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Popular online puzzle game ‘Wordle’ now being turned into multiplayer board game

The New York Times is partnering with Hasbro to bring Wordle from the digital world to the physical one.

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New Delhi: The popular online puzzle game ‘Wordle’ is now being turned into a multiplayer board game. It is expected to launch in the physical form as ‘Wordle: The Party Game’ later this year.

The New York Times acquired the online game from its creator Josh Wardle in January 2022 for a price “in the low seven figures,” according to the firm. “New York Times Games play a big part in its origins and so this step feels very natural to me,” Mr Wardle said in the company’s statement. He told that the idea for the game came from The New York Times crosswords and Spelling Bee games.

The New York Times is partnering with Hasbro to bring Wordle from the digital world to the physical one. Hasbro Pulse tweeted to inform that ‘Wordle: The Party Game’ is available for pre-order. The game is brought to the public by The New York Times Games in association with Hasbro Gaming.

The game rose to popularity after a lot of players started sharing their results on Twitter. Solving a Wordle puzzle or other puzzles is generally done alone. However,  Wordle: The Party Game makes  Wordle a group activity.

How to play Wordle: The Party Game?

It is similar to Wordle that is played online, but here a player thinks of a five-letter word that is to be guessed. Once the players have made their guesses, the player who thought the word slides translucent yellow and green tiles over the correct letters, as done in Wordle. The guesses are made with dry-erase markers on small dry-erase boards, so once a round is over, players can just wipe the boards clean and play again.

Pre-order:

The board game will be available in North America in October and one can preorder it beginning Thursday for $19.99. The game is available for pre-order for North Americans on http://amzon.com, http://hasbropulse.com and http://target.com.

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