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Play Absurdle Online Word Game

Sept. 2, 2022, 11:03 a.m. by fecivef607

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As of right now, Absurdle is exclusively playable on its website here, a platform created by the writer and software developer.


Absurdle is an adversarial variant of the charming and (currently) viral word guessing game Wordle. The mechanics of absurdle are identical to Wordle, or as close as I can make them. Among other things, they use very similar word lists. (There are actually two word lists in Wordle: one is a list of 2,315 words which can appear as answers, and the other is a list of 10,657 rather more obscure words which are allowed as guesses but will never appear as answers.) The major difference is behind the scenes.

Wordle picks a single secret word at the beginning of the game, and then you have to guess it. Absurdle gives the impression of picking a single secret word, but instead what it actually does is consider the entire list of all possible secret words which conform to your guesses so far. Each time you guess, Absurdle prunes its internal list as little as possible, attempting to intentionally prolong the game as much as possible. The easiest way to explain this is with a worked example. Suppose your first guess is "TERNS".

Absurdle considers every word in its list of 2,315 possible secret words and figures out what its response would be in each case.

Given: This is an evil version of the Wordle game, absurdle avoids giving you an easy answer. With each try, Absurdle reveals as little information as possible, changing the secret word if necessary.

Return: Are you struggling to find today’s Absurdle answer? Don’t worry, as our guide has everything you need to help you guess and figure out the answer in Absurdle.

Sample Dataset

As in Wordle, there is a secret five-letter word that we have to try to guess while the absurdle game itself indicates the letters that we are getting right.

Sample Output

Compared to Wordle, Absurdle allows you to take unlimited guesses, and the overall functionality is quite the opposite of Wordle. So, if you’re wondering how to guess answers in the game, our handy guide has got your back.