CANFIELD(6) Games Manual CANFIELD(6)
canfield, canfieldtool, cfscores - Canfield solitaire card game
/usr/games/canfield [ -ac ]
/usr/games/canfieldtool [ -ac ]
/usr/games/cfscores [ -ac ] [ username ]
These games are available with the Games software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
canfield can be played on any terminal. canfieldtool is the SunView
version with attractive graphics.
If you have never played solitaire before, it is recommended that you
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 able 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 piles. After
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. To have
cards dealt onto the talon the player types ht for his move. Foundation
base cards are also automatically moved to the foundation when they
Once you understand the rules, canfieldtool is self-explanatory.
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 is 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 each card that is moved to the foundation. Each
run through the hand after the first costs $5. The card counting fea-
ture costs $1 for each unknown card that is identified. If the infor-
mation is toggled on, you are only charged for cards that became visi-
ble 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. If the -a
flag is specified, it prints out the canfield accounts for all users
that have played the game since the database was set up.
a Print out canfield accounts for all users that have played the
game since the database was set up.
c Maintain card counting statistics on the bottom of the screen.
When properly used this can greatly increase the chances of win-
With no arguments, cfscores prints out the current status of your can-
field account. If username is specified, it prints out the status of
/usr/games/canfield the game itself
the database of scores
It is impossible to cheat.
21 December 1987 CANFIELD(6)