The world may have only become obsessed with Wordle in late 2021, but the puzzle game has officially been running for a whole year.
It’s sometimes hard to believe that Wordle has remained as popular as it is. We doubt anyone could have predicted that it would still be a trendsetter on Twitter midway through 2022 or be sold to The New York Times for several million dollars.
Today marks Wordle’s 366th consecutive puzzle, meaning it’s been running for exactly one year and one day.
While the game took off on social media through November and December last year, Wordle was around and playable months beforehand.
Creator Josh Wardle only made it available to the public in October, though, having originally only shared the game with close friends.
Many fans have taken note of the number and shared birthday messages to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary.
Although it seems like nobody can quite agree on whether the birthday is Sunday or Monday, probably due to time zone differences.
We choose to believe it’s yesterday since the 365th Wordle puzzle had a hilariously ill-fitting answer.
In case you missed yesterday’s Wordle, the answer was LOSER. Now imagine all the long-time Wordle players seeing that word thrown in their face on Wordle’s birthday.
Even The New York Times Games Twitter account acknowledged it, although it seems everyone saw the funny side.
Today’s answer is nowhere near as amusing. We won’t spoilt it for you but, in case you’re stuck, but here’s a couple of hints: it’s something you do while playing Wordle and has two vowels.
Surprisingly, Wardle himself hasn’t commented on the anniversary at all, or at least not on Twitter.
It’s probably too soon to say if Wordle’s popularity will continue for a second year but considering it hasn’t really slowed down in well over six months, it’s looking pretty likely.
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