17.4.8 THE GAME OF TESSERA
Tessera is a game you can play against any of Lusternia's denizens, even against Trader Bob! It can also be played player-against-player. The game is played on a vertical board with 7 columns and rows. The rules are very simple. Players take turns dropping tiles at the top of a column. The tile falls to the bottom. The first player to get four of his tiles in a row wins. This can be vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. To play, you must have a Tessera board. The game's syntax are as follows: TESSERA PLAY AGAINST <player | denizen> AS PLAYER <number> ON <board> Begins a new game. You can play against another player or against the sentient denizens of Lusternia. You will find that some denizens are better players than others. TESSERA GAMES Presents a summary of all games at the current location. TESSERA <board> VIEW Lets you view the board. TESSERA <board> MOVE <column> If it is your turn, drops one of your tiles in the specified column. TESSERA <board> CONCEDE Concedes victory to your opponent. If you own a tessera board, you can TOUCH it to have it return to your inventory.