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What is wordle today all about this popular game

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Hello friends! we will talk about the popular game Wordle today. This game is one of the most popular games and it is played across the world. It is the simple word hint game in which you have to guess the five letter word in just 6 attempts. It is a digital game developed by Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle. Every player gets 6 attempts in guessing the 5 letter wordle.

While playing the game you can get the feedback in the form of coloured tiles that indicates which letter perfectly fits in the tile and is the correct position. 

The mechanics and tactics of the game are similar to the game invented in 1955, the Jotto. Which was also played in the popular tv reality show named Lingo. This game is played on a daily basis and it is played around the wordle and every day a new wordle hint is placed on all the channels of the game and people have to give their opinion about the words that come in their mind. So let’s first of all know what is the wordle today game all about?

What is the wordle game all about? 

Everyday a hint is provided on the portal and the player has to guess that word within just six tries. After every guess each letter is marked in different colour tiles like yellow, green or grey. Let’s know what does the different colour tile describe 

  • Yellow: This colour indicates that the character is in the word but not at the right position.
  • Green: This colour indicates that it is the right character and in the right position.
  • Gray: This colour indicated that the characters are not at all related.

Multiple letters in the game will also appear if the character appears two times in the word like robot. There is also a hard mode on the game where players get minimal chances of guessing the word. The daily word is the same for all the game modes in normal and hard both. For colour blind accessibility the game also has a dark mode and contrast mode too. 

Conceptually and technically the game is similar to the 1955 game played with a pen named Jotto. We can also say that wordle today is a digital version of the offline game Jotto. There are around 2309 five letter words in the game. 

wordle hint

History 

The game was developed by Wardle in 2013 and it was inspired by the colour-matching game mastermind. In the initial stage players were allowed to play puzzles consecutively and the wordlist was unfiltered. In the first instance the game used 1300 possible five letter words in the english language. Nut after finding out that his partner Palak shah had difficulty in guessing all the words and making haphazard decisions like the earlier game mastermind. So Wardle used his partner Palak shah as the filter and reduced the wordlist to just 2000. Currently there are 2309 five letter words in the wordle hint game. 

In the meantime, Wardle was working in Reddit and developed two new games named the button and place. When the horrific Covid-19 occurred and took away many of the lives we were all caged in one home. People started to think of ways to kill time in those days like some started making Dalgona Coffee, some started doing Yoga focusing more on their health. While at that time Wardle perfectly remembered his game and contacted with the daily crossword puzzle and the New York times spelling bee. At that time wardle was inspired by the two elements of the spelling bee for enhancing the prototype more he named the game wordle today that indicated as a pun to his surname.

Rising popularity   

The game was shared first in the relatives of the Wardle and soon the game became an obsession for them. In the next few months his relatives shared the game’s website with their acquaintances and that led to the virality of the game and by mid-october 2021 the game had gained enough popularity. In one case the Wardle finds out that a group of people in New Zealand, had created a emojis style display which they used to share with friends on a daily basis. That inspired Wrdle to add the feature of daily word guessing in the game and from then onwards everyday there is a word of the day which you have to guess throughout that day. 

The Wardle has more to than just a game, it’s the networking that we do along with playing the game. On January 2, 2022 around 3,00,000 people played Wardle on a daily basis. That’s huge!. These numbers are really huge as compared to just 90 on 1st November 2021. The game also gained popularity with the sharing of news portals like The India express and CNET by daily sharing the word of the day.

Acquisition by New York times

On January 31st 2022 the game was acquired by The New York Times company, a parent company of The New York Times, with an undisclosed 7 figure amount. According to Wardle the recent attention that Wardle and his partner has got has really made them uncomfortable and he also states that he further does not have the courage to deal with the clones of the game. The New York Times continued the mobile application and launched a daily word action in their newspaper in the column of spelling bee.

Languages

Soon after the game gained popularity the game was also available in dozens of languages and had many similar versions like the Wordle hint game. The list of languages that Wardle is available right now are as follows:

  • Welsh
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Occitan
  • Catalan
  • Basque
  • Slovenian
  • Scots (Shetland)
  • Irish
  • Esperanto
  • German
  • Gitxsan
  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • French
  • Turkish
  • Saanich
  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • Ukrainian
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Bengali
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Malaysian
  • Filipino
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian
  • Danish
  • Finnish
  • Icelandic
  • Romanian
  • Polish
  • Belarusian
  • Czech
  • Croatian
  • Serbian
  • Bulgarian
  • Armenian and Western Armenian
  • Yiddish
  • Hebrew
  • Hawaiian
  • Japanese
  • Urdu
  • Kashmiri
  • Uzbek
  • Old Norse
  • Cypriot
  • Iñupiaq
  • Galician

The New York Times has partnered with the board game giant Hasbro and developed a party version of the game which you can play as a board game at your home with your friends and family. The wordle today has two and four players; each player has to guess one word. The game was released in the market in October 2022

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