Bridge (1925)

Average Rating: 7.46/10
Board Game Rank: 289
Abstract Games Rank: 17
Strategy Game Rank: 166
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1925
# of Players
4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Bridge
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All Plastic Cards Bridge
Bettabridge
Bridge Rami Canasta
Bridge Set
Bridge-a-matic
Bridzs
Brydż
Contract Bridge
Grand Slam Bridge Set
Opti 2 Index Bridge
Opti 2 Index Bridge
Play and Learn Bridge
Wills's Bridge
Winning Bridge
Бридж
橋牌
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Bridge is a standard deck, trick taking card game that pits two partnerships against each other. The first part of the game is the auction, by which partners attempt to communicate information about their hands by bidding, in order to arrive at a successful contract. The contract specifies how many tricks must be taken by the team that wins the bid. After the auction, a member of the team that won the bid tries to win as many tricks as possible while playing both hands from the partnership. One hand is played normally while the other (the "dummy hand") is placed face-up on the table, allowing for greater control. The defenders attempt to take enough tricks to make the contract fail.

The formal name of the game is Contract Bridge, but the shortened name "Bridge" is the most common usage. Bridge developed from the 17th Century card game Whist. The earliest form of Bridge originated in 1886 when rules were introduced allowing the dealer to choose a trump and his or her partner's hand to become dummy. Bridge became Auction Bridge in 1904, which allowed the trump suit to be decided by the highest bidding partnership. Harold Vanderbilt transformed Auction Bridge into Contract Bridge in 1925,when he introduced an improved method of scoring.

The duplicate version of the game has many pairs of partners, each playing the same hands separately and comparing their results. This method removes the element of luck in getting good cards and thus increases the role of skill in the game.

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Microbadges

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mb Bridge fan - Schenken fan

Online Play

  • BBO allows for play with and against Robots. The Basic Robots tend to bid rather poorly. I believe that you have to spend Real Money to get BBO$ to pay for the robots.

There is probably also casual online play at places like yahoo.com. (As it's not a game with complex rules any site that provides card play can provide an implementation of Bridge.)

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More Information:

  • acbl.org

Those interested in learning the game can download a program from the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) to do so. http://learn.acbl.org
(A new version was published August 2014.)

  • bridgebig.com

BridgeBig offers For Real Money play. Depending on where you are this may be Legal or Illegal. You need to be a solid Duplicate player to consider playing Bridge for money.

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Bridge
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House of Marbles edition 2012
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Winning Moves edition 2006
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Product Code: 31011
Size: 6.10 x 4.50 x 1.35 inches
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Yaquinto English edition 1985
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Playbox French edition 1979
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Size: 7.40 x 5.75 x 1.00 inches
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9 Freeware Easy Bridge software
Freeware Easy Bridge software
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6 Basic Bidding Conventions for Bridge.doc
basic bidding conventions of bridge. excellent for beginners or persons just trying the game out.
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duplicate bridge scoring rules
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Board Game Rank: 289
Abstract Games Rank: 17
Strategy Game Rank: 166
Num Ratings: 2324
Average Rating: 7.46
Standard Deviation: 2.02
Num Views: 90650
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Personal Comments: 641
Users Owning: 1459
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