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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Wordle (2021) is a daily puzzle game where you (and anyone else playing that day) try and guess the secret word. You get six guesses that must be real words. Each letter is then coloured to provide clues: green for the right letter in the right place, yellow for the right letter but not in the right position, and grey for letters not used in the word.

The format is near-identical to the long-running Lingo TV show, although takes the play in a communal direction. You can only play once a day, but this means that everyone in the world is trying to guess the same word every day. Once you have succeeded (or failed) you can share your results on social media. Cleverly, this shares a grid of squares that are coloured to show how many letters each of your guesses revealed but not what the word is.

You can play Wordle for free. Because it's played in a web browser you can play on any device. Crazy Games

Our examiner, Rich Adams, first checked Wordle 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 5 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game game with Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need a reasonable command of words and language, but guessing is rewarded with more information. It works well to play in a family, each on their own device.

CostsCosts

You can only play this on older systems (Web Browser) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.

Wordle

Web Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/12/2021

Price: Free

Out Now: Web

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Text

Developer: Power Languish (@PowerLanguish)


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