The matching game Mastermind had an impact on the well-known word game NYT Wordle. It was created and developed by Josh Wardle, a Welsh software engineer who works for The New York Times.
In the daily NYT WORDLE puzzle, locate the concealed word. It is both easy to grasp and challenging. Although it's not quite that simple, you can use all the letters to make as many words as you like.
To win the game, players must correctly identify a five-letter word in six tries. A letter is assigned one of three colors—green, yellow, or gray—after each guess. Yellow and gray denote that the letter is present in the response but not in the right place, while gray denotes that the letter is completely absent from the answer. Multiple instances of a letter in a guess, such as the "o"s in "robot," will only be marked in green or yellow if the same letter also occurs more than once in the solution. If not, excessive letter repeats will be emphasized in gray. To play the game in "hard mode," players must correctly guess the letters that are highlighted in green and yellow. Everybody uses the same everyday lingo. Excessive letter repetitions will be highlighted in gray if not. Players must accurately identify the letters that are highlighted in green and yellow in order to play the game in "hard mode." Everyone speaks in the same everyday vocabulary.