Wordle is currently a worldwide phenomenon, with hundreds of thousands of individuals fighting each day to guess the same five-letter phrase. Wordle provides the proper kind of challenge to make people feel competitive, with only six attempts and one round available every 24 hours. It’s simple to understand and doesn’t require much more than a basic command of the English language, making it pleasant for players of all skill levels.

The colorful block diagram you get to share on your social media every day, demonstrating how your guesses improved and how many attempts you needed, is, of course, the main draw for most people. If you’ve ever kept a streak running for several days, you know how tempting it is to keep going!

To begin, make a guess that the most regularly used letters in the English language: E, A, T, R, S, I, O, and N, according to most sources. Q, Z, J, X, and V are frequently the least common. Start with terms that repeat letters; it’s more important to get rid of common letters first. “Stare” is a better guess than “start,” for example, because it offers less uncertainty once the game displays which letters are in and which are out.

Early on, removing more vowels will assist in substantially reducing the number of possible Wordle answers. Once you’ve got one or two letters down, you’ll be able to discern where vowels fall, which will help you figure out which additional letters will fit with what you’ve got.