# Nerdle Game Overview

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Nerdle is a math-based puzzle game launched in January 2022 by Richard and Marcus. Like Wordle, players solve equations within six attempts, using color-coded hints to guide them to the correct solution.

### How to Play Nerdle

1. You have eight blocks to create a valid mathematical equation using numbers (0-9) and symbols (+, -, *, /, =).
2. Ensure the equation is mathematically correct and balanced (e.g., 2+2=4).
3. Use the equal sign (=) in every equation.
4. Standard order of operations applies, so calculate * and / before + and -.
5. Submit your guess by hitting “Enter” and view the color-coded hints:
• Black: The number is not in the solution.
• Purple: Correct number but in the wrong spot.
• Green: Correct number in the correct spot.

### Pro Tips

• Begin with a variety of math operations (+, -, *, /) to narrow down the possible correct symbols and numbers faster.
• Common digits like 1, 2, 3, and 5 often appear in equations, so use them early to identify their role in the solution.
• If you think you’ve solved the equation but it’s not accepted, try reversing the order (e.g., 30+20=50 to 20+30=50), especially when operations can change positions.

### Game Reset Time

The game resets daily at midnight GMT (4 pm PST, 7 pm EST, 9 am JST). Players can only play once a day.

### Archive Feature

To access past games, use the archive feature by adding the date to the game’s URL. For example, to play the puzzle from August 14, 2024, use the link: `https://nerdlegame.com/20240814`.

### Nerdle Game Variants

• Mini Nerdle: A simpler version with six digits instead of eight.
• Speed Nerdle: Time-bound, race against the clock.
• Instant Nerdle: One guess, one solution.
• Pro Nerdle: Customize puzzles and challenge friends.