Learn to Play Bridge
Links last updated January 2019
You can learn to play bridge at online bridge clubs, or with online software, or you can visit your local club and take lessons. If you’ve never played bridge before, here are great links for you!
Many links to help you learn to play the card game bridge – online sites, software and more. Great for beginners, intermediate or advanced bridge players.
Learn the basics with these videos.
Learn To Play Online
ACBL’s LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
This is a cool interactive, learn-as-you-play web-based program powered by BridgeBase robots. LTPB online proves a safe environment for players to test and learn new skills. LTPB online can be accessed from any device with an internet connection.
BEST E BRIDGE
Bidding, online lessons, online hand play. Great place to go to start learning the game. Free account with limited access. Basic account $15 us a month.
Play Bridge online against the computer or with interactive Bridge lessons, video tutorials, or play live Bridge games on the Internet. Bridgedoctor now includes MiniBridge, a great way to start learning Bridge basics. BridgeDoctor is a great way of learning how to play Bridge online and it’s available 24/7 for just US$7 per month. Click here for a free 7 day trial. No software to install – from sign-up to playing in just 60 seconds!
OK. Got it? Now go and practice!
Solitaire Bridge Apps
FunBridge :You can play solitaire bridge against robots on Funbridge. It’s an app or can install on your computer. Hovering over the bids will tell you what they mean.
Find more useful apps and sites by clicking on one of these:
More great links.
Spring 2018: Kida – Double Dummy app for Kids (and Adults) to learn card play. Level 1 is designed for an absolute beginner. Levels 5 and 6 will be suitable for the intermediate player. There are 52 puzzles in each of the 6 levels. Its a hand holding app – so starts very very slowly – BUT one can start at ANY level.3 puzzles are unlocked in each level, but when each get solved successfully, the next one gets unlocked, and so on. Click here to travel to their website and download.
LEARN BRIDGE IN A DAY – is it possible?
NEW!! Bridge in A Box™ by Patty Tucker. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO LEARN THE GAME. Contains playing cards, player workbooks, a table mat, a quick start option and access code for four people to a video tutorial and an app. Learn bridge at your convenience, the way you prefer to learn, and at your own pace in your home. Patty and her project can be found on Kickstarter and she hopes to release the product at the NABC in Atlanta. You can find Patty’s website here and her Kickstarter here. Patty is the founder of Bridge In A Day teaching and learning materials.
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE SOFTWARE (PC ONLY)
The ACBL & ACBL Educational Foundation offer this FREE program was written by one of the top bridge software authors and is brought to you by the American Contract Bridge League, the largest bridge organization in the world. Download the program onto your computer, and take the lessons at your own pace, offline. You don’t need any prior card playing experience to take these lessons. Click Here >
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE ONLINE WITH THE ACBL
Official ACBL website. Click here >
LESSON NUMBER ONE
Richard Pavlicek – Bridge is by far the greatest card game of all, and it can provide immense challenge and enjoyment for the rest of your life. This lesson is intended for the complete beginner, one who knows nothing, or almost nothing, about bridge. If that is you, Click Here >
Bridge Boot Camp – Click here for download from Quick Start Bridge Workshops. (not currently available)
The Bridge World Magazine’s Introduction to Bridge. – This site features great articles by well known bridge writers. Click Here >
Karen Walker’s Bridge Library – excellent list of articles for all levels but start with her Introduction to Bridge Click Here >
THE CONVENTION CARD
In contract bridge and particularly in duplicate bridge a convention card is a summary of the conventions and treatments that a particular pair is using. There’s lots of information online to help you fill out your bridge convention card. CLICK HERE to find Great Bridge Link’s excellent Convention Card page.
ADVANCED BRIDGE LESSONS
by Richard Pavlicek
For experienced players who want to master the game, this is the place to roam! Fifty advanced lessons and 150 exercises are now freely available for online study and reference. Stop by before your opponents do! rpbridge.net
INTERESTING CAMPUS LINKS
No Fear Bridge – The Website for Learners. Learn bridge! No Fear Bridge is the most fun way to learn how to play bridge. The member’s site is packed with online learning activities for bridge beginners, improvers and advancers. Note: There is a fee after the first two weeks.
Learn Bridge Online – an interesting online bridge club for newcomers.
ACBL – American Contract Bridge League – Learning page – includes links, Find a Teacher and Bridge Hand of the Week. Aimed at the North American learning bridge player. Click here >
ABTA – Helping those who teach bridge to do it better – more effectively – more knowledgeably – more professionally. The Americant Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) has a website of great interest to bridge teachers, authors and more.
Ethics & Etiquettes from Jeff Tang “If someone had told me all the things I’ve written here when I first started playing bridge, it would have been saved me a lot of trouble.” Click Here ::>
How To Be A Good Partner by Mark Horton
An excellent article found in the Boston NABC Bulletins, November, 1999
Bridge Today University (BTU) Bridge Lessons Direct by Email, magazines and digest, Learn to play bridge in 9 minutes.Click Here