Wordle was recently Acquired by the New York Times and the post also hinted that the game will eventually be monetized in some format. “The company said that initially the game would remain free for new and existing players,” wrote the NYT, suggesting that the popular game could soon go behind a paywall.
If you are worried about any of these things happening, rest assured that you can take the entire game offline on your desktop with just your mouse and a few clicks. The simple trick was pointed out by Twitter user Aaron Rieke (@aaronkbr) via the edge and it allows anyone with a desktop or laptop to simply “save” the entire Wordle database, which is just a simple code and HTML file, to their disk.
Users can open the HTML file offline any day and play the game as they would in the online counterpart. You can even share your score using those gray, yellow, and green boxes similar to how you normally would. Here’s how to do it.
DisclaimerNote: As the report mentions, this trick could be seen as copyright infringement, but since saving web pages offline has been a native feature of modern browsers for a while and is used by many around the world, it’s debatable. whether to do it or not. .
How to ‘download’ Wordle
Step 1Note: Open a browser on your Windows machine (we use Chrome) and go to the Wordle website.
Step 2: Right-click on any blank space on the site to open the context menu and choose “Save As”. You can even press ‘Ctrl+S’ on your keyboard.
Step 3: A Windows dialog will open where you can decide where to save the game. You can save it to any folder on your drive that you want. In the “Save as type” drop-down menu, select “Web page, full”.
How to play the files you just saved?
You will see two downloaded items. The first will be a folder with two files. Leave it intact. The second is an HTML file that will open the game offline. You can just double click the HTML icon to play easily. That’s it.
Cousin: To make your HTML hack a proper offline game, you can even put the Wordle folder and HTML file in a parent folder called ‘Wordle’ in ‘C/Program Files’. You can then copy the HTML file and place a shortcut to it on your desktop, just like with other games you may have installed on your PC.
You can then even change the Wordle shortcut icon on your desktop using any ‘.ico’ file or by creating your own. Viola! Now you have a completely offline Wordle game on your desktop.