Like just about everyone else, I’ve gotten sucked into playing Wordle. I typically don’t go in for games with such straight-forward mechanics, but for a couple reasons it hits a sweet-spot for me. First, it is time-boxed: you can only play one round a day and each round is relatively short, so there’s no risk of it sucking up big chunks of time. Second, on its surface it is a word game (and I’m a bit of a word nerd), but underneath it is a game about probability.