New York Times newspaper has bought online word game Wordle. The paper is well known for the games it publishes. Wordle is latest addition to its list of puzzles. Wordle is new online game. Its creator, Josh Wardle, only uploaded it in October. In past four months, it has become craze around the world. Social media sites are now full of posts from people playing the game and sharing their score. New York Times said it paid "an undisclosed price in low seven figures" for the game. spokesperson was excited the paper would be able to publish the game. She wrote: "We could not be more thrilled to become new home and proud stewards of this magical game."
Mr Wardle is former software engineer for website Reddit. He created Wordle for his partner to play. He released it in October. He was surprised after 90 people played it on day of its release. It is now played by millions every day. Mr Wardle tweeted: "The game has got bigger than I ever imagined (which I suppose isn't that much of feat, given I made the game for audience of one)." Wordle players have six attempts to guess five-letter word. After each attempt, the game gives player feedback on which of letters they have used are in the correct place, or are correct letters but are in wrong place. The New York Times said that "initially" game would remain free.