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Wordle Purchased by New York Times - Here's What Will Happen Next

Wordle Purchased by New York Times - Here's What Will Happen Next

Wordle has become a phenomenon on the internet throughout the last month and now creator Josh Wardle is cashing in.

The game has been sold to The New York Times for “an undisclosed price in the low-seven figures.”

The NYT announced in a press release on Monday afternoon (January 31), “As The Times looks to entertain more solvers with puzzles every day — especially during these anxious times — we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired Wordle, the stimulating and wildly popular daily word game that has become a cultural phenomenon. Wordle, which gives players six tries to guess a five-letter mystery word, will join New York Times Games’s portfolio of original, engaging puzzle games that delight and challenge solvers every day.”

So, what do players need to know? And what will happen next for the game?

Click inside for more details…

Don’t worry, you will still be able to play the game for free, at least for now.

The press release notes, “At the time it moves to The New York Times, Wordle will be free to play for new and existing players, and no changes will be made to its gameplay.”

Over one million people are already subscribed to The New York Times Games app, which gives users access to The Crossword, The Mini Crossword, and Spelling Bee.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to play the game!

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