Written by Zoe Jensen
We know you all are looking for fun ways to keep your brain active and to explore your love of language so we have compiled a short list of some games you will want to check out. Wordle took the world by storm earlier this year so it is almost guaranteed that you have heard of it and likely have been bullied into giving it a go. But for those of you who haven’t here’s the gist— put your thinking cap on as you try to figure out the daily 5 letter word in 6 guesses. Luckily correct letters are highlighted and wrong letters are discarded as you go along to aid in your thinking. Check out Wordle on the New York Times website.
But, since many of you have played Wordle to death and are now looking for something new and exciting, here are some different versions to keep your mind engaged and interested!
For those of you looking for an extra challenge there are more extreme versions:
With Dordle you complete 2 Wordles at the same time with 7 guesses.
Quordle has you solve 4 Wordles simultaneously, thankfully you get 9 chances!
If even 4 isn’t enough, Octordle has you solve 8 Wordles simultaneously in 13 guesses.
We don’t know who would do this but we had to list it… Sedecordle is 16 Wordles at once in 21 guesses.
Since the game has become so popular there are a number of spin offs for different languages. The following are just a few but look around online if there’s a language missing here.
For those who have knowledge of specific vocabularies:
Bardle has the same rules as classic Wordle but it only includes words used by Shakespeare in his works (Finally your literature class is useful!)
Similar to Bardle, Lordle of the Rings includes words used in JRR Tolkien’s trilogy.
And for your Harry Potter fans there is Wizarding Wordle.
For you Canadians, there is Canuckle in which each word is a “word/place/Canadianism related to Canada in some way."
For the Australians, there is one that caters to your unique slang: Wordawazzle.
If you’re a frequent flyer and are well versed in those 3-letter airport codes you might want to check out Airportle.
Food lovers should check out Foodle.
For the nerdiest of nerds there is Scholardle which is filled with jargon.
Crosswords and more! Added levels to the classic version:
And finally here are a few miscellaneous versions
6 letter Wordle (pretty self explanatory).
Nerdle lets you guess nonsense words.
Qwrtl is wordle but without the letter E (You can also change the length of the words.)
For those who like semantics there is Semantle. Each time you submit a word it’ll tell you how close it is in association to the goal word.
If you want to make a custom wordle for your and your friends, check out Wordle with Friends.
Well here you have Wordle and over 25 different versions to explore as you procrastinate your Uni work in the upcoming weeks. And this is only scratching the surface of the hundreds of different spin offs online (especially for those of you who like maths and geography)!
Did we miss your favourite version? Be sure to leave it in the comments below!