None of the software or online services listed below has been rated as to compatibility, presentation, and popularity. The visitor should review the product, take it for a test drive, kick the tires, and decide for him/herself whether or not this is the product which satisfies his/her needs and expectations. We believe that any attempt at offering bridge players a bridge-related product should be noted and recognized.
During the course of development, the Internet links may have changed. If any visitor notices that a link does not work, please be so kind as to inform us, and we shall update the link as quickly as possible. Newer versions are being produced at a rapid pace, but we have decided to maintain connections to the older versions as well.
Bridge Baron - (Great Games Products)
Developed by Mr. Thomas Throop, who is the present CEO, and who entered the MBA program at Boston University. After I graduated I became CEO of Great Game Products, Inc., which is located out of Potomac, Maryland. Great Game Products specializes in the development of computer bridge products for players at all skill levels.
Facebook - Bridge Baron on Facebook.
Bridge Baron on iTunes - Bridge Baron as an downloadable app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Bridge Baron for Android - Version 2.-93. Released December 16, 2011. With this app, you can play some serious Bridge with your Android phone or tablet.
Blue Chip Bridge
Company: Blue Chip Bridge Ltd., PO Box 167, Waltham Cross, Herts EN7 5GB England. The Intelligent Bridge Program. The software program was developed by Mr. Ian Trackman and Mr. Mike Whittaker. They are continuously improving and updating the program. Their policy is to provide minor updates to registered users free of charge by email or at nominal cost through the post. There are three main sections of Blue Chip Bridge, which include the program itself, the bidding database and the Tutors.
Al Levy and Computer Bridge Competitions
Annually there is a World Computer-Bridge Championship. It is the official championship of the American Contract Bridge League and the World Bridge Federation. In 1996 the American Contract Bridge League established an official World Computer-Bridge Championship to be run annually at an international bridge event. The first annual championship was held in 1997, at the ACBL's Albuquerque Summer NABC. Following championships have been held at ACBL NABCs, World Bridge Federation World Championships, and the first European Bridge Federation Open Championship.
Bridge Is Cool
An interactive Internet site established and presented in 2005 for younger players. The purpose of the site is to compete in bridge events just for Juniors, meet people from other cultures and visit exciting parts of the world. From tournaments to ACBL-wide masterpoint races, the ACBL offers many opportunities to test your skill against other young bridge enthusiasts. National bridge organizations help fund many of the worldwide competitions.
The site has many things to offer such as instructions on how to learn and play MiniBridge and Bridge. The member can also download software for private use and also download the issues of The Grapevine, which is the Newsletter for members with pertinent information for the young bridge player. The member can also count upon the advice of several of the leading bridge experts in the bridge community.
For additional information, please check out the following article in .pdf file format, for additional Email Addresses and information.
This program is a complete bridge playing program in which you and your computer partner bid against two computer opponents and then you play out the hands. From Novices to Advanced Players. Both IBM and Mac versions. You can download a demo before purchase. The software includes an online bridge tutorial. The effort of Mr. Arthur Walsh has been greatly appreciated and respected. The Artworx Adieu letter has been preserved on this site for future reference and remembrance.
As long-time customers of Artworx can surmise, it has been a while since any changes or modifications have been made to our website and especially to our Strip Poker game. Strip Poker and our bridge-playing program (Bridge 3.0 through Bridge 8) were our longest and best-selling programs ever since Artworx opened its doors for business in 1980 (has it been that long?). What a blast it has been! That's the main reason Artworx is still around. I have kept Artworx alive as a virtual company on the internet for more years than I had planned since "retiring" to Florida (from chilly upstate NY) almost 15 years ago. Artworx became more of a hobby than a business since that move and I didn't have the heart to "pull the plug." But it is now time for me to step aside and cast Artworx adrift. While I will keep the Artworx website alive, (more to keep my email address than any other reason) you will find that Strip Poker and all the opponents we have created over the years will disappear from www.artworx.com on November 1, 2016.
Artworx Software Co.
Bridge Base Online - BBO
Download is required. Bridge Base Online represents an entirely new concept in online bridge. It is a place where you can play bridge, study bridge, or talk about bridge with your friends.Some AOL users have had trouble with this download. If, at the end of installation procedure, you are asked to insert a 2nd disk, the download has not worked properly. System Requirements: PC compatible with Windows 95 or better, at least 800x600 screen resolution, at least 8MB RAM, at least 5MB free hard disk space.
Offered by Mr. Stephen Pickett of REC Software Inc. of Vancouver, Canada. This software offers a learning tool that no bridge player can afford to be without such as access to every bid made and every card played in a 50-100 table field. Not just your hands, but those of 50,000 others, including most of the world's experts. Here in an easily-to-access database is information that was in the past only available to expert players after a lifetime of competition: what works, what doesn't work, and who does it. BRidgeBRowser has hands sorted by player, rating, date, hand shape, and of course results . With this information you can literally become an expert.
Company: BridgeWare, PO Box 65077, 358 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4K 3Z2 Canada. Bridge Buff plays a great game of Bridge. It is highly praised throughout the bridge community. It is perfect for all levels of players, with Tutors for beginners and intermediates, and large numbers of conventions for more advanced players. It features excellent auction stability. Bridge Buff uses Visual Deal to deal out thousands of randomly generated deals, complete with auctions. There are three playing modes. In Practice mode, you have full control over every element of the game, and you can redeal, rebid, replay, take back cards, peek, and cheat as much as you want. In Match mode, you play a series of hands against a closed room opponent and can play Teams, Pairs and Individual matches. Another Match option includes matchpoint estimates so you can measure how well you are doing against both Strong and Weak fields.
Bridge Club Live
The IOBC was formed in 1994 as dedicated consortium totally focused in providing a high quality, Windows based on line bridge system. We have been in continuous operation for since that time. During that time we have evolved a sophisticated online playing software system that includes a Java Web based program. We constantly work with national bridge organisations and in particular, BridgeClubLive is an EBU affiliated club and we provide EBU Online Master Points and work closely with the EBU in a number of areas. We are unique in being able to cater for both SAYC and ACOL players. We are based in London, England and our server is directly located on the LINX Internet exchange at 10 Mbyte within our ISP at Telehouse in London Docklands where 95% of the UK Internet traffic peers. Backbone connections to the USA are via two Independent SPRINT lines for maximum performance and resilience for all our International
Offered by Michael Lawrence, this is a software product that will deal hands to your specifications and will help you decide on knotty bidding problems. There are some fun and some informative things you can do with this program. For Dos or the Mac computer.
The Bridge Dealmaster
Company: Dealmaster Pro, Ward & Sons, Inc., P.O. Box 331, Agawam, MA 01001. Telephone: 413-789-4267. For Bridge Teachers: Dealmaster, the perfect tool for organizing lesson materials, generating deals, and printing just what you want. For Bridge Players: Dealmaster, the finest Deal Generator and Simulator available. Super for creating hands for bidding and play practice and for convention analysis. For Bridge Clubs: Dealmaster - a great Generator of random deals. Languages: English, Italian, French and German.
Bridge Player Live
Features include Play Bridge on the Internet, 24hours to suit all time zones. Social and serious. Easy to setup and us. Windows 95/98/NT. Full Membership facilities. Free Guest Access. Wide range of Tournaments. Public/Private Rooms/Tables. Web based Results. Friendly members. Rubber Teams. Tuition, Pairs, IMPS, Duplicate, Individual.
Bridge Master for Windows (released August 1, 1996) is the latest edition of the highly acclaimed Bridge Master software. New features include: 1. a Windows graphical user interface, 2. 30 new lesson deals, 180 in total, 3. several new options for customizing the user interface, 4. excellent documentation and online help, 5. facility for teaching the user to count the hand, 5. the program comes in a nice box.
Audrey Grant's Better Bridge Edition, a special edition of Bridge Master, leads the new bridge player from the basic guidelines of bridge to the next level. There is a DOS version and a Windows version. What is Bridge Master. Bridge Master is a computer program for IBM compatible computers. The Standard Edition of Bridge Master 2000 and Audrey Grant's Better Bridge Edition of Bridge Master 2000 (the latest releases) run on Windows 95 or better, have state of the art user interfaces, and come on CD-ROMs. Bridge Master for Windows runs on Windows 3.1 or better and comes on a 3.5" diskette.
Bridge Master is an educational program for improving your declarer play skills. The program presents you with a series of instructional deals to play. You are always declarer. The deals that you play are not randomly dealt. They are carefully constructed exercises designed to illustrate an important declarer play technique. If you take the correct line of play you will always make your contract. If you make any mistake as declarer, the program will defend perfectly and defeat your contract. Each deal is accompanied by an animated bridge movie that will explain the correct line of play as well as the thinking process that leads to the solution.
Bridge Base Inc. introduced the DOS version of Bridge Master in 1992. Bridge Master for Windows was released August 1, 1996. Bridge Master 2000 was released November 1, 1999, Bridge Master 2000, Audrey Grant's Better Bridge Edition was released September 19, 2000; both are currently available. Bridge Master has been translated into Dutch and Danish as well as Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, German, and French.
The first software product by Mr. Fred Gitelman. It gives you 180 hands and it watches you closely as you play. You choose the cards you play and the computer decides if it likes your play. The computer does things like giving East the queen of hearts the first time you play the hand and giving it to West if you try another, but incorrect line.
The much improved version by Mr. Fred Gitelman of his software. Bridge Master is a computer program for IBM compatible computers. Both Windows and DOS versions are available. Bridge Master is an educational program for improving your declarer play skills. The program presents you with a series of instructional deals to play. You are always declarer. The deals that you play are not randomly dealt. They are carefully constructed exercises designed to illustrate an important declarer play technique. If you take the correct line of play you will always make your contract. If you make any mistake as declarer, the program will defend perfectly and defeat your contract. Each deal is accompanied by an animated bridge movie that will explain the correct line of play as well as the thinking process that leads to the solution.
Bridge Mate 3
Bridge Mate, 6374 Chinook Drive, Clinton, Washington 98236. Email address: email@example.com. With this software you can start off with certain bridge conventions and then add you own bridge conventions. You can also play different Bridge Systems such as 2/1 Game Force, Precision, Standard American, Kaplan-Scheinwold, or Goren. The software also offers you several default Convention Charts, and you can make your own. The player can play random hands, enter specific deals or arrange practice hands. This software only runs on DOS and Windows.
The game, BridgePro , is the most advanced, affordable contract rubber bridge computer card game on the market today. It will realistically play bridge with the user as if there were three other individuals sitting at the table. It is visually pleasing, simple to use, and reliable. It has a number of unique features that makes it an exciting game for the beginner or the most advanced player. There are three levels of play in and they are Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. By selecting the proper level the player can gradually work toward the top level of play. The player can add one or several conventions at a time.
This is a bridge software application for home use developed by Bridgesoft, Kapelstraat 40 1404 HZ Bussum, The Netherlands.
Bid Whist for Windows
This software works on Windows 95,98,ME,NT,2000 and XP. It plays with a standard 52 card deck, two jokers, a six card kitty, with trump and no trump. The player can play with a computer partner against two computer opponents. The player can save and recall games, show the history of what cards were played for each hand, print all hands, change card backs, create a game by giving each player and the kitty any cards you desire, practice game scenarios by undoing a play to try a different play, set the titles of the players, set the dealer, sort your cards, cut the deck, enable sound and produce statistics. This game is for experts and beginners. RWM and Associates was founded in 2001 by Mr. Ronald Wayne Morris. RWM and Associates is headquartered in Washington, DC.
Counting At Bridge
Counting at Bridge is a computer program for IBM compatible computers running Windows. Counting at Bridge is the first in the series of bridge software by Mr. Michael Lawrence and Mr. Fred Gitelman. The software program is an educational product that is primarily designed to teach the user various techniques and applications of counting a bridge hand. If you ask any bridge expert which single bridge technique is most important, counting would be a near universal response. By mastering the skills that are taught in this program you will find a dramatic improvement in your results at the table. Counting the hand can turn a blind guess into a certainty. This product also presents many useful tips and suggestions relating to other aspects of bridge. Counting at Bridge presents you with 100 bridge deals, many with multiple variations. The user does not play these deals. Instead, the user watches Mike Lawrence as he bids, plays and defends.
Deep Finesse version 1.6 was released on November 26, 1999. Deep Finesse is an interactive hand analyzer that lets you examine play lines of any bridge deal. You don't compete against Deep Finesse; rather, it's a tool to help promote better human understanding of the game. The current version plays perfect double-dummy bridge (meaning all hands are visible). All positions are solved correctly regardless of the complexity, usually within seconds. A version that supports single-dummy play (where two hands are hidden) is planned for the future.
A software program offered by Mr. Michael Lawrence and Mr. Fred Gitelman, and as they promote: DEFENSE won't make you a wonderful defender overnight. It will, however, show you many of the important things you need to think about. IBM compatible, Windows 3.1 or Windows 95/98.
Duplimate - WinDup MkIV
A dealing machine which allows the bridge club to sort cards without barcodes and which does not redeal old hands.
Free multi-player bridge game from Mr. Geoff Pike, a Computer Science graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley. Floater allows the user the option of playing rubber bridge, IMPs, or matchpoints. It is also possible to play the same hands as the IMP and matchpoint players. Works with Windows, UNIX and Macintosh operating systems.
Funbridge allows the user to play bridge deals on smartphones, tablets (iPhone, iPad, Android) and computers (Mac and Windows PC), and compare the results with hundreds of other players on the same deals. The concept is to be able to compare the bids and card play with many other players. Funbridge was developed with Mr. Jérôme Rombaut, an European bridge champion and a professional bridge player. Mr. Arnaud Sing is the Web Developer. Headquarters is: 3 avenue Antoine Pinay, Parc d'activités des 4 vents 59510 HEM - France. The company GOTO Games has specialised in the game of bridge for more than 15 years. The software is presently available in 11 languages.
Download on the App Store. This program has been highly successful, and has been extremely well received in the USA and the United Kingdom. It supports all major bidding systems, and offers users the ability to play solitaire bridge against the highly competent computer, in Rubber, teams and Chicago modes. iBridgePlus also enables users to compete against each other in duplicate style competitions, where they compare their performance playing the South cards, against other users holding the same cards, and partnered by the same computer engine.
Acronym for: (Ginsberg's Intelligent Bridgeplayer). Company: Just Write, Inc., 29585 Fox Hollow Road, Eugene, Oregon 97405. Requirements: Windows or Linux CD. Installation notes: In order to use the MacGIB installer, you must have a version 5 or version 6 GIB CD (Windows/Linux version). This CD must be inserted while the installation proceeds. The CD will not be needed during subsequent use of McGIB. About network play: McGIB does not currently support network. play. We do not have a timetable for correcting this.
Offered by Mr. Stephen Pickett of REC Software Inc. of Vancouver, Canada. The configuration screen for the GIB engine. The promotion is that the marriage between GIB and BRidgeBRowser provides the best computer bridge player and the largest collection of bridge data ever. Some of the features include the following:
Internet Gaming Zone
A popular, free site with multi-player bridge offering both IMPS and matchpoints scoring.
Jack Computer Bridge
Jack has been developed mainly by and under the auspices of Mr. Hans Kuijf in cooperation with other bridge players and professional software programmers. Jack’s possibilities far exceed those of all other bridge playing programs. Besides its exceptional bidding and playing strength, Jack offers a very user friendly interface.
Administrators: jun, woody, Jimmy, gizmo, and TinyFairy. JBridge.NET is rebuilt based on our previous Windows version winBridge.com (see past history below) with latest technologies from Microsoft .NET and Sun Microsystems Java2 platform. JBridge offers bridge players all over the world to play our online duplicate MP/IMP/XIMP boards 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Player's rank is calculated based on weekly duplicate scores by comparing to the same board played by others. Weekly top players will be selected and posted on web, personalized ScoreBook and RecordBook will provide you the board you played played online for review and comparison, each player's best partners will also be listed based on the scores for different game (MP/IMP/XIMP). As one of the best designed web based Java programs, we wish you enjoy your play at JBridge.NET.
Larry Cohen's Bridge Books & CDs Homepage
Mr. Larry Cohen contributes much to the game of bridge and has recently begun to add Interactive Software to the list of his many publications, which are listed below. Via his Web site, the bridge player can purchase these items and even read excerpts from his books before purchase. Check back often for future publications.
Let's Play Bridge
Company: Terry Inc., PO Box 21289, Carson City, Nevada 89721. The visitor downloads the software demo, and begins playing. Following are some of the many features that makes Let's Play Bridge fun. Three offensive bidding systems to choose from. Three defensive bidding systems to choose from. Play of the cards. Game for 1 to 4 people. Switching between you and the computer. Connect two computers by telephone or with null modem. For your enjoyment and competitive spirit, you can play Duplicate Bridge. You can select the type of hands you play. To discover the many features of the software, click on the Features button in the menu. Requirements: Windows 3.1 or higher (including Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT) and 4.4 megabytes disk space. There is no Mac version available. If after downloading the demo and you wish to purchase the software, then you can order it online.
Micro Bridge 10
Developed by Tomio Uchida and Yumiko Uchida of Japan. Ultimate in Duplicate Bridge Experience! You can enjoy playing bridge with computer and human players as if you were in a tournament.
Acknowledged as the best shareware Bridge game available, this major new version includes improved Artificial Intelligence for better bidding and play, internet multiplayer support, new 256-color graphics, an improved tutorial for Bridge beginners, 13 conventions, and the best user interface of any Bridge game available. Windows 3.1 and up.
MVP Bridge Deluxe
MVP software, PO Box 888281, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49488. This is a shareware software which is downloaded, and it is advertised as being acknowledged as the best shareware Bridge game available, this major new version includes improved Artificial Intelligence for better bidding and play, internet multiplayer support, new 256-color graphics, an improved tutorial for Bridge beginners, 13 conventions, and the best user interface of any Bridge game available. See why MVP Bridge is the only shareware game ever nominated two years in a row by Computer Gaming World for its industry awards.
Play bridge online anytime, anywhere. Have fun playing with members of all levels. Play where the experts play and kibitz the pros to improve your game. Enjoy playing in online tournaments run by our team of professional Tournament Directors .Earn masterpoints sanctioned by the ACBL in daily online tournaments. Increase your skills from articles by leading bridge experts. Online member support including Internet, email and phone.
In 1997, OKbridge became the first ever online Internet bridge club to be sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) for the issuance of master points and that same year became the first ever online bridge game to offer daily duplicate tournaments In 2004 the service unveiled OKplus, an Internet based version that works with any browser and runs on any platform while offering improved ease-of-use and advanced play functionality. The goal of OKbridge is not just to improve the experience of playing bridge but to increase the social benefits of bridge and promote the game to new players or those returning to the game.
OKbridge, Inc. is an online bridge club dedicated to serving the worldwide community of bridge players by providing superior software and service. OKbridge began as a by-product of founder Matt Clegg’s courtship of Merja, now his wife. The couple met in 1989 when Merja, a native of Finland, came to California to study with a famous geneticist, Matt’s father. After Merja returned home, Matt took a year off from graduate school to be with her in Finland. While in Finland, Matt developed an Internet bridge program as a way of playing bridge with his friends back in the US. OKbridge was first released to the public in August 1990 and the idea caught on. The players sent Matt a steady stream of suggestions, many of which were incorporated into the program. After several years, there were thousands of people from around the world using the OKbridge software. Due to the increasing demands placed on Matt’s time, he conducted a survey of users in 1993 to determine if they would be willing to pay a subscription fee if he continued to upgrade the software and provide service. The users approved of the idea, and commercial OKbridge was launched in 1994.
Private Bridge Lessons - Volume 1
Volume 1 is the first sequel to Counting At Bridge by Mr. Michael Lawrence and Mr. Fred Gitelman. The topics covered in this software include The Simple Squeeze, The Loser on Loser Play, Entries, Mystery Hands, Safety Plays, Counting, and Endplays. IBM compatible, Windows 3.1 or Windows 95/98.
Private Bridge Lessons - Volume 2
Volume 2 is the continuation of the bridge software by Mr. Michael Lawrence and Mr. Fred Gitelman and includes Dummy Reversals, Simple Squeezes, Trump and Coups, The Crossruff, Counting, Loser on Loser, Endplays, and Mystery Hands. IBM compatible, Windows 3.1 or Windows 95/98.
Company: Q-Plus Software, Belfortstrasse 10, D-81667 Munich, Germany. Developed by Mr. Hans Leber at Q-Plus Software in Munich, Germany, there are versions for English, French and German. There is no Mac version available. The strength of Q-Plus lies in the fact that it takes more than 100 Conventions into consideration. If you like to play Precision of Schenken, for example, this program could be for you. The Alert feature is great, the design is attractive, and it is user-friendly. Among the many bidding systems, the software offers: Bidding systems are 2/1 Game Force, Acol (basic, intermediate and advanced), American (basic and advanced), Standard French/German (basic and advanced), Kaplan-Sheinwold, Precision (easy and sophisticated) and Schenken Big Club.
Note: Off-line. Listing is maintained for historical purposes only. Listing is maintained for historical purposes only. Mr. Bobby Wolff, a ten time World Champion in Bridge, in collaboration with Mr. Neil Cohen, has produced a CD to demonstrate certain aspects of the Game. You learn while Mr. Bobby Wolff acts as your Bridge Mentor. Instead of reading, you listen and learn. The CD does not cost very much and a refund policy is offered. Many of the Bridge Greats have reviewed the CD such as Mr. Richard Pavlicek, Mr. Brent Manley and Mr. Alen Truscott, and their reviews have been favorable and positive. The system requirements are IBM PC or compatible, and you can download a Demo. You will also discover a Bridge Column called Aces On Bridge written by Mr. Bobby Wolff which examines certain play techniques. These have been archived. All in all, even if you do not order the CD, you will be delighted by the well-designed Website which carries an Exceptional 1999 Sites Award.
A bridge scoring application. Located in the United Kingdom.
A bridge scoring application. Located in the United Kingdom.
A bridge scoring application. Located in Sweden.
IPBM, 455 Alfreton Road, Nottingham Ng7 5LX, England. This computer software includes nine conventions and the two Systems Acol and 5-Card Majors. The player can show defensive signals, however only on the first trick. This is the English version of Eindeloos Bridge from Bridgesoft in Holland.
Past History for: Winbridge
A free site with a good interface and several scoring options, such as Matchpoints and IMPs. The software can be downloaded. The winBridge project started in 1994. The first version was designed for the Microsoft Windows 3.1. New web based version has been re-designed/re-built since July 1997 for Window 95 and NT or above. The winBridge web site (http://www.winBridge.com) was launched after Microsoft released Internet Explorer 4.0 at the end of September 1997. winBridge application was developed based on Microsoft's ActiveX technology, using Visual Studio tools. Localized Windows, Internet Explorer, and international languages are all supported at winBridge.
Macintosh Recap - MacRecap
Note: Off-line. Listing is maintained for historical purposes only. Developed by Mr. Tom Vind. MacRecap has been approved by the American Contract Bridge League for use in local sanctioned games. The person who approved it is Mr. Jim Lopushinsky, the author of ACBLscore. It was a verbal approval which was recorded on a telephone answering machine and can be played back if you want to hear it. All of the common movements are available for use by MacRecap. There is, however, a companion program named Specify_A_Movement for creating any movement you desire.
Master Solver's Club Disk
Note: Off-line. Listing is maintained for historical purposes only. This software program is based on the popular features from The Bridge Word magazine. It is an interactive educational software program which compares your answers, your thoughts, and your scores with the answers and thoughts and scores of Bridge Experts. If you encounter a situation where you need assistance, there is also an Online Assistance. This software is only designed for those computers running Wind 3.1, Win 95, or Win NT.
Note: Off-line. Listing is maintained for historical purposes only. Company: Meadowlark Software, P.O. Box 5166, Fargo, ND 58105-5166. Features of Meadowlark Bridge and the Hand Librarian. Meadowlark Bridge won the World Computer Bridge Championship held in September 2000, in Maastricht, The Netherlands. This was sponsored by MSN Gaming Zone.
MSN Bridge - Game Zone - Preserved for historical purpose
GOOD-BYE MSN BRIDGE
Beyond the Zone - MSN Games Looks to the Future
Classic games have been retired; new Chess, Spades, and more on the way! It’s hard to imagine, but MSN Games is now a decade old. Ten years is a long time in the gaming world: it’s nearly half the age of the World Wide Web and over a quarter of the entire history of home videogames! But hey, who checks the clock in the middle of a party?
As we gear up for a second decade, our objective is still the same: to be your favorite place to play the world’s most popular games, fill a bit of spare time, de-stress during lunch, catch up with friends, or “accidentally” miss a staff meeting. In pursuit of this ever-tantalizing goal, we plan to make a few significant changes to MSN Games over the next few months.
First, some tearful farewells: as of June 19, 2006, we have retired our original versions of several classic card and board games: Classic Backgammon, Bridge, Classic Checkers, Chess, Cribbage, Euchre, Go, Classic Hearts, Reversi, and Spades. We are sad to see them go! These games are like old friends: they gave us our start, and helped us grow from an innovative little entertainment site to a truly stellar online gaming experience. But over the years, it’s become more and more difficult to maintain the aging hardware and software that supports them. We held out absolutely as long as we could, but it was finally time to make that decision.
Note: Off-line. Listing is maintained for historical purposes only. Developed by Mr. Andrew Bracher of Thinking Games in the United Kingdom. This is a computerised bridge player that enables you to practice your game at your own speed, or play a full game with less than four people. A highly developed program, Oxford Bridge can play an infinite number of randomly dealt hands, and has one of the widest selection of product features on the market. With a clean, graphical, Windows presentation that is a joy to use, bidding and play is as simple as "point and click".
Oxford Bridge 6 is the latest version of this medal-winning, state-of-the-art bridge program from Thinking Games. Using Expert System Technology, Oxford Bridge incorporates major advances, not available in other bridge software. Featuring three levels of play, Oxford Bridge can play fast on even modest hardware, or harness the power of the latest Pentium processors to analyse the cards in minute detail.
Oxford Bridge can play ACOL, 5-Card Majors, and Standard American - even one system against another. Each includes common conventions such as Blackwood, Gerber, Stayman and take-out doubles, plus many optional features, like weak/strong/variable NT, weak/strong two bids, the strong two club system, pre-emptive openings, Jacoby transfers, Baron responses, Flint, Grand-slam Force, cue bids, etc. You can switch systems and conventions at any time to compare how hands are bid with different options. Requirements: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or XP, 12 Mb free RAM, 10 Mb free hard disk space. Recommended: 133 MHz or faster processor, 800x600 256-colour or larger display.sx.
Pairs and Teams Software
These software is working under the operating system DOS. Also in a DOS-box of Windows 95, 98 or Windows NT the software runs perfectly. The input of scores can only be done from the keyboard. The output can be sent to every printer which understand DOS printer codes. The authors of the software are Evert van Imhoff and Rens Hamers. They have started in 1989. The programs Teams en Pairs have been used since 1992 for all official contests of the Dutch Bridge Federation. Also the European Championships 1996 in The Hague were calculated with Pairs. Already a few years the Cap-Gemini World Top Invitational has used Pairs for Butler scoring. And already 11 National Bridge Federations all over the world have a license of Pairs and/or Teams. It is used in more then 20 countries from Argentina to Japan and from Sweden to South-Africa. A users license of Pairs or Teams is only available from Jannersten Förlag in Sweden. One of the most important conditions in the licence agreement is that the license is not transferable. The reason is that the license name is burned into the software and printed on all the outputs. The program Pairs is accompanied by a set of printed manuals, together more than 200 pages of A4-size. Teams is built on the same principles and has only a concise manual.
Breva Software Limited was formed by two friends, Mr. Mike Leigh and Mr. Gidon Stemmer of England, who had the dream of creating the ultimate computerised bridge game, and in P-Plus Bridge their dream became a reality.
Prow-S Bridge Administration Database
Note: Off-line. Listing is maintained for historical purposes only. Created by Mr. Chris Stableford, Prow-S is a basic Bridge Club Administration Database Utility, intended for Bridge Club Organisers. Whatever you do with Bridge Club Organisation, it is designed to make life easier. It comes as a stand-alone Visual Basic Application, with an external Microsoft Access Database. To run it, you need to have a PC running Windows 95, 98, 2000 or NT. You do not need any Microsoft Office products such as Excel or Access. It is intended to make it easier for organisers to track the day-to-day activities of the Club.
Note: Off-line. Listing is maintained for historical purposes only. Developed by Mr. Pierre Cormault and Mr. Gerard Joyez.of France. The 8th World Computer Bridge Championship was conducted July 13-17, 2004, at North American Bridge Championship in New York and Sabrina was one of the eight contestants.
BridgeScor - Located in the United Kingdom.
This is a .pdf formatted manual. BridgeScorer will do the scoring for a bridge tournament or club competition. It is based on four separate programs. The main program BRIDGESCORER, which offers you ca 200 different movements for maximal 240 pairs, 20 rounds and 40 boards. Easy scoring and many options for calculation, showing and printing. Intelligent robots will assign movements dependant of the number of pairs and rounds. Next sessions will be re-indexed automatically. The program MOVEMENT CREATOR will enable you to create own movements to use. Program CLUB COMPETITION will give you an overview of more club sessions and the last program DEAL GENERATOR will generate boards with many handy options. A nice BRIDGE TIMER is an extra option. IBM only.
BridgeTab (by Jannersten Forlag) is a new approach to electronic scoring based on the latest technology. Intuitive interface makes it easy to use for players and TD alike.
This site describes a new technology-based approach for the scoring of duplicate bridge events played at duplicate bridge clubs. It is referred to as Automated Scoring. This technology was developed by Mr. George Mijne and Mr. Hans Lombard.
Scania Bridgekonsult was founded in 1986 by Mr. Mats Nilsland, Mr. Magnus Lindkvist and Mr. Anders Wirgren, but from 1998 Anders Wirgren is sole in charge. The company has mostly published bridge books , and has so far edited 19 titles: 14 original works and 5 translations from English books. Now we also offer two bridge programs, Scania BridgeDealer and DealGenerator, for Windows and Macintosh, with which you can generate deals for bidding practice, either randomly dealt or with restrictions on one, two or three of the hands. We also sell 19 programs developed by other companies. You can download demos of three of DaBriSoft's bridge programs (declarer play) and three of EDBridge's bridge programs.
StepBridge in The Netherlands
In Dutch only. StepBridge is de officiële internetbridgeclub van de Nederlandse Bridge Bond (NBB). StepBridge is zeer eenvoudig te bedienen en volledig Nederlandstalig. Translation: StepBridge is the official Internet Bridge Club of The Netherlands Bridge Federation. StepBridge is very simple to employ and is, at the moment, only available in The Netherlands.
StepBridge in Australia
Internet bridge clubs have been taking more of players' interest over the past few years, notably OKbridge, with an annual fee, and Bridgebase, free of use. A new Australian-based site is being promoted, hosted by Dutch federation webmaster Willem Willemse, now resident in Adelaide, and who also began StepBridge in The Netherlands.
3D Bridge Deluxe
Note: Offered by amazon.com. 3D Bridge Deluxe is a great way for beginners to learn the game with its own tutorials that will give you enough of the basics to play online with real people and get rankings on the GameSmith Game Server. Freeverse Software is a leading developer of entertainment software, specializing in card games. Based in New York City, Freeverse titles have received numerous awards and its original characters have appeared in TimeDigital, Wired, and Animation World magazines, as well as in national television commercials for Blockbuster Video.
Developed by Mr. Yves Costel of France. The website is in French. Fonctionne sous Windows95, Windows98, WindowsNT, Windows 2000 et ne nécessite qu'une configuration minimale en espace disque et en mémoire.
Wbridge5 - Explanations in English.
Winning Bridge is a computer game that lets you play the card game Bridge on your PC. The game has been produced by Mr. Gerald Wilson, who is based in Hampshire, England. The software program runs under the Microsoft Windows 95+. All information needed and required can be found at his Website.
WinScore V1.2 scores your bridge duplicate events quickly, easily, error-free. Use it on Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 or 2000. Use WinScore for single session club and local events of up to 24 tables and 48 hands. Smaller events of less than 10 tables are equally well suited. Use Howell, Mitchell or Scrambled Mitchell movements. Maintain a membership list to facilitate the easy entry of pair names when scoring events. Readily accommodate visitors. Use the membership list to form the basis of Individual and Pairs ladders. Enter as little or as much from the traveller as you wish to quickly score each hand. WinScore automatically calculates the Match points for you. For fast scoring, just enter the score achieved or let WinScore check it for you using the standard 2H-1, 3N+1* notation. Override tricks and adjust scores made to penalise pairs. See detailed statistics for each hand scored. WinScore automatically ranks pairs into order and awards EBU Master points, adjusting for tied places. Master point scoring can be disabled if required.
This site is all about the card game Contract Bridge. Included is a freeware game to download, that allows you to get a taste of playing bridge on your PC using the Acol bidding system along with many optional conventions. Decide whether you want to use the Stayman, Baron, Swiss, Grand Slam Force (GSF), Blackwood, Gerber conventions. It also contains features that help in learning how to play as well as being able to analyse hands. You can have it display all of the cards, so you can see clearly what's going on. It is possible to manually set the bidding.
World Bridge Club
This software permits 1. the beginner to discover bridge, 2. experienced players to test their level, 3. everyone to play for many hours, 4. right up to WORLD CHAMPION level. Endorsed by the World Bridge Federation.
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