Wordle Junior - just like Wordle but with only 4 letters

Things you should know

  • Wordle Junior is a spinoff of Wordle but with only 4 letters.
  • You can use the special Sneak a Peek feature to reveal a hidden character (max 2 times).
  • A new word is availabe each day.

What is Wordle Junior (Wordle Jr)?

Wordle Junior is a 4-letter variation of the popular word-guessing game Wordle, which is tailored for a younger audience or for those seeking a less challenging version of the original game.

A new 4-letter word is released in a daily basis. If a player fails to get the correct word within the seven attempts, the game will reveal the correct answer of the day.

The game is great with educational and recreational values.

How to play the Wordle Junior?

You can play Wordle Junior in this page.

Wordle Junior

The rule of the game is fairly similar to the original Wordle. Players guess the word within seven attempts, receiving feedback after each guess in the form of colored tiles indicating when letters are correct and in the right position (green), correct but in the wrong position (yellow), or not in the word at all (gray).

There is a special feature of Wordle Junior: the Sneak a Peek button. Once it is pressed, a hidden character will be revealed and a player can use this feature two times max.

The origin of the Wordle Junior

Wordle Junior is launched in 2022 by reddit user u/sandbend3r.

Interestingly, some people in reddit thought that it was a '4-letter wordle' and the 4-letter words were actually harder to guess! But anyway, the game quickly gained popularity.

Can I guess more words in a day?

Currently, the game provides only a new word every day. So If you finish today's word, you need to wait until tomorrow to have a new word to guess.

Can I measure my performance of the game in history?

You can click this button from the top-right bar.

Wordle Junior stats button

It should show you your overall past performance statistics including Total Tries, Success Rates, Current Streak and Best Streak.

Wordle Junior stats

For some reason, I want to make this game harder...

You can toggle the Hard mode of the game. By clicking the cog button from the top right bar and toggle Hard Mode, you will have to use all revealed hints in every subsequent guess!

Wordle Junior hard mode

Tips for playing Wordle Junior

Start with common letters

Begin with words that contain frequently used letters in the English language, such as vowels (A, E, I, O, U) and common consonants like R, S, T, L, N, and M. This can quickly help identify some of the letters in the mystery word.

Try with some common words

Here are some effective four-letter starter words that cover a range of common letters:

  • 'Time': Includes a common vowel and frequent consonants.
  • 'Hard': Covers a good mix of consonants and has a common vowel.
  • 'Play': Useful for checking common consonants and a key vowel.
  • 'Sail': Offers a variety of common letters and two vowels.
  • 'Milk': Includes a common vowel and consonants.
  • 'Tree': Good for checking the frequency of 'E' and other common consonants.
  • 'Glow': Covers a less common vowel and gives insight into a few different consonants.
  • 'Bird': Useful for its mix of consonants and a vowel.
  • 'Fish': Offers a different set of consonants and a vowel.
  • 'Kind': Has a nice mix of common consonants and a vowel.

Notice some common letter patterns in English

It would be beneficial to learn soe common letter patterns like 'th', 'ch', 'sh', or 'ing'. You might consider these combinations in some situations.

Edited on January 24, 2024