Wiki Bridge
© 2017 Wesley Steiner
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Wiki Bridge
© 2017 Wesley Steiner
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CONTRACT

new game

Wiki Bridge © 2017 #1

(formerly Quick Bridge)

Play a round of Bridge against your computer on any device. No sign-up required, nothing to join, just a quick practice environment when real people aren't available.

This game assumes you already know how to play Bridge. If not click here for more information.

Instructions

The current score sheet is automatically saved on your device so that you can continue a game later. The score sheet is displayed at startup if there is a game in progress. You can view the score sheet at any time by pressing the # button at the top right.

If you don't like the hand you were dealt select your browser's "Refresh" button to deal a new one.

Layout

Your hand (SOUTH) is at the bottom of the screen, your partner (NORTH), controlled by the computer, is at the top. By default N/S will be dealt the higher point hands allowing you to play for declarer more often.

The declarer's contract is displayed at the top left as the team (N/S or E/W), the level (1-7), the trump suit (C, D, H, S or N) and the current up (+N) or down (-N) trick count.

Tricks won by the declaring team are collected at the bottom left. Tricks won by the defending team are collected at the bottom right. The cards in the last trick, for each team, can be viewed at any time by tapping on the pile.

Points

Hand points are calculated as follows.

FOR EACHPOINTS
Ace4
King3
Queen2
Jack1
Singleton2
Doubleton1

A player should have more than 12 points to open the bidding and at least 6 points to respond to an opening bid.

Bidding

Wiki Bridge uses a modified Goren bidding system that is similar to the modern Standard American system as outlined in this table.

BID (EXAMPLE)POINTSDISTRIBUTION
(☆ = No Trump)
Opening Bids
pass0-12
1 in suit (1)13-234+ trumps
2 in suit (2♠)24+4+ trumps
1☆16-18
2☆22-24no singletons
Response to Opening 1 in Suit
pass0-5
raise to 2 in suit (1 2)6-94+ trumps
raise to 3 in suit (1 3)13-164+ trumps
1 in higher suit (1 1♠)6+4+ trumps
2 in higher suit (1 2♠)10+4+ trumps
1☆6-9any distribution
2☆13-16no singletons
Response to Opening 2 in Suit
2☆0-8
anything else7+Ace, King and 4+ trumps
Conventions
Stayman (1☆ 2♣)7+
Blackwood (4☆)
Other Special Bids
2 in suit to 1☆ (1☆ 2)0-66+ trumps
second 2☆ (1 2♣ 2☆)13-15even distribution
second 3☆ (1 2♣ 3☆)19-21even distribution
shutout (open 3)0-127+ trumps, weak hand
opponent overcall8+5+ trumps

Play

When it's your turn to play, drag a card from your hand (or North's hand if dummy) and drop it onto the transparent target area displayed near the center of the table ("S" for South or "N" for North). If you drop it outside the target it will slide back to your hand. This is the computer equivalent of "a card laid is a card played" giving you a chance to reconsider your play before committing.

On Desktops

For the best experience use the Chrome browser from Google.

On Smartphones

You can even play Wiki Bridge on your smartphone. It's a little tight depending on the size of your screen but it is playable and it won't use any of your precious cellular data while playing the game, just once to load.