Bridge is a fun and challenging game to be enjoyed by players of all ages. 247 Bridge is the perfect game for beginners and experts alike, as there are always people willing to help.
Bridge is played with one full set of cards. Four players are required for bridge. Bridge is a game of partnerships, so the player across the table is your partner, and the players to the right and left are on the opposing team.
Here are some simple rules: Bridge is made up of two main parts. Initially the bidding process and then the game play. Suits are ranked in Bridge from Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, to Clubs, the lowest. This is important in the bidding process and scoring. During the bidding process, players are determining how many tricks they can take with a single suit (or no suit – NT) as Trump.
Trump means a card of that suit will always win the trick (if it is the highest of that trump suit played within that trick). If you bid, it is assumed your team will win 6 + the number of tricks bid. So, if you bid 1 Spade, you are saying you think your team can win 7 tricks during the hand with Spades as the trump suit. Obviously you don’t know what your teammate has so there is a bit of back and forth and guessing involved, but that’s where the fun is!
Tricky, huh? Seems complicated. So, if you don’t know the rules then join the fun. If you do know, join the fun. Either way everyone has fun.