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    The New York Times CompanyDANIEL VICTOR1/3/224 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      1 week ago



      This is really awesome:

      The breakthrough, he said, was limiting players to one game per day. That enforced a sense of scarcity, which he said was partially inspired by the Spelling Bee, which leaves people wanting more, he said.

    • DellwoodBarker
      1 week ago

      Great Read! ReadUp version of word games and with similar philosophies of simple with no flashy ad distractions nor trying to addict the player for hours on end:

      While other games send notifications to your phone hoping you’ll come back throughout the day, Wordle doesn’t want an intense relationship.

      “It’s something that encourages you to spend three minutes a day,” he said. “And that’s it. Like, it doesn’t want any more of your time than that.”

      I’m in. Will try today.

      1. Update (1/4/2022):

        I played and got the word on third try as a first timer. I dig. One and done for the day- I love that it is as simple as that daily.

      2. Update (1/4/2022):

        Thanks DeepDave for ReadUp-info this little jewel onto our radar.

      3. Update (1/4/2022):

        Correction: ReadUp-ing

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 week ago

      Interesting. I only wish I liked word games. No doubt they are exercise for the brain.