boggle - word search game
boggle [-bd] [-s seed] [-t time] [-w length] [+[+]]
The object of boggle is to find as many words as possible on
board within the three minute time limit. A Boggle board is
a four by
four arrangement of Boggle cubes, each side of each cube
letter of the alphabet or `qu'. Words are formed by finding
of cubes (letters) that are in the game's dictionary. The
in the word must be horizontally, vertically, or diagonally
the Nth cube. Cubes cannot be reused. Words consist solely
case letters and must be at least 3 letters long.
Command line flags can be given to change the rules of the
-b Run boggle in batch mode. A boardspec must also
The dictionary is read from stdin and a list of
in boardspec is printed to stdout.
-d Enable debugging output.
-s seed Prime the random number generator with seed instead of data
-t time Change the time limit for each game from the default 3 minutes
to time seconds.
-w length Change the minimum word length from 3 letters to
+ Allow a cube to be used multiple times, but not
++ Allow a cube to be considered adjacent to itself.
A starting board position, boardspec, can be specified on
line by listing the board left to right and top to bottom,
in lower case.
Help is available during play by typing `?'. More detailed
on the game is given there.
/usr/share/games/boggle/dictionary compressed dictionary
/usr/share/games/boggle/dictindex dictionary index
/usr/share/games/boggle/helpfile online help file
Boggle is a trademark of Parker Brothers.
Barry Brachman, Dept. of Computer Science, University of
If there are a great many words in the cube, the final display of the
words may scroll off the screen. (On a 25 line screen about
can be displayed.)
No word can contain a `q' that is not immediately followed
by a `u'.
When using the + or ++ options the display of words found in
doesn't clearly indicate reused cubes.
OpenBSD 3.6 August 4, 1997
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