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~ * Mind Boggle-ing! * ~
Member Name: xd-o-n-z-x
Advantages: Fun, Quick,
Boggle is a 'word' game where you have to find as many words as possible whilst racing against the clock.
I received this game one Christmas when I was around seven years old; it instantly became my favourite ever game then and I would still consider it to be one of my favourite every games even now.
~ * To Play * ~
First of all using the 'pallet' and the 'lid' provided, shake the letters (which are like dices with letters instead of numbers) about in order to mix them up. Then take the lid off, set the egg timer and try and find as many words as possible in the allocated time. The person who finds the most words (they have to be real words) wins!
~ * Rules * ~
The letters can be straight across, downwards or neighbouring.
Words must be three letters or more.
According to the rules, if another team member has the same word as another member it cannot be counted for. However, when playing I never play to this rule.
Each word gives a different scoring;
3 / 4 Letters = 1 point
5 Letters = 2 points
6 Letters = 3 points
7 Letters = 5 points
8+ Letters = 11 points
~ * What Do I Think? * ~
I think that this game is great. It is very educational for children as it can help improve their vocabulary and help them learn new words and improve their spelling. It is a fun way to learn words. I find this game to be exciting as you have to race against the clock and so I find that I do get quite competitive at times.
I like the fact that the game is very simple and straightforward and doesn't take too much 'fuss'. It's just a simple game which is very easy to set up - it only takes a few seconds to 'prepare' and then you're ready to go, unlike games which 'faff about' like Monopoly.
Another advantage of this game is that it is the kind of game which doesn't require a lot of players. You can also play it on your own (although minus the competition, obviously) and is a great way to get rid of boredom. As a child, I found that there was nothing worse than a game where you needed more than 2 players (especially when you couldn't find enough players). So this is great.
As for the rules, they are easy to follow and it doesn't really matter if you don't stick to them. I remember when I was younger, I just used to liked 'finding as many words as possible' in the 3 minutes allocated on the egg timer.
I like that each game is different as you end up with different letters each time - this can be extremely difficult if there are hardly no vowels present.
I would say that this game is suitable for players aged 7+ although it is a game that the whole family can play together. Also, one game only takes 3 minutes which means that you always have time for a game of Boggle. Due to it not having many 'pieces' (the letters are kept safe in the 'palette' with the lid and only an egg timer), the game is very easy to 'transport around'. Although you do need to have a flat service to put the 'palette' on so that the letters don't fall out.
I would definitely recommend this game!
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
Summary: A great little game!
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