It’s no secret that Wordle has taken the world by storm. Twitter is filled with those little blocks desperately trying to fit letters into place, I’ll never look at a five-letter word the same way again. However, there’s only so much Wordle you can play in a day, so we’re here to give you some recommendations for the best games like Wordle on mobile and Switch.
Well, if you’re as addicted to Wordle as we are, then hopefully you’ll also get a kick out of some exciting puzzle games, a murder mystery with a perplexing twist, and plenty of other brain-teasing titles that’ll test the old grey matter just as well as our favorite hunt for five-letter words.
Now, let’s get into our list of the best games like Wordle on Switch and mobile.
A word game with a nice splash of variety, SpellTower takes some inspiration from Tetris, and brings its own particular brand of puzzling fun with its focus on finding words from the falling blocks on each board.
Octordle is like Wordle but it’s designed to give you a migraine. With eight different words to guess, yet only one guess that applies to all of the eight words, it’s a tough one.
Keeping track of everything is part of the fun though, if you’re a bit of a maniac. Or, maybe, I’m just not clever enough. No, that surely can’t be the case…
A word game with a unique twist. Word Forward asks you to spell words by tracing a line between tiles in any direction, even diagonally, and allows you to swap letters with the swap token mechanic.
This feels a little like a word search gone wild, and we really appreciate the clean design and UI throughout. Unlike Wordle’s one-a-day offering, there’s plenty here to get on with while you’ve got the word game bug.
Nerdle is another word game that wears its inspiration on its sleeve. While it’s a game like Wordle on the surface, it actually uses a completely different set of skills.
This game is designed to help you chill out, a cozy puzzler where you must find many interesting words across the board, all to try and help Mia call the lost animals home before nightfall.
Globle is a bit of an odd one at first. You guess a country, and then the hints you receive are super limited. You know how far away the border is from the correct answer (unless you magically guessed it the first time).
The next guess, you find out if you’re getting closer or not, and so on. It’s a fun one, and helpful for learning a bit of geography. It’s hardly GeoGussr, but does offer a happy place between that notoriously difficult game and Wordle.
Honestly, we could put any of the Picross S series games here, as each of them continues the high standard of quality, but the latest release also introduces touchscreen controls on the Nintendo Switch, so that just squeaks in ahead of the rest. Solve pixelated puzzles with a number grid that tells you exactly how many pixels on each line need to be filled in.
It’s soothing and incredibly addictive, so if you’re anything like us, you’ll be tearing through the dozens and dozens of puzzles here in no time. There’s even a special Mega Drive & Master System Picross game out there for all you Sega fans!
Dordle is similar to Octordle which is also similar to Wordle. Are you keeping up? Rather than eight words or one word to guess, however, Dordle just gives you two words. And it’s quite a nice time!
Murder by Numbers
Okay, so you know what Picross is. Imagine that, but a murder mystery and some thoroughly charming characters and dialogue, and you’ve got a good idea of what makes Murder by Numbers such a fantastic title.
While the puzzles are still the main focus – and there are some great ones here – it’s honestly a blast to have a fun narrative thread carrying you from one brain teaser to the next, and the fact it’s done with such well-written characters (we love you so much SCOUT) is just a bonus. A real delight for any puzzle fans out there.
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain
So, we’re slightly veering away from traditional word puzzles here, but if the thing you enjoy most about Wordle is comparing scores and feeling smarter than your friends, then this could be a perfect fit. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain brings the classic DS title into the modern day with some devious new puzzles and fantastic multiplayer options.
Face off against everyone in your house with local multiplayer, or prove you’ve got the biggest brain on the planet with online leaderboards. It’s a great invigoration of the series, and you can read even more about it in our Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain review.
Baba Is You
Baba Is Good. If you’ve finished your Worlde for the day and really want to test your brain, then twist your noggin around this one, as Baba Is You presents some incredibly satisfying puzzles that border on learning to code.
Moving words around the world changes how they interact with each other, for instance, moving Door next to Is Open, will open a door, and so on. The developer has taken this framework and truly ran away with it. There’s no one way to finish either, so you can truly get creative with your solutions, in a game that is designed to infuriate and inspire in equal measure.
If you can imagine playing Wordle on a combination lock, you’ve sort of got the idea here. You must get each word by twisting the row of letters, making the puzzle as much about getting the word right, as also moving the letters in the right way.
Words with Freds
Possibly the nearest thing to playing Wordle on your Switch, this cheap and cheerful version plays exactly how you’d expect, though it’s slightly tougher than the original version.
Still, this has touch support, a few different options, and loads of words to discover, all at the low price of a single buck. It’s the perfect answer for Switch owners!
That’s it for now, we hope you find something else to play while you wait for your next Wordle fix, even if some of these veer a little further away from the word-puzzle formula. If you are enjoying Wordle and don’t want to lose your streak, be sure to also check out our guide to the answer to Wordle today, which we update every morning.