Dordle is better than Wordle. And Dordle’s still free.

With news last night that the daily word game Wordle has been purchased by the New York Times – and with that, eventually Wordle will end up behind the NYT’s pay wall, because of course it will – one might wonder where to find a similar daily word game like this online.

I’m going to recommend a tougher game than Wordle, but just as fun.

Let me introduce you to Dordle.

Dordle is like Wordle in that you have to guess a five-letter word. You get seven tries (as opposed to Wordle’s six tries), but Dordle challenges you to identify TWO five-letter words AT THE SAME TIME.

Yeah. This isn’t your average parlor game.

Dordle works on the same principle as Wordle – a green tile means your letter is correct and in its correct slot. A yellow tile means your word contains that letter, but it’s not in the proper spot. But in Dordle, you’re using the same five letters to build two different five-letter words. Once you correctly identify one word, then you only have a few tries left to determine the second word.

And yes, you can post your scores online. See? This is what I achieved this morning.

Daily Dordle #0008 4&7/7
⬜⬜🟩🟩⬜ ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩🟨 ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜ ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜🟨🟨🟨⬜
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜🟨🟩🟩🟩
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

So yeah, if you’ve gotten your daily fix for Wordle, and you want a challenging puzzle to follow it … a puzzle that, for the moment, is still free and isn’t owned by a multimedia megacorporation…

Give Dordle a try.