Everyone is posting it, brands are having fun with it as their marketing strategies too.
If you love social media, then you have probably seen the word ‘Wordle’ accompanied by some green, yellow or black boxes.
What is Wordle?
Wordle is actually a love story, with words being key. According to a piece by The New York Times, Josh Wardle, a software programmer in Brooklyn, knew his girlfriend liked word games, so he made a private guessing game for them. He named it Wordle as a play on his surname.
Wordle is a game that you get to play once a day in which players are asked to predict a five-letter word. After guessing a five-letter word, the game will inform you if any of your letters are placed correctly. You’ve got six chances to get it right or wait until midnight to try again.
Where to find Wordle and how to play it
Because the game is web-based, there is no official app to download. Simply go to www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ to play on a mobile or desktop browser. You have till midnight to guess the word before it resets and a new one appears.
To play, you simply have to make guesses of any five letter word and hit ‘Enter’.
Green letters are in the word and in the correct position, yellow letters are in the word but in a different spot, and gray letters are not in the word of the day. It’s worth noting that a green or yellow letter can occur more than once in a word — for example, if you get one green “e,” there could be another “e” somewhere else in the word — but you won’t know until you play the following word. If you try to enter AEIOU, for example, the game will give you an error notice that says “Not in word list.”
The game allows you to share your results anonymously to avoid giving away the word of the day. I bet this is just the fun bit.
Brands such as Wolverhampton Wanderers and LEGO have used the game in the marketing campaigns.
Josh Wardle says he intends to keep the game as fun, simple and in no way allow ads to it.
PRO TIP: Use a word with many vowels to hack the word of the day. An example, AUDIO, ADIEU.