When a game as simple and wholesome as Wordle comes out, it’s only a matter of time before the ill-intentioned get started.Therefore, we have lewd, a new clone of Wordle created by Rogue One writer Gary Whitta (disclosure: he used to edit PC Gamer).Calling it a clone is a bit of an overstatement: it’s basically Yes Wordle, except it’s only a five-letter word that you can’t say out loud in school.
I managed to win on the second line of the first attempt. Playing Lewdle is probably going to be one of the most boring and wasteful things I’ve done this week, but I’m still proud. The word is “boner,” which is slang for a penis erection. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word falls under the category of “impolite” rather than “vulgar” or “obscene”. But I guess it’s absolutely lewd.
It’s fun, but not that fun This video of Yakuza 7 Crayfish Summoning, or the work of the French Renaissance writer François Rabelais, or Throw enemies off cliffs in Dragon’s Dogma, or a dog with sunglasses.
But still fun. Lewdle has the added benefit of playability even if you’ve already done your daily sprints in Wordle. Think of it as your second round of Wordle, except for naughty words.
Lewdle isn’t the first novel spinoff of the word puzzle phenomenon.and swear, it has only four letter words, each of which is blasphemous. And then there’s Absurdle, which is Wordle, except deliberately annoying. Or, if you just want to play the basic Wordle game over and over with no 24 hour play limit, you can try Wheelle.
If you’re interested in becoming a Wordle professional, you should check out our guide to the best Wordle starter words. I just looked it up and “boner” is also a recognized word in Wordle, so that’s where I’m going from now on.