8 More Word Games To Sharpen Your Vocabulary!
For a game where you need to nail the word of the day, Wordle was a surprise hit for most audiences. Despite being simple, this game ushered in some competitive value as it was a blast comparing your results with others via social media or offline. While the game doesn’t offer much outside of its simplistic nature, it’s still a fun mini-game to tangle.
If you’ve finished playing Wordle and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 8 picks.
Of course, for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link, so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time in.
So without further ado, we present 8 games to check out if you’re looking for a game like Wordle.
Before Wordle, there was Scrabble. In this board game, players must form words on a game board using tiles with letters from the alphabet written on them. To decide on turn order, players must choose one tile from the bag and whoever has a letter that’s closest to the letter “A” can start.
Afterward, each player takes out seven tiles from the bag and places them on a rack. The first player must put their word on the game board’s star. Then, everyone takes turns putting words on the board. Each new word has to connect to another word. Once a player creates a word, they take more tiles from the bag to replace the ones they used.
This process continues until there are no more tiles left in the bag for a player to take out. In this case, the other players subtract their score by adding up the points of the letters they have left. Whoever has the most points, wins the game. This is a thought-provoking classic that allows players to strengthen their vocabulary. If you’re looking for an educational game to play with your children or friends, Scrabble’s worth checking out.
Nerdle is the mathematical online version of Wordle. This is a game that’s not meant for everyone as it relies on players’ expertise with numbers instead of words. This game offers similar game rules and mechanics to Wordle but leans toward creativity.
Rather than finding out the word of the day, you’ll need to create the equation. You’re given the numbers 0-9 and noteworthy mathematic symbols like the division and multiplication sign. For example, you’d put in an equation like this, 10+30=40. Furthermore, the game features different colors that indicate different things.
For instance, if a number is highlighted in green that means it’s a part of the equation of the day and is in the right position. If it’s in purple, it’s a part of the equation but not in the right spot. If it’s in black, the number is not a part of that day’s equation at all.
Where Wordle helps sharpen your vocabulary, this one sharpens your math skills. If you’ve ever wanted to see what a mathematical version of Wordle would be like, check out Nerdle.
From words to numbers, we arrive at Globle. This is a geography-based online game where players need to guess the name of a country from anywhere in the world without hints. The game throws you only one bone though. Whatever region of the globe has the hottest shade of red houses the answer of that day.
This game offers many challenges for those who aren’t familiar with different parts of the world. Those with geographical knowledge will find this game as easy as learning the alphabet. While you can simply look up areas around the hotter locations on Google, it’ll feel more rewarding if you try to guess the correct answer.
Like Wordle, this is an excellent game for those wanting to learn something new.
Waffle is nearly identical to Wordle. While this game entices players to ponder, this one has you unscramble the letters to form words. This dampens down the challenging guesstimating aspect of Wordle. This game presents you with a crossword grid full of made-up words. It’s your job to unscramble them into actual words.
Although Waffle may offer less challenge than Wordle, the words it asks you to unscramble sometimes can be terms you’ve never heard or come across before. This is an excellent straightforward game that’ll help folks build upon their vocabulary and English skills.
If you’re someone who’s been looking for a game that can help sharpen your English skills, check out Waffle.
Words With Friends 2
Words With Friends 2 feels like the online equivalent of Scrabble but offers players a chance to build upon their vocabulary like Wordle. This game can be downloaded via the Google Play or Apple App Store respectively. For those curious, you can play this game via the Words With Friends website.
This game follows the same formula as Scrabble, where players start off with seven letters and must form words. Point values depend on the word’s rarity. This game offers a multitude of modes for players to invest time into from PVP duels to matches involving you and an AI opponent.
This game receives constant updates including special themes and new AI opponents. This game offers an enticing level-progression system and a boatload of missions for you to complete. If you need another word-guessing game to play with longer replay value, check out Words With Friends 2.
As in the promotional image above, Crosswordle merges the conventions of Sudoku and Wordle into something competitively viable and educational. It’s Wordle but with a crossword puzzle aesthetic. This is a game that presents you with the answer at the bottom.
However, it tasks you with working backward to discover the remaining answers for the grid. It essentially takes what you know about Wordle and flips it on its head. Like Wordle, it features some color coding mechanics that inform you whether a given letter is or isn’t a part of the day’s word.
Don’t expect any words that fall into the depths of internet slang. This is a game that aims to grant players a professionally fun time. If you’re looking for another challenging yet insightful online word game to play with your buddies, check out Crosswordle.
Wordscapes is an addictive word game you can play on Android and IOS devices. This is another educational title that aims to sharpen your IQ and expand your vocabulary in a fun and insightful manner. Each level presents you with a crossword puzzle to fill up and six random letters.
Your mission is to form many words out of those letters to complete each crossword puzzle. The game offers you some bonus puzzles to solve that’ll allow you to collect more points. Creating words valid words not found in the puzzle will net you some rewards too.
Unlike Wordle, this game features fancy backdrops to help you focus and relax. This game can be highly addicting to those who enjoy the English language or strive to improve in that regard. With over 6,000 puzzles to solve and 10 million players actively playing the game, Wordscapes is an ideal choice for Wordle enthusiasts.
Hurdle is a nice alternative to Wordle as it feels like a direct clone. It follows the same principles established in Wordle and requires players to guess today’s word. The game gives you six attempts and features similar color-coding mechanics as Wordle.
The color “green” informs you if the letter you used is in the right spot. The color “yellow” indicates that the letter is a part of the day’s word, but isn’t in the correct spot. If the word isn’t found in the English dictionary, don’t expect it to be the day’s answer.
Correctly solving the puzzle will net you some points. If you’re in need of a direct clone of Wordle with a few minor differences in effects, check out Hurdle.
So there we have it, our 8 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Wordle.
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