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boggle -- word search game
boggle [-Bbcd] [-t time] [-w length] [*[+]] [boardspec]
The object of boggle is to find as many words as possible on the Boggle
board within the three minute time limit. A Boggle board is a four by
four arrangement of Boggle cubes, each side of each cube displaying a
letter of the alphabet or `qu'. Words are formed by finding a sequence
of cubes (letters) that are in the game's dictionary. The (N+1)th cube
in the word must be horizontally, vertically, or diagonally adjacent to
the Nth cube. Cubes cannot be reused. Words consist solely of lower
case letters and must be at least 3 letters long.
Command line flags can be given to change the rules of the game:
-B Use an alternate five by five arrangement of Boggle cubes. In
this mode the default minimum word length is 4 letters. This
arrangement has been marketed over the years under the names
Big Boggle, Super Boggle and Boggle Deluxe.
-b Run boggle in batch mode. A boardspec must also be given.
The dictionary is read from stdin and a list of words appear-
ing in boardspec is printed to stdout.
-c Add a so-called challenge cube to the board, which contains
less commonly used letters. The challenge cube will be dis-
played in boldface on the board. Depending on the terminal
capabilities, it may be displayed in underline or a different
color (such as red).
-d Enable debugging output.
-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 length.
* Allow a cube to be used multiple times, but not in succession.
++ Allow a cube to be considered adjacent to itself.
A starting board position, boardspec, can be specified on the command
line by listing the board left to right and top to bottom, in lower case.
Help is available during play by typing `?'. More detailed information
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 British Columbia
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 the board
doesn't clearly indicate reused cubes.
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