‘Quordle’ has a becoming new proprietor as Merriam-Webster buys the ‘Wordle’ clone

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Quordle, a Wordle-style phrase recreation, has a becoming new proprietor within the form of Merriam-Webster. The game’s URL now redirects to a web page on the corporate’s web site, as TechCrunch noticed. The Merriam-Webster emblem seems on the prime of the web page too.

“I am delighted to announce that Quordle was acquired by Merriam-Webster! I can not consider a greater house for this recreation,” Quordle creator Freddie Meyer wrote in a message on the sport’s assist tab. “Numerous new options and enjoyable to return, so keep tuned!”

Quordle is a supercharged model of Wordle. As a substitute of giving people six guesses to discover a single five-letter phrase, Quordle challenges gamers to concurrently work out 4 of them in 9 guesses or fewer. The colour-coded strategy is similar. If a letter is the proper place, it turns inexperienced, and if it is elsewhere in a given phrase, it turns yellow. As with Wordle, there’s one each day batch of 4 phrases.

Merriam-Webster scooped up Quordle a yr after Wordle took the world by storm and received snapped up by The New York Instances. Heardle, a music-themed clone, additionally has an apt proprietor after Spotify purchased it final summer time.

Some gamers (hello) have been irritated by Quordle reusing sure phrases. On a couple of events, the identical phrase has popped up two days in a row. With a dictionary firm now in cost, here is hoping Quordle will freshen issues up.

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