— the solitaire card game canfield
If you have never played solitaire before, it is recommended that you consult a
solitaire instruction book. In Canfield, tableau cards may be built on each
other downward in alternate colors. An entire pile must be moved as a unit in
building. Top cards of the piles are available to be played on foundations,
but never into empty spaces.
Spaces must be filled from the stock. The top card of the stock also is
available to be played on foundations or built on tableau piles. After the
stock is exhausted, tableau spaces may be filled from the talon and the player
may keep them open until he wishes to use them.
Cards are dealt from the hand to the talon by threes and this repeats until
there are no more cards in the hand or the player quits. To have cards dealt
onto the talon the player types
’ for his move. Foundation base
cards are also automatically moved to the foundation when they become
The command ‘c
to maintain card counting statistics on
the bottom of the screen. When properly used this can greatly increase one's
chances of winning.
The rules for betting are somewhat less strict than those used in the official
version of the game. The initial deal costs $13. You may quit at this point or
inspect the game. Inspection costs $13 and allows you to make as many moves as
possible without moving any cards from your hand to the talon. (The initial
deal places three cards on the talon; if all these cards are used, three more
are made available.) Finally, if the game seems interesting, you must pay the
final installment of $26. At this point you are credited at the rate of $5 for
each card on the foundation; as the game progresses you are credited with $5
for each card that is moved to the foundation. Each run through the hand after
the first costs $5. The card counting feature costs $1 for each unknown card
that is identified. If the information is toggled on, you are only charged for
cards that became visible since it was last turned on. Thus the maximum cost
of information is $34. Playing time is charged at a rate of $1 per minute.
With no arguments, the program cfscores
the current status of your canfield account. If a
name is specified, it prints out the
status of their canfield account. If the -a
is specified, it prints out the canfield accounts for all users that have
played the game since the database was set up.
- the game itself
- the database printer
- the database of scores
It is impossible to cheat.
Originally written: Steve Levine.
Further random hacking by: Steve Feldman, Kirk McKusick, Mikey Olson, and Eric