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BOGGLE(6)							     BOGGLE(6)

       boggle - word search game

       boggle [-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.
       Barry Brachman
       Dept. of Computer Science
       University of British Columbia

3rd Berkeley Distribution	 June 11, 1993			     BOGGLE(6)

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