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CANFIELD(6)                      Games Manual                      CANFIELD(6)



NAME
       canfield, canfieldtool, cfscores - Canfield solitaire card game

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/games/canfield [ -ac ]

       /usr/games/canfieldtool [ -ac ]

       /usr/games/cfscores [ -ac ] [ username ]

AVAILABILITY
       These  games are available with the Games software installation option.
       Refer to for information on how to install optional software.

DESCRIPTION
       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
       become available.

   Canfieldtool
       Once you understand the rules, canfieldtool is self-explanatory.

   Canfield
       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.

OPTIONS
       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-
              ning.

       With  no arguments, cfscores prints out the current status of your can-
       field account. If username is specified, it prints out  the  status  of
       their account.

FILES
       /usr/games/canfield the game itself
       /usr/games/lib/cfscores
                           the database of scores

BUGS
       It is impossible to cheat.



                               21 December 1987                    CANFIELD(6)