Thursday, September 27, 2012

Super Big Boggle

This came in the mail today:

In other words, the world just became a whole new place for me.

You see, I'm a boggle nerd. Ridiculously so. Everyone says that all med students are nerds at some level, but few are so into something that is so regularly mocked for its inherent nerdiness as I am into Boggle. And now this is sitting in my lap - a 6x6 alphabetical grid of awe full of new twists on a game that was already awesome. 

My well-aged Boggle game (safely at home with Wife, and therefore unavailable for photographing) is from 1979, according to the box - six years older than me, shown here in all its red-nail-polished-model-hands glory.

And it's great - tons of words in that 5x5 grid. The new Super Big Boggle not only has more cubes, but it has multiple cubes showing two letters (th, qu, etc.) that are commonly used together. It also throws a curveball in there with the black cube that signifies a blockage - you have to go around it.

Yup, I like Boggle. If you're on an iOS device and you want something like it, I'd highly recommend Word Seek if you're going for all-time high scores and global rankings, and Scramble With Friends if you're up for some individual, head-to-head play. I haven't played since med school started, which is a big deal for me... Probably bigger than not running since about the same time.

The problem is, I now have this sitting here... SO... Anyone up for a study break? Another small problem: I have an exam on Monday. Big distraction + exam = extreme need to self control. We'll see...


Rodney said...'re not twelve any more. You'd win anyway - so what's the big deal?

Susan said...

Knowing you and Boggle I know it's a HUGE deal to not go find someone right away to play a round with you! In fact, I bet you've played a round with yourself, huh! Patience, paaatieeeence......the time will come and you can get a game going. Treat yourself this weekend!

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