I must admit that I do and I am definitely hooked on this word game! I’m in danger of becoming a Wordle bore or possibly a Wordle nerd. I’m not sure which is worse or are they the same?!

In my defence, I have always loved language, in the widest sense of the word. This is my excuse for wasting spending significant (sometimes) time attempting to solve Wordle.

Of course, you may be wondering what Wordle is, in the first place?!

Wordle is an online word game. It’s entertaining, relatively straightforward but can only be completed once a day. Every twenty-four hours there’s a new word of the day and you have to try and work out what it is. Here are the rules:

Players have six chances to find a randomly selected five-letter word. If you have the right letter in the right spot, it is shown as green. A correct letter in the wrong spot is shown as yellow. A letter that isn’t in the word at all is grey. Still with me?! Anyway here’s the link in case you want to find out more: https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html

The video clip below may also be useful:

It was then suggested to me that I might like to try a similar French version of Wordle. Of course I would! So now I am also hooked on this https://sutom.nocle.fr/

The rules are slightly different. The word of the day is comprised of six to nine letters. This is the first big difference. You can have six attempts to find the word of the day but in this version you are given the first letter, very helpful! The ‘colour scheme’ varies too. Red indicates the correct letter, in the correct place. Yellow is the correct letter but in the wrong place and blue means that the letter is not in the word at all.

I love the challenge of completing this word game in French and it is a very practical way of using and extending my French vocabulary.

Scrabble is another word game that I remember playing as a child and later with my own family. There is also an online version of this game, where you play against a computer.

Are you a fan of word games and do you Wordle? I’d love to know!