Wordle board, the board game is available for pre-order

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Wordle creates a board game after the phone game goes viral.

Screenshot from Hasbro

As the clocks strike midnight every day, some people pull out their phones to listen to the daily Wordle.

The game took the world by storm and the masses tried to guess the five-letter word of the day. People shared their scores and created competitions among friends and family to see who could guess the Wordle first.

Soon people will have another way to play Wordle. New York Times Games and Hasbro have teamed up to create “Wordle: The Party Game.”

The game is played on dry-erase mini cards, a promotional video shows it. The game includes transparent yellow and green tiles, reminiscent of those that appear on phone or computer screens.

“Swap single-player for social with this analog version of the Wordle game,” the game’s Amazon listing reads. “Players take turns writing down a 5-letter secret word. tries to win.

There are three ways to play the new board game: Quick Mode, Timed Mode, and the Classic Way that people know and love.

Up to four people can play the game at a time, or people can team up to compete in groups.

Hasbro approached The New York Times to create the party game, Adam Biehl, the gaming company’s senior vice president and general manager, told CNN Business.

“What piqued our interest was … how much fun people were having posting the results on social media,” Biehl told CNN Business, which first broke news of the new game. That’s when we knew there was something special about it.”

The game is available for pre-order on Amazon, Target, and Hasbro’s Pulse site. Orders are expected to ship October 1st.

Wordle’s online game began to gain momentum in early 2022. People browsing social media were bombarded with green and yellow squares.

The game is simple. Players get six guesses to uncover a random five-letter word of the day. Wordle was bought by The New York Times after it exploded in popularity.

This story was originally published July 14, 2022 1:50 p.m.

Maddie Capron is a real-time McClatchy reporter specializing in the outdoors and wildlife in the western United States. She graduated from Ohio University and previously worked at CNN, the Idaho Statesman and the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism.

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