Wordle: What is it and why is everyone tweeting about it? – CNET

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Yes, that is my tweet. Yes, I have become a Wordle guy.

This is crucial, as it makes it easier to ping your buddy and chat about the day’s puzzle. “Today’s was tough!” “How did you get on?” “Did you get it?”
Yeah it’s just a word game, but there are a few tiny little details that have resulted in everyone going absolutely bonkers for it.

What is Wordle?

Which takes us to the next point…
They look a little something like this:

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So it’s just a word game? Big deal…

OMG IT HAPPENED

There’s only one puzzle per day. 

In a Reddit post, Wardle said he wanted Wordle to feel like a croissant, a “delightful snack” that is enjoyed occasionally. This is explicitly why there’s only one puzzle per day. “Enjoyed too often,” he explained, “and they lose their charm.” 

Everyone is playing the exact same puzzle! 

So what the hell is Wordle? Good question.
Added a share button to Wordle that generates a spoiler-free emoji grid for you. Shoutout to @irihapeta for inventing such a cool way to share your results each day.

It’s easy to share your results!

Agreed. 

I could try to explain the rules, but the site itself does a fantastic job of explaining the rules.
It ultimately ended up looking like this: 
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Place was a shared online space that allowed literally anyone to fight over what was drawn there. It resulted in huge, sprawling communities battling over space on this gigantic online canvas. 
If you get it by the skin of your teeth in the sixth go, that’s also a cool story. But most importantly, the puzzle itself isn’t spoiled.