Bridge Basics

What is the card game bridge

What is the game of bridge?

Bridge is a card game played with a regular deck of 52 cards and loved by millions around the world ... Read More
Bridge is not hard to learn

Is it Hard to Learn to Play Bridge?

The game of bridge is not hard to learn. You can learn the mechanics in a single night of card ... Read More
How long does it take to play bridge

How long does a bridge game last?

A typical hand of bridge takes between 5-15 minutes. The number of hands you play depends on scoring, and type ... Read More

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The Best Bridge Podcasts

Your Favourite Bridge Podcasts

Are you looking for bridge related content for you morning walk? We've collected some favourite bridge podcasts for your audio library. Read More Here -->
BridgeWhiz learn bridge classes for kids

What is BridgeWhiz and is it safe?

BridgeWhiz is an innovative online program designed to introduce the game of bridge to children in grades 4-12. We've got answers to some of the basic questions you, as a parent, might ask. Read More Here -->
Contract Bridge Scoring Systems

Which Bridge Scoring System Should I Use?

We've put together a detailed comparison of five contract bridge scoring systems covering pricing, ease of use, and features, to help you make an informed decision tailored to your needs. Read More Here -->

15 Fascinating Superstitions To Share At Your Next Card Party 15 Fascinating Superstitions To Share At Your Next Card Party So, what’s the weirdest belief, myth or superstition about cards you’ve ever heard? We went digging for tall tales and superstitions about cards. Read more here →

Into Bridge Online bridge ClubeAre You IntoBridge? A New Online Bridge Platform Appears… Pair Stefan Skorchev / Christophe Grosset have launched a new online contract bridge platform that promises a sleek interface, famous bridge player presence, and an effective data processing system to rule out cheaters and creeps from the table. Read more here →

Face Card Tik Tok Card StoriesFace Card & Other TikTok Terms for Card Players Have you ever heard someone referred to as a face card? The start of TikTok brings almost a whole new vocabulary to keep track of, where terms might not necessarily mean what you think! Read more here →

Bridge News

Master Point Press has just relaunched their website. Nice clean new look. masterpointpress.com

Job posting. Samantha Punch has posted on her Twitter: Delighted to announce #BAMSA has a new 3 year full-time post-doc researcher position for the #mindsport #education project. Click here for information.

What are you reading in 2024? There’s always something new to learn about bridge, according to the Baron Barclay Blog.

Mike Lawrence offers his three award-winning Insights on Bridge books plus a copy of I Fought The Law all for only $60 postpaid. Visit his website to find out more!

World Favourite Bidding Challenge. Marc Smith has re-started his famous Bidding Challenge on Real Bridge. Originally on The Bridge Forum 1999 – 2003 the contest was resurected in 2021 on BBO and is now launching on Real Bridge. Follow item on Bridge Winners here.

The 2024 World Bridge Games (formerly the “Bridge Olympiad”) will be held at the Centro de Convenciones de Buenos Aires, Argentina with the Opening Ceremony on 22nd October and play from the 23rd October up to and including the 5th November 2024.

NEW BRIDGE LINKS – have you visited our New Links page recently? Lots of new bridge sites coming online over the past few months,  Check it out here ->

Bridge Innovation & Tidbits

New Platforms – These are the ‘new kids’ on the block. Here are some new Play Bridge Online Platforms which have been introduced recently. On these platforms you can arrange to meet friends, play with strangers from around the world, and enter platform-specific events and tournaments. All feel they’re offering you a unique experience – and most are free – to start. So dig in! We welcome feedback too – 

Swan Games is back! There was a time when Swan Games was one of only three online bridge platforms – in the world! This month Swan Games has relauned and we’re excited about it. Read an article here →

Bridge Live / Bridge 21. One of the newest online platforms designed for players and clubs both digital and face to face

Bridge Champ. The Next Generation Of Online Bridge Playing online Bridge can be complex. Bridge Champ makes it easier for you!

IntoBridge Designed, with you and for you, the most comprehensive and intuitive bridge platform on the market. Home of the popular Ranked Game.

Bridgestars Online Bridge platforms have become outdated. We developed a modern platform for Bridge players all around the world to play unlimited Bridge for free.


The Unofficial Computer Bridge Championships 2023. Congratulations to QPlus 15.3 (one of the oldest bridge programs) for their first place finish, followed closely by Wbridge 5.12. Read more on our Bridge Software pages.

The History of Big Deal – Big Deal is a program for dealing bridge hands first introduced at the Bridge Olympiad in 2000. Written by Hans Van Staveren, it has been recently updated (BigDeal 2.0). In commemoration of this, perhaps the final, update, Hans has published The History of Big Deal for, well, history!

Computer Vision is designed to detect cards (with timing and orientation) in real time. It automatically detects and records timing (i.e. hesitations, slow play) as well as the bidding and play, providing accurate records for all hands at all tables. It also detects behavioural indicators (e.g. card orientation) – in other words, potential cheating mechanisms. AI and Computer Vision researchers at Monash University in Australia have developed an initial proof of concept and even with a standard laptop, vision can be processed and annotated in realtime. Running trials during the 2023 World Championships, researchers are hoping to attract funding support to develop the software further. Link to see the trial in action  video here

Women and Bridge

Women’s bridge links and news of interest for women who play bridge.

The inaugural WBF Online Women’s Bridge Teams is taking place over the next three days, 16-18 February. The event is being played on RealBridge. 64 teams from 31 countries are taking part. Kibitzers can follow the play on the RealBridge kibitz sever, deferred by 50 minutes:

https://kibitz.realbridge.online

The ranking list will be populated here as matches are completed:

https://realbridge.online/wbf-womens-teams-2024-ranking-list.html

Message from President Jan Kamras, Teams, Players and all other information can be found on the WBF Women’s Online World Bridge Club website:

https://www.wbfwomensbridgeclub.org/OnlineWomensTeams.html

Bridge At The Movies!

Bridge video, podcasts, radio, and film links for your enjoyment.

Enjoy bridge on Youtube, Twitch, and Radio. There are many videos to help you learn to play bridge, movies about the great players – and even greater scandals – and ongoing podcast interviews with world champions.

Play Bridge Online

No need to spend time alone when there are so many places online where you can meet up with other bridge players and do what we all love – play cards!

You can play in tournaments against robots or you can play against real human players – with no chance of passing along a virus. See you there!

Just Play Bridge – Solitaire Bridge Games

Robot Bridge is anytime fun for all levels.

Enjoy playing bridge with robots anytime anywhere – on your phone, your tablet or your computer. Play one hand, a 4-hand tournament, or challenge tournaments. You are always playing against robots and with a robot partner – solitaire style!

Or if you just want to give it a quick try, click here for an instant solitaire bridge hand – no charge, no login!

How To Play Bridge

Learn to play bridge with videos, lessons, apps and teachers.

Visit our GBL Classroom to find everything you need! Bridge can be played by anyone, young and old. It’s not only great for your brain but your social life as well! Bridge players can find friends in any city in the world.

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