Wordle is a word-based game that has taken the internet by storm recently. It is completely web-based and is available online to play for free. If you are interested in playing the game, you can visit powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle. Now, remember, this and only this is the place where you can play the game. Why we are emphasising this point is because several Wordle clone apps have popped on the app stores- both Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
“Wordle – Daily Word Challenge”, “Wordle 2″ and Wordle” are some of the clone apps that you may see on Google Play Store. Interestingly, they have amassed huge downloads in the past few days on Play Store.
Another thing astonishing about these clone apps is that they are offering in-app purchase options and annual subscription fees of up to $30 from the users. The original Wordle game is free to play, readers must note.
Apple has already removed these Wordle clone apps from its app store and only those “Wordle” apps that were in the App Store prior to the launch of the Wordle website can be found. However, these clone apps are still available on the Play Store for Android devices.
Wordle is the invention of software engineer Josh Wardle, who originally developed the word game for his partner who is a word game-lover. To play the game, type in ‘wordle’ as a search query on the search engine you use and its website will appear. You don’t need to download the game. You’ll see a 5 x 6 grid in which you have to enter a random, guessed word, starting from the top row. As you will be able to see, the game allows you to enter six five letter words, the first five of which are used to determine the sixth, the sixth being the quiz word (the correct answer) you have to deduce.