I'm not sure the Microsoft Surface table computer is good for situations like games where secrets need to be kept from some or all other players. For example, in card games, it means you need to display each player's hand face down and rely on them to use their hands to obscure other players' view when turning the cards. Alternatively, you could use a cardboard shield to guard face-up cards from view, but this causes problems for the central play area.
Mokalus of Borg
PS - I'd still like to have one as a coffee table.
PPS - It would just be so handy.