What Is Dordle? Everything You Need to Know

Wordle is on a power streak, taking over the world in such a way that even its spinoffs have become addictions to word game enthusiasts. Although is just one among the many Wordle clones, Dordle has managed to make a player base of its own even though it is not even a month old yet.

What is the USP of Dordle that thrusts it to all Wordle-clone recommendations lists? Let’s find out!

What is Dordle?

I’ll start with a confession. When I first heard the name “Dordle”, I assumed that it might be another Wordle spoof, a lighthearted variant that is meant to invoke mirth in players. However, on my first visit, I was tickled in delight by the double surprise that awaited on the game page.

Yes, like you might have already guessed, Dordle is an exciting twist on Wordle by doubling the number of grids to confront the players with a dual challenge. As the tagline of Dordle explains, it is “Wordle plus Wordle” Double Wordle; it is a close replica of Wordle with twin grids in which you get 7 chances (in total) to figure out two mystery words.

Every guess (word entry) gets simultaneously input into both the grids, and the challenge is to figure out the hidden words of each grid using a single set of feedback.

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Is Dordle an app? Where to find and play the game?

Dordle is an online word game developed by Guilherme S. Töws under the banner of Zarastutra Productions. To play the game, all you have to do is visit the game web — www.zaratustra.itch.io/dordle –on any web browser.

No, you won’t find Dordle on any app market (App Store, Play Store, Microsoft Store) no matter how deep you dig, because, like Wordle, Dordle doesn’t have any versions available in the form of mobile or desktop applications.

The only legitimate source to play Dordle is at the host website — www.zaratustra.itch.io/dordle. So, be careful not to fall victim to the scams run via fishy apps!

Zaratustra has a league of other games to their credit, although they are all not related to Wordle, they are worth checking out. You can view a directory of their games here.

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Free Dordles FTW!

Dordle is a double treat in more ways than one. While the game itself is double Wordle grids, each player gets to play it into two different modes –daily dordle and free dordle. Daily Dordle is predictably a daily challenge where all players receive the same twin-mystery-words challenge once a day.

The free dordle mode is to double the fun as it gives you the option to play unlimited games — you can play all you want, any day, any time, no bars.

The appearance, theme, and ways of free dordle are exactly the same as daily dordle — it is the unlimited supply of games (and for free, too!) that multiplies its appeal!

Because is not an app, the avenue for accessing the game is much broader — as long as your device has access to the internet and supports a dependable browser, you can play Dordle without any hitch (be it on PC/Desktop. Smartphone, or Smart TV!)

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Dordle vs Wordle: 

If you compare Dordle against Wordle, you will find that they are more or less the same — They are both online games that embrace the spirit of a daily challenge. Both games also have a grid-like structure and color-based hint-tiles that offer the players a limited number of chances to find out the mystery word(s) of the day.

Even the fundamental behavior of letters and binding rules in the game down to the feedback system is exactly the same — letters may repeat, words ought to be valid, etc., etc. you already know them all from Wordle.

However, Doodle could be called the daredevil’s Wordle because it invites the player into a duel against the self. Here, you challenge your quick calculation, strategizing, and deduction skills to work out the hidden words in two grids at once.

While a Wordle challenge involves a 5-letter mystery word and 6 allowed guesses in total, Dordle involves two 5-letter words that are to be solved together in 7 (total) guesses based on shared feedback.

Dordle is a perfect improvement on Wordle’s aspect of difficulty-level, consequently garnering interest from word game lovers who desire a little something more from their word games.

How to play Dordle: Strategies and tips

As we already discussed, Dordle is all about your ability to juggle two Wordle grids concomitantly. It is difficult enough with Wordle’s solo grid, so, how is it going to be with Dordle?

To make smooth the playing experience, Dordle has incorporated some svelte schemes to make the guessing game easier for the players, like, say, the way the color-hints are indicated on the virtual keyboard to give you a visual map of the progress you make in each grid.

With proper strategy and judicious maneuvers, Dordle is an easy game to beat every time. Like on Wordle, your first words, familiarity with the occurrence/ frequency of the letters play a decisive role in shrinking the total moves made to crack both the mystery words.

To get better insight into how letters and words should be employed in Dordle, read our detailed article on the topic linked right below.

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Your first few moves, if played with calculation, help you zero in on the valid letters — but that only involves one of the aspects of the game.

Since Dordle applies the same guessed word input to both grids, the feedback received on each letter differs according to the mystery word hidden beneath — so, the real test is posed towards your deduction skills with immense emphasis on restraint.

The available guesses should not be squandered away, but be used carefully in such a way that each move will reveal to you some relevant detail about the hidden secret in each grid.

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Top Tip: Keep an eye on the keyboard to get a workable impression of the letters — the occurrence or lack of appearance can be easily understood and used to your advantage if you manage to grasp the nature and behavior of the valid letters on the keyboard.

Word game solver websites could also prove to be quite handy when you are stuck on a guess.

The word and letter strategies in Dordle do not differ much from Wordle, you can read and learn more about the effects of various Wordle strategies from the related articles listed below.

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