What Makes Wordle So Satisfying to Play?

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In what I guess you’d have to call a predictable turn of events, Wordle — the free online game that asks you to guess a 5-letter word by process of elimination — has been sold to The New York Times just a couple of months after it launched. Which makes this…

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James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.