Boggle vs. Scrabble

Boggle
Scrabble

Scrabble and Boggle are both vocabulary testing word games using lettered tiles or cubes. The trademark and copyright for both games belongs to Hasbro Inc.

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Boggle

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Boggle

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Scrabble
Origin Created by Allan Turoff and trademark of Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro. Originally created by Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938. Now owned by Hasbro Inc in USA and Canada and Mattel elsewhere.
Object Word game for any number of players by finding words by shaking a tray of cubes with different letters printed on each side. Words formed by letters that fall adjacent to each other. Word game for 2 to 4 players scoring points by forming words using individual lettered tiles placed on a game board in crossword fashion.
Tools A 4x4 plastic tray with a lid holding 16 dice whose sides have letters printed on them. A sand timer is also needed. A game board with a 15x15, nearly square grid. There are 100 tiles; 98 marked with letters and two blanks that can be used as any letter (but does not carry a score).
Rules All 16 cubes are 'shuffled' in the tray, and once settled, displayed in tray so that each player has to create words with 3 letters or more within a 3 minute time limit. Each player picks 7 letters and take turns to construct a word. The number of letters used is replaced by 'blind picking' letters from an opaque bag, ensuring 7 letters to each player at all times.
Scoring Words are read out by players and duplicate words are not scored. Scoring is based on the length of the words found. The points on each lettered tile used to form a word are added up. Additionally the board has 'premium squares' which can triple or double entire word scores or letter scores.
Q and U Boggle has one cube with Qu printed as the chances of a Q and U falling adjacent is very rare. Scrabble has separate tiles for letters Q and U.
A Scrabble Board in an ongoing a game
A Scrabble Board in an ongoing a game

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Scrabble is a word game for 2 to 4 players scoring points by forming words using individual lettered tiles placed on a game board in crossword fashion. The game uses a board with a 15 by 15 marked grid with lettered tiles, each carrying a score printed on the bottom right of the tile. Scrabble has 2 blank tiles that can be used as any letter but do not carry a score. The Scrabble board has 'premium squares' which can triple or double the score of the letter or the entire word.

Boggle
Boggle

Boggle is a word game for any number of players by finding words by shaking a tray of cubes with different letters printed on each side. Words are formed by letters that fall adjacent to each other. Boggle uses a plastic 4x4 tray containing 16 lettered cubes. In Boggle 3 and four letter words carry 1 point, five letter words carry 2 points, 6 letter words carry 3 points, 7 letter words carry 5 points and 8+ letter length carries 11 points.

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The longest words that can be formed in Boggle are Inconsequentially, Quadricentennials and Sesquicentennials all 17 letters long and made possible by Q and U appearing on the same face of one cube. Boggle has one cube with Qu printed as the chances of a Q an U falling adjacent is very rare. Scrabble has separate tiles for letters Q and U.

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September 25, 2011, 12:18pm

what ae the basis of the scoring of boggle? why the scoring is like that?

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