What is Today’s Hurdle?
Today’s Hurdle is a fun, tough twist on Wordle, the popular word-guessing game. If you’ve been caught up in the word-game craze, you’ll love the challenge of Today’s Hurdle!
How does it work?
In Today’s Hurdle, you’ll get six tries to guess a five-letter word. Start by guessing any five-letter word. When you submit it, you’ll see some letters receive a yellow background, and some letters receive a green background.
If the background is green, you’ve guessed the correct letter in the correct spot. If it’s yellow, that letter exists somewhere else in the word. Try to figure out the correct word before using all six tries!
How is Today’s Hurdle different than Wordle?
The basic rules, above, match up with Wordle. But Today’s Hurdle separates itself by offering five puzzles every day.
When you get your first puzzle correct, the final word will pre-populate as the first “guess” of the next puzzle. For instance, if the answer to the first puzzle is “ocean,” the second puzzle will begin with “ocean” already in the first guess. If any of the letters in that word match with the new answer, you’ll see them with yellow or green backgrounds.
Today’s Hurdle has an extra challenge if you get to the fifth and final puzzle of the day. If you’ve guessed all four puzzles correctly, the fifth puzzle will begin with the first four guess slots filled in with the answers of the previous puzzles. That means you get just two guesses to beat the game!
How can I get more points?
The scoring in Today’s Hurdle breaks down like this:
- 1,000 points for completion of a puzzle
- 100 points for each unused line
If you finish a puzzle on your fourth guess, you’ll have two unused lines — which means you get 1,200 points!
These rules are the same for all five puzzles — no one puzzle is more important, score-wise, than the others. However, you get an extra bonus for finishing the fifth puzzle. You still get 1,000 points for solving the puzzle, and 100 points if you have an unused line. This time, though, you’ll get 4,000 additional points for winning!
How often can I play a new game of Today’s Hurdle?
A new suite of puzzles will become available every day!
Can I play all five puzzles if I don’t solve one?
No. If you can’t solve one of the puzzles within six guesses, you get a game over for the day.