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CRIBBAGE(6)									      CRIBBAGE(6)

NAME
       cribbage - the card game cribbage

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/games/cribbage [ -req ] name ...

DESCRIPTION
       Cribbage  plays the card game cribbage, with the program playing one hand and the user the
       other.  The program will initially ask the user if the rules of the game are needed  -  if
       so, it will print out the appropriate section from According to Hoyle with more (I).

       Cribbage options include:

       -e     When the player makes a mistake scoring his hand or crib, provide an explanation of
	      the correct score.  (This is especially useful for beginning players.)

       -q     Print a shorter form of all messages - this is only recommended for users who  have
	      played the game without specifying this option.

       -r     Instead  of  asking  the	player to cut the deck, the program will randomly cut the
	      deck.

       Cribbage first asks the player whether he wishes to play a short game ("once  around",  to
       61)  or	a  long  game ("twice around", to 121).  A response of `s' will result in a short
       game, any other response will play a long game.

       At the start of the first game, the program asks the player to cut the deck  to	determine
       who gets the first crib.  The user should respond with a number between 0 and 51, indicat-
       ing how many cards down the deck is to be cut.  The player who cuts the lower ranked  card
       gets the first crib.  If more than one game is played, the loser of the previous game gets
       the first crib in the current game.

       For each hand, the program first prints the player's hand, whose crib it is, and then asks
       the  player  to discard two cards into the crib.  The cards are prompted for one per line,
       and are typed as explained below.

       After discarding, the program cuts the deck (if it is  the  player's  crib)  or	asks  the
       player to cut the deck (if it's its crib); in the latter case, the appropriate response is
       a number from 0 to 39 indicating how far down the remaining 40 cards are to be cut.

       After cutting the deck, play starts with the non-dealer (the person who doesn't	have  the
       crib)  leading  the  first  card.   Play  continues,  as per cribbage, until all cards are
       exhausted.  The program keeps track of the scoring of all points  and  the  total  of  the
       cards on the table.

       After  play, the hands are scored.  The program requests the player to score his hand (and
       the crib, if it is his) by printing out the appropriate cards (and the cut  card  enclosed
       in brackets).  Play continues until one player reaches the game limit (61 or 121).

       A  carriage  return  when  a  numeric input is expected is equivalent to typing the lowest
       legal value; when cutting the deck this is equivalent to choosing the top card.

       Cards are specified as rank followed by suit.  The ranks may be specified as one of:  `a',
       `2',  `3', `4', `5', `6', `7', `8', `9', `t', `j', `q', and `k', or alternatively, one of:
       "ace", "two", "three", "four", "five", "six", "seven",  "eight",  "nine",  "ten",  "jack",
       "queen",  and "king".  Suits may be specified as: `s', `h', `d', and `c', or alternatively
       as: "spades", "hearts", "diamonds", and "clubs".  A card may be specified as: <rank>  "	"
       <suit>,	or:  <rank>  "	of " <suit>.  If the single letter rank and suit designations are
       used, the space separating the suit and rank may be left out.  Also, if only one  card  of
       the  desired  rank  is playable, typing the rank is sufficient.	For example, if your hand
       was "2H, 4D, 5C, 6H, JC, KD" and it was desired to discard the king of  diamonds,  any  of
       the  following  could be typed: "k", "king", "kd", "k d", "k of d", "king d", "king of d",
       "k diamonds", "k of diamonds", "king diamonds", or "king of diamonds".

FILES
       /usr/games/cribbage

AUTHORS
       Earl T. Cohen wrote the logic.  Ken Arnold added the screen oriented interface.

4th Berkeley Distribution		   May 6, 1986				      CRIBBAGE(6)
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