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36.TH FISH 6 "May 31, 1993"
37.UC 4
38.SH NAME
39fish \- play ``Go Fish''
40.SH SYNOPSIS
41.ft B
42fish [\-p]
43.ft R
44.SH DESCRIPTION
45.I Fish
46is the game
47.IR "Go Fish" ,
48a traditional children's card game.
49.PP
50The computer deals the player and itself seven cards, and places
51the rest of the deck face-down (figuratively).
52The object of the game is to collect ``books'', or all of the members
53of a single rank.
54For example, collecting four 2's would give the player a ``book of
552's''.
56.PP
57The options are as follows:
58.TP
59\-p
60Professional mode.
61.PP
62The computer makes a random decision as to who gets to start the
63game, and then the computer and player take turns asking each other
64for cards of a specified rank.
65If the asked player has any cards of the requested rank, they give
66them up to the asking player.
67A player must have at least one of the cards of the rank they request
68in their hand.
69When a player asks for a rank of which the other player has no
70cards, the asker is told to ``Go Fish!''.
71Then, the asker draws a card from the non-dealt cards.
72If they draw the card they asked for, they continue their turn, asking
73for more ranks from the other player.
74Otherwise, the other player gets a turn.
75.PP
76When a player completes a book, either by getting cards from the
77other player or drawing from the deck, they set those cards aside and
78the rank is no longer in play.
79.PP
80The game ends when either player no longer has any cards in their hand.
81The player with the most books wins.
82.PP
83.I Fish
84provides instructions as to what input it accepts.
85.SH BUGS
86The computer cheats only rarely.