Games like Wordle: Play the 5 best spin-offs

Posted: 12 April 2022 9:00 am

Once you've finished today's Wordle, you'll find yourself with a puzzle game itch to scratch.

We're still utterly obsessed with Wordle. But once we've polished off each day's game and finished showing off to our friends, we find ourselves with a yawning void to fill. That's where this guide to games like Wordle comes in.

Thankfully, plenty of other game developers have capitalised on the huge success that is Wordle and offered their own unique take on it. We've assembled some of our favourites.


Games like Wordle: WordPlay
If you think Wordle is already perfect, and simply wish you could play it more than once a day, WordPlay is the game for you. It's almost identical to Wordle, with a few additions. Most importantly, you can play it as many times a day as you please. It's also possible to challenge your friends on Wordplay.

Finally, the developer of Wordplay has expressed a desire to make the game extra-educational. You or your little ones are able to see definitions of answer words. Synonyms, rhymes and more are also set to be added.

Dordle, Quordle and Octordle

Games like Wordle: Dordle
Why guess just 1 word when you can guess 8? In each of these games, you'll guess a single 5-letter word at a time, but in these games there are 2 (Dordle), 4 (Quordle) and 8 (Octordle) answer words for you to achieve. Thankfully, each of these games gives you an increased number of guesses compared to the meagre 6 Wordle allows.

If you thought you got an amazing sense of achievement every time you beat Wordle, just wait until you finally defeat one of these brutal challenges.


Games like Wordle: Worldle
If you were daydreaming about geography during high school English, Worldle will be much more appealing to you. When you begin playing Worldle, you'll be presented with the silhouette of a country. For each guess you make, you'll be told how distant the answer country is from your guess, as well as in which direction the answer is from your postulation.

You've already had your vocabulary expanded by Wordle. Worldle is an amazing way to brush up on your geography. Once someone invents a game to help you remember when the Battle of Hastings was, you'll be all set.


Games like Wordle: Heardle
If you want to prove yourself to be the biggest music buff in your circle, this is a game you need to try. When you first load up Heardle, you'll be presented with 1 second of a song's intro. You'll then have 6 guesses to try to place the earworm. With each incorrect guess, you'll be fed a little bit more of the song.

It's incredibly difficult, but that's what makes games like Wordle so satisfying.


Games like Wordle: Poeltl
This is one for sports nuts. Named after San Antonio Spurs centre Jakob Poeltl, this brain-teaser gives you 6 chances to guess the identity of a mystery NBA player. After each incorrect guess, the game will let you know how your guess compares to the answer in a number of attributes, including team, height and jersey number. If your guess shares an attribute with the player, it'll come up green, and if you're close, for example a few inches away in height, it'll come up yellow.

Be advised, this game plumbs the depths of NBA rosters. So if Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Paul Reed are completely unfamiliar names to you, you might struggle.

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