I spend a fair bit of time guessing a word and wondering if I have short term memory loss or a mild touch of aphasia. Now I can make a game of guessing, with Wordle. If I keep sharpening my vocabulary skills it will take just that little bit longer for me to slide down the slippery slope into senility. Fight it off, I say. If old age is catching up, walk a bit faster!
Wordle is an online 5-letter word game, a happy little brainteaser, a simple, shareable word guessing game. Each day a new word is released and we have six attempts to guess what the word of the day is. I like the ability to share my result too, whether I’ve guessed the answer in 3 attempts, had to try 6 times, or bombed out completely.
Here’s the link to the New York Times Wordle
You start with a blank grid.
You start by selecting letters of the alphabet on the virtual keyboard and enter them into the 5 blank tiles. When you’re happy with your 5-letter word guess, just press the submit button. This then checks the word and lets you know if your word, or some of the letters, are correct
During the guesses, tiles will change colour to help you get the word.
- A grey letter means it isn’t in today’s word,
- a yellow letter means that it’s in the word but in the wrong position.
- Then there’s the green letter, which means it’s in the word and in the right place.
If it’s completely right – the full 5 letters turn green.
Give it a go!