June 18, 2009

Boggle!


Yes, the name of this game is called Boggle. You may or may not have heard of it, for I'm pretty sure it became popular, and then maybe unpopular. :P
BUT, I've been playing it lately. Especially with my dad. It's a word game.
It's almost like Scrabble, but it's not.
--[[You need to have a pen/pencil and paper in hand.]] You have a bunch of cubes with letters on it (like dice, though you just replace the numbers) in a box. You shake up the boxand they all scramble around until you stop mixing the cubes. They then fall into little squares that can hold them (there's sixteen in all to hold the sixteen cubes). Once that's over--while NO ONE is peeking, you have a sand-timer (or any timer, for that matter) that times three minutes. Flip it over the moment everybody is ready. You take off the lid of the box, then, and VOILA! In those three minutes you will have a bunch of jumbled letters to make words from!

But there's a trick!


All those letters that form words MUST connect. Either next to each other by being right across or diagnolly--they need to be connected.
Two or more players then write down each and every word they find. When the timer stops, signaling for the end of those three minutes, everyone needs to compare the words. If someone got the SAME word as you did, whether its a word with one letter even, you can't count it. It must be a word in the dictionary--it cannot be an abbreviation.
If you've crossed an E, and it's the only E out of all the cubes, and you need another E to fulfill that word--you can't cross over it again. No repetion.

Whoever has the most words in the end of that game wins. Obviously no one found that word and it's real.
My dad and I go on till who ever reaches 100 or beyond first, wins. It's a TON of fun, especially if you love spelling like I do or reading/writing. :)

Hope you guys try it!

God bless,
~Bookie

2 comments:

Camden said...

That's a fun game, but I haven't been able to get my brain to the level of 'see random letters, make words!' quite yet. I'm not BAD at Boggle, I just prefer Scrable or UpWords. =)

Camden

Sapphira Adi said...

That game sounds like fun. I'll have to try that next time I'm bored. xD