BOGGLE(6)BOGGLE(6)NAMEboggle - word search game
SYNOPSISboggle [-bd] [-s seed] [-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. The +
flag allows a cube to be used multiple times, but not in succession.
The ++ flag allows the same cubes to be considered adjacent to itself.
A seed other than the time of day is specified by -s#, where # is the
seed. The time limit can be changed from the default 3 minutes by
using the flag -t#, where # is the duration (in seconds) of each game.
The minimum word length can be changed from 3 letters by specifying
-w#, where # is the minimum number of letters to use.
A starting board position can be specified on the command line by list‐
ing the board left to right and top to bottom.
The -b flag puts boggle in batch mode. A boardspec must also be given.
The dictionary is read from stdin and a list of words appearing in
boardspec is printed to stdout.
Help is available during play by typing `?'. More detailed information
on the game is given there.
If there are a great many words in the cube the final display of the
words may scroll off of the screen. (On a 25 line screen about 130
words 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 the
board doesn't indicate reused cubes.
Boggle is a trademark of Parker Brothers.
Dept. of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
3rd Berkeley Distribution June 11, 1993 BOGGLE(6)