There comes a time – if it hasn’t happened to you already – where you’ll see a flood of yellow, green and black square emojis on your Twitter timeline with the word ‘Wordle’ and wonder if we’ve all lost our minds.
Each time a guess is submitted, each letter will turn a different colour. Black means the letter isn’t in the word at all; yellow indicates that the letter is in the word, but you’ve put it in the wrong place; and green means you have it in the correct position.
Oh, and letters can be repeated, just to make things a little trickier.
Mr Wardle told The New York Times in an interview: “I think people kind of appreciate that there’s this thing online that’s just fun.