Wordle is going IRL in a big way.
According to a press release issued by The New York Times on Thursday, the popular daily word puzzle that has spawned a thousand clones (and flooded your Twitter account with square emojis) is going to become a physical wordle board game.
This brand-new party game by Hasbro and the Times will deliver classic Wordle gameplay in an all-new way, thanks to a new partnership between Hasbro and the Times, which purchased Wordle from its founder in January. It was described as “a brand-new product that delivers classic Wordle gameplay in an all-new way.” (Looking for something to entertain you while you wait? Try these word-based board games.)
There is no doubt that Wordle has become a staple of social and pop culture vocabulary since it burst onto the scene, said Adam Biehl, Hasbro Gaming SVP and General Manager in a statement released by the company. It is an absolute pleasure for us to work with New York Times Games on bringing our gaming worlds together and extending Wordle in new ways in collaboration with the New York Times.”