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.
Boggle versus Scrabble comparison chart
|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
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 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.
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.
Share this comparison:
If you read this far, you should follow us:
"Boggle vs Scrabble." Diffen.com. Diffen LLC, n.d. Web. 3 Dec 2016. < >