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1.  Type your name in the long white box on the game board.  When the page first loads, the cursor will be blinking in the correct place to type.

2. It's polite to type rd before each game starts. It means "ready."Do it during the chat portion of the game to let everyone know when you're ready.

3. To start the game, type:    /go   It's polite to type 3 2 1 first, entering each number separately, to let everyone know a game is about to begin.  Please do not jump start the games, and please give everyone a chance to say "good job" and "thank you" before starting.

4.  When the grid comes on you have 90 seconds in which to make as many words as you can from the letters in the grid. The longer the word, the higher your score.  The letters may be used as many times as they are in the grid. For example, these are some words that can be formed from this grid:

B T L S
E P A N
T R G R
Z L M P

rangers
ranger
belt
belts
pants
rattles
rattle

5.  To enter the words, you just type the words one at a time and hit enter after each word. Do not use commas or periods, or the words will not enter. The letters DO NOT have to be touching, as they do in Boggle.
 
6.  If it accepts your word, you will not see anything happen.  If it does not accept your word, it will either tell you that it is not a word or that the word you typed cannot be made from the letters in the grid.  If you type the same word as someone else, it will show as being accepted, but only the person who typed it first receives credit for the word.

7. If you want to see the words you and everyone else typed after the round is over, you can type w (no slash) and then the enter key.

8. The abbreviations we use after a game are:

wtg = way to go
gg = good going
gw = good word
tq or ty = thank you
thx or tx = thanks
vn = very nice
vg = very good

9.  If you want to bring the grid back with the letters rescrambled, which REALLY helps in finding new words, type a period (or fullstop if you're British) by itself and enter it.

10.  The scoreboard will look like this:

      Bongo            : 1634 (TURQUOISE for 90 points!)
   SunKing         :  902 (SQUAREST for 55 points!)
   Margie          :  863 (*TURQUOISES for 140 points!)
   DiamondBrad     : 368 (PEACHIEST for 55 points!)

The first number you see is the "total score" for the round.  The word that's showing  is each person's longest word of 6 letters or more.  The second score you see, the one next to the word,  is the score for that one word, excluding the bonus points.  The bonuses are added into the "total score."   The asterisk goes next to the person who typed the biggest word.  If someone else had typed a word the same length as "turquoises," the one who typed it first would get the word.  The scoring and bonus system can be seen here.

11.  It's really not as complicated as it looks at first.  My-six-year old plays....when I can bring myself to take a break...    :)  So lastly, have fun scrambling!

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You get the bonus points for only one word per round, for your longest word over 5 letters.  You get credit for the bonus word itself in addition to the bonus.  So if your word on display is a ten-letter word, say, you'd receive the 800 bonus, but you'd also get 140 points for that word. Any other ten-letter words on your list would be worth 140 each.
 
#of Letters Word Score Word Bonus
1
1
No bonus
2
2
No bonus
3
4
No bonus
4
6
No bonus
5
9
No bonus
6
15
100
7
30
200
8
55
300
9
90
500
10
140
800
11
200
1200
12
280
1600
13
400
2000
14
550
2500
15
800
3000
16
1200
4000
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Name change:  You cannot change your name once you're in the game unless you exit and re-enter.  Your name will be booted automatically if you ghost for three consecutive rounds.  If you try to come back in the game using a name that's already being used, it won't accept that name.  The names are case sensitive, so if you were in the room as "traz" you could come back in as "Traz."
 
Exiting:  Please type /exit when you leave so that your name doesn't "ghost" for three rounds. You can also use the "exit" button.
 
Adding Words:  If you type, for instance, "absconding" and the game says "absconding is not a word," you can add it by typing: /add absconding . All words will be reviewed before being added to the Scramble dictionary to make sure they're legitimate words.
 
Check to see if a word will be accepted:  Type /word and then a space, and then the word you want checked.  For example:  /word elephantiasis
 
Private message: If you want to send a private message to Monica that says "hi there," you'd type /flash Monica hi there.   The names are case sensitive, so you must type them exactly as they are seen, with correct capitalization. 
 
How to start the game:  Type  /go or click the "start" button.
 
Player's Word Lists:  To see the word lists,  type w (no slash).
 
Changing the background:  Click the "options" button.
 
Squelch:  To get rid of someone off your screen, you can type /squelch Diamond (or whatever their name is.  :)
 
Sounds:  For a laughing sound, type   <- laughs    For a gong, type  <- gong   (leftarrow/hyphen/space/actionword)
The other sound words are:
gong, bell, brainfellout, buzzer2, chirp1, drip, Cuckoos, Dohs, drips, gongs, ouch, saysbutt, saysdamnyou, saysidiot, issohappy, getsturn, seesstench, and screams.
 
View all possible words:  To see all the words the grid could have made,. type /words.   Obviously this won't work until after the round is over. 
 
View specific words:  If you wanted to view all of the 8-letter words possible from the last grid, for example, you'd type /words 8.  For all 9-letter words, you'd type /words 9, etc.
 
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