Fun With Unix: Go Fish!
Following on from the other articles in the fun with unix miniseries, today its go-fish. This is a game, from the package bsdgames and its addictive :) There are a bunch of other games in the package too but this has been a personal favourite for some years. Basically its a game of happy families, but with an ordinary pack of cards and text-only.
I installed the package on my ubuntu system with the command:
sudo aptitude install bsdgames
Run the game by typing
Firstly you will be prompted to say whether you want instructions, then the game starts. You get a list of the cards you have, and you have to start asking for cards to make up “books” of four. Here’s a transcript of the beginning of a game:
Would you like instructions (y or n)? n I get to start. I ask you for: 5. You say "GO FISH!" Your hand is: 4 7 9 J J J K You ask me for: j I say "GO FISH!" You drew Q. I ask you for: 6. You say "GO FISH!" Your hand is: 4 7 9 J J J Q K You ask me for: 9 I have 2 9's. You get another guess! Your hand is: 4 7 9 9 9 J J J Q K
When you make a set of four cards, it appears at the end of the list:
Your hand is: A A 6 7 7 10 10 10 Q K + Book of 3
The game ends when the cards run out and the winner is the one with the most complete “books”. Have fun!