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What is ScrabWordle? Wordle with a Scrabble twist

ScrabWordle is a game based on the hugely popular Wordle by Josh Wardle, where you try to solve a 5-letter puzzle. The Scrabble element of the game comes in where the point value of the target word is given based on the letter values in the game and is another helpful clue to help solve the puzzle.

I recently made WordGuessr and Tridle. So I’d already made the structure of the game and just needed to add the Scrabble elements. And it took me a little while to work out all the kinks and it also improved my CSS skills to get all the aspects of the look of the tiles correct.

How to Play ScrabWordle

If you know how to play Wordle, then the rules are the same:
1) the game reports the point value of the target word
2) just type in a guess and and press ‘Enter’, the score of your guess is updated in real time
3) the game will indicate how good your guess was. If any letter are in their correct position they will turn green, if they are correct but in the wrong place, they turn orange, and if they don’t show up in the word they turn black.
4) guess again, using the clues from the previous word
5) you can share your results with other folks or issue a challenge game
6) play all you want

The game is created using HTML, CSS and Javascript code to create interactivity and UI. Hope you enjoy it. I enjoy the extra element (word point values) to help me guess the word. Let me know in the comments how you like the new game play and if the difficulty levels are appropriate.

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17 Responses to ScrabWordle

  1. Didrik says:

    Great game. Thank you. A suggestion though – how would you feel about adapting it so that those of us whose dialects of English have ‘unreformed’ spelling don’t have to contend with words (like ‘favor’) that we don’t see as real words?

  2. Seth says:

    Great variation! I think you could tune the difficulty differently. The high-point words are harder, so maybe always 5 guesses but difficulty is harder words?

    Could also introduce blanks like Scrabble, which don’t count towards points. UI for that might be harder though.

  3. John A Ramsden says:

    Excellent variation. Our family compete on Wordle, Dordle and Quordle. For us to include Scrabwordle, you will need to set up a “Daily Scrabwordle” so that
    all the family get the same puzzle each day. I wait excitedly in anticipation !!

  4. Scott says:

    Cool concept. But the Scrabble part doesn’t really factor into the game as it is now. The goal should be to get the highest/target score to win, while guessing the word. So you sacrifice some optimal guesses to run up score, but make sure you can still solve it, or get zero points.

    • Laurel says:

      Hi Scott. I think the Scrabble part factors in very nicely. The goal is to get the precise score to win. So you rule out some words based on their scores, forcing you to find the answer from more limited options. I, personally, love the challenge!

  5. Lori says:

    I love this game. It’s a nice challenge! Good job

  6. Alex says:

    Good game. It’s quite quick to play, usually 3-5 turns, although sometimes it takes ages to come up with a word that fits. It’s still pleasing after nearly 200 games. Thank you!

  7. Taleena says:

    Love this! You could go further with this.

  8. Charles Dewald says:

    Like the game, but several times after I have successfully completed puzzle, no continue button is available and the game is hung up till I close browser

  9. Anonymous Person says:

    I start with the word “adieu”

  10. Got says:

    I love the ScrabbleWordle. It’s Math and English combined!

  11. GinaBlueEyes says:

    I like it! But, how do you share or issue a challenge game?

  12. gunnar franchione says:

    i like this game

  13. Elaine says:

    This is a very clever game. I like it a lot ! Thank you ! 💕

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