Guy bragged about ripping off Wordle and charging for it, blown up by Twitter

word is a phenomenon. Even if you don’t play it, if you use Twitter, you’ve almost certainly seen it: those little grids of green, yellow, and gray blocks, accompanied by a short, odd sequence of numbers. They look like this:

(Image credit: Josh Wardle)

You can read an in-depth breakdown of what it’s all about here, but the short version is that it’s simple, challenging, and fun: a great little brain teaser, really. It’s also completely demonetized, which is refreshing. There are no ads or optional in-game purchases, and you can actually only play once a day. Developer Josh Wardle (really) made it for his sidekick, a wordplay fan, before releasing it to the public in October.