For the iPhone/iPad and Android
You can now play bridge, practices bridge and read bridge
conventions while relaxing at the cabin thanks to these iPhone
and iPad apps.
Feb 2014 : Bridge Solver- new android APP. Bridge Solver incorporates Bo Haglund's double dummy solver module enabling calculation of makeable contracts and par contracts for any bridge hand. The user can 'play' all four positions interactively, and as each card is played the app shows the total number of tricks that will be made for each valid card that can be played in the current position (assuming perfect play by the declarer and defenders from that point onwards). It also contains a built in browser allowing the user to browse bridge club websites. For certain types of club results page (currently those hosted on BridgeWebs or Pianola) the app will recognise if the page contains a hand diagram – a single click will then import the hand into the app for double dummy analysis or interactive play as described above. The app can also import hands from a PBN file, or a hand can be manually entered.
August 2013: Bridge Club Live launched its BridgePlayer App in August 2013 and has an Android version about to release in early 2014. The same App allows online play at all its growing number
of bridge servers, including Bridge4Free.com Look out for 'BridgePlayer' in the various App stores
January 2013: APP: Bridge Carlos. Aimed at the beginner to intermediate player, it contains opening and responding lessons as well as some conventions.I wrote the app working one day per week over the past year, envisaging that it would help promote the game to younger audiences. It could also be an aid for tutors, allowing the tutor to use an iPad (or iPads) as an assistant. I would welcome your feedback on the app.The lessons are also available in video format via youtube - search for "BridgeCarlos App".
Bridge Base Online now has an App. Play bridge on your iphone, ipad, or android devices!
Play online or watch vugraphs. Click
February 2011 : The Bridge Companion - An application for Windows
Phone 7 that replaces the bridge score sheet, manages games
played, and also tracks Masterpoints. If you would like more
details (video, screenshots and how to download the application)
or for any special requests, please visit my website, or reply
to this email.
Spring 2012: Two Bridge apps for Android!
Bridge Diary | Bridge Bidding Box
Spring 2012: Mobile Bridge Online This is an app to be released on android to play bridge online by connecting to Bridge Base Online
Sports 4 You
The must-have app for everyone who plays bridge, chess
or draughts! Suitable for iPphone, iPpad and soon for
Android. Have a look inside Apple’s app-store
and get a five-day free trial account. Three new problems
every day: one each for bridge, chess and draughts made
by top players and world champions. App available in
nine languages Available now at www.mindsports4you.com
Bridge Score Calculator: Using your Android
phone or tablet, the Bridge Score Calculator displays any
duplicate score possible. Simply Swipe and Tap your way to
the contract and result desired. Click
New & Improved Bridge Island has been
released, now compatible with more major platforms including
Android, Facebook, iPad, iPhone, PC and Mac and FACEBOOK.
Island - Play Online!
We're really enjoying iBridge Plus (iPad App). You can play any number of hands with yourself
or create a challenge, set a winners' pot, and play
against the world. Very fun! And especially handy for
people who might only have time for 8 or 10 hands. The
interface is bold and simple. The graphics are nicely
it out here.
iBridge Baron. Based on the best-selling computer
bridge game. Over 2 billion deals. Tournaments from ACBL,
Cavendish and ABF. It's fun to play a series of hands and
see the matchpoint results after each. Go back, rebid, replay
- he interface, while a bit buggy, works well once you get
the hang of it. It's pricey at $20 but I've spent a few hours
with it so that makes it good for me. Now availalbe for iPAD and Android Tablets
December 2010: bridge2go.com
- currently Android only
November 2010: New FREE APP called "iBridgeOnline"
in the app store that will let you play bridge online with
August 2010: BetterBridge1
English International David Bakhshi (one of our
members), has just released an app for the iPhone, iPod Touch
and iPad. It is called BetterBridge1, and comprises 16 deals
constructed and analysed by David. There are ten declarer
play hands and six focusing on defence. The user is presented
with the bidding (Standard English and Standard American auctions
can be displayed), and then given the chance to play the deal
before taking advantage of a 'show' facility which demonstrates
the suggested line of play or defence.
June 2010: iBid
- iPhone application for Bridge players that brings a lot
of bidding conventions directly into their pocket. With iBid,
Bridge players can access descriptions, examples and anecdotes
of the most important conventions, without the need of any
June 2010: Omar
Sharif Bridge for iPhone. Featuring ACOL and
Standard American bidding systems, Omar Sharif Bridge will
challenge the most proficient player yet still allow the beginner
to develop their game. Fantastic graphics and a strong and
respected bridge engine allows players to become involved,
stimulated and challenged with every deal. Editors review:
I still havent figured out how this one works. The graphics
are poor, and instructions etc are difficult to find.
CONVENTION CARD SOFTWARE AND SITES
DEAL NOW AVAILABLE
dealing program Big Deal
was used to generate all hands for the Olympiad in Maastricht,
and might well become the standard dealing program for the WBF.
is a program to just generate deals for a tournament, without
repeating series, statistically good, and safe. No possibility
to select types of hands or whatever. Just deals for tournaments.
This is in sharp contrast with my previous program, Dealer, that
excelled in the selection part, but as I know now, failed in most
respects when it comes to tournament dealing. Big Deal is available,
free, including sources and documentation, from Very highly recommended
to switch from whatever you are using now to Big Deal. To know
why, read the docs. Most people are convinced after one read.
Let me know if you are not one of them. " ... Hans September
New Dealmaster Pro uses Deep Finesse for Unique Analyses and
Hand Record data
February 22, 2001 - Version 2.0 of Dealmaster Pro will feature
a major interface with Deep Finesse, the popular 100% accurate
double dummy analyzer, enabling analyses of sets of bridge deals
never before practical. In addition, the popular Dealmaster Pro
Hand Records and Travellers will display makeable contracts for
each deal. The program will be available in early March and demonstrated
March 17-21 at the NABC in Kansas City. Read
the full Press Release here
has all Dealmaster's famous features PLUS the "ultimate" Deal
Generator/Simulator. Deal Generation is up to 40 times faster!
Dealmaster's Deal Generator/Simulator are very powerful and satisfies
the requirements of many users. For those who need even more in
Deal Generation power, we believe Dealmaster Pro has all the answers.
It is perhaps 20 times more powerful than Dealmaster. Dealmaster
is offering one $1000. prize to someone who enters a Deal Generation
problem that Dealmaster Pro cannot solve. Dealmaster Pro was introduced
at NABC in Boston (Nov.1999).
DEAL 3.07 - A
bridge hand generator by Thomas Andrews. Features: Easy to
use for quick, simple dealing; Customizable output formats;
Infinitely extensible via TCL; Easily portable to most platforms;
and Free Software under GPL license
"... the most powerful dealing program we've seen." - Matt
September 2008 :: Deal
3.1 by Thomas Andrews. Deal is now up to version 3.1,
and can be accessed at bridge.thomasoandrews.com/deal/
The latest release includes a built-in double dummy solver
written by Bo Haglund.
Wirgren's Dealer Software for Mac or Windows - May be downloaded
Scania website. DealGenerator is a simple program for generating
random bridge deals. You can view the deals on the screen and/or
print North's and South's hands on different sheets of paper for
bidding practice. Scania BridgeDealer is a full dealer, and a
DEMO can be downloaded from the above ste as well. For
review click here.
- the standard in North America.
April 2008 :: Free
Bridge Scoring Software as used by English Bridge Union.
Pairs, Teams, Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams software all compatible
with Bridgemate (&Bridgepad) usage.
Free shareware Duplicate Scorer program which
supports Bridgemate Pro electronic scoring. Companion Club
Database Manager application gives full club management facilities
including electronic registration of EBU Master Points.
You can download Keith Sheppard's Duplicate Scorer from: http://www.bracknellbridge.com/scorer/dshome.htm.
Also available is his "WebScore" product which allows
league scorers (in any sport) to receive match results via the
Internet. If anyone is interested in the latter, please see http://homepages.tesco.net/~Keith.Sheppard/WebScore.htm
or contact Keith Keith.Sheppard@tesco.net
by email. [November 2005]
FIN-S for Bridge Club Scorers, Tournament
Directors and Event Organisers Fin-S
is a comprehensive suite of scoring and utility programs. Whatever
you do with Bridge Scoring, it is designed to make your life easier.
The site includes lots of data on what the program looks like,
how it works, etc., including a Training Video recorded using
Pairs en Teams
bridge scoring software. Pairs and Teams is software which is
used for scoring a variaty of bridgecontests. These programs are
suitable for a big tournament as well as for your local bridge
evening. This nice looking web site includes a page which lists
interesting links for those who use computers to score their bridge
BRIDGESCORER will do the scoring for a bridge tournement
or club competition. It is based on four seperate programs : The
mainprogram 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 CLUBCOMPETITION will give you an overview of more
clubsessions and the last program DEALGENERATOR will generate
boards with many handy options. A nice BRIDGETIMER is an extra
option or can be ordered separately. Dirk Van Der Plas, Middelburg,
Zeeland, Netherlands English
Site | Dutch Site
by Richard Pavlicek
Bridge Hand Evaluator
Bridge Hand Calculator
Suit Break Calculator
Dual Suit Break Calculator
Personal Deal Creator
Bridge Score Calculator
Contract and Result
FREE BRIDGE FILE CONVERTER UPDATED - it now reads OK-bridge
files of .rec type in addition to the earleier supported file
types. Reading of PBN has been improved it now should read %Import
type of .PBN files correctly (previously only %export format).
Click Here for NEW
HOMEPAGE. Kaj G Backas.
SCRIPT BRIDGE HAND Print those World Championship hands!
- from Masakatsu Sugino- a Windows program that prints out bridge
hand records in a graphical way from PBN (Potable Bridge Notation)
format data files. The program is able to read and write PBN files.
The double dummy analysis is performed with Gib's engine. The
graphical presentation is stored in a PostScript file, that can
be manipulated with a PostScript viewer.
free software for evaluation of suit combinations SuitPlay
is a software-program for evaluation of suit combinations. The
result is comparable with that of Roudinesco or the bridge-encyclopedia.
However, the program is flawless and does analyse (almost) any
self-chosen suit combination. If you are interested, just send
e-mail to Jeroen Warmerdam
who will return the free program by e-mail. The program is already
some years old. It was announced and distributed the same way
as I do now. The old version however did not work on fast pc's
(well, what we called fast three years ago) due to an error by
Borland. That is fixed in the current version. Source code is
not distributed. 4 Feb 2001
Have fun with this neat little Bridge
Hand Dealer from Jean- Luc Garneau. It comes in English and
French. Note: I can only get it working in Microsoft's Internet
- PBN stand for Portable Bridge Notation. PBN is a proposal for
saving bridge deals from competitions or game programs in a universal
and platform independent file system. PBN is a universal notation
for bridge games. It has been developed to read and write bridge
games in PBN files by any bridge program on any platform. There
are several bridge programs that have implemented the PBN format.
(I'm very glad that GIB has adopted PBN.) The PBN standard and
additional information can be found on the PBN
homepage A new version of the PBN Verifier, that has been
written in JAVA. I hope this eases the verification of PBN files
on any platform, and the generation of PBN files in export format
for all platforms. More details can be found in the read.me file
inside the archives on the PBN homepage. - Tis Veugen
& Supplies for Card Players, our sister site, for
a comprehensive list of Bridge Playing Software.
- After almost ten years, BridgePro has developed its second
major upgrade. If you own version 1, 2 ,3.0 or simply had
tried the demo version, we invite you to try version 3.1.
The ACBL Bridge Bulletin's editor, Paul Linxwiler said: "If
you enjoy playing solo bridge with computer opponents and
partners, BridgePro makes a nice, inexpensive choice."
Version 3.1 is now Windows 7 compatible. Major changes in
the graphic routines will allow play on any screen resolution.
Many user-friendly menu choices have been added and card play
and bidding algorithms have been tweaked. Any questions write:
Bridge version 4.3 (March 2005) :: Shareware - play
and if you like, $27 USD, pay online.
Info URL: http://www.learnbridge.com
PAD File: http://www.learnbridge.com/pad_file.xml
Tutorial Bridge is a program for learning the game of contract
bridge while at the same time playing and enjoying the game.
It gives the reasoning behind each non-trivial bid that is
made, or card that is played. The user can interact with the
program at a rate that is consistent with his or her current
knowledge of the game. The ability to undo any bid or play
permits the student to compare his or her action with what
the program would do in the same situation.
01, 2002 - Special
K Bridge Software - download shareware. Version 2.9 for Windows
95/98, includes options to play with many of these. It also supports
most non-standard screen resolutions. Bidding logic has also been
enhanced. The latest addition is version 2.9.
18, 2001 -Bridge Mentor teaching
computer program free trial
For beginning to intermediate level players. Download trial.
Bidding Trainer V2.0 - "New
SHAREWARE program for Windows and NT to practise your own
bidding system. A useful tool for players, pairs, and teams
interested in improving their own bidding skills. It can also
be used as a hand dealer with conditions on hands and it makes
statistics on the conditions imposed, so that it will be also
useful to bridge teachers and bidding researchers. The situation
at a bridge table is exactly reproduced. You only see your
own cards and the development of the auction up to the moment
you bid. At any moment you can see the full boards and bidding
up to this moment..." English or Spanish.
(October 6, 2000 )
- Francesco Barcio, Italy. "A well designed but simple Bridge
game. It has many options such as background music, voice
messages, bidding help, the ability to save games in PBN format,
re-play games from PBN archives, edit games and much more."
Shareware. Free to try, $25 if you decide to keep it.