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Phordle, an international game that has been played in different parts of the world for hundreds of years, is similar to the game of ‘Hase- und Pfriemre’. The player writes a word with all five letters from the pho alphabet on a board and hides it somewhere in their house. The other players have to guess the word based on clues given by players.

The game is similar to Word Sleuth. You put your word knowledge to the test. Users need to guess a five-letter word and then think of as many synonyms as possible for that one word. This serves as an extension of word study or vocabulary drilling. For example, if you’re studying the Latin roots of vegetables—such as carrot, celery, cabbage, and broccoli—you could play Phordle and try to guess several different words that are related to vegetables.

You can extend this game by adding words from food magazines or cookbooks on recurring themes such as bacon and eggs, cheese and crackers, fish and chips, and so on. Just like with Wordle, users get six chances to guess a five-letter word—any word as long as it relates to food!

Phordle is a combination of the words Phonics and Word. Phonics defines the idea that letters of the word can be used to represent sounds in spoken language. Therefore, spelling develops at an early age and it becomes natural for children to read.

Games like Phordle are useful because they teach users about spelling, phonics, and the relationship between the two.

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