canfield, cfscores - the solitaire card game canfield
cfscores [-a] [username]
If you have never played solitaire before, it is recommended
consult a solitaire instruction book. In Canfield, tableau
cards may be
built on each other downward in alternate colors. An entire
pile must be
moved as a unit in building. Top cards of the piles are
available to be
played on foundations, but never into empty spaces.
Spaces must be filled from the stock. The top card of the
stock also is
available to be played on foundations or built on tableau
the stock is exhausted, tableau spaces may be filled from
the talon and
the player may keep them open until he wishes to use them.
Cards are dealt from the hand to the talon by threes and
this repeats until
there are no more cards in the hand or the player quits.
cards dealt onto the talon the player types `ht' for his
base cards are also automatically moved to the foundation when they
The command `c' causes canfield to maintain card counting
the bottom of the screen. When properly used this can
one's chances of winning.
The rules for betting are somewhat less strict than those
used in the official
version of the game. The initial deal costs $13.
You may quit at
this point or inspect the game. Inspection costs $13 and
allows you to
make as many moves as possible without moving any cards from
your hand to
the talon. (The initial deal places three cards on the
talon; if all
these cards are used, three more are made available.) Finally, if the
game seems interesting, you must pay the final installment
of $26. At
this point you are credited at the rate of $5 for each card
on the foundation;
as the game progresses you are credited with $5 for
that is moved to the foundation. Each run through the hand
first costs $5. The card counting feature costs $1 for each
that is identified. If the information is toggled on, you
charged for cards that became visible since it was last
turned on. Thus
the maximum cost of information is $34. Playing time is
charged at a
rate of $1 per minute.
With no arguments, the program cfscores prints out the current status of
your canfield account. If a username is specified, it
prints out the
status of that user's canfield account. If the -a flag is
prints out the canfield accounts for all users that have
played the game
since the database was set up.
/usr/games/cfscores the score database printer
/var/games/cfscores the database of scores
Originally written: Steve Levine.
Further random hacking by: Steve Feldman, Kirk McKusick,
Mikey Olson, and
It is impossible to cheat.
OpenBSD 3.6 May 31, 1993
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