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Boggle

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Gameplay in Brief:

Players compete to find as many words as possible in a 4x4 grid of dice with letters imprinted on each side as a three-minute sand timer works its way down. You score points by finding words that other players don't locate. Boggle is fast-paced and addictive.

Basics:

For 2 or more players (the only upper limit is a practical one, space at the table), ages 8 and up. About 5 minutes per game.

Designers:

Boggle was designed by Alan Turoff and Bill Cooke.

Publisher:

Boggle is published by Parker Brothers / Hasbro. It has also been published by several other game companies, including Waddingtons Games, Clipper, Editrice Giochi, and Palitoy. Boggle was first published in 1972.

Genre:

Boggle is a word game with a dice-based mechanic.

Also by Alan Turoff and Bill Cooke:

Boggle is the only published game designed by Alan Turoff, according to BoardGameGeek.com. Bill Cooke also designed The Magnificent Race, a children's race game published in 1975 by Parker Brothers.

Other Editions:

Boggle has been published in numerous editions, including Big Boggle (1979), which uses a 5x5 grid; Body Boggle (1984), which is Boggle meets Twister; Boggle Jr. (1998); Boggle Bowl (1987); Pocket Boggle (1980); and Number Boggle (1978), which was also published as Foggle.

Awards:

Boggle is on my list of the best word games and the best games for family gatherings. Boggle Jr. is on my list of the best children's word games.
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