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Word-finding game — Free, open source — Windows — C#, Windows Forms

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

Ogle screen shots

I created this app when I was first learning C#. Ogle derives from a popular tabletop game you've probably played, but it increases the pace considerably. This version uses Windows Forms, but I'm planning to make a fancier version with WPF when I get some time.

To learn more, have a look at the Ogle help pages.


Ogle requires .NET Framework 4.5 and Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista. The Ogle installer will help you install .NET 4.5 if you do not have it:

To report bugs, contact me.


Ogle has copyright ©2006 Jeremy 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# and .NET Framework 4.5. All developer-generated code follows the Split 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 app: