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Wink Martindale
Randy West
Family Channel (Daily): 3/7/1994 – 11/18/1994
Martindale-Hillier Entertainment/
Fiedler-Berlin Productions/
The Family Channel

Boggle: The Interactive Game was one of three interactive game shows produced for The Family Channel after Trivial Pursuit.


Four contestants competed in an interactive game based on the board game.


The game was played in three rounds. In each round, the contestants faced a Boggle-type game board with 12 letters instead of the traditional 16. Host Martindale read five clues to five words (one for each clue) on the board. Each word was four or five letters long. On each clue, the contestants typed in the correct word by pressing the buttons on their telephone keypads. They only focused on the letters on the Boggle board, but not the ones on the keypads, plus they could only press each button once. The letters in each word touched each other by sides and/or corners, plus they're only played once each word. The contestants had 10 seconds on each clue to type in the word, with the first letter revealed after three seconds, and if any of them were correct, they scored points according to how fast they punched in, up to 1,000.

After all five clues/words were played, the players with the highest scores advanced to the next round, with the scores resetting to zero for each new round.

Round 1[]

Four players played Round 1 with the three highest scorers advancing to Round 2.

Round 2[]

Three players played Round 2 with the two highest scorers advancing to Round 3.

Round 3[]

Two players competed in the final round, and the player with the highest score won the game and also received a trip and one other prize. The runner-up received a prize of his/her own.

Interactive Component[]

After each round with the studio players, home viewers could call a special 1-900 number and for $4.98, play a game of "Interactive Boggle". The game was played exactly like a round of the studio game. Home viewers would answer by using their touch-tone telephone, and the one with the highest score would receive a small prize and the right to enter a weekly playoff. The playoff would be played exactly as before, and the ultimate winner would receive a trip.

Additional Page[]

Boggle: The Interactive Game/Catchphrases


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Glendale Studios, Glendale, CA

YouTube Videos[]

Boggle Playbreak
Contestant Terry Ray

A Full Episode of the Show

Another Full Episode with Playbreak included.

David Dickstein's appearance (with the third and final Playbreak included)