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"I’ve been in this town for 26 years. I have never seen anything like this. I genuinely do not think this is a mentally healthy president."

— Eliot Cohen, who served on the NSA for George W. Bush


Ogle is a free, open source word-finding game for Windows:

Ogle screen shots

I developed Ogle largely to practice my C# skills. It's based on a popular tabletop game you've probably played, but this variant increases the pace considerably. To learn more, have a look at the Ogle help pages.


Ogle requires .NET Framework 3.5 and Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP. The Ogle installer will help you install .NET 3.5 if you do not have it.

The current version is 0.2.1. This is a beta release; I have tested it as carefully as I can, but it has not seen wide use:

Thank you for testing Ogle! To report bugs, contact me.


Ogle has copyright ©2011 Jeremy Neal Kelly. Its use and distribution are subject to the terms of the GNU General Public License.

The Ogle word lists derive from SCOWL, copyright 2000-2004 Kevin Atkinson. Use and distribution of SCOWL are subject to the terms of the SCOWL License.


Ogle was developed with C# 3.0 and .NET Framework 3.5. All developer-generated code follows the Iowan Notation.

The source bundle includes a Visual Studio 2008 solution with projects for the application and several custom controls, along with an Inno Setup script for the installer. All source files and resources are supplied.

This file is not needed to play Ogle; it is for developers who wish to modify the application: