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FISH(6)								       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 con‐
       tinue their turn, asking for more ranks from the other player.	Other‐
       wise, 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.

4th Berkeley Distribution	 May 31, 1993			       FISH(6)
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