now a viral game. It is being shared on social media and group chats increasingly these days. Contrary to what many may think, Wordle is a simple brain teaser and word game that people enjoy during their commutes or lunch break, among other instances of free time.
How to Play Wordle
The five-letter word game Wordle can be played online on computers, mobiles, and tablets that can access the internet. Like a crossword puzzle, one game of Wordle can be played by each player once a day. A new word gets released every day and players get 6 attempts to find out the word. Players make the guesses and the titles change their colors. It helps people find out what the word can be. The meaning of these colors is important for you to know if you want to play Wordle. If you want some help solving the puzzle, you can use a tool like Wordle word finder.
- Grey: means that the letter is not contained in the word to be guessed.
- Yellow: means that while the letter is in the word, it is being placed in the wrong position.
- Green: means that the letter is in the word and is also placed at the right spot by the player.
Players can play the game on the virtual keyboard. They structure the word in five titles. When they think that they are right, they can hit this submit button. If the word is right along with all the five letters, it will turn green. The player who can guess the word within the provided 6 attempts will win the game.
Players play the game and learn the hints during it. The hints they obtain can be used to create the right word. One can also try to guess the word in one, two, or three attempts.
All the players who visit the website for playing Wordle play the same puzzle exactly. Therefore, you can also know the word from a friend or acquaintance. If you have unsuccessfully/successfully completed the puzzle, you can also share your journey on Wordle for the particular day. For instance, you can tweet your journey. However, no words or letters will be displayed in the tweet. People can only see the grey, yellow, and green boxes that you score in the end.
If the player keeps winning for 2 days consecutively, he/she is on a winning streak. The winning streak continues until the player fails to guess a word any day.
Who Can Play Wordle
There are no age restrictions or any membership fee for playing the world game Wordle. However, it appears that children about the age of 6 years and adults can play the game in their free time. It seems more suitable for those who are above 6 years of age. Apart from common people, celebrities also enjoy the game and have publicly shared their positive opinion regarding it. For instance, Richard Osman, the host of “Pointless”, and Mr. Walker (presenter at BBC Breakfast show) have been fans of the game and have praised it as well on social networking websites.
Wordle is a viral game of the year 2022. More than 300,000 people are playing the game. Globally more than 2 million people are enjoying this puzzle game online. It is being enjoyed by students, office goers, housewives, and people from all genders, ethnicities, ages, and workgroups. You can also easily access the game on the web page and have your winning streak. The game is available for free on New York Times Publication website as well and you do not have to pay any fee for playing it online.
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