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BOGGLE(6)							 BSD Games Manual							 BOGGLE(6)

NAME
boggle -- word search game SYNOPSIS
boggle [-bd] [-s seed] [-t time] [-w length] [+ [+]] [boardspec] DESCRIPTION
The object of boggle is to find as many words as possible on the Boggle board within the three minute time limit. A Boggle board is a four by four arrangement of Boggle cubes, each side of each cube displaying a letter of the alphabet or `qu'. Words are formed by finding a sequence of cubes (letters) that are in the game's dictionary. The (N+1)th cube in the word must be horizontally, vertically, or diagonally adjacent to the Nth cube. Cubes cannot be reused. Words consist solely of lower case letters and must be at least 3 letters long. Command line flags can be given to change the rules of the game. -b Run boggle in batch mode. A boardspec must also be given. The dictionary is read from stdin and a list of words appearing in boardspec is printed to stdout. -d Enable debugging output. -s seed Specify a seed seed other than the time of day. -t time Set the time limit for each game from the default 3 minutes to time seconds. -w length Change the minimum word length from 3 letters to length. + This flag allows a cube to be used multiple times, but not in succession. ++ This flag allows the same cubes to be considered adjacent to itself. boardspec A starting board position can be specified on the command line by listing the board left to right and top to bottom. Help is available during play by typing '?'. More detailed information on the game is given there. BUGS
If there are a great many words in the cube the final display of the words may scroll off of the screen. (On a 25 line screen about 130 words can be displayed.) No word can contain a 'q' that is not immediately followed by a 'u'. When using the + or ++ options the display of words found in the board doesn't indicate reused cubes. AUTHOR
Boggle is a trademark of Parker Brothers. Barry Brachman Dept. of Computer Science University of British Columbia BSD
April 1, 2001 BSD

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XVIER(6)							   Games Manual 							  XVIER(6)

NAME
xvier - a X11 board game. SYNOPSIS
xvier [ -display displayname ] [ -geometry geometry ] [ -fn fontpattern ] [ -iconic ] [ -rows rows ] [ -columns columns ] [ -prog program- path ] [ -level levelnumber ] DESCRIPTION
Xvier is a board game where you and the computer alternately throw stones into free columns. The stones pile up in the columns, and the goal is to get four stones in a row, in a column or diagonally. You can choose various board sizes and levels of difficulty. During the game you click with the mouse onto the column where you want to put your stone. Another possibility is a lower case letter in the range 'a' to 'm' (maximally) where 'a' is the left column. If you want to change the level of difficulty, you must use the keyboard. Simply type the number of the desired level. These levels correspond to the search depth of the game program. The meaning of the command line options and buttons is given below. While the game program computes a move, everything besides Change and Quit is blocked. OPTIONS
-display displayname The X11 screen you want to use. -geometry geometry The desired geometry of the game window. -fn fontpattern A pattern describing the fonts which are used for the buttons and messages. Xvier chooses the biggest font that fits into the win- dow. Therefore the pattern should describe different sizes of one font. The default is *-Helvetica-Medium-R-Normal-*. -iconic Start in iconic state. -rows rows The number of rows of the board. The possible range is 4 to 13. The default is 6. -columns columns The number of columns of the board. The possible range is 4 to 13. The default is 7. -prog programpath The path of the game program. -level levelnumber The level of difficulty to start with. The possible range is 0 to 9. The default is 0. BUTTONS
The keyboard equivalents of the buttons are given in brackets. Quit ['q' or 'Q'] Finish the game. New ['n' or 'N'] Start a new game. Undo ['u' or 'U'] Undo one move. Start ['s' or 'S'] Let the computer begin with the first move. The board must be empty. Change ['C'] Exchange the colours of your and the computer's stones. AUTHOR
Norbert Jung jung@dia.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de 21 April 1992 XVIER(6)

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