Forty Fives! (Windows 3.x)

Forty Fives! Windows 3.x The game starts up like this

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Forty Fives! is a single-player, shareware, card game.

The game is also known as Forty-Five, Forte Fives, Auction Forty-Fives, Auction 120s, 120, Growl, Spoil Five, Maw and Strong Fives. It is a trick-taking card game for two to six people which originated in Ireland and is said to be well known in Eastern Canada. This computerised version of the game is played by one player against the computer and is based on rules common in the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts and its surrounding area.

Briefly the object of the game is to score one hundred and twenty points, the first player to reach this number wins the game. In each hand the players are dealt five cards, each player then takes it in turn to bid for trumps. The highest bidder wins and names trumps, they also get the opportunity to discard weak cards from their hand and replace them with cards from the kitty. Both players also get to discard unwanted cards and draw unseen replacements from the deck. Players then play cards and attempt to win as many tricks as possible.

This game has a comprehensive help file explaining the rules, scoring and principles of the game, it also has an optional tutor mode which the player can use while playing a game to aid them in their play.

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Forty Fives! Windows 3.x The score sheet for a game in which the human player won
Forty Fives! Windows 3.x The full help file is very comprehensive
Forty Fives! Windows 3.x Here  game is being played with the tutor enabled. 
The player won the bidding phase and now gets to exchange low cards from their hand with the kitty
Forty Fives! Windows 3.x There are many options accessed via the menu bar. This just shows the help files, under Options the player can change the card back, the colour of the game area etc.

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  • "Forty-Fives" -- Alternate title

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piltdown_man (151453) added Forty Fives! (Windows 3.x) on Oct 28, 2014