Why Wordle is America’s New Favorite Game


Courtesy of theguardian.com

Shelby Summerhays, Style and Trends Editor

Wordle is an online game that has become the latest trend.  Wordle gives players six chances to accurately guess a five-letter word.  Even though it sounds simple, at times it can be very challenging.  

“I have not ever played Wordle before, but believe I would enjoy it” stated Emily Leach, Sophomore.

Players are given hints while they play.  The game´s tiles will change color as you play.  If a tile is yellow this means that the player has chosen a letter apart from the word, however it is in the wrong place.  A green tile means the right letter has been guessed and it is in the correct position.  A gray tile means the letter is not a part of the word at all.  

“Sometimes Wordle’s can be really hard to figure out.  But, other times I can solve the Wordle really quickly” stated Chris Apablaza, Sophomore.

Every single player is given the same exact word each day.  Once a player has used each of their six tries they can post their results on social media.  The game can only be played once a day, so it is guaranteed users will not become addicted.  

The Wordle website consists of only a keyboard and the 30 tiles required to play the game, with a help button.  Additionally, Wordle is free so it is accessible to anyone. Approximately, 3 million people play Wordle each day.