Inspired by the worldwide success of the hit game Wordle, we at Flourish wanted to dive deeper into the craze surrounding the puzzle. Since its launch in October last year, the word game has become a viral success thanks to its straightforward gameplay and shareable nature. And in less than six months, the number of players has reached more than 2 million.
With such huge user involvement, Wordle presents a great opportunity for visualizing data – from Google Trends to the most popular starting words. Below, you will find a few of our favorite findings about the beloved game.
The purpose of the game is pretty straightforward – you have six attempts to guess the 5-letter word of the day. The colors provide visual clues, with grey, yellow and green pointing you in the right direction.
Sharing your score with friends or on social media is easy, thanks to the “Share” button that automatically generates a spoiler-free emoji version of your progress. But how many people actually do this?
Wordle is mostly played by English speakers, but the countries obsessed with the puzzle game may surprise you!
There is a high chance you have a favorite, foolproof word you always guess first. While vowel-packed options such as “adieu” and “irate” are a preferred choice for many, more than half of the UK-based players simply enjoy the thrill.
Admit it – how many times did you have to Google the meaning of today’s Wordle? If your daily vocabulary includes “caulk” and “ulcer,” consider yourself smart (or lucky)! Nonetheless, it is fascinating to see how Google Trends frequently picks up a spike in searches from frustrated Wordlers.
However, there have been recent claims that Wordle has become harder after the New York Times acquired the game. Using data from the @WordleStats Twitter account, we visualized how players’ average number of attempts has changed throughout February, in order to see how true the claims are.
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