After being hooked on Wordle, word puzzle fiends might be looking for similar games. The best person to ask for such a recommendation would be Josh Wardle himself, the creator of the hit game Wordle, which The New York Times Company recently acquired.
Wordle’s creator tweeted about a new daily word game to check out called Knotwords. Wardle says, “If you like Wordle you should check out Knotwords. It is an incredibly elegant daily word game. What impresses me most is that, despite its deceptively simple appearance, it has clearly been built with a great deal of thought and care.”
Knotwords is the brainchild of Zach Gage and Jack Schlesinger, two game designers with some other releases under their belts. Currently, the game is available on Google Play, the App Store, and Steam.
You’re probably wondering what’s special about Knotwords. Well, it’s a word game that is simultaneously unique, simple, and elegant, as Wardle put it nicely. It combines elements of anagram-solving word games with a grid that resembles something you’d see in traditional crossword puzzles.
Knotwords has just the right amount of challenge where it takes some thinking to solve each puzzle, but not to the point where it’s frustrating. There’s a thin line there, and Knotwords balances it out perfectly.
Where can I download Knotwords?
Good news! Knotwords is available on the go on Android and Apple devices. Head over to the App Store or Google Play to download it. It’s also available on Steam if you prefer to get your daily word game fix on your home computer. The game is free-to-play, but there’s an optional subscription for a very reasonable price if you want to unlock some additional features like more hints, more puzzles, and statistics trackings.
You can give the creators of Knotwords Zach Gage and Jack Schlesinger a follow on Twitter to see what they’re up to and get updates on the game. In the meantime, we recommend giving the game a go if you enjoy word games.
Check out our post on games similar to Wordle if you’re looking for other fun word games to try out!