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Video GameWordle Review

Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

Wordle is a daily puzzle game where you (and anyone else playing that day) try and guess the secret word. You get six guesses that must be real words. Each letter is then coloured to provide clues: green for right letter in the right place, yellow for right letter but not in the right position, grey for letters not used in the word.

The format is near-identical to the long running Lingo TV show, although takes the play in a communal direction. You can only play once a day, but this means that everyone in the world is trying to guess the same word every day. Once you have succeeded (or failed) you can share your results on social media. Cleverly, this shares a grid of squares that are coloured to show how many letters each of your guesses revealed but not what the word is.

You can play Wordle for free. Because it's played in a web browser you can play on any device.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/12/2021

Price: Free

Platforms: Web

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibility: 27 features

Developer: Power Languish (@PowerLanguish)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need a reasonable command of words and language, but guessing is rewarded with more information. It works well to play in a family, each on their own device.

CostsCosts

Wordle

Web Free
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Wordle Accessibility Report documents 27 accessibility features:
There is minimal difficulty setting as everyone is trying to guess the same word each day. You can set a Hard mode that requires you use any correctly guessed letters in subsequent guesses.

The letters and grid are large and easy to read. There is a High Contrast mode to improve this further.

When you share the Wordle result it pastes in a series of Emoticons that are not screen reader friendly. You can use a third party tool like https://wa11y.co/ to create friendlier results to share.

You can use the Voice Control setting on iOS to play the game with just your voice. To play without sight you need to use these tools before this is possible:

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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