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    If You're Wondering Why The Heck Everyone Is So Obsessed With Playing Wordle These Days, I Broke Down Exactly Why You Have To Give The Game A Whirl

    Didn't have "become obsessed with playing a word game on my phone" on my 2022 bingo card, but here we are.

    If you've been on Twitter for the past few weeks, you've most likely stumbled upon a tweet or two full of grey, yellow, and green boxes.

    Okay, I get why people are diving into this now. #Wordle 203 4/6 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

    Twitter: @JimZub

    And chances are, unless you've played Wordle, you might be just a tad confused.

    Wordle, a web-based word game, has taken the Internet by storm.

    The game with features 6 rows of five boxes on top and a keyboard below

    The game, which is updated daily, is simple: guess a five-letter word in six tries or less.

    To help you out, once you try a word, the game will change each tile to either green, meaning the letter is in the word and is in the correct spot; yellow, meaning the letter appears in the word but is not in the correct spot; or grey, meaning the letter doesn't appear anywhere in the word.

    Examples of letter placement within the game

    While it might look easy, I can confirm that it, in fact, is NOT.

    A new game drops every day, and it has truly become a part of my morning routine.

    And it looks like I'm not the only one! According to the New York Times, over 300,000 people a day play Wordle.

    Hordes of people walking outside

    The Wordle of the day is frequently trending on Twitter, and there's even a whole subreddit devoted to the game full of tips and tricks (and even spoilers!) to boost your Wordle skills.

    A guy sitting cross-legged on the floor looking at his phone with the caption "Definitely looking up Wordle spoilers"

    It helps that the puzzle is the same for everyone every day, which gives the whole thing a community feel, as players frequently take to social media to commiserate about that day's difficulty or brag about how quickly they solved the word.

    Three people excitedly looking at their phones as they stand outside

    Not to mention, the game's origin story is just so dang cute!

    Now that I've joined the legion of Wordle devotees, I've done some research on some of the ways you can ensure a win nearly every time.

    1. Maximize those vowels, baby!

    2. Don't reuse the letters you already know aren't in the word, no matter how tempting it might be.

    3. Plurals are your friend!

    4. Take the Wheel of Fortune approach.

    5. Don't forget that letters can be used twice.

    Do you play Wordle? Have any inside scoop on the best tips and tricks to win every time? Come chat all things Wordle in the comments!