Quick little project I threw together in an afternoon based off the popular web game Wordle by Josh Wardle.

Since the game is so simple, it should run on most MS-DOS compatible systems. I tested this on a 33MHz 486 and a 4.77MHz 8088 with no issue. The game can even be played with a monochrome monitor with the /mono switch!

The game is written and compiled with QuickBASIC PDS 7.1, but should compile with QuickBASIC 4.5 just as well.

Download (34,125 bytes)

Source (8,061 bytes)


Guess the word in 6 tries or less.

The guess is only accepted if it is a valid 5 letter word in the WorDOSle dictionary.

After each guess, the color of the tiles will change to show how close your guess was to the word.

A new random word is selected every time you play!


WorDOSle Help Screen WorDOSle Win Screen

System Requirements

  1. 100% IBM compatible computer
  2. MS-DOS 2 or greater

Last Update: v1.1 / Feb. 26, 2022