Quordle, the word-solving game that emerged at the height of Wordle’s popularity, has been acquired by Merriam-Webster, as first reported by TechCrunch. The game now lives directly on Merriam-Webster’s website instead of standing alone.
“I am pleased to announce that Quordle has been acquired by @MerriamWebster,” reads a post on Quorlde’s Twitter account. “I can’t think of a better home for this contest. Lots of news features and fun coming up, so stay tuned!”
Quordle is just one of many spinoffs trying to capitalize on Wordle’s success One, Wordle lets users tweet their scores and compete with friends to solve the word of the day with the fewest guesses.
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Unlike Wordle, which gives you six guesses to solve a five-letter word, Quordle quadruples the challenge by giving you nine guesses at a time to solve four five-letter words . Both games will give you new words to solve every day.
Wordle, founded by Josh Wardle in 2018, was acquired by the New York Times and joined Outlets last year for an undisclosed seven-figure sum Existing lineup of crosswords and games. The game became so popular that Apple had trouble removing copycats from the App Store (Wordle didn’t have an app at the time). Even Spotify jumped on the bandwagon by creating Heardle, a Wordle-like game that gives you five chances to figure out the title of a song based on increasingly longer snippets.