Learn to Play Bridge
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.
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.
A Taste of Bridge
Jeff Bayone’s Honors Bridge Club in New York is the largest in North America, perhaps in the world. This book is based on their beginners’ course, a series of six lessons that have started thousands of people on the road to enjoying the world’s most popular card game. In a recent Bridge Magazine, Jeff writes: A Taste of Bridge is only half of the Honors Bridge Cub beginner course. The amazing Israeli online teaching site, bestebridge.com, is the other half. Teacher and student notes, all the example hands your beginners will ever need, are included in the program. If you email Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org he’ll send you a complimentary e-book, course materials, and two full-day free access to the Best e-Bridge website.
Online Learning Opportunities from the ACBL
This page has a whole lot of great information and links!
START WITH MINI-BRIDGE
Minibridge is a simpler version of bridge to quickly get started with the card game itself.
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!
Best E Bridge. Website dedicated to learning and practicing bridge for all levels. The user can watch over 100 impressive, illustrated visual bridge lessons , practice thousands of bidding, hand play and defense exercises, by using the guided option or by playing freely against a smart robot. A personal traffic light chaperon will accompany the user throughout, giving immediate notice of a false move with the opportunity to revise the strategy. Each exercise is accompanied by clear and simple written explanations – it’s really the easiest way to learn and practice simultaneously and there is no other site like this one. Kate Hudson
VuBridge– free, internet based Autobridge revival! Review and play hands from championships, authors and teachers can prepare hands, create hands, review hands, also has a vugraph “instant search” facility to retrieve, play and review Championship boards
Play & Learn Bridge At Home-While this page from Silicon Valley Youth Bridge does not include a complete list, it does offer options from solitare to large tournaments, free and paid, for beginners up to advanced players.
play bridge at Homo Ludens Online. A place where you can meet your bridge friends from across the globe. Invite them to a party and have fun like it used to be in the good old days. Free. No software to install, just use your browser. Play Chicago variant with Russian scoring.
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.
Play & Learn Bridge At Home -While this page from Silicon Valley Youth Bridge does not include a complete list, it does offer options from solitare to large tournaments, free and paid, for beginners up to advanced players.
NEW TRICKS BRIDGE VIDEOS offer in-depth tutorials, and the New Tricks Tournament Series, featuring eight of the world’s best bridge players, battling it out for individual glory. This exciting new website and program is providing a new source for online bridge resources for beginners and experienced players – in video format. We’ve interviewed one of the founders Sue Johnson – read article here ->
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?
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
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 >
Contract Bridge Lessons – A complete bridge course from Michael Furstner with 13 lessons for beginners and another 10+ covering intermediate and advanced. Lots of excellent material here!
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