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Subject: Boggle rules - Dictionary - proper nouns rss

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Mike Haroway
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Looking at the rules according to Wikipedia - it says to select a dictionary and go by that.

But elsewhere it ALSO said that proper nouns are NOT allowed.

Some proper nouns ARE in the dictionaries !!!
Some are not in the Dictionary

eg Erin, Michael

Are proper nouns allowed in Boggle

Please show me the rule on this

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Tom O'K
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Proper nouns are definitely not allowed. You could just play with the dictionary but exclude the proper nouns. You could also get an Official Scrabble Dictionary or use the official Scrabble website's built in dictionary: http://www.hasbro.com/scrabble/en_US/.
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Justin Case
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teabo wrote:
Proper nouns are definitely not allowed. You could just play with the dictionary but exclude the proper nouns. You could also get an Official Scrabble Dictionary or use the official Scrabble website's built in dictionary: http://www.hasbro.com/scrabble/en_US/.


Having a Scrabble dictionary around makes a lot of word games so much easier and more convenient to play and not quibble, it's indispensable for any household or game group that likes word games.


 
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I am sorry but does boggle really require this level of due diligence, we can usually come to consensus as to what counts and what doesn`t without any outside assistance from the dictionary. I cant imagine Boggle being that cuthroat.
 
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Steve Kelem
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Why is consulting a dictionary cutthroat? Anal, perhaps, but not cutthroat. Cutthroat behavior includes betrayal, deceit, and revenge.

Since the official rules are a bit ambiguous, the players have to agree on what words to count: proper nouns, foreign words (how common in English do they have to be to be acceptable? What about when someone from a city that has a lot of ethnic cuisine plays with someone with no exposure? Can you count words from the, e.g., Indian and Asian cuisines?) What about acronyms? Which acronyms? In Silicon Valley, FET, MOS, LCD, CMOS are common place. Which slang?

Once the players understand the limits, they can have fun playing the game without too much argument.
 
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