Obsessed with WORDLE? So are we, obviously, but you know us and puzzles. The clever game, was designed purely as a gift for the creator's partner, and it plays like a cross between Mastermind and Hangman (not to mention the old game show LINGO that this author allllmost app eared on). It combines these two classics into an addictive, simple daily challenge. There are a few things that have contributed to its wild success.
And yet, we're certain that if you're playing once a day, there's a part of you that would love to play, oh, just a few more games, at least while you finish your breakfast and before you check your email, right? We've put together a few options that will scratch that itch till the next Wordle rolls out.
QUEERDLE is a self-described Yassification of Wordle. The rules are the same, but the answers always have an LGBTQ twist to them, and... devilishly, words can be anywhere from four to eight letters. Eight! Your trusty STARE won't help you now.
If you prefer sticking to four-letter words, then we suggest SWEARDLE, which as you may have guessed from its name, is serious about the four-letter word part. Guess whatever you want, but the answer will always be profane.
DORDLE is doubly diabolical. It's structured like Wordle, but you're trying to guess two words simultaneously. You only get seven guesses, and yes, it's as tricky as it sounds!
If you like guessing words but want to mix up the rules a bit, GUESS MY WORD is a unique challenge. The rules are simple. Guess a word, and the game tells you whether it appears alphabetically before or after the keyword. You keep guessing as you narrow it down, until you know it's somewhere between, say BAMBINO and BANISTER and the answer is on the tip of your tongue.
Or perhaps you'd prefer to add some history to your puzzling, in which case we highly recommend the WIKI HISTORY GAME. When prompted, just drag the suggested prompt to a timeline, and the longer you place items in the right order, the longer you play. Prompts are as varied as "Sistine Chapel Completed" to "Randy Jackson Born," and they're not always so easy to put in order.
Of course, if all those puzzles still don't satisfy your itch, you can always turn to the good folks at DFW Scavenger Hunt to create a game for you. Play in person or remotely, solving puzzles and riddles of all sorts. And you'll still see plenty of green squares... we just call them parks. Book a hunt today!