New York Times Games

New York Times Games

Isabella Hansen, Writer

The New York Times is a world-renowned newspaper that includes mind games such as the popular Wordle. For me, these games have become a daily ritual to start my mind up for the day’s work.

The Wordle is a daily generated game in which the guesser (you) tries to figure out what word it is. Each player gets six guesses of five-letter words in which the game will tell you if a letter is in the word if it is in the correct place, or if it is not in the word at all. For example, if the chosen word was LAGGY and you first guessed AUDIO, the game would indicate that the A is in the word but not in the correct place and that the other letters are not in the word at all.

The Wordle is one of the most popular games the New York Times has, but that is not to say that it doesn’t have many other entertaining games, such as the mini crossword. The mini crossword is just about what it sounds like, just like the crossword but in a miniature form.

All the games have free versions available, but for some games, if the player does not have a subscription, they can not play the entirety of the game.

Jonathan Knight, the head of the games at NYT, said to DIGIDAY that “In recent weeks, we’ve definitely seen evidence that, when we ultimately offer people a subscription to games and give them the choice to take the game’s subscription or take the larger New York Times bundle, people take the bundle.” However, the games are still fun and easy to use without a subscription.

The New York Times Games are great to do with friends and family and to do by yourself. Getting the correct wordle or finishing the mini crossword always gives you a boost for the day.


Works Cited

Lee, Alexander. “The New York Times Looks to Gaming Product to Grow Subscriptions.” Digiday, 4 Oct. 2022,

“Subscribe to New York Times Games.” The New York Times, Accessed 1 June 2023.