Phrazle—the simple hack to solve the game dubbed ‘wordle meets wheel of fortune’ by fans

Phrazle could be about to become your next word-guessing obsession and there’s an easy way to approach it using your Wordle skills!

Phrazle takes Wordle to the next level, here a woman plays Wordle on her smartphone from the living room of her home using just three guesses
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Phrazle is the latest word-solving game to put your skills to the test and if you can’t get enough of Wordle then this mind-boggling option is sure to be your new obsession 

For the last few months everything seems to have been dominated by one thing: Wordle. From how to play Wordle to the latest Wordle tips and even the rather rude Wordle starter word to give players a helping hand it’s taken the world by storm. 

So much so that we’ve seen so many similar games spring up around us, from the music-guessing game, Heardle, to the game that took the qualities we love most about Wordle and quadrupled it to get you playing Quordle

Now there’s a new word-solving game out there that takes the concept to another intense level. Phrazle is available to play via and also gives players six guessing attempts. 

But rather than one single word, or even four like in Quordle, it challenges you to guess an entire English-language phrase.

Wordle, a web-based word game is seen on a smartphone

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How to play Phrazle

Phrazle might sound complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it and put your Wordle skills to the test it’s all too easy to find it becoming your latest obsession. Players have six attempts to guess the phrase and must use valid words, using all spaces. 

Just like with Wordle, the tiles will change color to reflect how close you are to the correct answer. A green letter indicates your letter is not only correct, but in the right place. Yellow means the letter is correct, but in the wrong place and purple indicates there is that letter somewhere in the phrase, but not in the word you guessed. As with Wordle, gray sadly means your letter guess is incorrect. 

The simple Phrazle hack to help you solve your phrase

With so many letters and words to guess it’s easy to get distracted, but as one person reminded us all, there’s a simple Phrazle trick that might just help you out! 

Taking to Twitter, this player gave a public service announcement to others, suggesting that you don’t actually need to guess a phrase until nearer the end if it's proving tricky. 

“Here's a PSA, you don't have to try and guess phrases until the end to play Phrazle, just plug in any words”, they wrote.

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Rather than worrying about the overall phrase you can use your Wordle skills to your advantage and focus on one or several individual words using the letter color-coding to guide you in the right direction. 

Cracking the full phrase will naturally be so much easier with at least one of the component words figured out. Once you’ve got some words pinned down, the time has come to consider English-language phrases that work with your words, and hopefully, the groundwork you’ve put in will make this a lot easier.

By avoiding starting off with complex phrase guesses, taking this more streamlined approach could save you a costly number of guesses or even a failed attempt. 

Already fans have been loving the game, with one declaring, “Here’s another new one. It’s like Wordle meets Wheel of Fortune.”

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“This is fun,” someone else agreed.  

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Another commented simply, “Intresting Game This” as they shared their number of guesses.

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“I guess im getting hooked on yet another word game”, someone else declared. 

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Requiring all the skills of Wordle and adding a little more complexity, this is one word game that's captured the hearts and minds of many. So if you’re ready to take the plunge with Phrazle and put your Wordle skills to the test to uncover entire phrases then why not give it a go?

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with seven years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.