ボグルの遊び方 How to play Boggle

Word games benefit the brain because they activate parts of the brain that deal with language and word finding, which forces the brain to exercise, work and be active. 



Boggle is a word game invented by Allan Turoff and originally distributed by Parker Brothers. The game is played using a plastic grid of lettered dice, in which players attempt to find words in sequences of adjacent letters.




Vocabulary – ボキャブラリー

spot(地点) / unique(特殊) / wiggling(翻る) / sequential(一連の) / adjacent(近接) / horizontally(水平に) / vertically(垂直に) / diagonally(斜めに) / plurality(兼職) / duplicate(複写)

Phrases and sentence

The object of the game is to spot more unique words than your friends.


 Mixing the letters, wiggling it until the cubes fall into place.


Each sequential letter must be adjacent to the previous letter horizontally, vertically or diagonally.


If any player has a duplicate word, then all players cross them off and no one scores points for that word.


Example – 例文 –

She spot a maple tree in the park.


He is wiggling his toes.


The cars were moved to the adjacent parking lot.


Cut each paper in half vertically.


We made a duplicate of the key.


Summary – まとめ –

Playing word games is entertaining, but that is only one benefit of word game playing. There has been quite a resurgence in the popularity of word games, and for many people, playing word games connects them with their past. A few of the many benefits are the following.

Word games can be for two or more players. The foundation of word game playing is cooperation. It requires players to engage by teamwork. It is the perfect way to spend time in nice company and strengthen bonds with other human beings.

Playing stimulates brain areas that are responsible for memory formation and complex thought processes for all ages.

A side effect of word game playing is laughter. It is one of the vital ingredients for an enjoyable learning experience and increasing creativity. Also, laughing and having a good time in general helps to decrease stress.

The possibilities are endless! You may feel excited, adventurous, courageous or, perhaps, even lonely and sad, but there’s always a chance to play and connect with like-minded people.