It took me a surprisingly long time to get interested in what the little gray and yellow and green squares were all about, poke at the internet, and discover Wordle. While not exactly obsessed, I have played it a fair number of times since then, enough to select specific words to start with (arise, youth, and cling). I realize that some people consider it better to reserve vowels for later so as not to waste vowels on the fourth guess. I don’t know, maybe that’s better. I don’t think I’m interested enough to find the all-time best strategy and words and so on. But I do sort of like it.
So a coworker pointed me to Quordle:
Daily Quordle #42
You see what this is, of course: four Wordle games played simultaneously. If you start with “arise,” then that’s the first word you start with in all four games; you can’t enter one word in one game and a different word at the same time in a different game. Thus the challenge. That’s also why you get eight tries; not that likely you could do all four correctly in six tries.
Anyway, I’ve only played Quordle a few times, but this is the first time I won all four games, so that makes me want to share it. I can’t share the grids on Twitter — too many characters — which means Quordle will probably never take off the way Wordle did. But here it is, and any of you who want to click to Quordle and try it, here you go.