There are plenty of puzzle games available, but one in particular has been buzzing in recent months: Wordle. Fromand messages on the multicolored blocks to , you can’t open social media without seeing something about Wordle. The game itself .
Wordle asks players to find a five-letter word in six guesses or less. After each guess, the game displays gray blocks for the wrong letters, yellow blocks for the right letters in the wrong place, and green blocks for the letters in the right place. It’s addictive, but after solving the daily puzzle or using all your guesses, you have to wait until the next day to play again (unless you check out Wordle Archive).
Here are 14 puzzle games to play while waiting for the next Wordle.
master of words
This Wordle remake gives you six tries to guess a five-letter word, but with a slight tweak. Word Master uses grey, yellow and green blocks in the same way as the original. How is it different from Wordle? Word Master offers unlimited games so you don’t have to wait 24 hours.
You can play Word Master on any web browser.
Hello Wordl – another remake of Wordle – gives you six tries to guess a word and uses the same colored blocks to track your progress. In addition to unlimited games, Hello Wordl also lets you change the number of letters in the word you guess. Guess a four-letter word or use the in-game slider to go up to an 11-letter word. However, you always have six chances to guess, regardless of the length of a word.
You can play Hello Wordl on any web browser.
Before playing bindings are not included. Like Wordle, you get six tries to guess a five-letter word; gray, yellow and green blocks are used the same way; and there is only one puzzle per day. Go ahead and let the bad words flow!, the game’s content notice reads, “Lewdle is a game about rude words. If you’re likely to be offended by the use of profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity, go play Wordle instead!” Translation: It’s Wordle, but with big words. The words range from sweet – like poo – to words that would make a sailor blush. However, despite the many bad words the game draws from,
You can play Lewdle on any web browser.
Absurdle presents itself as the “contradictory version” of Wordle. While Wordle nudges you in the right direction with every guess, Absurdle “actively tries to avoid giving you the answer,” according to the game’s website. Absurdle doesn’t choose a word at the start of the game for the player to guess. . Instead, it uses player guesses to whittle down its word list in an effort to make the game last as long as possible. The last word might not even include a yellow letter from any of your previous guesses either. You can guess as many times as you want, which is helpful, and the best score you can get is four guesses. Enjoy!
You can play Absurdle on any web browser.
Sure, Wordle is fun, but what if there was a crossword element? Enter Crosswordle. In this Wordle-inspired game, you must find two words of varying lengths that intersect like a crossword puzzle. The gray, yellow and green color blocks are the same, and there is one puzzle per day. However, it seems that you can guess as many times as you want until you either figure out the words or give up. Unlike other Wordle-based games, Crosswordle lets you create your own custom crossword puzzle to share with your friends. Here is one that I made. If Crosswordle wasn’t hard enough, the Settings page shows that the developers are working on a hard mode.
You can play Crosswordle on any web browser.
The Lord of the Rings
is for the Tolkien fan who wants to have fun with Wordle. The gray, yellow, and green blocks are there, and players have six tries to guess a five-letter word from the main Lord of the Rings text. Possible guesses include places like Rohan, well-known characters like Frodo and Smaug, and lesser-known characters like Turin, Hurin, and Idril. There is only one puzzle per day, but you can play this puzzle multiple times in the same day if you wish.
You can play Lord of the Rings on any web browser.
If you’re more into numbers, Primel is for you. In this game, you get six tries to guess a five-digit prime number. The grey, yellow and green colored blocks are back and you only get one puzzle per day. What makes this game even more frustrating is that the game only accepts prime numbers as guesses, so that alone is difficult. Add the Wordle aspect and you’re sure to be scratching your head.
You can play Primel on any web browser.
is another option for people who like numbers more. This time you have to guess the mathematical equation and the solution. You have six chances to guess the equation and the solution, and the equation must also be mathematically valid, so remember PEMDAS. After each guess, the numbers or symbols that are in the correct place will be green; numbers or symbols in the wrong place in the equation will be purple; numbers or symbols that are not in the equation will be black. After completing a puzzle, you must wait eight hours before the next one. Here’s a hint: The “=” sign is still in the puzzle. You can thank us later.
You can play Nerdle on any web browser.
Don’t like words or numbers? To givea shot. This geography-based Wordle spin-off gives you six tries to guess which country or territory is displayed. Instead of gray, yellow, and green blocks marking letters or numbers after each guess, you see the distance, direction, and close percentage, like a game of hot and cold. For example, if you guess Chile, Worldle might show you 13,557 kilometers and an arrow pointing northeast with 32%. This means that the correct country or territory is 13,557 km northeast of Chile and there is a proximity rate of 32%. Translation: You are cold. There is only one puzzle per day, and there are options to make the game more difficult by not showing the country or rotating the displayed country randomly.
You can play Worldle on any web browser.
Words between friends
What kind of pun list would it be without this classic? Words With Friends plays like a virtual Scrabble game and is still popular over a decade after its initial launch. You and your opponent, another person or the computer, get letters and make words on the board for points and whoever has the most points at the end wins.
You can download Words With Friends from Apple App Store, Google Play Store or play it in any web browser.
Word Forward is like Boggle but with power-ups and tools to help you out. You play on a five by five letter board and try to make words with those letters. When you compose a word, the letters used disappear. You continue until you clear the array. If you get stuck, you can use your power-ups and tools to eliminate certain letters or shuffle the board to replace letters with new ones.
You can purchase Word Forward from the App Store, Play Store, Nintendo Game Store for Nintendo Switch, or on Steam.
Wordscapes is a mix between Boggle and a crossword game. You are given a bank of letters at the bottom of your screen and there is a crossword puzzle at the top. You make words with the letters from your bank and fill in the crosswords with them. Once you complete the puzzle, you are rewarded with a beautiful landscape image.
You can download Wordscapes from App Store or Play Store.
Kitty Letter is a word game from the creators of The Oatmeal and. In the game, you decipher letters to form words which then turn into armies of cats. What do cats do? They attack the player or computer you are playing against and defend your home. It’s an absurd tower defense game where your words create legions of cats ready to fight on your behalf.
You can download Kitty Letter from the App Store or Play Store.
In SpellTower, letters rise from the bottom of the screen and you have to put words together as quickly as possible. Every word you make eliminates the used letters, and if a letter reaches the top of your screen, the game ends. It’s like Tetris in that regard. There are also 10 other game modes, including search mode, where you try to find the longest word using specific letters.
You can download SpellTower from the App Store or Play Store. You can also get it on Apple Arcade – there’s abut you will get this game and other games without ads and with in-app purchases already unlocked.
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