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BOGGLE(6)                        Games Manual                        BOGGLE(6)



NAME
       boggle - play the game of boggle

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/games/boggle [ + ] [ ++ ]

AVAILABILITY
       This  game  is  available  with the Games software installation option.
       Refer to for information on how to install optional software.

DESCRIPTION
       This program is intended for people wishing to sharpen their skills  at
       Boggle  (TM  Parker  Bros.).  If you invoke the program with four argu-
       ments of four letters each, the program forms the obvious  Boggle  grid
       and  lists all the words from /usr/dict/words found therein.  For exam-
       ple,

              example%  boggle appl epie moth erhd

       If you invoke the program without arguments, it generates a  board  for
       you,  lets  you  enter words for 3 minutes, and then tells you how well
       you did relative to /usr/dict/words.

       The object of Boggle is to find, within 3 minutes,  as  many  words  as
       possible  in  a  4  by 4 grid of letters.  Words may be formed from any
       sequence of 3 or more adjacent letters in the grid.   The  letters  may
       join  horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.  However, no position in
       the grid may be used more than once within any one word.   In  competi-
       tive  play amongst humans, each player is given credit for those of his
       words which no other player has found.

       In interactive play, enter your words separated by SPACE, TAB, or  NEW-
       LINE  characters.   A  bell  will  ring when there is 2:00, 1:00, 0:10,
       0:02, 0:01, and 0:00 time left.  You  may  complete  any  word  started
       before  the expiration of time.  You can surrender before time is up by
       hitting 'break'.  While entering words, your erase  character  is  only
       effective  within  the  current  word  and  your line kill character is
       ignored.

       Advanced players may wish to invoke the program with 1 or 2 `+' charac-
       ters as the first argument.  The first `+' removes the restriction that
       positions can only be used once in each word.  The second `+' causes  a
       position  to  be considered adjacent to itself as well as its (up to) 8
       neighbors.



                               21 December 1987                      BOGGLE(6)