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A browser-based game called Wordle has gone viral around the globe, and we just can’t get enough of it!


Global (31 December 2021) – If you’ve been on social media over the holiday season, you may have noticed people posting a bunch of differently coloured squares with the word – Wordle – in the post.

Colours, squares, Wordle, what exactly is going on?

Well, the concept is simple… Wordle is a browser-based word game. It gives you six potential guesses to unmask one five-letter word. A green square says right letter in the right place. Yellow means a right letter in the wrong place, while grey tells you what letters to ignore.

The catch? You only get those six guesses and can only play once a day. You also don’t get any clues as to what the word begins with, so that first word is totally luck of the draw!

The game, created by Josh Wardle, a Reddit engineer, was launched in October and has taken social media by storm. Wordle got a mention in The New York Times in November but really got traction over December, and now, hundreds and thousands of social media users have been posting their results daily while not giving away any clues.

In a Reddit post, Wardle said he wanted Wordle to feel like a croissant, a “delightful snack” that is enjoyed occasionally. This is explicitly why there’s only one puzzle per day. “Enjoyed too often,” he explained, “and they lose their charm.”

Here are my results for my day 3. Yup, three days in, and I am loving the little delightful daily word croissant.

If you want to join the Wordle revolution, click here.

Sources: Wordle | Reddit 
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