When you’re alone yourself and need to pass some time, Wordle is a pleasant game. It’s not particularly ideal to play it while hanging out with friends, unless you want to be the lone figure in the corner. The New York Times is about to transform the game into a real board game that you may play with your friends on the upcoming game night, so that will soon change.
When Wordle first came out, it instantly became popular all over the world. Up to this point, many people have continued to use it, making the NYT’s purchase of the company earlier this year a wise investment. By transforming it into “Wordle: The Party Game,” a cooperative board game, the business intends to raise its game.
Through their collaboration with the multinational play and entertainment firm Hasbro, NYT and Hasbro will create the board game. The device can already be preordered starting today for $19.99 and is anticipated to hit the North American market in October of 2022 (the shipment date is subject to change, according to Wordle’s website).
The upcoming board game and the updated rules for playing it were both announced in a tweet by Hasbro. The basic idea of the game will remain the same, but rather than relying on a computer system, players will be the ones to come up with the five-letter words that need to be decoded. The “word thinker,” who will place semi-transparent green and yellow tiles as the other players think and write the word’s letters using dry-erase markers on dry-erase boards, must be chosen by the players. (Card covers will also be offered to players to aid in concealing their predictions.) The materials allow for simple word erasure, allowing the participants to play for as long as they like.
Wordle: The Party Game won’t be nearly as practical as the online version of the game. For groups of friends who have always longed to play the game simultaneously, it will undoubtedly be a pleasant new experience. However, there will be the materials and components for the game board to remember and store.