Product Type: other board games
Newest Review: ... box after use. The idea of the game is to find as many words as possible that others playing don't have. To start the cubes must be shoo... more
Fun, challenging and simple
Member Name: huggy2009
Advantages: Great to help kids develop word skills
Released in 1972 Boggle is an incredibly simple game that has made it to the puzzle pages of many national newspapers.
What you need
Basically, Boggle is a word game for up to 7 people, the box recommends that players are 8 years or over as a necessity of the game is having a good knowledge of words. Boggle is a 16 space board with dices within, you have a cover for the board, shake it and then make sure that a letter faces up from each position. All players then have 3 minutes to make words from letters next to each other, words must have at least 3 letters and points are gained for the size of the word and whether it has only been used by you.
For the game you need a pen and paper, the board and the dice and the timer and you have a game right there.
Available for a tenner on Amazon, I bought my box for 7.99GBP in Woolworths many years ago, it has served me well and is small enough to easily fit in a bag for long train or coach journeys, its a good game as it allows lots of people to play and it also stretches your brain a little bit which I find enjoyable.
The concept of the game is incredibly simple, there are various rules for Boggle in different countries, but I like to keep it simple and just find as many words as I can within 3 minutes. When I was younger I would play alone to improve my word skills and I think it worked. The game is easy to play, cheap and fun for all of the family. Its well worth a purchase and while its not in the premier league of board games it is definitely worth a 4 out of 5.
Summary: Fun, challenging and simple