What is Quordle? How to Play It & How Does It Differ From Wordle?

While the viral puzzle, Quordle, that has filled Twitter feeds with yellow and green squares may have inspired you, it is far from being a one-trick pony. Quordle is a spinoff of Wordle for individuals who want a more difficult challenge than what Wordle offers.

What is Quordle?

Quordle on Mobile | TomsGuide

Simply put, Quordle is a four-fold increase in the popular word generator Wordle. Similar to Wordle, you have to guess five-letter words every day, and the game will let you know if you’re correct or wrong by lighting up certain green, yellow, or grey squares.

Based on the idea of the popular word cloud generator Wordle, Quordle is a new word game with an additional twist. Quordle is a game in which players guess four words simultaneously instead of a single five-letter word. You are given nine guesses for solving all four five-letter words, each of which will appear in all four fields.

Fans of the word game Wordle were the original inspiration for the project, which led to the development of Quordle, a more complex alternative. Over two million people are using the game daily, which appears to be growing. David Mah engineered the game first, then Freddie Meyer improved its quality.

How to play Quordle?

Quordle game
Quordle game homepage

If you know how to play Wordle, you’ll have no trouble picking up the rules for Quordle. You have nine chances to guess all four 5-letter words correctly. For each of the four-word games, every letter in the words you guess will be used.

The best approach is to learn as much as possible in the first few tries and then focus on the specific terms. Every day brings a new puzzle, and just like Wordle, you can see and share your answers with others. Here’s more detail on how to play Quordle step by step:

  1. Quordle is quite similar to Wordle, although there are a few distinctions. Each of the four words buried at once has its 9-line field. To get clues, you have to type in your words.

    Type or click your first letter
  2. Type in the first word, make sure it has as many letters as squares in a single line (anything from 4 to 6 letters, depending on the settings), then hit the Enter button. Each of the four fields will get the word simultaneously.
  3. Now, the letters of the typed word will change color in all fields, though the changes will be subtle and possibly unpredictable. This is because these hues represent hints towards the secret phrase. This is because the clues will be different for each set of words.

    Letters will be assigned different colors
  4. When a letter is properly predicted, the screen will become green. If a letter is colored yellow, it is part of the secret word, although it appears elsewhere. If a letter is grayed out, it indicates that this letter doesn’t appear in the word.
  5. The left and right gaming fields, as well as the bottom and top, each have keyboard buttons, and these colors can be changed independently for your convenience. You’ll eventually uncover the four secret words if you keep tapping away at the keyboard. The only way to win is to guess every word correctly.

When Does Quordle Restart?

Every day at midnight, Quordle releases new sets! You will see the results of a challenge after you complete it. You can copy your statistics to the clipboard by clicking the green share button. In case you accidentally closed the pop-up, you can reopen it by tapping the statistics button. The CTRL+V shortcut can also be used to copy and paste your results after pressing the share button.

How is Quordle different from Wordle?

Quordle vs Wordle
Quordle vs Wordle | Unilad

There is a growing trend among modern consumers to avoid using social media while sipping their morning beverage of choice. People online were buzzing with excitement to get up early and share their results on Wordle and Quordle.

The two games are sometimes confused, yet they are very distinct. Amid its meteoric rise to prominence in 2022, a person named Wordle came up with the idea and eventually sold it to The New York Times in January. A seven-figure price was paid in secret for it.

While Wordle can be found on The New York Times’ website, Quordle can be accessed and played on its dedicated page. David Mah engineered this prototype. The game was created by Freddie Meyer, who said that the idea came to him in “a moment of wickedness and genius.”

Wordle gives players six tries to guess the five-letter word correctly. As they put together the pieces of the word, players can use the varying colors of the boxes to rule out any incorrect answers. On the other hand, in Quordle, you get nine guesses to predict the four words that have five letters each. Other coloring rules are almost similar in both games.

Wordle vs. Quordle: dashboard

The upper right corner of Wordle’s interface gives you access to a statistics page that keeps track of your progress through the game, but it’s not quite the same as a dashboard. When you access it, a window will pop up with your score and the total time you’ve spent playing displayed. However, you can only use it if you’ve previously connected your New York Times account to the game.

As with Wordle, Quordle’s lack of complexity prevents the development of a sophisticated control panel for playing the game. The purple button in the upper right corner of the screen allows you to view your daily statistics.

Stats in Quordle
See your stats in Quordle

The game records your stats on the device or browser you play on, so you may check them anytime. Viewing a detailed list, you may also check your progress toward finishing the game’s challenges.

Wordle vs. Quordle: pricing

One of Wordle’s best features is that it’s free to play and fun for anyone. Even while there is more than enough interest to support a sustainable revenue model, the game does not include in-app purchases, adverts, or reminders urging you to invite your friends to play.

Quordle can be played without cost as well. Once dependent on player contributions to keep it running, it is now supported by in-game advertisements.

Final Verdict

Eventually, you have to wonder, “Now what?” Octordle? That, uh, already exists? However, this demonstrates that there is no such thing as having too much of a good thing. As it stands, we’re interested in trying most of the many permutations on a basic theme. Please be quiet while I think of a five-letter word beginning with Q and ending with G and two other letters.


Kamil Anwar

Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.