Jun 18

Bridge Card Game is a long winded way to say Bridge

You can play bridge in your house or in a club. Sometimes when you play bridge in a bridge club there will be bridge art decorating the walls.

Bridge is a card game played among four people. This article will describe the four distinct phases of a bridge game.

First of the four players must divide themselves into two pairs who will play against each other. Each player takes a compass notation of North, South, East and West and they seat themselves around a table in these positions. North will play with South against the players nominated as West and East. Now the game can begin.

First of all is the deal. One of the players gives everyone one card at a time, in a clockwise manner around the table until all 52 cards are distributed. That means each player gets thirteen cards. The person who has been distributing these cards is called the Dealer and he commences the next phase, the auction.

The auction is the phase of the bridge game where the players announce to each other how good or bad, or strong or weak their hand of thirteen cards is. But they are constrained to a bridge vocabulary of just fifteen words: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs, notrumps, pass, double and redouble. IF that sounds complex then that’s because it is! It is recommended that you undertake bridge classes or read a beginners bridge book to get a better understanding of how the bidding actually works.

Essentially the bidding phase is like an auction and usually the person who has the best cards or the best hand wins the auction and they are assigned the title of declarer for the next phase of the bridge card game, the play of the hand.

The play of the hand is a lot simpler and a lot more straightforward than the bidding phase. The player to the left of the declarer starts the play by placing one of her thirteen cards on the bridge table. The play proceeds in a clockwise fashion until all four players have played one card each. Each player playing one card forms a trick, and there are thirteen tricks to each bridge game or hand. The player or lead also determines how the other players must play – they must play a card from the same suit as the opening leader – if they cannot, then they can play a card from another suit. This process is repeated thirteen times, leading to the final phase – the scoring.

The score in the bridge game is determined depending on whether or not the declarer fulfilled the obligation he has made during the bidding or auction phase.

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