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Author Topic: Wordle: simple web word game  (Read 889 times)

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Wordle: simple web word game
« on: November 18, 2021, 01:26 AM »
Been enjoying this:

https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

There is only one new word each day, so you can't keep playing it.  Simple fun little brain puzzle word game you play in your web browser:
Screenshot - 11_18_2021 , 1_25_52 AM.png

« Last Edit: November 24, 2021, 09:58 PM by mouser »

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2021, 02:03 AM »
Nice find Mouser, you are a hero got the word in five goes make you think a little. won't say what the word was it would spoil it for others
Often the most convincing people are those who have lost the plot so much they don't recognize the difference between fact and fantasy

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2021, 08:43 AM »
I had way too much fun with this, even though I failed. 10/10 will try again. A shame they only give 1 word a day, I think 2-3 would have been better and still kept the whole thing fun.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2021, 09:26 AM »
I got to the 5th try and decided to cheat and used my program called Ballistic to give me a list of words that would fit the spot....
hee hee

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2021, 12:50 PM »
There is an advanced mode in options that requires each guess be consistent with the previous clues.. i think it makes it more interesting and challenging.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2021, 02:01 PM »
My strategy (by the end) was to guess words I knew were wrong, but used letters I hadn't yet tried. Then I used the clues given to piece together the solution.

I definitely would have failed if I had to use the given clues in subsequent guesses. And in my opinion, only being able to make 6 guesses and play once every 24 hours, I think that's too difficult of a restriction while keeping things fun. It would just make me feel frustrated.

But I am curious. Is it the same word for everyone every day? Those who have played it today, check the spoiler below to see how I did, and tell me if you got the same word:

SPOILER: Today's Solution
Wordle 2021-11-18.png


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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2021, 02:10 PM »
yep, same word for everyone. i take it that and the fact there is only one per day is part of the charm.
it's a neat little unintuitive lesson for game developers.  here's a simple way to have a kind of shared experience among all players.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2021, 06:07 PM »
Nice find Mouser, you are a hero got the word in five goes make you think a little. won't say what the word was it would spoil it for others
Heron was the word
Often the most convincing people are those who have lost the plot so much they don't recognize the difference between fact and fantasy

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2021, 06:18 AM »
I've been having a blast playing this every day and talking with a friend about strategies for purposefully trying to lose in hard mode.
"Hard Mode" may make it harder to think of words to guess, but it seems to us that it *mostly* makes it hard to lose since being restricted to previous clue consistency quickly narrows down word possibilities.  But it is still possible to lose with some creative use of double letters, etc.  One thing to consider when trying to lose is that hard mode says it restricts guesses to be consistent with clues, but it will actually let in some guesses that are inconsistent -- for example when you use a letter twice and you get the location right and then for the second use you get a "not in the word", you shouldnt be able to guess a word with that letter doubled up any more, but the game won't stop you from doing that repeatedly.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2021, 06:31 AM »
It told me I was a genius today. Heheh.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2021, 05:39 PM »
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Stop while I'm ahead  :P

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2021, 11:53 AM »
It definitely gets worse...

wordle.jpg

Almost didn't make todays... from guess 3 I had four out of 5 correct. I just flailed at that first letter...

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2021, 03:12 PM »
Hey all, I'm the creator of Wordle.

Glad to hear you all are enjoying it! Someone posted it to Reddit last week and I responded there sharing some of my thoughts around decisions I made when making the game: https://www.reddit.c...y_word_guessing_game

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2021, 09:51 PM »
Awesome! Nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by.  We're loving wordle and I'm very curious to read more about your design thoughts on it.. Heading over to read now.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2021, 03:18 PM »
anyone get todays word?  I've got the last 4 letters but none of the remaining combinations are actually words...

EDIT: worked it out
Spoiler
I hadn't realized I could use letters twice

« Last Edit: November 25, 2021, 04:24 PM by Target »

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2021, 04:32 PM »
Interesting, obviously not the same word for everyone since the word I just got doesn't have repeated letters.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2021, 04:39 PM »
Interesting, obviously not the same word for everyone since the word I just got doesn't have repeated letters.
Same here (new word due here in twenty minutes or so).

Got today's word relatively quickly fwiw which consoled me after not getting the previous one at all.
Tom

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2021, 08:02 PM »
Interesting, obviously not the same word for everyone since the word I just got doesn't have repeated letters.
That's what I was thinking.