Card games have always been an extremely popular form of entertainment – there are many different types of games from single to multi-player. Contact Bridge is a very popular multi-player card game.
Contract bridge is a standard trick-taking card game played using all 52 cards. The game is played by four players in two teams: two partners work together and sit opposite each other. The partnerships are termed north/south and east/west following the seating arrangement. The main goal of the entire game is to win as many tricks as you can through a collaborative effort with your partner. In each deal, you have the chance to win 13 tricks.
To play the game, cards are shuffled by the player to dealer’s left. It is then cut by the player to dealer’s right. The dealer deals out all the cards so that each player has 13. The deal rotates clockwise. Prior to dealing the cards, the first dealer is determined through an initial drawing of cards. The player who gets the highest card is automatically the first dealer. After all cards are dealt, a second deck is shuffled by the dealer’s partner.
Bidding comes next. The player to the left of the declarer leads the first trick. He will be able to play any card. After that, the dummy’s cards will be exposed. The dummy refers to the declarer’s partner. Once the thirteen tricks are completed, it’s time for scoring. At first glance, the entire game is quite difficult. However, once you’ve played through it a few times, you’ll quickly get the hang of it.