It’s been more than a month since Wordle took the world by storm, and still it remains on the Twitter trending page daily. Lately, people have been blaming The New York Times for an increase in the level of difficulty since their recent purchase of the game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from playing!
If you — like many people — can’t get enough of the Wordle, it may excite you to know that you don’t have to! There are plenty of variations out there that are so much fun (and much less frustrating)!
Starting off small, there’s a variation of Wordle where you have to solve for two words at once. Aptly named Dordle, you’re given one extra line for a total of seven guesses, and can keep playing as much as you want!
Once you’re ready to up the ante, it’s time to try out Quordle. As the name suggests, this time you’re guessing four words at once. Don’t let that intimidate you, though — you get nine guesses, and sometimes figuring out one word will help you get another! It’s definitely more respectful to use “adieu” as your first guess here than on Wordle. And, just like Dordle, they have a practice function where you can keep playing as much as you want!
The real challenge is teaching yourself to play Wordle backwards. Eldrow, which is, of course, Wordle spelled backwards, gives you the correct word and the colors of the guess before it, and you have to come up with a word that works. Luckily, there are many answers they’ll accept, as opposed to the single Wordle answer.
Now, if that wasn’t enough for you, you might want to try out Absurdle, a version where it’s actually impossible to guess the correct word in less than four tries. Its whole spiel is that it starts out with a bunch of options for the final word, and based on your guesses, the AI actively tries to keep you from guessing the word. You can find a more detailed explanation of how the AI works against you here.
If, like many college students, you’re trying to learn another language — or perhaps minoring in one — then what better way to practice than with a foreign version of Wordle? The Spanish Wordle is most popular, but there’s also French, Filipino and even American Sign Language, among others.
For anyone who is more of a geography buff than an English wiz, Worldle is the game for you. It shows you the shape of a country for you to identify in six guesses, just like the original Wordle. The hints you are given based on your guesses are the distance between the two countries and the direction the correct country is in from your guess (i.e. northeast). The only downside is that there is only one daily challenge, so you can’t just play unlimited for fun.
A little bonus Wordle with a twist is Lewdle; if you couldn’t figure it out from the name, all of the words (and accepted guesses) are lewd in some way, so you really need to turn on the dirty side of your mind for this one. The limited options make it a bit difficult, too!
Stans everywhere, rejoice — you can prove your loyalty to your favorite star by guessing the Wordle in the fewest amount of tries. Whether it’s the Taylordle (for Taylor Swift), the Wordlerry (for Harry Styles) or the Wordle-BTS, there’s something for everyone. There are probably even more that we haven’t found, so definitely go searching for one of your own!
On the other end of being a fan, there is, of course, a “Star Wars”-themed Wordle — and if that’s not quite your jam, you can try out the “Supernatural” Wordle, Disney’s Mickeydle or even Lordle of the Rings. While the possibilities may not be endless, there sure are a lot of them, so happy playing!
Lastly, did you know you could make your own Wordle? That’s right, you can choose any word (it doesn’t have to be just five letters) and send it to your friends to guess!
If you know of any other fun versions of Wordle, or have an impressive score to brag about, be sure to tag us, @VALLEYmag, on Twitter to show us!