The aim of the game is to find out what the four categories of the day are based on how words link together, but you only get four attempts to crack it.
Connections was made by New York Times, which also owns the viral word guessing game Wordle.
If you want to play Connections, you can try it out now via the website.
How to play Connections
The categories have specific topics and there is only one solution for each puzzle, so you need to be careful on words that look like they can fit into more than one.
As you work out categories, they will automatically be put into coloured groups that each offer different levels of gameplay.
The four colours are yellow, green, blue and purple, yellow is straightforward whilst purple is tricky.
To play the game, you select four words you think have a connection and hit submit.
If you are correct they will automatically go into a coloured category, if not you will lose a life.
If you are close to the answer you may get a message saying ‘one off’ however you will not be told the word.
Completely hooked on this NYT Connections game now. Got the most difficult one yet today! Easy! (It wasn’t) pic.twitter.com/rvendtt2No
— sexton (@sexton55) August 12, 2023
Hints for today’s Connections Tuesday, August 15
If you’re still struggling to save your streak, then don’t scroll down yet, as we have some hints for today’s connections.
Without telling you what colour each category is, here are today’s hints.
- Think of power
- Four key factors of the environment we live in
- Think of a type of jewellery that is not just worn
- Types of physical substances
Answers for today’s Connections, Tuesday, August 15
If you have given up on today’s game, then we can save the day, but if you want to keep guessing, then look away now.
Blue category: Classical elements- Air, Earth, Fire, Water
Yellow category: States of matter- Gas, Liquid, Plasma, Solid
Green category: Energy- Juice, Spirit, Steam, Vigor
Purple category: Things with Rings- Circus, Saturn, Tree, Wedding
Have you tried Connections? Let us know how well you did.