Ben Affleck has a ‘fiercely competitive’ celebrity Wordle group

Ben Affleck
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Ben Affleck keeps his vocabulary up with a gaggle of famous friends.

Affleck told The Hollywood Reporter him and a few other celebrity pals started a “red velvet rope celebrity Wordle group” during the pandemic.

The “Gone Baby Gone” director said his most recent bout with COVID-19 left him with zero energy and it became “too much work to pick up the phone to play Octordle.”

Affleck then explained Octordle is “Wordle with more words.”

“Don’t be impressed, it’s not harder,” he said.

“I was invited to join a cool little red velvet rope celebrity Wordle group. Matt (Damon)’s one of them. Jason Bateman and Bradley (Cooper), and,” he said, before pausing, “Actually, the first rule of Wordle is don’t talk about Wordle. Unless you get it in three guesses.”

Affleck revealed he’s become good at word games by doing them “compulsively in the mornings.”

“You have to do the Wordle, the Quordle and the Octordle, and add up your score, and then whoever gets the lowest score wins for the day,” he said of the celebrity game. “It’s fiercely competitive, and there’s a lot of mockery and derision. So I’m in training.”

Affleck will next direct and star in “Air” with his Octordle partner Matt Damon.

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