If you’re looking for the best games that are like Wordle but offer something a little different, you’ve come to the right place.
Wordle has steadily conquered the internet thanks to its simple and challenging gameplay, but that’s not to say the game is flawless.
Among its main problems is that you can only solve one puzzle a day – if you want to try another puzzle, you’ll have to wait for the clock to tick to tomorrow. Also, the game can get a little repetitive; if you’ve figured out the best starting words, you can guarantee a win in four tries.
However, Wordle’s popularity has spawned several clones that offer a similar style of play with unique twists to keep you entertained. To save you the time of digging through the trash, we’ve rounded up the best Wordle-like games for you to try.
If you are looking for a more challenging version of Wordle, Dordle will be the game for you.
It’s exactly the same as Wordle – using the same hint system and giving you a new puzzle for you to try each day – except you’re guessing two five-letter words at the same time.
Every time you make a guess, it is entered simultaneously into two frames, each of which will return clues that link your word to the respective hidden solution. You’ll have to carefully consider your words to maximize the hints you get in two Wordles at once.
To help him out a bit, Dordle offers an extra try, increasing his total guess to seven instead of six.
Also, if you want to play more after trying the daily puzzle, there is an option to continue with the ‘Free Dordle’ mode.
It’s time to leave letters behind and try this all-numbers version of Wordle, primel.
Instead of trying to guess a five-letter word, you have to make six guesses to find a secret five-digit prime number. In case you forgot, a prime number is one that can only be divided by one and itself, i.e. 11, 13 and 2,351.
Just like Wordle, you get the same hint system – a gray box means the digit is not in the number, yellow means you have the right digit in the wrong position, and green means you have the right digit in the right place.
Also, just like Wordle again, you can try a new Primel puzzle every day.
If you want to try but are struggling to find a five-digit prime number, remember that they will only end in one, three, seven, or nine.
World tests your geography skills by showing you the outline of a country and asking you to guess which one it is.
If you guess incorrectly, you will be told how far the answer is from the country you just entered and in which direction you will have to travel from your location to reach your destination.
Take note, however, as the distance shown to you is based on the distance between the centers of the country, not between its borders. For example, the distance between the United States and Canada (which share a border) is 2,260 km.
As Wordle, you only have six guesses and a new puzzle is available for you to play each day.
The battle royale trend may have lost some steam, but it managed to claim Wordle with this competitive twist on the puzzle game.
Inside ArgumentPlayers are competing against each other to be the last person standing as they work to solve Wordle-style puzzles – with the same hint structure and the ability to try each word six times before getting a new one.
You start with 100 life and you constantly lose them by guessing incorrectly or when other players get the correct answer. You also lose one life point every second, so you can’t waste time. Fortunately, life can be regained by finding the right word.
It’s the perfect option for anyone looking to exercise their Wordle skills in games of up to 99 players; you can even create a room to play against your friends to find out who really is the best at Wordle.
If your first guess at Wordle is always something rude, then this version of the game is perfect for you.
Just like traditional Wordle, Lewdle asks you to guess a different five-letter word in just six tries a day, but you can only enter words that are in any way vulgar, profane, or obscene.
If you can find the answer but don’t know what it means, the game will link you to the relevant Urban Dictionary entry so you can learn more about this new term that has been added to your vocabulary.
Also, if your catalog of obscene words is quite short, you can optionally play in Covert Mode. This will allow you to guess any word, whether it’s rude or not, so you can make the letters smaller, but the answer will still be something dirty.
Let’s flex those ‘who is this Pokémon?’ skills you spent your childhood developing squirrel.
Each day you have eight guesses to find out who the secret Pokémon is. When you make a guess, you’re told how close you are not based on the spelling of the critter’s name, but how your guess compares to the type, weight, height of the answer, and the generation it was introduced in.
Type hints are presented using the traditional Wordle method; red is wrong, green is completely correct, and yellow means you have the correct type in the wrong place. Each Pokémon has two types, although monotypic creatures have their second type listed as ‘none’.
Generation, height and weight are given as a green box if your guess is the same as the answer in this category, or as up/down arrows to tell you if you need to think bigger Pokemon in later games or smaller ones from the start of the franchise.
You can also play a non-daily version of the game if you want to play a few more rounds, plus you can configure this version to only include the original 151 if you’re an old-school fan.
Do you hate having to spend time thinking and typing five-letter guesses?
Letter will save you time and intelligence by asking you to correctly guess just one letter. There are no clues, just random keyboard typing until you stumble upon the right answer.
You can play Letterle as many times as you like in a day, with each attempt having a randomly selected new letter for you to try to guess.
Have you ever felt like Wordle was playing against you, altering the answer as you guessed it to keep you from finding it? Well if you’re playing Absurd you know the game is doing just that.
When you start playing Absurdle, there is no response. As you make assumptions, Absurdle provides clues so that the set of possible answers is kept as large as possible.
As you continue to make guesses, you will eventually narrow down this list until you finally run out of all remaining options and stumble on the ‘answer’.
If you’re not sure how to start, you can click the ‘Random Guess’ button to enter a random clue to start.
Plus, you can play Absurdle as many times as you like in a single day.