If you’re like me, your little 4am insomnia treat is a quick bout of Wordle, the super-popular daily word game that the New York Times recently bought for about a million bucks. But what if you want to play the game – which is essentially a word guessing game limited to six tries and five letters – against other people who are equally punchy?

Enter Squabble, a head-to-head version of the game that lets you pit your wits against random players from around the world while racing against the clock.

The Blitz version of the game is timed and forces you to guess the word in a few seconds while the Royale version is a bigger game that gives you a bit more time. Both are extremely hard and about as fun as waking up at 4am to do a word game except in this case you can do it over and over and fight other people.

The app is in beta and it’s unclear who made it so it’s either a fun stab at making a competitive Wordle or a psyop aimed at infuriating the English-speaking world enough to go to war in Ukraine.

By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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