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New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 13, 2022 10:04AM
[www.npr.org]

A simple word game is the newest social media and pop culture phenomenon: Wordle.

The task is to guess a five-letter word. You have six tries. After each guess, the tiles change colors to show which letters are not in the word (gray), which letters are in the word but in the wrong position (yellow) and which ones are correctly in the word and in the right position (green).

Some people can win in a few minutes. For some of us, it takes ... longer.

Once you finish, you can post on Twitter how many guesses it took without spoiling the challenge for others. It's the same word every day for everyone, and you can play only once a day.

The free game was created by software engineer Josh Wardle of New York City, who made Wordle — a riff on his name — originally for his partner, Palak Shah, who is a fan of word games. Shah also helped with some of the development.

The app really started picking up steam in October, and as of Monday it has more than 2.7 million players, Wardle told NPR's Morning Edition. And Wardle did it without ads or gimmicks. You don't have to sign up with your email or give personal information to play.
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Re: New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 13, 2022 10:10AM
People posting their Wordle results has flooded my Facebook page for the past week now. it’s kind of annoying…



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Re: New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: January 13, 2022 10:20AM
I just enjoy playing it. it’s just enough of a brain stretcher
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Re: New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: January 13, 2022 12:34PM
I've played it for the last nine days. Simple, no ads and something to get your brain working first thing in the morning.

Paul
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Re: New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 13, 2022 01:12PM
The trend now days for mobile games seems to be ultra low effort development wise games that are almost nothing more than streaming ad delivery systems, with ad content nearly outweighing game content. I’ve seen at least one that no longer even offers a paid option to use it without ads; and the ads are constant.

Wordle is the antithesis of this trend. Clean, well thought out, engaging gameplay. If you like word games, I can’t recommend this one highly enough.



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Re: New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 13, 2022 02:18PM
For some reason, this seems like it's been around awhile, to me.

I don't know why, but it feels like old news, though I've never looked into it.

Ah – a quick check at the App store shows a couple of apps similarly named.

Maybe that's why it seems so familiar.

Is there a link to this game in particular?





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Re: New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 13, 2022 02:26PM
Never mind, it's a web app – [www.powerlanguage.co.uk] .

I wish it was an app to put on the 'Phone.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

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Re: New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 13, 2022 03:44PM
Quote
RAMd®d
Never mind, it's a web app – [www.powerlanguage.co.uk] .

I wish it was an app to put on the 'Phone.


Macworld workaround.

How to save Wordle as an “app”
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Safari and go to [www.powerlanguage.co.uk] .
  2. Tap the Share button, which is the rectangle with the arrow pointing upward.
  3. On the Share screen, look for Add to Home Screen and tap it.
  4. On the next screen, you can rename Wordle if you want. You can also look at the URL to make sure it’s correct (https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ ).
  5. Tap Add and the Wordle icon will appear on your Home Screen.



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Re: New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: Maddog
Date: January 13, 2022 04:56PM
It may seem familiar to you as it is a lot like a game called Mastermind. I used to play this one with my children often. Wordle is nicely done. Basically mastermind with letters and only 6 guesses.
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Re: New Tech Toy- NPR report on word game Wordle
Posted by: wowzer
Date: January 15, 2022 06:46AM
Got todays word in 3 guesses. It said impressive. I got lucky.



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