New Wordle game lets you compete with your friends and family head to head

For a single-player puzzle game, Wordle is surprisingly social, whether you’re sharing your results on Twitter, comparing your scores with friends or partners, or just discussing the daily solution with co-workers.

But if you really want to involve another player in your card, and up the ante with a stressful timer, let me point it out to you. WeWordle. It’s a two-player version of the puzzle game, and you share your grid with an anonymous internet player or a friend you’ve invited.

WeWordle is one of many, many games like wordle that have emerged in recent months, but this version turns it into a turn-based competitive match. You and your opponent (you can generate a code to send to a friend or have the game find a stranger to play with) will take turns trying to guess the five-letter secret word. As well as being a two-player game, the familiar Wordle rules apply: green means the letter is in the right place, yellow means it’s in the wrong place, and gray means the letter doesn’t appear in the secret word.

The timer only gives you 20 seconds to guess, and boy, does that clock run out fast. This is not a puzzle to play on your phone while lying in bed. It’s disarming a bomb, but the bomb is a word. If time runs out on your turn, your opponent wins and you both get the answer. But that’s not as satisfying as winning by getting the word right.

The stress of the timer, and the fact that making a good guess will benefit your opponent more than you, gives WeWordle a completely different feel to the original Wordle. And there’s no need to limit yourself to a single puzzle a day: after playing a round, you can bitterly invite your opponent for a rematch or look for a new player to play cards with.

Thank Lifehacker.

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