Why Wordle is America’s New Favorite Game

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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.