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
a jumble of letters
Member Name: jrh2
Advantages: good for spelling
Disadvantages: we go through trees of paper
Boggle is a fantastic game which is fun for all the family. I have a few different versions of the game and when I was younger I always took it to my nans house and we would play it for hours.
The original boggle includes 16 letter cubes, the base and lid and a sand timer.
The cubes are the same size as a regular dice and are white with black letters on. This makes the letters easy to read. There are different letter combinations on each cube so that as many words can be made as possible.
The base is an orange square with square spaces for the dices to fit in. The lid is clear and fits well on top of the base so it is easy to see if all the cubes are in place before taking the lid off. The cubes fit in the spaces well and are not tight so it is quick and easy to do. As the letters are placed randomly it does leave some letters facing the wrong direction. This doesn't really effect the game but you could turn them around if you wished.
The sand timer is made from a strong plastic, like the rest of the game, and lasts for one minute.
I have never broken or lost any pieces of the game as it is made to a high quality and fits back into the 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 shook in the lid and base and then shuffled around until all cubes are in a place in the base. When the lid is taken off and the timer is turned over the game begins. Players must find as many words as possible from linked cube faces. The bigger the word the more points you get. The words must be written down on a piece of paper each (pens and paper not included) and when the timer stops pens are put down.
One at a time the players each read out the words they have and if any other player has that word it is crossed off and worth no points. The words remaining are given points (1 for 3 letters, 2 for 4 letters, 3 for 5 letters etc.) and the person with the most points wins the round.
This can be repeated however many times. We usually play until we are fed up or have something else to do.
I recommend this game highly for any age. It is great fun to play and lasts a long time.
Summary: great family spelling game