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You've Heard About Wordle, But What About Mathle?

Try out these fun variations of the viral game Wordle and tell us how you did! Check it out here.

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Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller is a content writer for Canopy.

By now, you’ve likely heard of the popular word game that went viral at the beginning of the year, “Wordle.” The online game has now been purchased by the New York Times and challenges users to guess the daily 5-letter word in six guesses. Given the game’s exploding popularity, it’s no surprise that there have been countless spin-off games show up over the past few months. Since accountants+numbers=❤️, we figured we better tell you about all the math-themed Wordle knock-offs that have shown up. Check out these number-based Wordle games. 

Mathle 

For Mathle, you’ve got five tries to guess the exact addition or subtraction to complete the daily equation. Like Worlde, the colors indicate if you have the right number in the wrong spot, the right number in the right spot, or the number isn’t in the equation at all. 

Here’s how I did for the 3/17 puzzle: 

Mathle 53 4/5

🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨

🟨⬜🟨🟩⬜⬜🟩⬜

⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩🟩

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

You can give Mathle a try here. 

Nerdle 

Nerdle and Mathle are very similar, but in Nerdle, you have six tries to guess the correct equation and the equation uses addition, subtraction, division, or multiplication—Mathle only uses addition and subtraction. 

Here’s how I did for the 3/17 puzzle: 

nerdlegame 57 4/6

⬛🟪🟩🟪⬛🟩⬛⬛

🟩🟪🟩🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛

🟩⬛🟩🟩🟪🟩🟩⬛

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

You can try Nerdle for yourself here. 

Summle 

In Summle, you have five tries to create equations that equal the daily number, but there’s a catch—you can only use each number once. There may be multiple solutions, but there will always be at least one solution to each problem. You are only given a few numbers to use, but you can use previous sums in future equations. Clear as mud, right? You’ll get the hang of it once you play. 

Play Summle here. 

Numberle 

Like Nerdle, in Numberle, the objective is to guess the math equation in six tries. The display is a little different and in Numberle, you can do equation after equation—you don’t have to wait for the next puzzle. 

Here’s how I did for this equation: 

🟧⬜⬜🟧🟧🟩🟧⬜

🟧🟧🟩🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩

⬜⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Can you guess this equation quicker? Try this Numberle equation here. 

Primel 

Primel is difficult if you aren’t familiar with prime numbers, especially 5-digit prime numbers. This puzzle gives you six tries to guess that day’s prime number. 

Here’s how I did on the 3/17 puzzle: 

Primel 75 5/6

🟩⬜⬜🟨🟨

🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩

🟩🟨⬜⬜🟩

🟩⬜⬜🟩⬜

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Play Primel here. 

Ooodle  

Ooodle, like its math-themed Wordle counterparts, involves solving the right equation for that day. Each day, there will be multiple right answers to the equation, but it’s up to you to get the right equation in six guesses. Plus, you can only use each number once. 

Here’s how I did for the 3/17 puzzle: 

#Ooodle 76 3/6

⬜⬜🟨⬜

🟨🟨🟩🟩

🟩🟩🟩🟩

Try Ooodle here. 

Other Wordle variations 

Made it through all the math versions of Wordle and still looking for more? Try these other variations of Wordle with a twist. 

Custom Wordle 

This version of Wordle is fun, because you can make your own word and share it with friends. Here, try out this word I created for you to guess: 

Guess our custom Wordle here! 

Try guessing our custom word, then go on and make your own custom words for friends to solve. 

Dordle 

This version has you complete two different puzzles at the same time. Each guess will tell you what letters are right and wrong for each puzzle. This one definitely requires a different strategy than singular Wordle.

Here’s how I did for the 3/17 puzzle: 

Daily Dordle #0052 7&4/7 

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ 🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜

⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟩⬜

⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛

🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛

Try out Dordle here. 

Quordle 

Like Dordle, Quordle has you complete multiple puzzles simultaneously—but instead of two puzzles, it’s four. 

Here’s how I did for the 3/17 puzzle: 

Daily Quordle #52

6️⃣8️⃣
4️⃣5️⃣

⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨 🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜

⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜ ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟩

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

⬜🟨🟨🟨⬜ 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟩🟨⬜

⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Play Quordle here. 

Octordle 

Crushed Dordle and Quordle and looking for more?! Try out Octordle, which has you complete EIGHT puzzles at once. Things get intense quickly in this one. 

Here’s how I did for the 3/17 puzzle: 

Daily Octordle #52

9️⃣🔟
🕛🟥
🕐7️⃣
6️⃣🟥

The board is too big to include the entire grid! 

Play Octordle here.

Anti-Wordle 

Sick of guessing the right word? Anti-Wordle’s objective is to go as long as you can without guessing the correct word. This one is tricky and once you have the right letter in the right spot, you have to keep it there. 

Here’s how I did for the 3/17 puzzle:

Antiwordle #39

⬛⬛🟨🟥⬛

⬛⬛🟨🟥⬛

⬛⬛🟨🟥🟥

⬛🟥🟥🟥🟥

⬛🟥🟥🟥🟥

🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥

You can try Antiwordle here. 

Heardle

If you’re tired of numbers and letters, try out Heardle! This game plays a short clip of song and gives you six tries to guess what the song and artist is.

Here’s how I did for the 3/17 puzzle:  

🔈⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️🟩

You can try out Heardle here.

For most of these puzzles, you can share results with your friends, by clicking the green “share” button that will send a grid showing how many tries it took you to get the correct answer. See if you can beat my score and share the results with us in the comments below, or by tagging us on social media. Good luck! 

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