WHERE do people go when they’ve had their fill of Wordle and need another hit? Express Online readers recently voted, and the results aren’t even close.
Wordle has taken the world by storm since launching less than a year ago. Perfect for when you’ve got a spare five or ten minutes, Wordle tasks players with figuring out a five-letter word in just six guesses. The popularity of Wordle has led to countless clones appearing both online and in the app stores. Some are better than others, with titles like Lewdle, Quordle, Nerdle, and Heardle carving out a decent following. Which Wordle clone is the nation’s favorite? Express Online recently conducted a poll to find out.
In a poll viewed by more than 9,000 readers, Quordle leads the way with an impressive 26% of all the votes.
Quordle is very similar to Wordle; instead of figuring out just one word, you’ll need to figure out four!
With 14% of the votes, the maths-based puzzle game Nerdle is next up, followed closely by Lewdle with 13% of the vote.
Emote earns the next spot with 9% of the votes. Emotle is like Catchphrase meets Wordle, featuring emojis that spell out a famous saying.
Wordle: Susie Dent discusses a popular online word game
If you’ve never played Wordle before, the aim of the game is simple. Using the process of elimination, you need to figure out a five-letter word in six guesses.
After making a guess, the letter tiles will change to one of three colors. Paying attention to the colors of the tiles is key to working out the answer in as few guesses as possible.
If the tile turns grey, the letter does not appear in the word you are guessing. If the tile turns yellow, the letter you thought was in the word is just not in the correct position. If the tile turns green, the letter is in the word and the right place.
Wordle features a hard mode if you want a challenge, which bans players from guessing letters that have already been ruled out. However, it’s risky because if you fail to solve the puzzle, you’ll have to wait until the next day for a new Wordle to be released.