Network Game (Join)

A Network Game is where 2 or more human players and 0 or more computer players (bots) play using their own devices (bots "play" on the host's computer. Each Network Game must have a host.

To join a Network Game hosted by another player:

  1. Launch Cards,
  2. Go to the Join tab on the setup screen,
  3. Cards will try to find your user accounts Display Name and populate this as Your Name, if you don't like what it found, simply change this to what you like,
  4. Enter the IP Address provided by the hosting player,
  5. Amend the Port, if needed,
    1. the IP Address is the section before the (last) colon and the port is the number afterwards,
    2. IPv4 Example: 123.123.123.123:60069
      IP: 123.123.123.123
      Port: 60069
    3. IPv6 Example: ca7d:ca7d::1a2b:60069
      IP: ca7d:ca7d::1a2b
      Port: 60069
  6. Once you are happy with your settings, click Join Game,
  7. The first time you play Cards you may get a Windows Security Alert, select both Private networks and Public networks tick boxes and click Allow access, otherwise Cards will not work,
  8. You will be taken to a waiting screen until all players have joined
  9. Once all players have joined, you'll be able to choose your card(s) for the first round.

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