In early 2022, the word-guessing game “Wordle” had a moment in the spotlight as an Internet sensation.
In this game, a player attempts to guess a 5-letter word in as few tries as possible. Each guess provides a user with a certain amount of information as to how close they are to the actual correct answer (in a fashion similar to the game “Mastermind”).
A number of alternative word-based versions were quickly created, but—strangely—no general-purpose game for guessing X words of length Y letters has yet been made available.
Until now! A very user-unfriendly command-line Python script is now available for playing a clone version of Wordle with as many words and letters as you like (Figure 1).
One important new feature is that we can also specify, say, “–letters=12” to guess twelve-letter words (Figure 3) instead of five-letter words.
Or perhaps instead of twelve-letter words, we want twelve words:
But the real bonus here is that you can increase the numbers as much as you want (Fig. 5)—at least, until you run out of words in your dictionary.
How do I get this amazing Python script?
This script can be downloaded at: https://worstplans.com/python-3-source-code-command-line-wordle-clone-for-unlimited-words-of-unlimited-length/ . It’s super user-unfriendly, so only the intersection of [command-line fans] and [word game fans] should subject themselves to the inconvenience of trying to figure out how to run this.
PROS: Provides an enhanced degree of word-guessing that should satisfy even the most ravenous consumer of this esoteric means of entertainment.
CONS: Might leads to massive national productivity loss if people spend all day long trying to solve 128 eight-letter words in as few guesses as possible.