You don’t need us to tell you that. wordle is quite popular – but some people want more than just a single game a day. If that’s you, then Wordle Unlimited is the new bookmark you’ll want in your expanding list of best wordle spinoffs.
The premise is as simple as you might think: when you finish a game (because you became a ninja in how to earn wordle everyday), a simple press of ‘Enter’ will start a new one, and you can spend your train ride, boring dinner, or bathroom trip to avoid work gloriously swimming in millions of Wordle words.
However, unlike the Wordle ‘default’ owned by Now-NY-Times, – and given the similarity in the UI and usage of the Wordle name, we’d be surprised if there isn’t a highlight on it now – there are a lot of customization features that users might like Wordle Unlimited.
For example, you can set your own word length to between 4-11 letters or move the ‘Enter’ key position so you don’t accidentally enter a letter when you didn’t mean to.
One of the main problems with an endless version of Wordle is that you don’t have the community spirit that comes with everyone in the world being challenged with the same word every day.
Wordle Unlimited addresses (and, in our opinion, improves on) this problem: you can start a Wardle, where you challenge your friends to play the same Wordle. That way, you still get that sense of community from all the people closest to you, all trying to get Wordle daily.
Better yet – for those of you who want to be a little meaner, you can set the word for your circle so everyone has a chance, so the war can be truly personal.
It’ll be interesting if Wordle Unlimited is around much longer – it was brought to life in January, but since it’s using the Wordle name and a very similar user interface, we can see the NY Times legal team taking a look.
How to ‘install’ Wordle Unlimited on your iPhone
One of the useful features of Safari on iPhone is the ability to define a website as a pseudo-application. It’s not something you get from the App Store, but if you browse to the Wordle Unlimited website in Safari, check the ‘Share’ icon (a box with an arrow pointing up) and click the ‘Add to Home Screen’ option.
Clicking the Wordle Unlimited icon on your phone will take you to a website without the URL bar and you can focus on your game. It is basically similar to a very stripped down app.
If you’re not sure this Unlimited version is for you – and to be honest, we’re with you, as the game’s simplicity is what convinced us – then you can just save Wordle game now and play in offline mode for years to comeas it could get behind a paywall at some point and join the rest of the NY Times games.