The popular word game NYT Wordle was influenced by the matching game Mastermind. Josh Wardle, a Welsh software developer who works for The New York Times,...
The popular word game NYT Wordle was influenced by the matching game Mastermind. Josh Wardle, a Welsh software developer who works for The New York Times, designed and built it.
Find the hidden word in the daily NYT WORDLE puzzle. It is both simples to understand and difficult. You can create as many words as you like using all the letters, even if it's not quite that easy.
Players must properly guess a five-letter word in six tries to win the game. Following each guess, a letter is given one of three colors—green, yellow, or gray. Gray indicates that the letter is entirely missing from the response, whereas yellow and gray indicate that it is there but not in the proper location. Only if the same letter also appears more than once in the answer will multiple instances of a letter in a guess, such as the "o"s in "robot," be highlighted in green or yellow. Excessive letter repetitions will be highlighted in gray if not. Players must accurately identify the letters that are highlighted in green and yellow in order to play the game on "hard mode." Everyone speaks in the same everyday vocabulary. If not, overly repeated letters will be highlighted in gray. To play the game in "hard mode," players must correctly identify the letters that are highlighted in green and yellow. Everyone uses the same common terminology when speaking.
To guess a 5-letter target word, you get six chances. The letters illuminate in a variety of hues as hints after each guess.