Do You Play Wordle? 比爾蓋茲也玩的猜字遊戲
Have you been playing Wordle? A five-letter word guessing game that you can only place once every day.
I saw a news saying that Bill Gates said that he cannot stop playing Wordle everyday so I was interested. Then I am hooked too! 😄
The rule is actually pretty simple:
- Guess a five-letter word and you only have six shots
- After each valid guess (you must use actual words) it will be revealed to you if each of your alphabets is a) not in this word; b) in this word but at wrong place or c) correct place; with gray/yellow/green colors respectively
- You can only play once everyday.
Have a try first then come back to read on 😄 ...
Play Wordle @ New York Times here: https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html
//Edit note: Sorry @livinguktaiwan, as your follower, for missing your Wordle post in the beginning of this year 😅 (I just found out about it) If I had read that, I would have been playing since then... 😌
The first picture shows a case where I deliberately guess HIVER, CRYPT and BLOCK for the first three shots. Luckily I got three greens and one yellow! That means I have a great chance of getting it right. But I hope to make more guess so it's more typical so I input TOKEN again. It got me another yellow.
At this point, BRISK seems not difficult at all so I did it to finish the game.
After playing for a few times, I realize that a good strategy is to guess words with more vowels or with alphabets of high frequency like S, T, N etc.
Let's have a look at some of my games. Most of them were done together with my kid TT. He loves the game and occasionally gives some good entries. But only occasionally.
The following one shows that if you get a lot of yellows, sometimes still not easy to get it right. We were lucky to make it at the 6th entry.
By the way, BLAZE isn't too good a first entry but not too bad though. Z is a very low frequency alphabet. Guess what? Yeah, my son insisted to use it so I let him. 😅
Remember, alphabets can be repeated.
Sometimes, we let Google to help too as we don't really know all five-letter words. But I won't ask Google before I exhaust all my brain power. 😝
Like this one. I did not know what THYME is before I looked it up.
This was a quick one. Sometimes you get lucky. My son thought of TAUNT and this time he got lucky to hit!!
PEACH is a good first entry choice. If you get green(s) fast, it really helps your game.
This time it was THEME and getting it right at third entry is pure luck.
I went with TOKEN in this one. It helped.
The keyboard below can help you when you are searching words in your brain.
CHUTE again is a word that I did not know. Thanks Google! As you can see that I exhausted all five vowels and several high frequency consonants in the first two entries.
With a green for the first alphabet, it's much easier.
This one was tricky. Three yellows in the first guess, turned green in the next. But still took us three more times to get it right. Phew!
After playing this for a while and now sharing it on Hive. Right now I am thinking...
Maybe there is something that games like Wordle and the blockchain together can generate something more interesting that never existed before... I have no answers yet. Do you? 🙂