Tutorial

Welcome to
SWAN Games Bridge Club
(Tutorial)

Logging on to SWAN you'll find these 2 areas:

 Lobby

 Lobby left:

Home - Shows your SWAN membership status, club passes and tickets you have.
As well as links to tournament schedules, results and other info.
Rooms - Players and tournament rooms. *shows the room you are in.
Tables - List of tables in the current room - Start a new table and Join a table button.
Players - List of all the players currently logged in.

 Lobby Right:

Roomchat - Chat to all players in same room.
Profiles - Enter your email address, player profiles and Convention Cards.
Friends - Enter the username of friends and be notified when they log in.
Chats - Shows all the current chatboxes you have open.
Helpdesk - Illustrated help on all the SWAN features in the index.

 Table

Last trick -
Display of previous trick
Chats -
Buttons for your private chats
Game messages -
Ask/Answer opps queries
Quick Score -
Duplicate score for the session.
Table buttons -
Navigate using these buttons
Table and room chat -
Talk to Table or Room
Vulnerability compass -
And current tricks won

IT'S FREE TO PLAY - NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED -
JOIN A TABLE IN PLAYERS ROOM AND PLAY FOR RATING POINTS
Click in player list and Start or Join a table. Always ask before sitting.

 How to join a table

Click on the table (from the Table Tab) you wish to join (so it highlights yellow) and then click the "Join Table" button.
You can also Start a new table and let people join you. In the Room Tab you can grab available players to your table or simply ask in the Lobby Chat (right chat box at the table) to come join you. In the tournament rooms all seating and movement is automatic.

 How to sit and play

When you join a Table the lower left box is the table chat. It is polite to ask before sitting. To sit, click on the cards of an <Empty> seat.
 When 4 players are seated, the cards are dealt and you can start playing.

Before play begins you will see the 4 suits of cards..

 

 

 How to see vulnerability

Upper left corner has a Compass
The colors red/green indicates vulnerability. D is dealer and the needle at the center of the compass always points north. The outside yellow shows declarer.

 How to bid

To Bid click on Number+Suit+Bid or Pass+Bid

 How to spectate

Join a table and click on the Spectate button in lower left of the table and select ALL. Anything you type in the table chat can now only be heard by spectators.
You can also spectate as Dummy without leaving your seat.

 How to join another table

Click on the "Leave" button in lower left corner and you will return to the lobby. Now you can select another table from the "table list" and join.

To get up from a table after hand is done just click on the Stand button
and no new cards will be dealt when the current hand is over.

 How to change colors and text

Click on Settings upper left corner. In general you can change the Font and the Table message text. In MSGS you can select a specific text like "Player talks to table" and change the color.

 How to review hands played

Click on the Results button at the lower left corner of the table or in View- Results in the navigation bar or the small iconabove the table.
You can see bidding and trick by trick in the handreview for all tables who has played the same board. To view old results, change from *current Session* to month it was played.

 Set a Flag and Level

Click on Settings to Set your Flag and Level in Players List
 

 How to view any profile

Click on any player name that joins, logs in or talks in the lobby chat or table chat and their profile will pop up. You can also see a players profile by click on their name in the Players List in the lower left box of the lobby or use the Profile Tab in the lobby and type the User Name.

 How to make my own profile

To make your own profile click on your own name from the "players list" or type your user name in "player Profile" and then click "Edit your profile"

 How to join a tournament

Be sure to add your and your partners user name on the registration page before game starts and a confirmation email is sent to the email address in your profile

If you need a partner, then join the tournament room 5-10 before gametime and click on the *Play bridge Anywhere* button in Lobby-Room page

Tickets gives you access to tournaments. 1 Ticket for all SWAN tournaments in the tourney room and 2 tickets for all ACBL tournaments in the ACBL room

To purchase tournament tickets go to

http://www.swangames.com/order

 

Tickets are only charges once you are seated to play. Joining a room to spectate or registering does not cost any ticket.

 Play for free

SWAN has unlimited free play, where you can play free duplicate bridge for as long as you like. You will get a bridge rating when you play at rated tables and statistics for all your duplicate scores in your profile.
 

 How to find more help

Click on F1 and check if the Index of the Helpdesk has an answer to your question. You can try asking in the "lobby chat", there are many helpful people online who will do their best to help you.

Feel free to e-mail us support@swangames.com for additional help or questions.

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