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Screenshot: Beth Skwarecki Of all the Wordle variations, only a few have stuck with me. I play original Wordle the most regularly. Dordle and Quordle are a nice addition to the routine. When I’m bored, the larger multi-Wordles are fun, and it’s really satisfying to tussle with the AI that runs Absurdle and back it into a corner. But when I just want a quick little game that will have me swearing at my phone, there’s no better option than Antiwordle . I recommend that you try Antiwordle immediately after losing a regular Wordle game. Here, losing is the whole point. You’re good at losing? Perfect. Here’s how it works: Your goal is to avoid guessing the word for as long as possible. Red means the letter is in the right place (like a green in Wordle) Yellow means the letter is in there somewhere (same as in Wordle) Gray means the letter isn’t in there, and you’re not allowed to guess it anymore . What makes Antiwordle so hard is that you must play words that match what you learned in your previous guesses. Reds have to be in the same place. Yellows have to be in there somewhere. Yes, the red and yellow letter rules are the same as “hard mode” in regular Wordle (which you can access by clicking Wordle’s settings gear). The gray letter rules make Antiwordle a lot harder: Once you’ve guessed a gray letter, it’s completely out of play. And you’re still trying […]