# Top 10 Best Versions of Wordle

Recently, a new global trend has arrived in the form of Wordle. Wordle is a type of word solving game where you start by putting in any five letter word. For each letter, it will give you one of three colors. Gray means that the letter doesn't appear in the word that you're trying to get, yellow means it's in the word, but not in the spot you put it, and green means the letter goes exactly where you put it. You have six tries to get the word. It's gotten super popular due to the fact that it's easy and fun to play, and it only takes 1-5 minutes out of your day. Inevitably, many copycats have spawned from the original game, and while some of them are ridiculously awful, others are also very fun and popular, which is why we're making this list of the 10 Best Versions of Wordle.
The Top Ten
1 Wordle

Of course, the original Wordle, which united millions of people around the world and brightens every day, had to be on here. If you haven't tried any of the Wordle games on the internet yet, it's probably best to start here, because it's one of the simplest and most fun word games you can find.

Every day, there is a randomly chosen five-letter word, and you have six tries to solve it. When you put in a word, it will tell you how close you are by making letters that are in the mystery word and in the right place green, letters that are in the word but not in the right place yellow, and letters that aren't in the word at all gray.

Usually, with some simple logic and a good strategy, you can solve the Wordle before using up your six tries. However, some of the words are exceptionally tricky, which is part of the fun!

2 Absurdle

The funny thing about Absurdle is that it has an algorithm which makes it so that, instead of having a typical secret word, the answer depends entirely on your choices. This is because it responds to each of your guesses by keeping the most number of possibilities for the secret word.

Usually, the first few times you guess a word, it will be completely gray, with no yellow or green letters. The point of the game is to trap the AI into only having a single option left, which is when you win. The smartest strategy here is to get as many letters out of the way as possible. When it finally relents and gives you a green or yellow letter, there won't be many different letters left for you to choose from.

It's one of the most creative versions of Wordle and one of my personal favorites.

3 Quordle

One of the earliest copycats created after the original became popular was Quordle, which, as you can probably guess, involves solving four words at once. When you type in one word, that one word goes into four different columns, each with a different mystery word that you have to solve.

Make sure you don't spend too much time on one of the four words, though, as you only have nine guesses, four of which have to be dedicated to guessing a word. Since Quordle came out, there have been countless other ones following similar premises, such as Dordle (two words), Octordle (eight words), Sedecordle (sixteen words), and Kilordle (a thousand words!). If Wordle becomes too easy for you, move on to Quordle!

4 Worldle

Any geography buff's dream is Worldle, a game where you guess the name of a country based on its shape. The interesting twist is that, instead of letters, the hints it gives you are based on distance. For example, if you type in "Mexico" and the answer is "Egypt," it will tell you exactly how far away the country is in kilometers, with an arrow pointing in the general direction from the country you just guessed.

The arrow system isn't always reliable, as there are only eight arrows (the four directions and then the diagonals between them). Often, you can look directly right at the prompt of a right arrow and not find the country.

One drawback is that, since it gives you the shape of the mystery country, it can sometimes be instantly recognizable, allowing you to finish the game in one quick guess. However, that's part of the fun!

5 Heardle

One of the newest variants of Wordle is very different from all the others. Instead of using sight and logic, like almost all the others do, this one uses sound and memory! If you consider yourself a music aficionado, try Heardle, which is a daily game for musical intros.

When you go to the website, the intro to a song will play, and you have six guesses to get it. Only a tiny snippet of the start of the song will play, which makes it quite tough for people who don't initially recognize it. However, the search through your memory and Spotify playlists to find it is pretty fun, and when you solve it, you are rewarded by getting to listen to the whole song.

6 Kilordle

One of the craziest versions of Wordle, Kilordle is like regular Wordle except with a thousand different words that you have to solve simultaneously. One might think that it's pretty much impossible to even play this version, let alone finish it, but there are a couple of factors that make this doable.

Thanks to the fact that there can be multiple of the same word, you can put just one word in and get a bunch of the thousand words. However, many other words are only in there once or twice, or even not at all.

Also, it will automatically put the words you're closest to getting at the top of the page and the ones you're farthest from getting at the bottom, which makes it much easier. If you have a lot of time to kill, this is the one for you.

7 Canuckle

There are an incredible number of Wordle copycats with words from one topic, from BTS songs to Australian slang. However, Canuckle, which is Wordle with Canadian words (they don't have to be solely Canadian. There can also be words that apply to multiple countries, such as "Crown"), has become one of the most popular of these variations.

This is likely because, while many other variants run out of words to use very quickly, there are enough five-letter words that apply to Canada to keep the game interesting. If you're a Canadian, then this is the game for you!

8 Octordle

Although it's pretty much a direct copy of Quordle, Octordle is perhaps even better. It's more of a challenge than Wordle and Quordle, but not as extreme as Kilordle. For Octordle, there are eight different words that you have to solve simultaneously, with only 13 guesses to get all of them.

This means that you can only guess a word wrong five times, making it a fun challenge for more seasoned Wordle players. The one thing you have to watch out for is spending too much time on one of the eight words because you only have so many guesses. If you're having trouble with one, come back to it later after going for the easier options.

9 Sweardle

It was inevitable that when Wordle became popular, someone would create a version of the game with swear words, and that's exactly what Sweardle is. As there are only so many swear words out there, it's a game with only four letters, instead of the typical five, presumably because there are more four-letter swear words than five-letter ones.

Also, due to the limited number of options, you only have four guesses, which actually makes it slightly difficult. For people without a good repertoire of swear words, this will be tough because often the swear word is less known than the first few that come to mind.

10 Globle

Much like Worldle, Globle involves geography, with a new country every day. However, instead of the way Worldle is formatted, Globle is more visual, with an actual globe that you can move around. When you put in a country, it will appear on the globe with a certain color. The redder it is, the closer you are to the mystery country (the mystery country itself will appear green).

Unlike other versions of Wordle, you have unlimited guesses, with the goal being to get it in as few guesses as possible. It's fun and one of the most unique versions of Wordle.

The Contenders
11 Sedecordle
12 Nerdle

Basically, the numbers version of Wordle. If you're into math and numbers, I advise you to check it out.