If you're anything like us, you're currently addicted to Wordle — the online word game that sprung from nowhere around Christmas and which now has an estimated 1 million daily players.
It's a great game with a simple concept, few frills and one main point of difference from most similar puzzles: you can only play it once per day, meaning that if you miss one, you'll need to search for today's Wordle answer. That's one of its chief attractions, keeping anticipation high for the next installment and ensuring that productivity in the Tom's Guide office doesn't plummet to zero.
But if you want more than just your daily fix, you do have another option — in the form of Wordle Archive. And it's a great way to hone your skills, particularly if you think that Wordle has got harder since the NYT bought it (which it hasn't).
How to access Wordle Archive
Wordle's success has inevitably led to a raft of clones seeking to make a quick buck off the back of a game that is free to play and has no ads. Wordle Archive is emphatically not one of those.
Instead, it's a fully playable archive of every Wordle puzzle so far, excluding the current day. And there are plenty of them — though Wordle may only have entered the public consciousness recently, it was thrust upon the world way back in May 2021, so at the time of this writing, there are 221 puzzles to complete.
Each one can be played in date order or you can select a number of your choosing, which is handy if you recently missed one or (more likely) didn't start playing until the rest of the world did at the start of this year.
And that's all there is to it. There are no fancy gimmicks or attempts to mess around with the formula, though you do get a dark mode and a color-blind mode. Like the original, it's also mercifully free of ads.
It's designed by Devang Thakkar, a doctoral student in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Duke University, and to him we give thanks: our Wordle obsession now has a new outlet.
Of course, while playing regularly might help you improve your Wordle record, for the best chance of winning you should use one of the best Wordle start words.
If, however, you're looking for something a little (but not completely) different, you might find something suitable in our list of the best Wordle alternatives includes the likes of the Star Wars-themed SWordle. Looking for something else to entertain you? Our guide for the new movies and shows to watch this weekend has options across all the major streaming services.