11 Wordle-style Games that High Schools Students Love

I recently started playing Wordle. I'm hooked!

It took me a while to get into it, though. When I would see my friends post colored squares on Facebook and comment about the difficulty of the day's word, I figured I would try it one day. But I was in no rush.

Then, I started to notice that my first period class was so engaged in Wordle each morning that I had trouble getting their attention to start lessons. I couldn't beat 'em, so I decided to join them. 

My students walked me through the process of trying to guess the word of the day. Start by placing a random, five-letter word in the squares. If a letter turns green, it is in the proper position. If it turns yellow, it's a correct letter in the wrong position. And if the letter turns gray, it is not part of the word. I enjoy word games and got the hang of it quickly.

Today, a rock-star student started a list on the classroom whiteboard of games that are similar to Wordle. As the day progressed, a few students added games to the list. Here are the Wordle-style games recommended by a few high school students:

  1. Wordle - Players have six attempts to guess a five-letter word.
  2. Quordle - Guess four words in nine tries.
  3. Worldle - Guess the country in six guesses, based on its shape.
  4. Globle - Figure out the mystery country in as few guesses as possible.
  5. Nerdle - Guess the calculation in six tries.
  6. Wordle.danielfrg.com - Guess the Spanish word in six attempts. (Wordle in Spanish)
  7. Semantle - Guess the word based on its meaning, not its spelling.
  8. Mathler - Find the hidden calculation in six guesses.
  9. Poeltl - Guess a mystery, current NBA player in eight tries.
  10. Octordle - Guess all eight words in 13 tries.
  11. PALABREJA - Create as many Spanish words as you can from the letters provided.
Comment below with your favorite. Feel free to share others. I'll add them to the list.


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