Do you still know the board game Mastermind? Already in the 1970s of the last century, there were four colored plastic buttons for huge cafes: they had to decrypt the color combination set up by the opponent in up to twelve test rows. While white and black plugs, which indicate the advised person, helped whether a color occurred at all and whether they were plugged in the right position. With the same game principle, the web app Wordly has been providing for a purple for weeks. Now there is the puzzle trend finally in German!

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Wordly: Now in German

Wordly is not an app, but a website. Originally, the game was available only in English, so German-speaking with limited English skills hardly enjoyed it. Since Wordly Open Source is, the Austrian developer Philip Huber recently released a German-speaking version with 11,000 words that you can reach via the link under this section. But care: are not just noun, but also verbs. And that can certainly be in the past or even conjugated. Umlauts complicate the German-speaking variant, because they have to typing them as AE, OE or UE. If the puzzle is likely to be easy, click in the top right corner of the gear and activate the difficult mode. There is also a Dark mode switch ( dark colors ) and a color-blind mode.

Wordly: That’s how it works

Instead of four colors as Mastermind, Wordly is looking for a word with five letters. Tap a word and press enter. Then you have five attempts to find the word you are looking for. These colors help:

  • Green: The letter is at the right position.
  • Yellow: The letter occurs, but at another place.
  • Gray: The letter is not available in the word.

Fortunately, the colors do not only appear in the result, but also in the on-screen keyboard below. As a result, you prevent the already rejected letter. By the way: Wordly is limited to a puzzle per day. So have you found the word, you have to wait for a new round until the next day.