Best Daily Wordle Game Alternatives to Choose From
Do you find yourself impatiently refreshing Wordle at midnight every night? You’re not alone. Wordle is the guessing game that took the world by storm. So much so that it ended up being purchased by The New York Times.
But because Wordle can only be played once every 24 hours, others have taken it upon themselves to create new variants of the time-killing game. There are now dozens of Wordle alternatives and clones to choose from.
These are the best Wordle games out there.
Love geography? Miss school? In Worldle, instead of guessing words, you’re guessing locations. Once you make a guess, you’re told how far away your guess is from the location and what direction it’s in. You’re also given a percentage number that represents how far off your guess actually was.
If you don’t know your geography very well, don’t worry-as you type, the bar will auto-populate with valid guesses. That makes Worldle a little less stressful than some of the other guess-the-word games.
Worldle Tips and Strategy
Triangulate. Use your first three guesses to narrow down the location. You should be able to figure out what’s close by the position of those three guesses.
Unlike guessing a Wordle word, you pretty much know what all your options are.
To those used to Wordle, Dordle can feel like chaos. In Dordle, you’re actually guessing two words at once.
Like the original Wordle game, the best strategy is to try to get as many hints as possible by trying out words with completely different letters. But again, you’re doing two games at once. So while you’re moving toward one word, you might be moving further away from the other.
Once you’ve found one Dordle answer, you’re able to "lock" that word in and start working exclusively on the other word.
Dordle Tips and Strategy
Like Wordle, try to test out different letters before you commit to an angle.
Remember that one of your guesses will be tied up in guessing the first word, so if you get down to your last two guesses and you haven't figured anything out, you need to get serious.
Now, this is something you'd expect to see in the New York Times. Crosswordle works similar to Wordle except it’s two intersecting words that you need to guess.
So Crosswordle is a little like Dwordle if the two words were connected, but the difference is the words that intersect are different lengths and you’re guessing both of them together.
If you love Wordle and you love Crosswords, give this one a try.
Crosswordle Tips and Strategies
Once you’ve figured out what the "crossbar" letter is, everything should get pretty easy. Focus on trying to narrow that one down while you guess.
Keep in mind that like a crossword, these words are going to be related to each other — like "kettle" and "tea."
Was Dordle not enough for you? Enter Quordle, which gives you a total of four words over nine tries. Like Dordle and Wordle, there’s a daily answer. The game plays the same, there’s just, well, more of it. And that introduces a pretty significant challenge.
Wordle players will need to extract information from each guess and then use that information to lock words one at a time. Since each word is different, four of your nine guesses are going to have to be right on the money.
Quordle Tips and Strategy
Always try to guess words as soon as you can. Four of your guesses are going to have to be a completed word.
As with the original Wordle puzzle, don't get tripped up by a double letter. And remember that "S" is never going to be the last letter.
Semantle is a unique Wordle-inspired daily puzzle game based on (you guessed it) semantics. You’re still guessing a word in Semantle, but you’re trying to guess it based on how similar your previous guesses have been.
So if you guess "bad" and you get a 29.72 percent hit, you know that you’re getting closer to a word that is similar to "bad." You'll get infinite subsequent guesses to narrow it down, but the correct answer can prove elusive.
Semantle Tips and Strategies
Know that Semantle takes its words from journalistic papers, so the associations that it draws between words are going to be journalistic ones.
Consider this when you’re making your guesses.
With Octordle, we may have gone too far. Octordle ups the ante once again. This time you have eight words and 13 tries.
In Octordle, you have an entire screen that’s filled with words that you’re trying to guess, and eight of those guesses are going to need to be valid words.
Octordle Tips and Strategies
This isn’t as hard as it might seem. Because you have so many guesses, you should really be narrowing things down by the end of the game.
And if nothing else, you’ll be able to guess some of the words.
Here’s one for all the math majors. Nerdle is a mathematics version of Wordle, with a twist.
Not only do you need to figure out a specific calculation in Nerdle, but the calculation has to be appropriately balanced.
Nerdle Tips and Strategies
More than any other game, this depends on how you get started. Try to use all the numbers and symbols you possibly can in your first few guesses, because this will determine how much information you have.
It continues. Sedecordle asks you to guess 16 words in 21 tries. So that’s 16 guesses out of 21 that will need to be accurate.
But you might have noticed a trend here. These aren’t necessarily more challenging, though they are lengthier and more engaging.
When you get more attempts, you can also try more things.
Sedecordle Tips and Strategies
As with Wordle and other variants, it’s really about your first guesses. Try to cover as much land as possible with your guesses, while making an educated guess when you feel that you can.
Remember that most variants of Wordle (and Wordle itself) will never have an "S" as the last letter.
Maybe you just need a win. Letterle challenges you to guess a single letter in, well, as many guesses as you want.
Eventually, you’ll guess the letter. You don’t get any hints or anything. You just need to keep guessing.
Letterle Tips and Strategies
Try your best to guess correctly as quickly as possible. And, we suppose, don't guess the wrong ones.
Maybe sometimes you just want to lose. Absurdle is an adversarial version of Wordle in which the secret word keeps changing.
It still has to conform to your previous clues, but it’s going to continuously change to make it harder to pin down until you have only one option.
Absurdle Tips and Strategies
While it may seem hard, it’s not objectively harder than Wordle from a certain standpoint.
Just know that you need to coax it into a situation where the next word has no choice but to be accurate.
Star Wars fans might love this fan-made Star Wars-themed Swordle. It’s just like Wordle, but all the words relate to "Star Wars."
And that means that a lot of the words in here are going to be from, well, a science-fiction language.
Swordle Tips and Stratagies
You might think Swordle would be easier but it’s actually much, much harder because the words that you’re using aren’t real words from a dictionary.
Brush up on your "Star Wars" lore if you want to have any hope of winning at this game.
Other Wordle games increase the difficulty rating by adding words. But Hello Wordl is a unique remake of the game that also lets you change the number of letters that you need to guess.
That alone makes it a lot more challenging.
Hello Wordl Tips and Strategies
It may not be possible to guess some of the harder difficulties, because your guesses don’t go up as the number of letters you need to guess go up.
But it’s still a fun challenge for when Wordle itself seems too simple.
Don't forget to post your most impressive wins on social media.
A variant on Nerdle, Mathler asks you to come up with an equation that reaches a specific value: 26. But you also don’t get quite as many guesses.
Mathler shouldn’t be too difficult as long as you remember your order of operations.
Mathler Tips and Strategies
Always try to include as many operators (/, *, +, -) as possible in your initial guess, because that’ll tell you which operations are being done.
After that, you just need to work backward from 26.
Squirdle is thinking of a Pokemon. Which one is it? If you're into Pokemon, you know that each Pokemon has characteristics.
In Squirdle, you name a Pokemon. Then, Squirdle tells you which of that Pokemon's characteristics match up with the Pokemon that it's thinking of.
With hundreds upon hundreds of Pokemon out there (including evolutions), this can be a huge challenge.
Squirdle Tips and Strategies
It's not quite as hard as it might seem. For things like height, weight, and generation, Squirdle will tell you if you need to move up or down. And when you start typing a Pokemon name in, you'll be able to see all the options.
Still, it's no walk in the park unless you're a true Pokemon fan.
Alright, if you aren't from New York, this is going to be intense. Subwaydle is a Wordle-like game where you need to figure out how to get from point A to point B in the New York Subway system.
Subwaydle Tips and Tricks
While this may seem like a nightmare for you, it's daily life and daily transit for others.
There's not much you can do about this one except get accustomed to New York public transit.