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What are word games similar to Wordle?

Those who need to discover more than one word a day to get their brain-challenging fix, here are some other word games that you might want to check out.

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Those who need to discover more than one word a day to get their brain-challenging fix, here are some other word games that you might want to check out.
STEFANI REYNOLDSAFP

The newest word game craze Wordle, on the surface appears to be a simple word deduction challenge, but it can be harder than it looks. Players are given a five-letter word they need to figure out in six tries.

Since going online, Wordle has become an internet phenomenon garnering over 2.5 million daily players in the span of a few months. Its addicted users though can only play one game per day. So for those that are looking for more word deductions until they can decipher the next Wordle challenge here are some other word games available to play.

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Wordle clones

There are several remakes of Wordle, including some that go by the same name, but the game can only be played online through maker's website and its free. The official Wordle site can be found here. Here are a few options if you need a Wordle fix until the next puzzle is available:

hello wordl has the same rules as Wordle but you can play as many times as you want and words range from four to eleven letters.

WordGuessr is a clone of Wordle where players have unlimited games. Players can also share a challenge with friends so that you can play the same word.

Word Master is another unlimited clone of Wordle but you cannot share your results.

Kitty Letter

If you have children, you might be familiar with the card game Exploding Kittens, truly fun family entertainment. That game’s creator, the Oatmeal, has brought the destructive kittens to mobile devices with Kitty Letter.

In the free mobile app players unscramble words from a magical vortex to build up an army of cats. You can then use those kittens to assail your opponents house and destroy it or defend against an onslaught of cats.

Babble Royale

Babble Royale pits up to 16 players against each other in a scrabble-like game. In the free-to-play battle royale game, you need to form words and can be eliminated if another player connects a word to yours. The gridded board space shrinks as a “hot zone” closes in while the game progresses damaging players that fall within it. The game is available on Steam.

SpellTower

SpellTower has been around since 2008 and has received favorable reviews. It is available to play on Apple and Android mobile devices. The game has 11 different modes that players can use to find words from a scrambled group of letters. A bit like Tetris, players need to keep the stack of letters from piling too high. With every correct word discovered, more and more letters are added to the base of the tower.

In 2020, it got a new version, SpellTower+, that can be played on Apple Arcade.

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