CNET: 21 Word Game Alternatives if You’re Done With Wordle

CNET: 21 Word Game Alternatives if You’re Done With Wordle. “You’ve likely already learned some tips, tricks and lessons from the popular word game, so why not apply your newly honed problem-solving skills to other puzzles, too? After all, Wordle isn’t the only game in town. Here are 23 puzzle games to play while you wait for tomorrow’s Wordle.”

Lifehacker: WeWordle Is the Multiplayer Wordle That Is Currently Stressing Me Out

Lifehacker: WeWordle Is the Multiplayer Wordle That Is Currently Stressing Me Out. “If you’re the competitive type and simply texting your dad and friend group your Wordle score first thing in the morning isn’t doing it for you, you can try the newest iteration in the Wordle copycat universe: WeWordle. WeWordle lets you compete with others online—reminiscent of the olden days of Words with Friends, except with the added stressor of a super short time limit of fifteen seconds per turn.”

LifeSavvy: There’s Now a Wordle Game for Food Lovers

LifeSavvy: There’s Now a Wordle Game for Food Lovers. “By now, you’ve likely played Wordle at least once. The Hangman-esque game took the internet by storm earlier this year, and now there are all kinds of iterations, including one for foodies. Created by Julie Loria, a cookbook author, Phoodle works much like its predecessor. You guess the daily food-related word and get a new one tomorrow.”

Ars Technica: So long Wordle—Knotwords is my new daily word game obsession

Ars Technica: So long Wordle—Knotwords is my new daily word game obsession. “For players ready for a bit more depth in their daily word puzzles, I can’t recommend Knotwords enough. The game combines the jigsaw-like intersecting letter arrangements of a crossword puzzle with the positional logic of a math puzzle like kenken, creating a truly unique and addictive brain teaser. After spending a week tearing through dozens of Knotwords puzzles, I’m pleased to say I’m still eager for more.”

Lifehacker: Squardle Broke My Brain, and Then I Won

Lifehacker: Squardle Broke My Brain, and Then I Won. “Waffle is like a Rubik’s cube. Letters are provided, and your job is to make crafty swaps. It’s elegant, and so simple it doesn’t require a keyboard. If you’d like to get into square Wordles (which I am now sure will have their own variations on variations), Waffle is a good one to start with. And once you’re hooked, I’d like to drag you further into the depths of confusion and despair. Play Squardle with me.”

Comicbook: Scrabble Launches Website With Free Online Play

Comicbook: Scrabble Launches Website With Free Online Play. “To celebrate International Scrabble Day (which celebrates the birthday of Scrabble creator Alfred Mosher Butts), Hasbro has announced that the popular word tile game is launching its very own website, Scrabble.com, that includes a free-to-play online version of the game. Scrabble.com will support both PvP and PvE modes along with ranked competitions. Other features include an official Scrabble word finder and dictionary, a Scrabble blog, and a moderated Scrabble forum.”

CNET: Waffle Is Just Like Wordle but at Least Five Times Better

CNET: Waffle Is Just Like Wordle but at Least Five Times Better. “Everybody was playing Wordle because Wordle gave us 15 minutes in every day to ourselves. Sure, we wanted to beat our mates and show off our Galaxy Brains and, yeah, we wanted to avoid losing our streaks, but it was more than that. It broke up our never-ending doomscrolling with cute little emoji grids for a while there. It ruled! It’s still the best. All hail. I’ll be playing it for the next five years. At least, that’s what I thought. Until I came across Waffle.”

CNET: Antiwordle Turns Wordle Around, Rewards You for Guessing Wrong

CNET: Antiwordle Turns Wordle Around, Rewards You for Guessing Wrong. “Antiwordle sounds mind-boggling until you actually play it. It looks a lot like classic Wordle, the daily word-guessing game that’s swept the internet. But the idea is to not guess the right word so you make as many attempts as possible while avoiding the correct answer. There are rules in place that make the goal challenging.”

Mashable: The 9 best Wordle clones for fans and gamers

Mashable: The 9 best Wordle clones for fans and gamers . “It’s been four months since we first heard the name ‘Wordle’ and, believe it or not, that little game-that-could is still chugging along, picking up new players every day. And when you love something you learn to let it go, or you make a clone of it to satisfy your own niche interests. Check out the most fannish copies of Wordle made to delight Potterheads, Swifties, ARMY, gamers, and more below.”

GameRant: New York Times Shuts Down Wordle Archive

GameRant: New York Times Shuts Down Wordle Archive. “Wordle Archive was a service dedicated to the preservation of previous Wordle answers, allowing fans to dip into the backlog and play older puzzles, dating all the way back to the first one. However, the service has since been shut down at the request of the New York Times, as announced by an update on the application’s webpage.”

Mashable: 14 of the best ‘Wordle’ clones, because one word a day isn’t enough

Mashable: 14 of the best ‘Wordle’ clones, because one word a day isn’t enough. “Our obsession has been endlessly analyzed and dissected. We’ve shared strategies and tips. It has been meme-ed and shared all over Twitter. It was even bought by the New York Times. And of course our insatiable appetite for the simple puzzle game has been the catalyst for multiple Wordle clones. Here’s a roundup of our favorites.”

CNET: Thank you Wordle, it’s been fun

CNET: Thank you Wordle, it’s been fun. “I know many people play Wordle and don’t share their scores at all. I like the sharing because it makes it into a game within a game. One old friend started trying to guess my words by working backwards from my grid pattern. He’s amazingly good at it. The puzzles calm me. They’re a milestone, a marker in what still feels like endless days waiting for my life to feel more on-track. Wordle is a game I’ve been playing on my infinite pandemic commute. My personal waiting game.”

Rock Paper Shotgun: Semantle is hard mode Wordle, powered by a Google neural network

Rock Paper Shotgun: Semantle is hard mode Wordle, powered by a Google neural network. “In many ways, Semantle is hard mode Wordle. Gone is the simplified dictionary and five-letter limit, meaning words can be any type and length, and gone is any indication of correctly guessed letters or positions. Instead, you’ve got two new helpers: the ability to make infinite guesses, and a neural network able to learn word associations telling you how close, conceptually, you are to the correct answer. I’ve yet to find the solution in fewer than 50 guesses.”

Washington Post: Worried Wordle may go behind a paywall? Here are 8 alternatives.

Washington Post: Worried Wordle may go behind a paywall? Here are 8 alternatives.. I recognize the irony of a Washington Post article about paywalls. However this article is overtly non-paywalled, probably because the Washington Post had the same recognition. “I’ve scoured the Internet and crowdsourced friends for free Wordle-inspired adaptations. They range from NSFW options like Lewdle (like, seriously NSFW), to music-inspired alternatives like this Phish-themed version, to just plain silly, like Letterle.”