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Subject: Bridge an "abstract strategy" game? rss

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Levi Hobbs
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Shouldn't Bridge be removed from the Abstract Strategy category?

I understand that you can make the argument either way.

But most card games (that use a standard deck of playing cards) on BGG are not listed as Abstract Strategy. It would be much simpler to mark Bridge as not an AS rather than mark all card games as AS, which isn't how most people categorize them anyway.
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Dave Rubin
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Bridge isn't a typical card game. cool
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Yes Bridge doesn't fit too well with BGG's description of abstract strategy games ('no hidden information, no non-deterministic elements').

But the categorisation is done by poll and a majority has labelled it as such.
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Virginia Milne
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Bridge does not count as an abstract game because it has hidden information and luck. It does however qualify as a "friend of abstract games", because it engages the mind in a similar way to most abstract games.

Some equate abstract to having no theme. Outsiders often have this view. shake Insiders equate abstract to abstracting away the inconsequential details from a topic to leave a game that deals with some very interesting aspect of the topic.

Abstract game players commonly count Bridge and Backgammon as "friends of abstract games".
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chris lake
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One could also ask,
Is it Variable Setup (Rubber)
or Predetermined (Duplicate)

One could argue that duplicate bridge removes the luck component.
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