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Best “DLE” Games – Wordle Alternatives & Clones (March 2023)

We're taking a look at all of the best Wordle alternatives so that you can add some more games to your daily puzzling!
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If you love playing word games, there are a lot of different online puzzles that you can try out there. With Wordle being a huge viral hit, it has spawned the creation of different alternatives, including some that aren’t even word-based! We know that a lot of people who enjoy the game are looking for alternatives since Wordle only releases one puzzle per day, so here are some of our favorites…

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The games below have been selected for many different reasons! We’ve tried to find as many games that twist the format enough to be unique, but are not just different for the sake of being that way. They are in no particular order, you should pick the ones that sound the most enjoyable to play for you!


If you’re looking for something that goes outside of the 5-letter word format then Contexto is a refreshing alternative. All you need to do is to find the secret word! Sounds simple enough, but you will be arriving at the solution by submitting a word and seeing its position. Use the position of that word to inform your next guess, and keep adding new words until you reach the #1 position, which is the answer you are seeking!

Be sure to head to our Contexto Answer Guide if you’re having trouble with any of the puzzles.


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If you feel you’ve mastered Wordle, Squabble, is a multiplayer battle royale type game. It has a Blitz and Squabble Royale mode. This is a great mental workout but does tend to be most fun for those who have a good vocabulary and can typically solve the daily Wordle without too much effort as Squabble requires speedy guesses and solutions.


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If you’re a fan of furry animals, then you should check out the game that we developed that is known as Adoptle! In this Wordle-like game, you will be able to guess the name of a cat or dog that is currently available for adoption. One of the spins in this version, is that answers vary in size, but you don’t have to guess the full length of the word. You can guess a four, five, six, seven, or eight letter word depending on the length of the name! Find out the cute little fur-pal’s name and see the area in which they can be adopted after it is over!


If you’ve been looking for alternatives, you’ve likely come across Heardle. It is one of the more unique “dle” games, due to the total change of pace of having you listen to parts of a song to try to figure it out. If you are older like me and remember games like “Name that Tune” (which apparently has been revived), then you’ll appreciate this Wordle-like that is a totally fresh take on the style. The one bummer about Heardle is that you can really struggle with certain songs if they are in genres you have no interest in!


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While it’s a delicious breakfast food, it also makes for an interesting “dle” game. In this Wordle alternative, you will be rearranging letters and attempting to make them into six different words. All of the words are connected in a waffle-like shape. Waffle is a clever take, which gives you the challenge of not only knowing words, but having to recognize patterns within the letters given. You only get 15 letter swaps, so be sure to use them wisely!


Well, this is a bit self-serving, but we believe that the game we created known as Concludle is one of the best! It takes the Wordle concept of daily games and guessing, but adds trivia into the mix which gives a change of pace for people who aren’t as good with words. It covers many different topic types, so you will be tested on your general knowledge!


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Another totally different take on Wordle is the game Globle, which will have you attempting to locate a country by making guesses and using color based clues to find the answer. This game can be quite difficult if you aren’t very familiar with geography, so you might want to boot up Google Earth to help you out because there’s a lot more countries than you might even realize!

If you enjoy Globle there’s also Worldle, which is similar but has you guessing via a silhouette and then the distance away from your guess.


For the mathematically inclined, there is one of the earlier alternatives known as Nerdle! Instead of guessing words, you will be attempting to solve equations by guessing numbers and arithmetic operations that compute together. You will be given clues similar to Wordle, which will show you which ones you have in the right spot or are in the puzzle. This is a fun one for players who aren’t so thrilled with words and feel more in tune with numbers!

Check out our Nerdle section for daily answers if you are struggling!

Those are all of the best Wordle alternatives that we have come across on the web! If you are ever in need of help with a Wordle puzzle, be sure to check out our Wordle Solver to get to the answer.

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  1. OF

    Another good one is ALBUMDLE which is where you guess an album cover in 16 tiles, either daily or endless by playing previous ones.

  2. Al

    Another good one is
    where you solve four words at once!