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FISH(6)                          Games Manual                          FISH(6)



NAME
       fish - play ``Go Fish''

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/games/fish

DESCRIPTION
       fish  plays  the game of "Go Fish", a children's card game.  The object
       is to accumulate "books" of 4 cards with  the  same  face  value.   The
       players  alternate  turns; each turn begins with one player selecting a
       card from his hand, and asking the other player for all cards  of  that
       face  value.   If  the  other player has one or more cards of that face
       value in his hand, he gives them to the first  player,  and  the  first
       player  makes another request.  Eventually, the first player asks for a
       card which is not in the second player's hand: he  replies  `GO  FISH!'
       The  first  player  then draws a card from the "pool" of undealt cards.
       If this is the card he had last requested, he draws again.  When a book
       is  made, either through drawing or requesting, the cards are laid down
       and no further action takes place with that face value.

       To play the computer, simply make guesses by typing a, 2, 3, 4,  5,  6,
       7,  8,  9, 10, j, q, or k when asked.  Hitting a RETURN character gives
       you information about the size of my hand and the pool, and  tells  you
       about my books.  Saying `p' as a first guess puts you into "pro" level;
       the default is pretty dumb.



                               16 February 1988                        FISH(6)