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FISH(6) 				 BSD Games Manual				  FISH(6)

NAME
     fish -- play ``Go Fish''

SYNOPSIS
     fish [-p]

DESCRIPTION
     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
     continue 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.

BUGS
     The computer cheats only rarely.

BSD					   May 31, 1993 				      BSD
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