Wordle CRAZE!

Word game skyrockets in popularity everywhere, including Taft.

Reanna Sturgill, Reporter

Wordle. A game where players guess a five letter word in six tries. Released in October 2021, the game has “millions of daily players” according to a New York Times article from January 31 of this year. Despite all of the current outrage with Wordle’s seemingly newfound difficulty, the game is just as popular, especially at Taft.

The difficulty claims started when the New York Times “acquired” the game. In response, the company stands behind what was written in the announcement article that “no changes will be made to its gameplay.” As this bit of difficulty has not ostensibly affected the amount of daily players, the question of the game’s impact is left to the players.

While people complain about this, it is easy to forget what would actually make the game difficult. According to English teacher, Ms. Adrienne Carmona, the game “would be more challenging, in my perspective if they did not tell you if the letter is there or not.”

The day the New York Times announced the change of hands, Josh Wardle, the creator of Wordle tweeted out that “Since launching Wordle, I’ve been in awe of the response from everyone that played.” He also said that he’d be “lying” if it wasn’t “a little overwhelming” which is why the newspaper company was allowed to take over.

That being said, Ms. Carmona says that while “a lot of kids look at it as who can guess the word correctly” the game being seen as more of a competition also brings people together.