THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

You can now play bridge, practice bridge and read bridge conventions while relaxing at the cabin thanks to these iTunes and Android Apps

Updated May 15, 2017.

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You Hold - Bridge WInners AppYOU HOLD – Bridge Winners launches a tool for bridge players to answer, create, and share bidding and lead problems. Compare your answers against top bridge players from around the world. Ever wondered how to bid a certain hand? What is the best opening lead? Now you can ask the members of the leading Internet bridge community, Bridge Winners, about a problem you faced at the bridge table. Tell them “you hold…” and what the auction is, and you’ll soon get votes and comments from people around the world. Or answer the problems yourself and see if the best bridge players agree with you. Apple Store | Google Store

Apps and Online Play and Practice

Looking for some Bridge game practice or just want to play a casual game? Take a look at our catalogue of the best games for casual play and practice over here – and get in touch to let us know about any of the good ones we might’ve missed!

247 Bridge is a quick, fun way to get right into a Bridge game. Online play, no app

AARP Bridge is from the AARP Foundation, and they offer some games for their members to unwind – or practice. Online play, no app

Arkadium Bridge is simple enough for getting straight into the action. Online play, no app

Bridge 4 Free has a downloadable app for smart devices. It is a promotional site for the Premier Bridge Club, BridgeClubLive that uses the same style of software for both. Bridge4Free is a quick and easy little app. If you like the offerings, you’ll hopefully upgrade to BridgeClubLive.

Bridge Base Online has been working hard on their App and it works very well. You can play against robots, with friends, or sit in on quick 6-8 board tournaments! Lots of fun and virtually no glitches.

Bridge by NeuralPlay has excellent AI to play against, and you can check it out on Android or iTunes.

Bridge Now! advertises itself as an instant Bridge game against a ‘world champion’ bot. No app, online only.

Bridge V+ offers bridge games for real or virtual money, and it’s on Android or iTunes.

Ema Bridge was the 2014 World Bridge Champion as Shark Bridge. Practice tournaments, Daily tournaments, and online club. Great looking user interface. The VIP version ($29.95/year) is required for daily tournaments and full features.

Fun Bridge has 450,000 members from over 100 countries, and there are  1, 000, 000 deals daily. They offer tournaments and one-on-one play.

HSN has Bridge on its Arcade Games list, and apparently you even get to play for prizes.

LA Times Bridge is your quick on-the-move Bridge practice game from LA Times. No app. Online only.

NY Daily Times Bridge… Boy, newspapers sure do love Bridge: Here’s the NY Daily Times’ version. No app. Online only.

Shark Bridge – See EMA Bridge above

The Independent is another newspaper’s version of the classic Bridge game. Online only.

Communities, Clubs & Tournaments

Feel like something more serious? Get your cards ready and check out some tournaments instead.

Bridge Base Online is the world’s largest Bridge site, and you get to play against some seasoned players: Tournaments, too, of course, and you’re playing for Masterpoints.

Bridge Baron is stacked with tournaments and other players; worth checking it out.

Bridge Bandit:  Bridge Bandit features a beautifully designed interface that is easy to use and great looking. Choose from four different ways to play: in a competitive league, in a direct challenge with a friend, in a historical tournament comparing yourself with the best of the best, or in a quick blitz. Create your profile, find and make friends and even join or form a club.

Bridge 4 Free has daily tournaments to hone your game against real players.

OK Bridge makes you buy a membership after seven days; you can still check out the full scope of the site during your trial run, though.

Sky Bridge Club has a daily Bridge tournament, and the first hand is free.

Swan Bridge calls itself the ‘friendliest bridge club’ – again, there are daily tournaments for your inner tournament nut.

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Facebook Games

Leonardo Bridge is a Facebook application, which allows bridge players with a Facebook profile to play for free, online bridge. Easy-to-use, straight forward interface, nice graphics and the advantage of playing with real people. In Leonardo Bridge you can schedule to play bridge with your friends at your convenience, or jump-in to an available seat, in existing tables. You can find new friends that share the same interest with you. Furthermore, you can socialize and have fun online through chat, while playing.  Leonardo Bridge was launched in March 2015.

 Ultimate Bridge – Facebook game!

Play Bridge Apps

Shark Bridge – 2014 Computer Bridge Champion, Shark bridge a complete bridge game for your iPad, iPhone and Mac computers, (Windows version is coming soon).  Free with a lot of interesting pre-loaded hands from past tournaments.

Ultimate Bridge is now available for Android Click Here >

Bridge Bandit:  Bridge Bandit features a beautifully designed interface that is easy to use and great looking. Choose from four different ways to play: in a competitive league, in a direct challenge with a friend, in a historical tournament comparing yourself with the best of the best, or in a quick blitz. Create your profile, find and make friends and even join or form a club.

BRIDGEPRO for Android Devices: BridgePro™ has developed an Android compatible app. We invite you to try version 3.1.7..x. Our game has been constantly upgraded over the last twenty years. Our new graphic user interface is simple, easy to use and compatible with Android phones and tablets. A free demo is available. Any questions write: bpsupport@bridgepro.com (Mar 2015)

Bridge Club Live launched its BridgePlayer App in August 2013 and has an Android version about to release in early 2014. The same App allows online play at all its growing number of bridge servers, including Bridge4Free.com Look out for ‘BridgePlayer’ in the various App stores

Bridge Base Online has been working hard on their App and it works very well. You can play against robots, with friends, or sit in on quick 6-8 board tournaments! Lots of fun and virtually no glitches.

Bridge Island– play bridge online on your iPhone. Duplicate IMP scoring, rating systems, excellent graphics. Editors review: This looks like so much fun! Just needs people …

iBridge Baron. Based on the best-selling computer bridge game. Over 2 billion deals. Tournaments from ACBL, Cavendish and ABF. Also an excellent online play option.

FunBridge – plays on all devices

Play & Learn Bridge Apps

Fall 2015 : Ultimate Bridge is now available for Android Click Here >

Shark Bridge for IPad. Shark Bridge lets you replay and study boards from recent International, North American and European Bridge championships.

Bridge Challenge http://www.mindsports4you.com/  Dutch

 APP: Bridge Carlos. Aimed at the beginner to intermediate player, it contains opening and responding lessons as well as some conventions.I wrote the app working one day per week over the past year, envisaging that it would help promote the game to younger audiences. It could also be an aid for tutors, allowing the tutor to use an iPad (or iPads) as an assistant. I would welcome your feedback on the app.The lessons are also available in video format via youtube – search for “BridgeCarlos App”.

Bridge Solver– new android APP. Bridge Solver incorporates Bo Haglund’s double dummy solver module enabling calculation of makeable contracts and par contracts for any bridge hand. The user can ‘play’ all four positions interactively, and as each card is played the app shows the total number of tricks that will be made for each valid card that can be played in the current position (assuming perfect play by the declarer and defenders from that point onwards). It also contains a built in browser allowing the user to browse bridge club websites. For certain types of club results page (currently those hosted on BridgeWebs or Pianola) the app will recognise if the page contains a hand diagram – a single click will then import the hand into the app for double dummy analysis or interactive play as described above. The app can also import hands from a PBN file, or a hand can be manually entered.

BetterBridge by Bakhshi
English International David Bakhshi (one of our members), has just released an app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It is called BetterBridge1, and comprises 16 deals constructed and analysed by David. There are ten declarer play hands and six focusing on defence. The user is presented with the bidding (Standard English and Standard American auctions can be displayed), and then given the chance to play the deal before taking advantage of a ‘show’ facility which demonstrates the suggested line of play or defence.

Bridge Tools

Bridge Score Calculator: Using your Android phone or tablet, the Bridge Score Calculator displays any duplicate score possible. Simply Swipe and Tap your way to the contract and result desired. Click here.

Spring 2015: Dup Bridge iPhone App – a unique approach to dealing duplicate hands at home and scoring results.

2014 : BridgePhone. BridgePhone is a wireless scoring system leveraging modern Android phone technology.

Feb 2014 : Bridge Solver– new android APP. Bridge Solver incorporates Bo Haglund’s double dummy solver module enabling calculation of makeable contracts and par contracts for any bridge hand. The user can ‘play’ all four positions interactively, and as each card is played the app shows the total number of tricks that will be made for each valid card that can be played in the current position (assuming perfect play by the declarer and defenders from that point onwards). It also contains a built in browser allowing the user to browse bridge club websites. For certain types of club results page (currently those hosted on BridgeWebs or Pianola) the app will recognise if the page contains a hand diagram – a single click will then import the hand into the app for double dummy analysis or interactive play as described above. The app can also import hands from a PBN file, or a hand can be manually entered.

Summer 2013: BRIAN: Duplicate Scoring/Reporting Ap. BriAn is an electronic scoring system for the game of contract bridge. Using Android smartphones and iPhones, BriAn can support duplicates, tournaments and café bridge. BriAn can also function as a personal scoresheet for a tournament, or as a record for social game of rubber or Chicago bridge.

February 2011 : The Bridge CompanionAn application for Windows Phone 7 that replaces the bridge score sheet, manages games played, and also tracks Masterpoints. If you would like more details (video, screenshots and how to download the application) or for any special requests, please visit my website, or reply to this email.

Spring 2012: Two Bridge apps for Android!
Bridge Diary | Bridge Bidding Box

August 2011:: Bridge Calculator is freeware program that solves problems in the Bridge card game. It quickly solves the double dummy problem, has both graphical and console-based multiple languages user interfaces. It can imports deals from files in many formats, like PBN, BBO .lin files and files generated by the KoPS program.Best regards, Piotr Beling