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