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Squardle is a Wordle variation where you solve a board of interlocking words in a 5x5 grid by guessing words and getting colored hints.
Green – This letter is in its correct square. A square that's solved stays green for the rest of the game.
Yellow, red, and orange – This letter is not in the guessed square, but it is in the same row, column, or both, as indicated by the arrow pairs on the hint.
White – This letter isn't in this row or column, but it appears somewhere else on the board.
Black – This letter doesn't appear on the board at all.
Multiple arrows – To get a hint with multiple arrow pairs, both the answer and the guess for that row or column have to include multiples of the letter. You always get the lowest number of arrows between those two, unless the square's green.
So for example, if the answer for a row is GEESE and you guess LEVEL in that row, the first E will be green and the second E will be a double-arrowed yellow. Note that it's not a triple-arrowed yellow, despite the answer having three Es, since the guess only placed two Es in the row.
Your guesses will go into both a row and a column. You don't get to pick where you enter your next guess, the game will automatically cycle through the rows and columns. But you can enter notes in blue circles to remember what letter you want to try in a square on a later guess by clicking on a square and typing in the letter.
You start with 10 guesses and can earn up to 5 bonus guesses by solving words. Solving the 6th and final word wins the game!
If you want to read the quick version of the rules that shows on startup, click here.
WHAT IS THIS?
Squardle is a word game based on the viral hit game Wordle by Josh Wardle. If you somehow have found your way here without knowing what Wordle is, you can play it here , and I recommend doing so before trying out Squardle.
Squardle is a 2D Wordle variant, "Squared Wordle" if you will.
ISN'T WORDLE ALREADY IN 2D?
OK, sure. But in Squardle the goal of the game is to figure out a 5x5 grid with six words in it.
HOW DO I PLAY?
To play, type a five-letter word in English and press enter. You can use either the keyboard on your screen, or a physical keyboard if you're playing on a computer. Your typed guess will appear in both a row and a column, and each filled square will get a clue. The clues come in the form of colored squares. See below for their meanings.
You get 10 guesses to start with. The first five words you solve all the squares for give you one bonus guess each. Solving all six words wins you the game! Note that you don't have to use a guess on the specific word for it to be considered solved, making all of its letters green at any point during the game is enough.
To the left is a game near the end. In this case it looks like the final guess should be CUBIC to turn the remaining two gray squares green and win.
HOW DO I CHANGE WHERE I ENTER MY GUESS?
You don't. The rows and columns will be cycled through, each guess moving the next guess to the next row and column. If you've already found all green letters for both that row and column it will skip over them for the rest of the game. The two arrows outside the grid indicate where your next guess will be entered. Additionally, in the game mode Weekly Squardle, if you only have non-green letters in a single row or column you will only ever have to guess there. This way you don't risk having your great start be ruined by having to guess the remaining word a single square at time.
WAIT, WHAT'S WEEKLY SQUARDLE?
It's an (even) harder game mode for Squardle that has a single board released each Sunday. I strongly advise learning how to play normal Squardle before attempting it.
OK, SO WHAT DO THE COLORED SQUARES WITH LETTERS MEAN?
Green – This letter is in the correct square. Finding a green square permanently turns the big square green as well. The goal of the game is to make all 21 squares in the grid green before you run out of guesses.
Yellow – This letter is in the correct row, but not in the correct square. The number of pairs of arrows mean that there are at least that many of the letter in this row. Note that this includes letters in green clues. This is different from how Wordle works, so in Squardle getting a single arrow yellow clue and a green clue with the same letter doesn't mean that there's two of that letter in the row. Also not that to get a double or triple arrowed clue you will also need to have guessed a word that places two or three of that letter in that row, it's not enough that the answer has multiples!Any yellow clue means that the letter doesn't appear anywhere in its column.
Red – This letter is in the correct column, but not in the correct square. The number of pairs of arrows on the clue mean that there are at least that many of the letter in this column. Again, including green square with the letter that's in the column. To get multi-arrow clues, you need to guess a word that places repeated letters in its column to be able to get them.Any red clue also means that the letter doesn't appear anywhere in its row.
Orange – Orange squares are the ones that would be both yellow and red. So this letter appears both in the row and in the column, but not in this square. As with yellow and red clues, the number of pairs of arrows pointing towards the row or column indicate that there are at least this many of the orange clue's letter in the row or column.
White – This letter appears somewhere in the solved grid, but not in this row or column.
Black – This letter doesn't appear at all in the solved grid.
WHY DIDN'T I GET A DOUBLE ARROW? WHEN I LOOKED AT THE SOLUTION THE WORD HAD TWO OF A LETTER THAT I GOT A SINGLE ARROW CLUE FOR!
To get a double or triple arrow clue for a letter you must make a guess that puts 2 or 3 copies of that letter in the row or column of the answer with repeating the letter. The number of arrow pairs pointing in opposite directions on the clue always indicate that there are at least that many of that letter in that row or column. It doesn't say that there can't be more. Just like Wordle won't tell you that there should be multiple copies of a letter that you only guessed a single copy of, Squardle won't either.
This means that it's possible for a single square in Squardle to have clues for the same letter and of the same color, but with a different number of arrows in the clues; you just had a different number of that letter in the guesses that gave those clues.
I understand that this is a bit confusing. But the alternative I tried first, where the clues for a row worked exactly like in Wordle, was more confusing.
I JUST WANT TO IGNORE SOME CLUES THAT ARE NO LONGER HELPFUL! CAN I GET SOME HELP WITH IGNORING THEM?
Sure! Click any small clue to fade it out slightly. Click it again to hide the letter completely and shrink its colored square. Click it a third time to bring it back up to full visibility.
In the example below the yellow S clues have been faded out by the player to mark them as "found" as a green S in the row is located. The white C clue has also been faded out, presumably because a green C was found elsewhere in the grid. The player will want to be able to see the faded clues though, as they tell them about letters that can't go in those columns and, for the C, row.
The green S clue and two black clues have been minimized to avoid screen clutter. The player will have to rely on the colors on the keyboard to see what letters have turned black.
WHAT DO THE KEYBOARD LETTER COLORS MEAN?
All letters on the onscreen keyboard start out purple. Any letter that gets a black clue on the board goes darker to remind you to not keep using them as they are not in the solved grid. Any letter that gets any other colored clue gets a lighter colored key. Coloring the keys all the different colors a clue can get proved more confusing than helpful, since in Squardle all colors don't apply for all guesses. I haven't given up on eventually making the keyboard colorful and (hopefully) informative though.
WHAT IF I KNOW WHAT LETTER A SQUARE SHOULD BE BUT IT'S NOT TIME TO ENTER A GUESS THERE YET?
That sounds like a great time to use the note tool. Click on any unsolved square to go into note taking mode. The square will get a blue circle and your keyboard will turn blue. Type the letter you want to remember for the square to finish the note. If you don't want to make a note, your can cancel editing it by clicking anywhere on the board. To remove or change a note, click it and use Backspace or press another letter instead. Notes will stay on the board until your solve their square or remove them.
BUT WHAT IF I'M NOT SURE ABOUT A SQUARE AND WANT TO MARK IT AS A GUESS?
Then make a note as described above but click the square with the note twice instead of once. Notes that are marked as guesses get a thick unfilled blue circle instead of the filled circle. You can also click an already made note twice to toggle the note's type between "certain" and "guess".
WAIT A MINUTE, WHO ARE YOU?
My name is Pelle or FurbyFubar on most places on the web. I run fubargames.se as a place to stick any game or puzzle related projects that I want to show off to the world.
ARE YOU ASSOCIATED WITH WORDLE?
Nope, this is strictly a fan project.
ARE YOU ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES?
No. Also, I'm holding out for the Microsoft acquisition.
WHY DOES THIS GAME EXIST?
Because I had the idea. I thought the quickest way of getting it to stop taking up space in my head was to make it a reality, thus subjecting you to it. Now that I have poured several hundred hours into fixing bugs and adding features to Squardle I not longer think that making it was the quickest way to get rid of the idea. If anything, Squardle is more and more been taking over my life!
I GOT THIS REALLY OBSCURE WORD IN MY GRID!
WHY DON'T YOU REMOVE THOSE?
Squardle currently uses the same word lists for possible answers and allowed guesses as the original Wordle did. The list of possible answers is shorter than the list of allowed guesses specifically to remove the most obscure words. So please don't blame me for the answers list including words like SYNOD and OVATE.
That said, for Weekly Squardle I will have to expand the word list soon or we'll run out of valid boards that aren't just a few letters away from another board in just a few months. If you want to help me select what words should make the cut you can do so here . Drag the most common words to the top and place any word you didn't know was a word below the red line. Make sure you're not blocking Google Analytics or your sortings won't be recorded.
WHY DOES THE SHARE FUNCTION SHOW MY GAME AFTER 3 GUESSES WHEN I WIN?
Because having every winning shared board be the same 21 green squares felt boring. Making it more colorful and actually containing some info about your game seemed like a good idea to make those seeing the squares more interested in trying the game out themselves.
CAN I PLACE SQUARDLE ON THE HOME SCREEN OF MY PHONE?
Sure, it'll even get its own snazzy icon! First make sure your address bar doesn't have a board code at the end. If it does instead go to https://fubargames.se/squardle/ instead. That way you're not bookmarking the link to a specific board.
On Android phones or tablets: If your home screen's locked you need to first unlock it: Long press the home screen > Settings > Toggle "Lock Home screen" off. Then, if your standard browser is Samsung Internet or Chrome, tap the three dots icon in the top right corner, then select the option "Add to Home Screen". If you don't see such an option it's probably because you're on the page in some other app, like Facebook or Twitter. Then instead tap the three dots icon (or however the menu button looks in the app you're using) and select the option "Open in [whatever browser you've set as your default]". If that browser's Samsung Internet or Chrome, just follow the steps above. If not, then I'm going to hope you're tech savvy enough to figure this out yourself? If not, become a more tech savvy person by typing "[browser name] add web page to home screen" into Google.
On an iPhone or iPad: Tap the icon with a right-pointing arrow coming out of a box along the top of the Safari window to open a drop-down menu. Then select "Add to Home Screen". (At least that's the instructions I found by Googling.)
WHERE CAN I SEND BUG REPORTS, SUGGESTIONS OR KIND WORDS?
Please read the above section entitled "Why didn't I get a double arrow?" once more before sending anything you think might be bug related to double or triple arrows, or guesses with repeated letters. For other bugs: Message @FubarGames on Twitter , /u/FurbyFubar on Reddit, FurbyFubar#5218 on Discord, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the problem is something you can take a screenshot of, please do so.
IS THIS GAME, ITS GRAPHICS AND CODE © 2022 by FUBAR GAMES?
Yes. OK, strictly speaking that's not a frequently asked question, but I thought I should mention it.
THIS GAME MAKES MY BRAIN HURT!
That's not a question.