Re: Looking for MOHO rules in EN
Provisional EN rules for MOHO V0.1.1
The sense that I've made of the Google machine translation.
by Gwenael Beuchet
32 square tiles, each tile is readable from all four sides.
Six of the eight types of tiles give a different letter when read from each of their 4 sides.
3 - sjqp
2 - o
4 - ihfk
1 - x
7 - aduc
3 - ngzv
6 - tylr
6 - ewbm
Shuffle the tiles, both in rotation as well as order, and place face-down in a stack.
First player, and all subsequent players, draw a tile from the stack while maintaining it's orientation, and then either; (1) play the tile onto the playing area, or (2) hold the tile. If they already have a tile in their hand then they must play both tiles on this turn and so empty their hand.
Again the orientation of the tiles must not be altered once drawn beyond that necessary to turn the tile over. Tiles (excepting the first) must be placed either vertically or horizontally adjacent to a tile already played. No unconnected tiles and no diagonal only connections.
Play ends when; (1) the last tile drawn is played, or (2) a tile is played outside a conceptualised 7 tile by 7 tile grid which contains all previously played tiles.
Each player, using the letters of the tiles, as they appear from their position, tries to find as many words as possible in the grid.
The words must run left to right or top to bottom. Only words with three or more letters contribute to their score. If 2 or more words are found that overlap or intersect then only one of those intersecting or overlapping words can be scored.
Points per player are calculated:
(1 point per letter for every word found) multiplied by (number of letters in longest word).
Example: Three words of 3 letters, and one word of 5 letters will give a score of (3 + 3 + 3 + 5) multiplied by (5) = 70