BOGGLE(6) BOGGLE(6) NAME boggle, hangman, scrabble - word games SYNOPSIS /usr/games/boggle [ + ] [ ++ ] [ word word word word ] /usr/games/hangman [ arg ] DESCRIPTION Boggle provides practice for the Parker Brothers game. If invoked with 4 arguments of 4 letters each, the program forms the obvious Boggle grid and lists all the words from /usr/dict/words found therein. If invoked without argu- ments, it will generate a board, let you enter words for 3 minutes, and then tell how well you did relative to /usr/dict/words. Words may be formed from any sequence of 3 or more adjacent letters in the grid. Letters may join hor- izontally, 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. Enter your words separated by spaces, tabs, or newlines. 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 interrrupt. While entering words, your erase character is only effective within the current word and your line kill character is ignored. Option + removes the restriction that positions can only be used once in each word. Option ++ causes a position to be considered adjacent to itself as well as to its (at most) 8 neighbors. Scrabble plays the Selchow and Righter game on a cursor- addressed terminal against a single opponent. To place a letter first move the cursor by typing 2, 4, 6, 8 for down, left, right, up respectively (1, 3, 7, 9 are diagonals) then type the letter in place. Type `?' to cycle through a set of helpfule tables. Hangman chooses a word at least seven letters long from a dictionary. You then guess letters one at a time. The optional argument arg names an alternate dictionary. The special name `-a' gets a particular very large dictio- nary. BOGGLE(6) BOGGLE(6) FILES /usr/dict/words /usr/dict/web2 alternate dictionary for hangman BUGS Hangman runs hyphenated compounds together. Scrabble rubs in its brilliance with merciless play and an inhumane interface.