Octordle is a brand new rendition of Wordle, a spin-off built for the players seeking to guess more words per game in the word-guessing genre popularized by Wordle. So, do you think you can juggle not 2 (Dordle), not 4 (Quordle), but 8 words at the same time? We bet you do. Even though it may sound absurd (there’s a Wordle on that too!).
Let’s get to know more about Octordle and see if this challenge is as hard as it seems.
What is Octordle?
Octordle, or should we say Wordle8, is just what the doctor ordered for players who’ve conquered both Dordle and Quordle, let alone the precursor to everything, the one grid Wordle.
Created by Kenneth Crawford, Octordle is an exponentially harder version of Wordle. You have to guess 8 five-letter words, in one game, in up to 13 tries. All eight words have separate grids dedicated to them. Needless to say, these grids work independently of each other.
In many ways, Octordle is simply a multitasking version of Wordle with 8 concurrent grids operating at the same time. Naturally, for each grid and hence each word, the rules are exactly the same as Wordle, namely the same color-coding scheme and the same 5-letter words in the English Dictionary.
However, the eight grids add a significant amount of difficulty to the whole experience that can be as frustrating as it can be rewarding.
Where to play Octordle
Similar to the previous Wordle spin-offs, Octordle is not available as an app. The only way to play Octordle is from its official website at: https://octordle.com.
To play Octordle, open a web browser on your PC or Phone and visit Octordle’s website at: https://octordle.com.
Select a game mode (daily octordle or free octordle) and click on it.
You can now begin your Octordle adventure.
Is Octordle available as an app?
As of now, Octordle does not have an app. However, just like other similar games in the Wordle genre, it is possible to create an app icon for Octordle on your Android and iOS devices. Read our detailed guide to know more about the same.
Octordle Game Modes
Octordle offers 2 game modes:
Daily Octordle: A new octordle each day. This game mode updates daily with a new Octordle (a set of eight 5-letter words) for all players around the world. You get one Octordle to guess per day and this Octordle is the same for every player.
Free Octordle: Octordle provides a method for players to get a hang of its multi-tasking approach before venturing into the world of daily Octordle. This game mode allows players to play as much as they want, each time a new Octordle.
How to play Octordle
Now that you’re all set to step into Octordle’s world of concurrent word-guessing, let’s see how you can play Octordle, what game modes are offered and how to account for the 8-grid dilemma in your already well-polished word-guessing chops.
It is easy to get taken aback by Octordle’s monster 8-grid game board that at first glance seems like an endless array of titles, impossible to conquer. It is 8 times the size of Wordle. Therefore, it is imperative that you have a well-defined strategy and approach before you begin guessing an Octordle.
The hidden sauce in Octordle is figuring out the right time to pick the first grid that you’re going to solve. This grid should get your complete attention before the other 7 grids. In any case, your first 1-2 tries will help you uncover enough letters on every grid so you can make an informed decision and pick the grid with the most revealed information.
Try to guess this word as soon as possible and enter it immediately. We don’t want to be stuck in a situation where the no. of tries left is less than the no. of grids left to uncover. That is an impossible situation and means that you’ve lost the game.
Remember, if at any point you feel stuck with this word, make sure to scout the rest of the grids in case there’s a better chance of guessing another word. Do switch and start guessing this new word with confidence.
Octordle Tips and Tricks
1. Plan your starting words
We already know the importance of starting words in Wordle. But what about Octordle? Needless to say, the per grid approach of solving Octordle should be the same as Wordle, i.e. using the 5-letter words filled to the brim with vowels and less of words with lesser vowels and similar letters to your previous guesses — at least for the first few guesses as you try to deduce the arrangement of letters in the word(s).
Some of the good words filled with 3-4 vowels are: ADIEU, ABOUT, EQUAL, OUIJA, AUDIO, LOUIE.
However, remember that here you have to work on guessing wight words concurrently. Therefore, it’s always helpful to have another approach locked and loaded.
This different approach is nothing but the idea of using 5-letter words with all distinct letters as your starting guess. Not only that but words that are constructed from letters that happen to be statistically the most common letters in 5-letter words. The letters S, E, A, O, I, T, N, and U are statistically the most common letters in 5-letter words.
Here are some examples of words made of these letters: ROATE, RAISE, and ULTRA
2. Use Wordle helper websites for hints
There can be instances where all else fails and you find yourself on crossroads, staring at an abyss of never-ending grids with only a handful of tries left to hit the home run.
In that case, you can relax, because narrowing down your word search without blatantly cheating is possible, and in fact is just a few clicks away. You can use various websites like: bestwordlist.com and wordfinderx.com to narrow down your word search based on the information you receive from Octordle.
For example, in the picture below we will use the wordfinderindex website to filter out words. Let’s say we’re tackling the below-mentioned set of grids.
Clearly, the right grid seems easy enough. The answer to this grid should be STICK or STILT.
However, the left grid is somewhat tricky. We know the last letter is Y. We also know the positions that the letters E, S, and T are not located at in the answer, and that the letters A, D, I, U, R, and O are not present in the answer at all. Let’s feed this information on the wordfinderindex website and see what we get.
It turns out there are only 7 possible 5 letter words that satisfy the data we entered. You can then make subsequent guesses and narrow down this set even further to arrive at the answer.
Difference between Wordle and Octordle
Wordle and Octordle share the same basic rules followed on a per grid basis. Both have the same color-coding scheme (green, yellow, and grey) that we’ve been accustomed to and the same word input rules. However, Octordle is wildly different from Wordle in that it has 8 concurrent grids that take in the word you input on each try. You can view these grids using the scroll bar.
However, in Octordle, at each point of time you can only see the first 4 grids reflected in the keyboard. Octordle doesn’t reflect the change that happens in the bottom 4 grids even after you finish completing the first 4 grids.
For example, in the picture below, the keyboard is still reflecting the first 4 grids even after they’ve been solved and the user has moved on to the grids below it.
Unlike Wordle, Octordle will display the complete results along with the spoiler-filled answers. Keep in mind that, unlike Dordle, the copy to clipboard option in Octordle copies all of the results along with the answers.
However, feel free to drag and select portions of this result according to your preference.
Useful Wordle resources:
But will this delightful word-guessing madness end? Do we want it to end? Time will tell. Until then, here are some useful Wordle and similar articles that will help you excel in Octrodle as well.
- Wordle: 5-Letter Words With the Most Vowels
- How to Get Started With Wordle and Ace it
- Wordle Game Rules: List of Every Rule in Wordle
- What Are Most Common Letters for Wordle?
- Wordle Help: How to find a hint in Wordle
We hope our guide helped you get up to speed with Octordle. If you have any more questions feel free to comment below.