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MILLE(6)                         Games Manual                         MILLE(6)



NAME
       mille - play Mille Bornes

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/games/mille [ file ]

DESCRIPTION
       mille  plays a two-handed game reminiscent of the Parker Brother's game
       of Mille Bornes with you.  The rules are described below.   If  a  file
       name  is  given  on  the  command  line, the game saved in that file is
       started.

       When a game is started up, the bottom of the score window will  contain
       a list of commands.  They are:

              P      Pick  a  card  from the deck.  This card is placed in the
                     `P' slot in your hand.

              D      Discard a card from your hand.  To indicate  which  card,
                     type  the  number of the card in the hand (or "P" for the
                     just-picked card) followed by a  RETURN  or  SPACE.   The
                     RETURN  or SPACE is required to allow recovery from typos
                     which can be very expensive, like discarding safeties.

              U      Use a card.  The card is again indicated by  its  number,
                     followed by a RETURN or SPACE.

              O      Toggle  ordering  the hand.  By default off, if turned on
                     it will sort the cards in your hand appropriately.   This
                     is not recommended for the impatient on slow terminals.

              Q      Quit  the  game.  This will ask for confirmation, just to
                     be sure.  Hitting DELETE (or RUBOUT) is equivalent.

              S      Save the game in a file.  If the game was started from  a
                     file,  you will be given an opportunity to save it on the
                     same file.  If you do not wish to, or you did  not  start
                     from a file, you will be asked for the file name.  If you
                     type a RETURN character without a name, the save is  ter-
                     minated and the game resumed.

              R      Redraw the screen from scratch.  The command CTRL-L) will
                     also work.

              W      Toggle window  type.   This  switches  the  score  window
                     between  the  startup window (with all the command names)
                     and the end-of-game window.  Using the end-of-game window
                     saves  time  by  eliminating the switch at the end of the
                     game to show the final score.   Recommended  for  hackers
                     and other miscreants.

       If  you  make  a  mistake, an error message will be printed on the last
       line of the score window, and a bell will beep.

       At the end of each hand or game, you will be asked if you wish to  play
       another.  If not, it will ask you if you want to save the game.  If you
       do, and the save is unsuccessful, play will be resumed as  if  you  had
       said  you wanted to play another hand/game.  This allows you to use the
       "S" command to reattempt the save.  (The game itself is  a  product  of
       Parker Brothers, Inc.)

SEE ALSO
       curses(3V)

CARDS
       Here is some useful information.  The number in brackets after the card
       name is the number of that card in the deck:

       Hazard            Repair             Safety

       Out of Gas [2]    Gasoline [6]       Extra Tank [1]
       Flat Tire [2]     Spare Tire [6]     Puncture Proof [1]
       Accident [2]      Repairs [6]        Driving Ace [1]
       Stop [4]          Go [14]            Right of Way [1]
       Speed Limit [3]   End of Limit [6]

               25 - [10], 50 - [10], 75 - [10], 100 - [12], 200 - [4]


RULES
       Object: The point of game is to get a total of 5000 points  in  several
       hands.   Each  hand is a race to put down exactly 700 miles before your
       opponent does.  Beyond the points gained by  putting  down  milestones,
       there are several other ways of making points.

       Overview:  The game is played with a deck of 101 cards.  Distance cards
       represent a number of miles traveled.  They come  in  denominations  of
       25,  50, 75, 100, and 200.  When one is played, it adds that many miles
       to the player's trip so far this hand.  Hazard cards are used  to  pre-
       vent  your  opponent from putting down Distance cards.  With the excep-
       tion of the speed limit card, they can only be played if your  opponent
       has  a  Go  card  on top of the Battle pile.  The cards are Out of Gas,
       Accident, Flat Tire, Speed Limit, and Stop.  Remedy cards fix  problems
       caused  by  Hazard cards played on you by your opponent.  The cards are
       Gasoline, Repairs, Spare Tire, End of Limit, and Go.  Safety cards pre-
       vent  your  opponent  from  putting specific Hazard cards on you in the
       first place.  They are Extra Tank, Driving  Ace,  Puncture  Proof,  and
       Right of Way, and there are only one of each in the deck.

       Board  Layout: The board is split into several areas.  From top to bot-
       tom, they are: SAFETY AREA (unlabeled): This is where the safeties will
       be  placed as they are played.  HAND: These are the cards in your hand.
       BATTLE: This is the Battle pile.  All the Hazard and Remedy  Cards  are
       played  here,  except the Speed Limit and End of Limit cards.  Only the
       top card is displayed, as it is the only  effective  one.   SPEED:  The
       Speed  pile.  The Speed Limit and End of Limit cards are played here to
       control the speed at which the player is allowed  to  put  down  miles.
       MILEAGE: Miles are placed here.  The total of the numbers shown here is
       the distance traveled so far.

       Play: The first pick alternates between the  two  players.   Each  turn
       usually  starts  with  a  pick  from the deck.  The player then plays a
       card, or if this is not possible or desirable, discards one.  Normally,
       a  play  or  discard  of a single card constitutes a turn.  If the card
       played is a safety, however, the same player takes another turn immedi-
       ately.

       This  repeats  until  one of the players reaches 700 points or the deck
       runs out.  If someone reaches 700, they have the option of going for an
       Extension,  which  means  that the play continues until someone reaches
       1000 miles.

       Hazard and Remedy Cards: Hazard Cards are  played  on  your  opponent's
       Battle  and Speed piles.  Remedy Cards are used for undoing the effects
       of your opponent's nastiness.

           Go (Green Light) must be the top card on your Battle pile  for  you
       to  play any mileage, unless you have played the Right of Way card (see
       below).
           Stop is played on your opponent's Go  card  to  prevent  them  from
       playing mileage until they play a Go card.
           Speed  Limit  is  played on your opponent's Speed pile.  Until they
       play an End of Limit they can only play 25 or 50 mile cards,  presuming
       their Go card allows them to do even that.
           End  of Limit is played on your Speed pile to nullify a Speed Limit
       played by your opponent.
           Out of Gas is played on your opponent's Go card.   They  must  then
       play  a Gasoline card, and then a Go card before they can play any more
       mileage.
           Flat Tire is played on your opponent's Go  card.   They  must  then
       play  a  Spare  Tire  card, and then a Go card before they can play any
       more mileage.
           Accident is played on your opponent's Go card.  They must then play
       a  Repairs  card,  and  then  a  Go  card before they can play any more
       mileage.

       Safety Cards: Safety cards prevent your opponent from playing the  cor-
       responding Hazard cards on you for the rest of the hand.  It cancels an
       attack in progress, and always entitles the player to an extra turn.
           Right of Way prevents your opponent  from  playing  both  Stop  and
       Speed  Limit cards on you.  It also acts as a permanent Go card for the
       rest of the hand, so you can play mileage as long as  there  is  not  a
       Hazard  card on top of your Battle pile.  In this case only, your oppo-
       nent can play Hazard cards directly on a Remedy card besides a Go card.
           Extra Tank When played, your opponent cannot play an Out of Gas  on
       your Battle Pile.
           Puncture  Proof  When played, your opponent cannot play a Flat Tire
       on your Battle Pile.
           Driving Ace When played, your opponent cannot play an  Accident  on
       your Battle Pile.

       Distance  Cards:  Distance  cards are played when you have a Go card on
       your Battle pile, or a Right of Way in your Safety  area  and  are  not
       stopped  by  a Hazard Card.  They can be played in any combination that
       totals exactly 700 miles, except that you cannot play more than two 200
       mile  cards  in one hand.  A hand ends whenever one player gets exactly
       700 miles or the deck runs out.  In that  case,  play  continues  until
       neither  someone  reaches  700,  or neither player can use any cards in
       their hand.  If the trip is completed after the deck runs out, this  is
       called Delayed Action.

       Coup  Foure: This is a French fencing term for a counter-thrust move as
       part of a parry to an opponents attack.  In Mille Bornes, it is used as
       follows:  If  an  opponent plays a Hazard card, and you have the corre-
       sponding Safety in your hand, you play it immediately, even before  you
       draw.   This immediately removes the Hazard card from your Battle pile,
       and protects you from that card for the rest of the game.   This  gives
       you more points (see "Scoring" below).

       Scoring:  Scores  are  totaled  at the end of each hand, whether or not
       anyone completed the trip.  The terms used in the Score window have the
       following meanings:
           Milestones  Played: Each player scores as many miles as they played
       before the trip ended.
           Each Safety: 100 points for each safety in the Safety area.
           All 4 Safeties: 300 points if all four safeties are played.
           Each Coup Foure: 300 points for each Coup Foure accomplished.

       The following bonus scores can apply only to the winning player.
           Trip Completed: 400 points bonus for completing the trip to 700  or
       1000.
           Safe  Trip:  300 points bonus for completing the trip without using
       any 200 mile cards.
           Delayed Action: 300 points bonus for finishing after the  deck  was
       exhausted.
           Extension: 200 points bonus for completing a 1000 mile trip.
           Shut-Out:  500  points  bonus  for  completing the trip before your
       opponent played any mileage cards.

       Running totals are also kept for the current score for each player  for
       the  hand  (Hand  Total), the game (Overall Total), and number of games
       won (Games).



                               16 February 1988                       MILLE(6)