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Merriam-Webster just bought a Wordle competitor (and it's hard!)

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Back in 2021, the world was rocked by the sensation known as Wordle. Since then, the game has spawned a lot of competition. Even now, in 2023, companies are trying to steal the popular word game’s thunder. According to BBC, Merriam-Webster just bought a Wordle competitor called Quordle, and hard (4x as hard…).

While Wordle didn’t invent this style of word-based gameplay, it certainly popularized it. It did such a great job that it spawned some competition. A company released a game that’s basically Wordle for music. You’ll hear 1-second snips of music, and you’ll need to guess the song based on them. It’s called Heardle, and it was bought by Spotify.

Not only that but, a clever developer was able to port Wordle onto the Game boy system. They were able to get it working on an authentic Game boy and on an emulator.

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If that’s not enough, Wordle was also released as a physical board game. It’s a competitive game that you can play with up to four players. You can get the game for about $16 on Amazon.

Merriam-Webster bought Quordle, it’s a Wordle competitor that’s hard

Back on the subject of Wordle competitors, Merriam-Webster just bought Qurodle. This is a game that uses Wordle’s gameplay exactly. Your job is to guess a mystery word. You’ll have a limited number of guesses, and you’ll need to use your deduction skills to guess the word.

What makes Quordle different is that you won’t be guessing one word; you’re guessing four! When you start off, you’ll see a 2×2 grid of gameboards that you’ll need to solve. You’ll play the Quordle the same way you would play Wordle. You’ll type in a word and use the color of the resulting letters to know if you placed the right letters in the right spots.

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Quordle gameplay
These screenshots show gameplay from a practice round, not a daily

You have nine attempts to guess all four words. Fortunately, all four of the gameboards are affected when you type in a word. This means that if a letter is eliminated, that means that that letter isn’t used for either of the words. That saves you a lot of trouble.

You can play the game here. Just like wordle, you’ll have daily words, (four daily words in Quordles’s case), but you can also practice.