My son introduced me to Wordle during one of my recent trips to take care of my adult children. My son had shoulder and foot surgery this year and my daughter had COVID. She needed me to grocery shop, go to the cleaners and take Waffles the pug to the vet when he was throwing up. My son needed help with everything.
Anyway, I first wrote about the game Wordle HERE. When I began playing, I found it really difficult and confusing. Then my son taught me his strategy of having starter words. Now, I never miss (knock on wood.) And sometimes, the starter word is so good that I get the answer in two, like yesterday morning. Woo Hoo!
Once, I decided against using the starter word. Big mistake! The Wordle WAS the starter word. That would have been a hole in one.
You see, my son gave me the Wordle golf analogy. Four is par. Three is birdie. Two is an Eagle. If you’re not a golfer, you may miss the correlation. If you don’t play Wordle — you probably don’t care.
Let me know if you are playing Wordle in the comments. Do you play every day? Did you stop Wordle? Did you move onto another game? If you’ve found another game, please share what it is. I may want to try it.
I still play most of the time, although I’m not having as much fun as I did early on. I’ve been hopping over to the mini crossword puzzle you can find in the pop up menu on the site. Less time commitment than a regular crossword.
I agree it’s not as much fun as it was in the beginning — unless I get the answer in two! I’ll check out the mini crossword.
Love wordle and quordle – I used to use starter words but that takes the creativity out of it for me so I try finding new ways to include more vowels. Fun way to start the morning 🙂
I start my day with three pages in my journal and Wordle.
That’s a great way to start the day.
Never tried it.
I like it because it only takes a few minutes a day.
It’s something I deliberately avoid because I get addicted
The good news is there is one Wordle every 24 hours. You can’t keep playing.
Yes, that’s true
I do play and always use the same starter word. My daughter and two of her friends included me in a group text where we share our results every day. We also do Quordle, which is 4 puzzles. There are so many now but those are the only 2 that I play daily.
Thanks! I have played Quordle twice and liked it, but then I forgot about it.
I tried all of them and had no idea there was such things as starter words. I was just doing it creatively.
I began that way too, until my son gave me his words.
I still play Wordle every day! I added semantle to the mix
I play wordle daily and have added semantle after reading LA’s post! Semantle usually takes 20-40 guesses, sometimes more! Maybe my word pool is shallow? Still love wordle! 💕C
It took me 137 for a semantle last week
I haven’t looked at it. But I will right now. Thanks for the suggestion.
I will check out semantle thanks to you and LA.
I need to check out semantle.
I love Wordle and also play every day. Don’t know about “Starter Words” but the first word usually starts it. Lol
My son came up 4 words from the 15 most used letters. Usually one or two of his words give me four letters.
Haha – I’m a non-Wordler – I was going to jump on when it first came out, but I missed the ship. I tend to get obsessed with things like that so it’s probably a good thing 😉
The good thing about Wordle is it’s one game per 24 hours. And it only takes a few minutes.
That’s good – I guess I could fit it in!
My friend plays it every day. I don’t play as much as I used to.
I forgot to play once in awhile.
You might like to try doing #quordle106 the cryptic way at https://sonneteerscryptle.wordpress.com/2022/05/10/cryptles-for-quordle-106/
Thanks! I will give it a try.
I’m more of a scrabble person