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       mille - play Mille Bornes

       /usr/games/mille [ file ]

       Mille  plays a two-handed game reminiscent of the Parker Brother's game
       of Mille Bornes with you.  The rules are described below.   If  a  file
       name  is	 given	on  the	 command  line, the game saved in that file is

       When a game is started up, the bottom of the score window will  contain
       a list of commands.  They are:

       P      Pick  a card from the deck.  This card is placed in the `P' slot
	      in your hand.

       D      Discard a card from your hand.  To indicate which card, type the
	      number of the card in the hand (or “P” for the just-picked card)
	      followed by a <RETURN> or <SPACE>.  The <RETURN  or  <SPACE>  is
	      required	to  allow recovery from typos which can be very expen‐
	      sive, like discarding safeties.

       U      Use a card.  The card is again indicated by its number, followed
	      by a <RETURN> or <SPACE>.

       O      Toggle  ordering the hand.  By default off, if turned on it will
	      sort the cards in your hand appropriately.  This is  not	recom‐
	      mended for the impatient on slow terminals.

       Q      Quit the game.  This will ask for confirmation, just to be sure.
	      Hitting <DELETE> (or <RUBOUT>) is equivalent.

       S      Save the game in a file.	If the game was started from  a	 file,
	      you  will	 be  given an opportunity to save it on the same file.
	      If you don't wish to, or you did not start from a file, you will
	      be  asked	 for  the file name.  If you type a <RETURN> without a
	      name, the save will be terminated and the game resumed.

       R      Redraw the screen from scratch.  The command  ^L	(control  `L')
	      will also work.

       W      Toggle  window type.  This switches the score window between the
	      startup window (with all the command names) and the  end-of-game
	      window.	Using the end-of-game window saves time by eliminating
	      the switch at the end of the game to show the final score.  Rec‐
	      ommended for hackers and other miscreants.

       If  you	make  a	 mistake, an error message will be printed on the last
       line of the score window, and a bell will beep.

       At the end of each hand or game, you will be asked if you wish to  play
       another.	 If not, it will ask you if you want to save the game.	If you
       do, and the save is unsuccessful, play will be resumed as  if  you  had
       said  you wanted to play another hand/game.  This allows you to use the
       “S” command to reattempt the save.

       Ken Arnold
       (The game itself is a product of Parker Brothers, Inc.)

       curses(3X), Screen Updating and Cursor Movement Optimization: A Library
       Package, Ken Arnold

       Here  is	 some useful information.  The number in parentheses after the
       card name is the number of that card in the deck:

       Hazard		 Repair		    Safety

       Out of Gas (2)	 Gasoline (6)	    Extra Tank (1)
       Flat Tire (2)	 Spare Tire (6)	    Puncture Proof (1)
       Accident (2)	 Repairs (6)	    Driving Ace (1)
       Stop (4)		 Go (14)	    Right of Way (1)
       Speed Limit (3)	 End of Limit (6)

	       25 - (10), 50 - (10), 75 - (10), 100 - (12), 200 - (4)

       Object: The point of this game is to get a total of 5000 points in sev‐
       eral  hands.   Each hand is a race to put down exactly 700 miles before
       your opponent does.  Beyond the points gained  by  putting  down	 mile‐
       stones, there are several other ways of making points.

       Overview:  The game is played with a deck of 101 cards.	Distance cards
       represent a number of miles traveled.  They come	 in  denominations  of
       25,  50, 75, 100, and 200.  When one is played, it adds that many miles
       to the player's trip so far this hand.  Hazard cards are used  to  pre‐
       vent  your opponent from putting down Distance cards.  They can only be
       played if your opponent has a Go card on top of the Battle  pile.   The
       cards are Out of Gas, Accident, Flat Tire, Speed Limit, and Stop.  Rem‐
       edy cards fix problems caused by Hazard cards played  on	 you  by  your
       opponent.   The	cards are Gasoline, Repairs, Spare Tire, End of Limit,
       and Go.	Safety cards prevent your opponent from putting specific  Haz‐
       ard cards on you in the first place.  They are Extra Tank, Driving Ace,
       Puncture Proof, and Right of Way, and there are only one of each in the

       Board  Layout: The board is split into several areas.  From top to bot‐
       tom, they are: SAFETY AREA (unlabeled): This is where the safeties will
       be  placed as they are played.  HAND: These are the cards in your hand.
       BATTLE: This is the Battle pile.	 All the Hazard and Remedy  Cards  are
       played  here,  except the Speed Limit and End of Limit cards.  Only the
       top card is displayed, as it is the only	 effective  one.   SPEED:  The
       Speed  pile.  The Speed Limit and End of Limit cards are played here to
       control the speed at which the player is allowed	 to  put  down	miles.
       MILEAGE: Miles are placed here.	The total of the numbers shown here is
       the distance traveled so far.

       Play: The first pick alternates between the  two	 players.   Each  turn
       usually	starts	with  a	 pick  from the deck.  The player then plays a
       card, or if this is not possible or desirable, discards one.  Normally,
       a  play	or  discard  of a single card constitutes a turn.  If the card
       played is a safety, however, the same player takes another turn immedi‐

       This  repeats  until  one of the players reaches 700 points or the deck
       runs out.  If someone reaches 700, they have the option of going for an
       Extension,  which  means	 that the play continues until someone reaches
       1000 miles.

       Hazard and Remedy Cards: Hazard Cards are  played  on  your  opponent's
       Battle  and Speed piles.	 Remedy Cards are used for undoing the effects
       of your opponent's nastiness.

	   Go (Green Light) must be the top card on your Battle pile  for  you
       to  play any mileage, unless you have played the Right of Way card (see
	   Stop is played on your opponent's Go	 card  to  prevent  them  from
       playing mileage until they play a Go card.
	   Speed  Limit	 is  played on your opponent's Speed pile.  Until they
       play an End of Limit they can only play 25 or 50 mile cards,  presuming
       their Go card allows them to do even that.
	   End	of Limit is played on your Speed pile to nullify a Speed Limit
       played by your opponent.
	   Out of Gas is played on your opponent's Go card.   They  must  then
       play  a Gasoline card, and then a Go card before they can play any more
	   Flat Tire is played on your opponent's Go  card.   They  must  then
       play  a	Spare  Tire  card, and then a Go card before they can play any
       more mileage.
	   Accident is played on your opponent's Go card.  They must then play
       a  Repairs  card,  and  then  a	Go  card before they can play any more

       Safety Cards: Safety cards prevent your opponent from playing the  cor‐
       responding Hazard cards on you for the rest of the hand.	 It cancels an
       attack in progress, and always entitles the player to an extra turn.
	   Right of Way prevents your opponent	from  playing  both  Stop  and
       Speed  Limit cards on you.  It also acts as a permanent Go card for the
       rest of the hand, so you can play mileage as long as  there  is	not  a
       Hazard  card on top of your Battle pile.	 In this case only, your oppo‐
       nent can play Hazard cards directly on a Remedy card other  than	 a  Go
	   Extra  Tank When played, your opponent cannot play an Out of Gas on
       your Battle Pile.
	   Puncture Proof When played, your opponent cannot play a  Flat  Tire
       on your Battle Pile.
	   Driving  Ace	 When played, your opponent cannot play an Accident on
       your Battle Pile.

       Distance Cards: Distance cards are played when you have a  Go  card  on
       your  Battle  pile,  or	a Right of Way in your Safety area and are not
       stopped by a Hazard Card.  They can be played in any  combination  that
       totals exactly 700 miles, except that you cannot play more than two 200
       mile cards in one hand.	A hand ends whenever one player	 gets  exactly
       700  miles  or  the  deck runs out.  In that case, play continues until
       neither someone reaches 700, or neither player can  use	any  cards  in
       their  hand.  If the trip is completed after the deck runs out, this is
       called Delayed Action.

       Coup Fourre: This is a French fencing term for a counter-thrust move as
       part  of a parry to an opponent's attack.  In current French colloquial
       language it means a sneaky, underhanded blow.  In Mille Bornes,	it  is
       used  as	 follows: If an opponent plays a Hazard card, and you have the
       corresponding Safety in your hand, you play it immediately, even before
       you  draw.   This  immediately removes the Hazard card from your Battle
       pile, and protects you from that card for the rest of the  game.	  This
       gives you more points (see “Scoring” below).

       Scoring:	 Scores	 are  totaled  at the end of each hand, whether or not
       anyone completed the trip.  The terms used in the Score window have the
       following meanings:
	   Milestones  Played: Each player scores as many miles as they played
       before the trip ended.
	   Each Safety: 100 points for each safety in the Safety area.
	   All 4 Safeties: 300 points if all four safeties are played.
	   Each Coup Fourre: 300 points for each Coup Fourre accomplished.

       The following bonus scores can apply only to the winning player.
	   Trip Completed: 400 points bonus for completing the trip to 700  or
	   Safe	 Trip:	300 points bonus for completing the trip without using
       any 200 mile cards.
	   Delayed Action: 300 points bonus for finishing after the  deck  was
	   Extension: 200 points bonus for completing a 1000 mile trip.
	   Shut-Out:  500  points  bonus  for  completing the trip before your
       opponent played any mileage cards.

       Running totals are also kept for the current score for each player  for
       the  hand  (Hand	 Total), the game (Overall Total), and number of games
       won (Games).

4th Berkeley Distribution	 June 1, 1994			      MILLE(6)

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