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Revision 1.7, Thu Aug 7 09:37:05 2003 UTC (17 years, 8 months ago) by agc
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Changes since 1.6: +2 -6 lines

Move UCB-licensed code from 4-clause to 3-clause licence.

Patches provided by Joel Baker in PR 22269, verified by myself.

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.\"	@(#)boggle.6	8.1 (Berkeley) 6/11/93
.\"
.Dd April 1, 2001
.Dt BOGGLE 6
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm boggle
.Nd word search game
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Op Fl bd
.Op Fl s Ar seed
.Op Fl t Ar time
.Op Fl w Ar length
.Op + Op +
.Op boardspec
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The object of
.Nm
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.
.Pp
Command line flags can be given to change the rules of the game.
.Bl -tag -width boardspec
.It Fl b
Run
.Nm
in batch mode.
A
.Ar boardspec
must also be given.
The dictionary is read from stdin and a list of words appearing in
.Ar boardspec
is printed to stdout.
.It Fl d
Enable debugging output.
.It Fl s Ar seed
Specify a seed
.Ar seed
other than the time of day.
.It Fl t Ar time
Set the time limit for each game from the default 3 minutes to
.Ar time
seconds.
.It Fl w Ar length
Change the minimum word length from 3 letters to
.Ar length .
.It Ar +
This flag allows a cube to be used multiple times, but not in succession.
.It Ar ++
This flag allows the same cubes to be considered adjacent to itself.
.It Ar boardspec
A starting board position can be specified on the command line by
listing the board left to right and top to bottom.
.El
.Pp
Help is available during play by typing
.Sq Ic \&? .
More detailed information on the game is given there.
.Sh BUGS
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.)
.Pp
No word can contain a
.Sq q
that is not immediately followed by a
.Sq u .
.Pp
When using the
.Ar +
or
.Ar ++
options the display of words found in the board doesn't indicate reused cubes.
.Sh AUTHOR
Boggle is a trademark of Parker Brothers.
.Pp
Barry Brachman
.br
Dept. of Computer Science
.br
University of British Columbia