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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     fish - play ``Go Fish''

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     fish [-p]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     fish is the game ``Go Fish'', a traditional children's  card

     The  computer  deals the player and itself seven cards each,
and places the
     rest of the deck face-down (figuratively), to be drawn  from
later.  The
     object  of  the  game is to collect ``books'', or all of the
cards of a given
 rank.  For example, collecting four 2's  would  give  the
player a ``book
     of 2's''.

     The options are as follows:

     -p      Professional mode.

     The computer makes a random decision as to who gets to start
the game,
     and then the computer and player take turns asking each other for cards
     by rank.  If the asked player has any cards of the requested
rank, they
     must be given up to the asking player.   There  must  be  at
least one card
     of  the  requested rank already in the asking player's hand.
When the
     asked player has no cards of the requested rank,  the  asker
is told to
     ``Go Fish!'' Then, the asker draws a card from the deck.  If
the card
     drawn is of the rank asked for, the turn  continues;  otherwise, it becomes
     the other player's turn.

     When a player completes a book, either by getting cards from
the other
     player or by drawing from the  deck,  those  cards  are  set
aside and the
     rank is no longer in play.

     The  game ends when one player no longer has any cards.  The
player with
     the most books wins.

     fish provides instructions as to what input it accepts.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The computer cheats only rarely.

OpenBSD      3.6                           May      31,      1993
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