Characters in Austen's novels occupied themselves with various pastimes. Ever,Jane will provide activities, called mini-games, that emulate the character's daily lives.
The ball is one mini-game with dancing its own skill to be acquired and exercised. At dinner parties we will have games of Whist as well as other puzzles and word games. Men will want to hunt and fish during the season and women will enjoy sewing, embroidery, and playing the piano-forte.