Boggle is a word game played with 16 dice each having 6 faces labelled with a letter of the English alphabet. One die has a face labelled with the string QU to reflect the fact that Q is usually followed by U in English words.
To start a game of Boggle, the dice are placed in a dome that covers the game board and the dice
are shaken to randomize where each dice appears on the board and to randomize which face is up
on each dice. The game board is simply a 4-by-4 grid.
After shaking the dice and making sure that each die has settled into one of the grid positions, the
board is placed down and the dome removed. A 3-minute timer is started. The players then search
the assortment of letters to find English words made up of three or more letters. Words are formed
from letters that adjoin horizontally, vertically, or diagonally with no die being used more than once
per word. The image below shows an example of how the word QUESTIONS can be formed. Other
words that can be formed include EASE, EAST, NOISES, QUEST, and QUESTION.
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