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32.\" @(#)fish.6 8.1 (Berkeley) 5/31/93
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36.Dd May 31, 1993
37.Dt FISH 6
38.Os
39.Sh NAME
40.Nm fish
41.Nd play
42.Dq Go Fish
43.Sh SYNOPSIS
44.Nm
45.Op Fl p
46.Sh DESCRIPTION
47.Nm
984263bc 48is the game
1a3c4bd7 49.Dq Go Fish ,
984263bc 50a traditional children's card game.
1a3c4bd7 51.Pp
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52The computer deals the player and itself seven cards, and places
53the rest of the deck face-down (figuratively).
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54The object of the game is to collect
55.Dq books ,
56or all of the members of a single rank.
57For example, collecting four 2's would give the player a
58.Dq book of 2's .
59.Pp
984263bc 60The options are as follows:
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61.Bl -tag -width ".Fl p"
62.It Fl p
984263bc 63Professional mode.
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64.El
65.Pp
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66The computer makes a random decision as to who gets to start the
67game, and then the computer and player take turns asking each other
68for cards of a specified rank.
69If the asked player has any cards of the requested rank, they give
70them up to the asking player.
71A player must have at least one of the cards of the rank they request
72in their hand.
73When a player asks for a rank of which the other player has no
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74cards, the asker is told to
75.Dq Go Fish! .
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76Then, the asker draws a card from the non-dealt cards.
77If they draw the card they asked for, they continue their turn, asking
78for more ranks from the other player.
79Otherwise, the other player gets a turn.
1a3c4bd7 80.Pp
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81When a player completes a book, either by getting cards from the
82other player or drawing from the deck, they set those cards aside and
83the rank is no longer in play.
1a3c4bd7 84.Pp
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85The game ends when either player no longer has any cards in their hand.
86The player with the most books wins.
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87.Pp
88.Nm
984263bc 89provides instructions as to what input it accepts.
1a3c4bd7 90.Sh BUGS
984263bc 91The computer cheats only rarely.