boggle - play the game of boggle
/usr/games/boggle [ + ] [ ++ ]
This game is available with the Games software installation
option. Refer to Installing the SunOS for information on
how to install optional software.
This program is intended for people wishing to sharpen their
skills at Boggle (TM Parker Bros.). If you invoke the pro-
gram with four arguments of four letters each, the program
forms the obvious Boggle grid and lists all the words from
/usr/dict/words found therein. For example,
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 competitive 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 NEWLINE 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
Advanced players may wish to invoke the program with 1 or 2
`+' characters 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.