# Octordle: 8 Wordle word game alternative explained, how it’s different to Quordle and Dordle - how to play it

Master Octordle before someone inevitably comes up with a version involving16 Wordles

Watch more of our videos on Shots!
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

Wordle madness continues apace, with each day bringing a new variation on the hit puzzle game.

We recently brought news of Quordle, a four-Wordle behemoth that asks players to solve four of the tricky puzzles, at the same time.

Now, some bright spark has doubled the ante and unleashed Octordle unto the world, an awkwardly titled variant that has you attempt to solve eight, five-letter word conundrums at once.

When will it end? Will somebody come up with a Moore’s Law-style observation to project the doubling trend of Wordle?

If Quordle didn’t melt your brain, here’s how the eight Wordle iteration works. You’re a braver Wordler than I.

## What is Octordle?

Wordle is an online brain teaser which lies somewhere between a crossword and a sudoku puzzle.

Octordle is exactly like Wordle, only this time, you’re attempting to solve eight of the tricky puzzles at once.

It sounds daunting, and it is - just the four Wordle boards of Quordle was enough to put us off. There’s no way we’re going anywhere near Octordle.

But for the more word-brave out there, it’s likely an enticing challenge.

Anyone who knows the game Mastermind, which employs the use of coloured pegs, will instantly be familiar with the premise of Wordle, and therefore, Octordle.

The objective of the game is to guess a secret 5-letter word in six tries, using a series of hints to figure it out.

• If any of your letters are highlighted as green, that means that you’ve got the right letter in the right place.
• If any of the letters are highlighted as yellow, that means that those letters are in the word, but they’re currently in the wrong place.
• Finally, if any of your letters are highlighted as grey, it means that those letters aren’t included anywhere in the secret word.

Octordle works in exactly the same way, but with eight times the fun.

It is slightly more lenient with the amount of guesses it gives players - you get 13 in total with Octordle.

But you’ll need to keep in mind your near misses and any letters that aren’t included in a word.

Just because a letter might not be in one of the Wordles, that doesn’t mean it’s not in another. This is where things get mighty confusing.

When you then factor in double letters and American spellings of English words, this one’s not for the faint-hearted!

Octordle has the usual daily game, which refreshes each day and provides the same challenge for players around the globe. However, there is also an Octordle ‘Free’ mode which lets you play unlimited puzzles, a good way to get your practice in.

## How can I play it?

Octordle can be found at octordle.com.

## Who created it?

Octordle was created by Kenneth Crawford.

A message from the editor: