Wordle too easy? Try Quordle: Talking Tech podcast

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Hey there listeners. It’s Brett Molina, welcome back to Talking Tech. I feel like we’re just going to need to start a weekly segment on Wordle because it is still all over the place. There’s tons of news about it. There are a zillion different spinoffs popping up that people have been drawn to. It’s funny too, because I saw a few tweets related to Wordle and it’s gotten to the point where people now have four, five different variations of Wordle that they play every day. And that’s pretty much their routine, they go to Wordle, then they go to the different ones, but if you think for any reason, Wordle is too easy, try Quordle, which is a version of Wordle, but you have to solve four puzzles at the exact same time, I read about this in a story that you can read on tech.usatoday.com.

So here’s how it works, we all know how Wordle works, you have to guess the five letter word in six tries, the letters change color to let you know how close you’re to the answer. In Quordle, you essentially get four of these puzzles at once. They’re all stacked together, and you have to guess four correct words. The trick here is every time you type in a guess, it applies to all four puzzles, so the results are going to look different. You may have one puzzle where you have three green letters and you’re really close, that exact same word in another puzzle might just give you one yellow letter and that’s it. It varies. You only have nine guesses this time compared to six, to get all four words before you run out of time, so it is definitely a challenge, I tried this a couple days ago and it’s tough, because sometimes what you want to do is zone in on one puzzle and get the one word and you may be using too many guesses to get to the other three.

So it’s a really different way of thinking where you really want to figure out… You want to try to get that first word or two in as early as possible in order to allow you to get the next guesses in place, to be able to get the rest of the puzzles done in time. It’s definitely challenging. It’s also another example of how many people love Wordle to the point where we are seeing a zillion different knockoffs in other versions, there’s Quordle, there’s another game, the name is escaping, but it’s essentially a variation on Wordle, instead of four puzzles, you get two. So you basically get side to side if you want to do kind of like a double Wordle.

So many different… there’s Wordle, which we talked about, which is the geography based version. I’ve gotten sucked into that a lot lately, and I’ve learned a lot more about geography than I ever thought I would, but there’s a lot of fun stuff there, and it’s nice to have this diversion. It is really been fun, what’s great about it is you just go to the site and you play and you’re done, and it’s just a fun little kind of five minute, brain break. That’s what I love about it. There’s no ads, there’s none of the stuff that you’ve come to expect and you don’t have popups asking you to spend money to do stuff. It’s just, you guess the word, you get it right, you don’t, you come back tomorrow. Super simple. I really wish a lot more mobile games were like this, but anyway, I think that’s why Wordle has been so fun, but check out Quordle.

Let me know if you think it’s as hard, is a much tougher challenge compared to Wordle. Talk about it on Twitter. You, you to find me app Brett Molina 23. Don’t forget too, if you have any comments, questions, or show ideas, hit me up with those too. Please don’t forget to subscribe and rate us or leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, anywhere you get your podcast. Don’t forget Talking Tech has a newsletter too, if you want the latest tech news delivered right to your inbox, go to newsletters.usatoday.com and subscribe to Talking Tech. You’ve been listening to Talking Tech, we’ll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech.

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