The main activity of this game is playing poker with the White Rabbit as you are both falling down a well. Although it is traditional in Interactive Fiction to EXAMINE objects before you TAKE them, in this game you won’t have time.
The game of poker you are playing bears some resemblance to an actual game of poker, with similar hand rankings, but there are significant differences. The White Rabbit’s card deck has four suits, but only five cards per suit: Tens, Knaves, Queens, Kings, and Aces. You can only hold five cards at a time; however unlike poker, you can take a sixth card before deciding which card you want to drop. Although this might feel like cheating, or gin rummy, you will need the flexibility. Besides attempting to end the game with the strongest possible hand, if you are a completionist you will want to try achieve all 50 possible unique hands or, at least, more unique hands than the White Rabbit manages to get by the end of the game.