The 15 best Wordle alternatives, from Heardle to Quordle to Squirdle (2023)

  • There are dozens of Wordle alternatives out there that make you guess to find a daily answer.
  • Some of our favorites include Heardle, Redactle, Cloudle, and Quordle.
  • Here are 15 Wordle alternatives that you can play every day — or for some, whenever you want.

Within the span of a few months, Wordle has gone from a niche language game to an international sensation. But if you've already solved today's Wordle and are looking for a new challenge, don't worry — there's a whole world of Wordle clones and alternatives you can play each day.

Here are 15 of our favorite Wordle-like games, including some that you can play offline.

Hello Wordl

One of the first Wordle clones to hit the internet, Hello Wordl plays just like the original. The biggest difference, though, is that it's not once-per-day — there are hundreds of available words, and as soon as you finish one game, you can restart with a new word to guess.

As a bonus, you can choose how long you want the word to be. Using the slider at the top, you can set the word to be anywhere from four letters long to 11 letters long. Each length setting has its own dictionary of possible answers.

If you can't get enough of Wordle, this is the game for you.

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Hello Wordl/Chordbug
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Heardle

Consider yourself a music buff? Then check out Heardle, the game that asks you to guess the right song every day.

When you start, you get to listen to the first second of the song. Each time you guess incorrectly or press the skip button, you'll get to hear a few seconds more. By the last guess, you'll be given the first 16 seconds.

You've got six guesses to get it right, just like Wordle. But aside from the music, you're not given any hints or information — either you know the song or you don't.

And if you're more familiar with video game soundtracks, you might like Videogame Heardle. It works just like Heardle, but all the music comes from popular games instead.

Quordle

If one Wordle isn't enough, how about four? Quordle makes you play four different games of Wordle at once, each with a different answer. Every guess you make counts for all four games. Unlike the original though, you have eight guesses instead of six.

Quordle has two game modes: Daily, which gives you one puzzle each day; and Practice, which lets you play for as long as you want.

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Quordle/Freddie Meyer

Framed

Built for the more visual minded among us, Framed gives you still frames from a movie and asks you to guess what movie it is. You've got six guesses, and each guess earns you a new screenshot.

The movie and screenshots change every day. If the only movies you know are blockbusters, you might struggle with this one — Framed isn't afraid to pick more obscure titles.

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Le Mot and Un Juego de Palabras Diario

While English might be the most spoken language in the world, it's certainly not the only one. So when Wordle erupted in popularity, it only made sense to adapt it into other languages.

While there are dozens of language-specific Wordle clones, the two that we've played are Le Mot (French) and Un Juego de Palabras Diario (Spanish). Both work exactly like Wordle, just with a different dictionary.

Other translated Wordle clones include AlWird (Arabic), Вордли (Russian), and Zidou (Cantonese). No matter your native tongue, you can probably find a version of Wordle that works for you.

Globle and Worldle

Keeping with the international theme, both Globle and Worldle ask you to find the right country every day.

Once you guess, you'll be told how far away your guess is from the right answer. Use these clues to pinpoint the right spot on the map. Worldle also gives you the outline of the country you're looking for, which can make things easier for players who know their borders.

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Worldle/Teuteuf

Semantle

Want to really test your vocabulary skills? Check out Semantle. This game asks you to find a hidden word, but instead of being told what letters are in it, you're only told how "semantically similar" your guess is to the right answer — in other words, how similar the words are in meaning.

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Every word is scored on a scale of negative 100 to positive 100. The lower your guess' score, the less related it is to the right answer. There's no limit to how many times you can guess, and an average game can take over a hundred guesses.

If you're stuck, you can click the Hint button, and the game will reveal a word that's closer in meaning than any you've guessed so far. And if you're seriously stumped, you can just click Give Up to find the answer instantly.

Squirdle, SWordle, and other fandom versions

The English language has a lot of words — and that's not even counting the ones made up for franchises like Star Wars, like "Wookie" or "Jedi."

There are plenty of Wordle clones that mix the guessing game format with all sorts of fandoms. Here are some of our favorites:

If you've got a fandom you love, ask Google for a Wordle clone that fits your interests. There's a good chance that you'll find it.

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Cloudle

The developers of Cloudle give their game a pretty simple description: "Look, it's Wordle, but for the weather."

Cloudle asks you to guess the five-day forecast for a random city on Earth. You've got six guesses, and nine different weather conditions to assign to each day. You don't need to be a meteorologist to master this one, but it certainly helps.

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Redactle

If you love the Wikipedia Game, you'll get a kick out of Redactle. Every day, Redactle finds and massively censors a Wikipedia article (chosen from a list of about 10,000). It's your job to guess the words that have been censored, and use the blacked-out text to figure out what article you're reading.

Just like Semantle, there's no limit to how many times you can guess. And trust us: You'll need a lot of guesses.

Mastermind and Jotto

Want to take your Wordle obsessions offline? Then check out the games that Wordle is based on: Mastermind and Jotto.

Mastermind (also sometimes called "Hit and Blow") is a two-player strategy game involving pegs that come in six different colors. One player (the Codemaker) places the pegs in a secret order, and the other player uses their own pegs to guess what order the Codemaker placed theirs in. With every guess, the Codemaker tells their opponent which pegs they placed correctly and which ones are wrong.

Jotto is even closer. Each player picks a secret five-letter word, and the players take turns trying to guess each other's word. With every guess, the player gets a score from zero to five, telling them how many of the letters they guessed appear in the word.

Pressman Toys makes Mastermind sets and actively sells them in stores and online. Jotto doesn't use any special equipment to play — all you need is a pencil and a sheet of paper.

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William Antonelli (he/she/they) is a writer, editor, and organizer based in New York City. As a founding member of the Reference team, he helped grow Tech Reference (now part of Insider Reviews) from humble beginnings into a juggernaut that attracts over 20 million visits a month. Outside of Insider, his writing has appeared in publications like Polygon, The Outline, Kotaku, and more. He's also a go-to source for tech analysis on channels like Newsy, Cheddar, and NewsNation. You can find him on Twitter @DubsRewatcher, or reach him by email at wantonelli@insider.com.

FAQs

What are the best Wordle spinoffs? ›

Multiple word Wordle spinoffs: Quordle, Octordle, Dordle and Sedecordle. Are you up for a challenge? If you love Wordle and want a puzzle game that takes more brain power, you'll want to check out Quordle, Octordle, Dordle and Sedecordle.

Is there something bigger than Octordle? ›

Sedordle: If you're looking for an even greater challenge than Octordle, you can check out Sedordle, where players must attempt to solve 16 words at the same time.

What is the biggest Wordle variation? ›

You could call it the MegaWordle, the Grand Slam, the Voltrordle. You basically cannot get more Wordle than this.

What is after Octordle? ›

Dordle requires you to solve two words at once. Quordle, four at once. Octordle, eight, and Sedecordle a whopping 16.

What are the 4 best words for Wordle? ›

While WordleBot — an AI from Wordle owner New York Times which analyzes your strategy — recommends SLATE, CRANE, SLANT, CRATE and CARTE as the strongest openings, Paskov says the issue is that analysis wasn't done using MIT's computational capabilities.

Is there a game like Heardle? ›

The best alternatives to Heardle are Mailmodo , Wordle and Not a Wordle, Just Art. If these 3 options don't work for you, we've listed a few more alternatives below.

What is the hardest Wordle word? ›

(WANE) — A new study from im-a-puzzle.com discovered the 10 Wordle puzzles that stumped players the most in 2022, revealing some interesting results in the process. The word that was the most difficult to guess in 2022 by a large margin was “parer,” according to the study.

What is Sweardle? ›

Sweardle, the sweary word guessing game. Each day you have one four letter swear word to guess.

Are there different versions of Heardle? ›

Of course, fans who want a taste of musical nostalgia can always play One Direction Heardle. Find out how to play and put yourself to the test with all the different versions of Heardle — including BTS Heardle, TWICE Heardle, and more — so far here.

What is the best first word for Wordle unlimited? ›

Some Wordle players have found success in starting with a word that has several vowels in it. “Adieu,” “audio” or “canoe,” for instance, may be good words to start with because at least three out of the five letters are vowels.

How many 5 letter words are there? ›

The Free Dictionary lists more than 158,000 words with five letters. The the Official Scrabble Dictionary (which allows some pretty obscure five-letter words), puts the number at about 9,000.

What does clock mean in Octordle? ›

Clocks 🕚 🕛 🕐

Clocks are used to show scores higher than 10. Any word that takes 11, 12, or 13 guesses will be displayed as a clock.

What is Hexadecordle? ›

2022. A daily word guessing game where players are given 23 guesses to uncover 16 hidden words. Also includes a free-play mode for unlimited play. Official Website.

Where can I play Absurdle? ›

How to play Absurdle?
  • Go to the Absurdle official website.
  • You'll be automatically directed to the challenge page.
  • That's it! Your new game will start and you can get on with guessing today's Absurdle word.
9 Jun 2022

What is the #1 Wordle word? ›

The best Wordle start word according to WordleBot

And by that measure, the best Wordle start word is apparently CRANE. That's surprising to me — not least because STARE actually fares better in terms of average number of solutions, scoring 71.8 to CRANE's 78.7.

What are the 3 best words to start with in Wordle? ›

So RATIO first, then MENDS, then LUCKY. That's it. With those three choices, you'll have slimmed down the list of possible letters to the point that figuring out the solution with your final guesses becomes significantly easier.

What is the #1 Wordle starting word? ›

What is the best Wordle starting word? The New York Times' Wordlebot originally recommended Wordle users on regular mode start with the word CRANE. But, as of August 2022, Wordlebot now recommends the word SLATE.

What is the answer to today's Heardle? ›

If you haven't managed to guess yet, the answer to today's Heardle is Sugar by Robin Thicke and Francesco Yates.

How do you play unlimited Heardle? ›

About Heardle Unlimited

The player's goal is to figure out the music from the intro. To do so, you have six guesses, with each suggestion providing more and more intros. Some people will be able to pick songs from the first few seconds, while others will need more time.

Can you still play Blastron? ›

This game is defunct.

What is the most uncommon 5 letter word? ›

Good luck!
  • ADIEU. Adieu means the same as goodbye. ...
  • TARES. Any of various vetch plants, such as Vicia hirsuta (hairy tare) of Eurasia and North Africa.
  • SOARE. A now obsolete noun meaning a young hawk, but one that does appear in the Wordle dictionary.
  • DUCAT. ...
  • OUIJA. ...
  • CAROM. ...
  • ERGOT. ...
  • CRAIC.
1 Feb 2022

What is the hardest 5 letter word? ›

Sesquipedalian. This word means 'long-winded' words, such as Sesquipedalian.

Is there a 3 word Wordle? ›

Tridle is a game based on the hugely popular Wordle by Josh Wardle, where you try to solve three puzzles (Triple Wordle) at the same time.

What is the 64 word Wordle called? ›

First Sexaginta-quattuordle Solved (64 Simultaneous Wordles)

Is there a Wordle for swear words? ›

Sweardle is like Wordle but with a rude twist. Instead of trying to guess normal five-letter words, the words are all swear words. They might not all be ones you've heard of though.

What's the Wordle with bad words? ›

ScrabWordle is a game based on Josh Wardle's enormously popular Wordle in which you try to solve a 5-letter problem.

Is there a rock version of Heardle? ›

Inspired by the famous game Wordle, Heardle Rock is a musical game where the player has to discover the music in a minimum of tries. Heardle is a fun variant in which you have to guess a song by listening only to the intro.

What is one direction Heardle? ›

Every day, users are given one song to correctly guess within six attempts. You will be given a one-second snippet of the song, with each incorrect try, players unlock another short clip of the track – ranging from one to five seconds in length.

What is Heardle flip? ›

Listen to the intro, start typing your answer, then select the correct Flipped song from the list and hit submit. Skipped or incorrect attempts unlock more of the intro. Answer in as few tries as possible and share your score!

What are the 2 best words to start Wordle? ›

Best Wordle starting words
  • Slice. Slice is the best starting word according to this research, and it's easy to see why. ...
  • Tried. Just like in the example above, 'tried' lets you leap closer to the solution by finding or cutting out some extremely common letters. ...
  • Crane. ...
  • Bakes. ...
  • Reach. ...
  • Roast.
17 Feb 2022

What is the best 6 letter word to start Wordle? ›

The next most common letters were: “a” (39 percent), “r” (34 percent), “o” (29 percent), and “i” and “s” tied for fifth (28 percent). Out of these six letters, one word immediately “arose” as the best option!

Which word has all 5 vowels 5 letter word? ›

Unfortunately, most of the words that contain all five vowels are too long to be useful in Scrabble and Words With Friends. They include unequivocally, abstemious, and unquestionably. Eulogia, miaoued, and miauos all use all five vowels and are eminently playable.

Which 5 letter word has all the vowels in it? ›

Unfortunately, there are no words in English that are made up entirely of vowels, so we will have to settle for the next best thing: a five-letter word containing four of them.

What's a 5 letter word that starts with C? ›

5-Letter Words Starting with 'C'
canalcharmcurry
cabascakeycabby
capercallacacao
cabercalidcanoe
cabincalifcarta
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How do you play 25cards? ›

25 Beginner's Guide

Players are dealt five cards. After each player plays a card, the highest scoring card wins (a lift) and receives 5 points. The winner then places the first card for the next lift. The first player to 25 (5 lifts) wins!

What is Decrypto? ›

Decrypto is a fascinating communication game where teams compete against each other to relay information to each other while not allowing the other team to intercept that same message.

How do you play mermaid? ›

The goal is to have one team member at a time swim through the hula hoops, flip, and then swim back through the hoop and back to their team fastest. Once at the end of the pool, the mermaid will tag the next player in who does the same thing.

What are the best versions of Wordle? ›

Here are 15 of our favorite Wordle-like games, including some that you can play offline.
  • Hello Wordl. ...
  • Heardle. ...
  • Quordle. ...
  • Framed. ...
  • Le Mot and Un Juego de Palabras Diario. ...
  • Globle and Worldle. ...
  • Semantle. ...
  • Squirdle, SWordle, and other fandom versions.
11 May 2022

What is the best Wordle combo? ›

Wordle's First Two Words Can Be A Powerful Combo

The strategy for early guesses in Wordle can be gleaned from Scrabble's lowest-scoring, and thus most used, letters - A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, and R.

How many spinoffs of Wordle are there? ›

For when you have no words but still want to play. Following the New York Times' acquisition of Wordle, players have turned to social media to complain—a lot.

What is the most common Wordle distribution? ›

Key Findings
  • Canberra, Australia is the global city with the best Wordle average: 3.58 guesses.
  • Sweden is the world's best country at Wordle, with an average of 3.72.
  • The US is ranked #18 in the world for Wordle, with a national average of 3.92.
  • The American state with the best Wordle average is North Dakota (3.65).

What is the best 5 letter word to start Wordle with? ›

According to one analysis, the letter E appears most frequently in English-language words featured in a condensed version of the Oxford Dictionary, followed by A, R, I, O, T, N, and S. So starting words like “ratio,” “irate,” “stain,” or “stare” that include those commonly used letters are great options.

What are the best 3 words for Wordle? ›

Based on our analysis, if you're trying to win in as few guesses as possible, the top three words to go with are "slice," "tried" and "crane." Using any of these three words will produce an average number of word attempts of 3.90, 3.92, and 3.92, respectively, if you're using an optimal strategy to play (more on that ...

What is the 32 word Wordle called? ›

Duotrigordle Wordle is a daily game that can be played in practice mode multiple times per day or once per day in challenging daily mode. When compared to the original wordle and other modifications such as sedecordle, duotrigordle words is a game of guessing 32 words at the same time with 32 boards.

How do you play Absurdle? ›

Unlike the other word-guessing games, Absurdle actively tries to avoid giving you the answer, revealing the least information. The only way to guess the mystery answer is by looking at the color hints displayed after typing a word: If the color is Grey, it means the letter is not present in the word.

Is Wordle based on IQ? ›

According to Little, “retrieving words and checking if they fit the Wordle clues would involve working memory, which is the ability to keep information active, manipulate, and update information. And working memory is correlated with intelligence.”

What 5 letters make the most words? ›

This means the top most commonly used letters in 5-letter words (in terms of total frequency as well as average frequency) were the letters A, E, S, O, R, I, L, T, etc.

How do you win a Wordle strategy every time? ›

Here are the best tips and tricks for Wordle players
  1. Start with a random word that has vowels. Screenshot via Nishtha Grover. ...
  2. Use different letters for the second word. ...
  3. Choose a new word every time. ...
  4. Using the same word as the first word each time. ...
  5. Keep an eye out for repeated letters. ...
  6. Use a pen and paper. ...
  7. Additional help.
12 Apr 2022

What 5-letter word has the most vowels? ›

Top-Words with 5 Letters with mostly vowels
  • MIAOU. ...
  • ADIEU. ...
  • AUDIO. ...
  • AULOI. ...
  • LOUIE. ...
  • AUREI. ...
  • OURIE. ...
  • URAEI.

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