Remember Wordle? I LOVE puzzles, and we’ve accumulated quite a few fun things to do each day as a family. We generally do some of these over the breakfast table. It’s AMAZING that all this stuff exists and is so accessible. Here’s our favourites.
The classic. We still love it.
This is my current favourite. 16 words that you have to group into four groups of four that have something in common. A real brain teaser. But quick and interesting.
I found out about this from a Slack group that has a “Wordle/Waffle/etc” channel. 6 Wordles in one in a crossword arrangement.
My daughter loves this for some reason. But I’m not so much of a fan. We usually get it without error.
I love this daily, mini crossword. The app is good. It can be done quickly. Though it often has US-specific cultural references that make it tricky for a Brit.
If you’re REALLY into Puzzles, then Puzzmo is a good place to hang out. It’s like a subscription puzzle service (with a free tier) with a community and leaderboards. Co-created by Zach Gage who seems to be churning out puzzle games with a fun design aesthetic (Good Sudoku, Spell Tower, Knotwords).
Multiple Wordles with limited guesses. These are an interesting challenge. We have a good strategy.
For film buffs. You get to guess a movie from 6 images. It’s good, but requires very specific knowledge and can rarely be worked out. So more of a quiz than a puzzle. We did it for a while but rarely do now. Not kid friendly.
Guess the country from its outline. A good little geography quiz. Occasionally veers off to weird Pacific islands that you’ve never heard of. There are extra bits too like guess the neighbouring countries that improve your geography knowledge. Limited by the number of countries in the world (we’ve been round at least once).