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Here are some tips on how to maximise your score:

  • Most words which have a plural form are accepted. For example, cat and cats both score one point each. The major advantage is for four-letter words which have plurals: dart would score 1 point, and darts scores 2 points.
  • Most short words are also form valid words when spelt backwards. An example would be tar and rat.
  • Take note of words within words. For example, the word darts includes art and arts.
  • When you're stuck, you can aways resort to looking through the board sequentially, especially backwards, upwards and diagonally. It may help you find words which were not obvious to you.


WEBoggle, built with the webPHPboggle engine, utilises a modern web-browser technology called AJAX, or Asynchonous JAvascript / XML. AJAX is the technology that enables complex web applications to be feasible, by reducing the number of page reloads. This reduces the load, and in return lets us show near real-time player scoring information.

All you need is a modern web browser, such as Internet Explorer 6, or Mozilla Firefox. webPHPboggle does not require additional plugins such as Macromedia Flash or Java.

  How to play Weboggle

The Boggle Game, Online

WEBoggle has similar rules to the original Boggle game.

16 dice (with a letter on each face of the cube) are randomly placed on a 4x4 grid, creating a new 'game board'. Each game is timed, and players get 3 minutes per round. When the timer starts, players then try to find as many words as possible from the gameboard. Once the timer is up, players are ranked according to the score they got. Longer words score more points.

The process repeats itself after a 30 second 'intermission' between games.

Finding Words

Words can only be formed from adjoining letters. Letters must join in the proper sequence to spell a word. They may join horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, to the left, right, or up-and-down. No letter cube, however, may be used more than once within a single word.

Once you've found a word, type it into the text box below the gameboard and timer, then press enter. Words can only be entered within the 3-minute period.


Points are scored according to the word length:
4x4 games
Minimum word length: 3
5x5 games
Minimum word length: 4
Scores are only applicable if the word can be found legally on the game board as well as being a valid dictionary word.

Note: Qu tile - there is one tile on one face of a die with two letters: Q and U. In almost all English language words containing a Q, a U always follows. (The exception includes names like 'Qantas', however proper nouns are generally not accepted in Boggle games.) Although Qu exists on a single tile, it is still counted as two letters and is scored accordingly.

WEBoggle scores each of your words as you find them on the board. You'll know instantly if the word you entered is a legal dictionary word. A live countdown timer lets you know your remaining time for the round.


WEBoggle was designed to let several dozen people play Boggle online simultaneously. As each round progresses, a player score and ranking will be displayed and periodically updated.

The previous rounds' scores are also made available. Here, you'll also be able to see the words that you failed to find, and words that only you found.


If you want, you can personalise your experience by applying a password to your user name. Whilst letting you save your preferences, it also stops others from using your name.