Created by Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle, the web-based word game, Wordle, has quickly taken over our mobile devices. The game went from our computers to popping up on our Twitter feeds and it has been mentioned on the app 1.7 million times.
According to a new study by Word Tips, KwaZulu-Natal’s capital city Durban is the third-best city in the world at solving the game. Durban is tied with Malmö, Sweden and Paris, France for the third spot.
HOW DID WORDLE CAPTURE THE ENTIRE WORLD
Wordle is a five-letter word game where players have six attempts throughout the day to guest the correct word. During the day, tiles on the game will change colour to help players guess what the word is.
The game has risen to become incredibly popular. According to GoodtoKnow, 300 000 players were playing Wordle at the start of 2022. A month later, two million people in the world are solving Wordle everyday.
The success of the game also sparked an Afrikaans version. Local software developer Francois Botha told MyBroadband that some feel the Afrikaans version is slightly more difficult than the English version.
“A linguist word have to confirm, but I think it’s because English has a larger vocabulary and the way Afrikaans words are formed,” said Francois.
DURBAN IS THE THIRD-BEST CITY AT SOLVING WORDLE
As per a new study released by Word Tips, South Africa’s seaside city, Durban, is the third-best city in the world at solving Wordle with an average score of 3.66.
Cape Town and Johannesburg aren’t too far behind. The Mother City has an average score of 3.79 and Joburg has an average score of 4.05.
The study also highlights that South Africa is the ninth-best country in the world at solving Wordle.
HOW THE WORLD MATCHES UP
Here are the top 10 cities that are the best at solving Wordle.
- Canberra, Australia: 3.58
- Jerusalem, Israel: 3.77
- Malmö, Sweden: 3.66
- Durban, South Africa: 3.66
- Paris, France: 3.69
- Perth, Australia 3.70
- Melbourne, Australia: 3.71
- Adelaide, Austraia: 3.71
- Manila, Philippines: 3.72
- Geneva, Switzerland: 3.72