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.