Are the green and yellow tiles blowing up your news feed? it’s Wortle, a legitimate new, no-frills word game that’s sweeping the nation.
The deceptively simple game has catapulted itself into the internet’s newest obsession. From 90 daily players in November 2021 to 300,000 at the beginning of January, to around 2 million last weekend, loudly The guard, Wordle enchanted the world.
Wordle was created by software engineer Josh Wardle – yes, even the title is a pun – for his partner who enjoys playing word games while curled up on the couch. Eventually he made the project public and it exploded.
“It’s something that encourages you to spend three minutes a day,” he said Die New York Times. “He doesn’t want any more of your time than that.
How to play Wordle:
You start by choosing a five letter word and typing it in the grid. A wrong letter will be highlighted in gray, a correct letter will be highlighted in yellow, and when the letter is in the right place it will be highlighted in green. You have six tries to guess the word. The fewer attempts the better!
The game is a combination of intelligence and sheer luck. Wardle created a way for players to copy and paste their colored squares without revealing the word on Twitter, where thousands of people share their results every day.
It is rightly part of the everyday life of many people. Wordle publishes a new game every 24 hours – the disadvantage that you can only play once a day – on its website. The bright side? No pop-up ads, no registration required, and nothing to pay for.
As with anything intruding on the world, social media users have flooded the internet with hilarious memes to celebrate their obsession with the game.
“The tip of solving #Wordle in half followed by the end of not achieving anything in life is really important,” tweeted one obsessed fan.
“When you’re only 18 minutes from the next #wordle,” added another follower.
Then, of course, every now and then there is a Scooge who is tired of seeing everyone’s posts about it.
But what are you waiting for Go play, but we warned you: it’s addicting!