The G.A.M.E.S People Play!


Jenny Quintano, Editor-in-Chief

G.A.M.E.S… correct! What is more enjoyable than playing those silly games? 

Most people know the game Wordle, which is run by The New York Times. Wordle gives a person six tries to guess a five-letter word. When it shows the letter is green, it means the letter is in the correct spot; if it’s yellow, that means the word has that letter in it but just that not in the right spot; and, if it’s gray, it doesn’t use that letter at all. When a player gets the word right, it can be thrilling. However, that’s not always the case. “This game was stressful!” shares Guadalupe Pineda-Ramos, a junior. ” It’s either you’re missing a letter or it’s no letters you get right in the column! But,” she goes on to say, “I enjoyed the multiple tries I could get to guess the word. I gave up after the second round.”

Stepping up the game a notch  is another word puzzle called Crosswordle. The point of the game is to fill the grid with the correct words. The game is a bit like Wordle. Green shows that the letter is matching the final row; yellow means the letter is in a different column; and, gray means it’s absent. The game can get tricky. Pineda-Ramos gave this game a try, as well. “I think this game was difficult to understand, because it had more letters to it. It gives you a limited amount of tries, but it gives you key letters to try to solve the word.”

Don’t like figuring out words? Then, it’s time to take a trip to another game: Globle. The purpose of the game is determine a mystery country. The color a country selected turns indicates whether is player is hot or. White indicates that the player is nowhere close; red means the player is getting closer (the darker the shade the red, the closer one is; and green significates a direct hit!  Pineda-Ramos says, “I was amazed at how many I got wrong in the first game! This game tests your knowledge about your countries all over the world.” Continuing, she says, “The good thing is that you have multiple tries in guessing the country. And,”  she adds, “This is a great review to memorize your countries for an upcoming geography test.”

Lastly, there’s  WARdle,which is for those baseball fans. WARdle gives a person eight guesses: green means the player matches that column; if it’s yellow, depending on the column, the person is close and players names are given. Pineda-Ramos is not the biggest baseball fan, but says, “For me, personally speaking, it was difficult, since I’m not into baseball. I don’t recommend this game if you’re not into sports. This game is for anyone who knows their MLB players. This game tests your knowledge of every player in history!”

Overall, these silly daily games are a way to build knowledge while having fun.

Editor’s Note: Check out a fuller list of daily games posted under “Game On!” on the website.