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The 9 best Wordle clones for fans and gamers

A screenshot of Star Wars Wordle.

It’s been four months since we first heard the name “Wordle” and, believe it or not, that little game-that-could is still chugging along, picking up new players every day. And when you love something you learn to let it go, or you make a clone of it to satisfy your own niche interests.

Check out the most fannish copies of Wordle made to delight Potterheads, Swifties, ARMY, gamers, and more below.

Taylor Swift – Taylordle

Say you’ll remember me, playing Taylordle, staring at the sunset, babe! Swifties rejoice, there’s a new way to get your daily dose of Taylor. Word lengths change every day, keeping you on your tallest tip toes. Remember kids, spelling is fun!

Star WarsSwordle

May the Force be with you as you try to complete this intergalactic challenge. This game gets extra points for theming, and for including letters and dashes on the keyboard so the droids don’t feel left out.

Harry PotterHogwartle

Someone has used the Geminio Curse on the Harry Potter Wordle clones! Not only is there Hogwartle, but also Wizarding Wordle and HarryPotterWordle.com which, confusingly, hosts a game also titled Wizarding Wordle. The latter is a bit easier to play since all guesses must be Harry Potter-related. 

A screenshot of a Harry Potter Wordle clone.

Making quick work of the HarryPotterWordle.com’s game. Mischief managed!
Credit: HarryPotterWordle.com

Lord of the RingsLordle of the Rings

Like the LOTR franchise itself, this Wordle clone is a classic. Five letters, six tries. No need to mess with perfection!

BTS – BTS Heardle

BTS Heardle was created by fan account btschartdata as an alternative to their more traditional BTS-themed game BTS-Wordle. Heardle shows you a short line of lyrics and asks you to guess the BTS song it belongs to from a drop down menu. If you get it wrong, the next clue is a short song snippet that gets longer with every additional miss. You get seven chances, one for each member of the group.

It took the best of me to guess correctly, so major respect if you make it right without moving on past the first clue. And if you’re lost and start thinking “I’m in danger” or “not today,” so what? You can begin again tomorrow.

Disney – Mickeyrdle

Created by vacation-planning site MickeyVisit.com, this game includes words from across Disney’s ever-expanding IP in addition to their classic characters and theme parks. That means you can probably expect some overlap with Star Wars, as well as terms from the Marvel and Pixar fictional universes. Though the game might need some work: While “Timon” was on the list of acceptable words, Pumba was not.

Pokémon – Squirdle

Squirdle, I choose you! This game requires the most hardcore fan knowlegde of any on this list.  Guess a Pokémon, and Squirdle will tell you which of these elements you got right in addition to the ones you over or under shot. It’s broken down by generation, whether it has one or two types, height, and weight. Then guess again to narrow down your options until you hopefully guess correctly. Come back every day for a new puzzle to see if you can catch ’em all.

A screenshot of Squirdle.

Squirdle results for the guess “Pikachu.”
Credit: Squirdle

League of LegendsLordle

Just released on March 21, Lordle is the newest member of the Wordle clone club. This game challenges you to determine which of the MOBA’s more than 150 champions is the word of the day. Lordle may be easy for superfans, since the number of letters in a word are a big hint to. For example, I don’t play LoL, but I do listen to K/DA. The most recent word of the day was eight letters long, so I knew the champion wasn’t a member of K/DA (Ahri, Akali, Evelynn and Kai’Sa) and promptly bowed out.

Formula 1 Racing – Gridle

Drivers, start your engines! Fans of the F1 racing circuit will like this loose take on the classic Wordle game, and I mean really loose. Gridle gives you a series of clues accompanied by the names of a handful of iconic drivers. You’ll need to guess the right racer based on the clues in six tries. Part Wordle, part trivia, you’ll feel like the ultimate champion when you successfully pass the finish line.

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