DAB(6) BSD Games Manual DAB(6)NAME
dab -- Dots and Boxes game
dab [-aw] [-n ngames] [-p <c|h><c|h>] [xdim [ydim]]
dab is a game where each player tries to complete the most boxes. A turn consists of putting one border of a box; the player setting the
fourth and final border of a box gets the point for the box and has another turn.
The keys used are the vi keys: k for up, j for down, h for left, and l for right. To switch between even and odd rows, use one of the fol-
lowing keys: u (diagonal right up), y (diagonal left up), b (diagonal left down), n (diagonal right down); <space> sets a new border, CTRL-L
and CTRL-R redraw the screen, and q quits the game.
Support options are:
-a Don't use the alternate character set.
-n ngames ngames games will be played. (Especially useful in -p cc mode.)
-p <c|h><c|h> Select which of the two players is a human or a computer. The first argument is the first player; c stands for computer and
h for human.
-w Wait for a character press between games.
xdim and ydim define the size of the board in the x and y dimensions.
Elwyn R. Berlekamp, The Dots and Boxes Game: Sophisticated Child's Play, A K Peters, http://www.akpeters.com/book.asp?bID=111, 2000.
Christos Zoulas <christos@NetBSD.org>
BSD December 24, 2003 BSD
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FISH(6) BSD Games Manual FISH(6)NAME
fish -- play ``Go Fish''
fish is the game ``Go Fish'', a traditional children's card game.
The computer deals the player and itself seven cards, and places the rest of the deck face-down (figuratively). The object of the game is to
collect ``books'', or all of the members of a single 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 of a specified rank. If the asked player has any cards of the requested rank, they give them up to the asking player. A player must
have at least one of the cards of the rank they request in their hand. When a player asks for a rank of which the other player has no cards,
the asker is told to ``Go Fish!''. Then, the asker draws a card from the non-dealt cards. If they draw the card they asked for, they con-
tinue their turn, asking for more ranks from the other player. Otherwise, the other player gets a turn.
When a player completes a book, either by getting cards from the other player or drawing from the deck, they set those cards aside and the
rank is no longer in play.
The game ends when either player no longer has any cards in their hand. The player with the most books wins.
fish provides instructions as to what input it accepts.
The computer cheats only rarely.
BSD May 31, 1993 BSD
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