As of Open Beta Update 5, we are adding our first implementation of a card game table. This implementation allows four players to sit at the chairs around the table to join the game, dealer chooses the game, and the game proceeds with players determining the rules and who wins each hand. Players should be able to leave and re-join a game in progress, however as this is the first implementation please report any problems you may find. Look for the card table in Mrs. Hatch's main entry room.
The game requires four players to begin. The player at position North ("N", closest to Mrs. Hatch's parlor) is the dealer who starts each game and determines who wins each hand.
Click on the chair in the position you wish to occupy and click "Sit".
When everyone is seated the player in "N" may click on the white card deck on the table to bring up a window allowing them to choose a game type. For example, we will choose Whist. (Game rules and tutorials not currently available in game. There are many websites documenting the history and rules for games like Whist. For example, rules may be found here: https://www.pagat.com/whist/whist.html)
The chat will suggest who leads or the group may decide it among themselves. Each player chooses a card to play and clicks on it to lay down their card.
After all four players have selected a card the dealer chooses which player (N, S, E, or W) won that hand.
After all cards have been played the dealer can choose to start a new game. If a player stands up during a game they are removed from the table and another player may join or they may re-join by sitting in the chair. At this time any player can use the Restart Game button on the game window to start the game again, giving everyone a full hand of cards.