These 4-word puzzle games offer a twist


It seems many of us can’t get enough wordle.

Avid puzzle fans flocked to the website for the daily viral gamelooking for a new riddle to solve.

The game features a five-letter word that players must guess in six attempts. With each guess, the tiles change color. A gray letter means it’s not in the word. A yellow letter appears in the word, but in the wrong place, while green is the correct letter in the correct place.

Wordle gained popularity in part because players shared their results on social media using grids that break down how they solved the puzzle or failed to guess the word correctly.

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There is even a separate Word Archive players can visit if they are new to the game and want to catch up on all the previous puzzles.

But what if you need more Wordle? Here are four games like Wordle, but with a twist.


Want Wordle with a little more intensity? To try Dordlewhich basically gives you double the fun when solving the daily puzzle.

Instead of one, you get two side-by-side puzzles. Every guess applies to both puzzles, but here’s the thing: Each puzzle has a different answer.

Hello Wordl

Hello Wordl features the same rules but with a few key changes. For starters, you can give up early if you’re really confused. You can also play as many times as you want. And if you want a real challenge, you can choose anywhere between four-letter and 11-letter words.

The Lord of the Rings

Just like Wordle, only The Lord of the Rings involves five-letter words, including nouns found in the main text of The Lord of the Rings. Appropriate since Wordle has us craving new puzzles like Gollum.


A work-unsafe version of Wordle, obscene is basically the same concept but using dirty words.

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