The male genes prefer Poker, while other genes prefer other games, but when we mix it up, it ends up with humans playing the game of the gods. Bridge. The best way to get started at Bridge is FunBridge. It’s free to try, runs almost everywhere, and is easy to learn.
One of the benefits of a digital version of various card games is the option to play online which is similar to playing cards by yourself but with others not hogging what’s in the fridge or interrupted play for bathroom breaks.
FunBridge runs on Mac and Windows, iPhone and iPad, and it’s part of a new generation of games where you can play with friends or learn how others play elsewhere in the world. How easy is this to get started?
FunBridge lets you learn Bridge by playing the game at your pace, whenever you want to play, and you have the option to play against many other players, but freiends, too.
- 2 tournaments of the day per continent
- Series tournaments and unlimited practice deals
- Challenge your friends in 1 vs. 1 in 5 deals tournaments
- Ranking of all players per series with evolution across series
- Two-player mode to practice with your friends, with 2 computers at the table
- It is possible to edit your visiting card and consult other players’ visiting cards
- It is possible to watch a replay of all the other players’ bids and card play!
- Tournaments with MP and IMP scoring
- Setting of your bidding conventions (North plays the same system as the one you choose in the game settings, i.e. strong 2, weak 2, Standard American Yellow Card (SAYC), ACOL or Polish Club)
- Help for bids during the game with points and assumed suit distribution (range of the number of cards per suit) displayed for each bid at the table
- Look for players, follow players and friend requests
FunBridge lets you watch a replay of how other Bridge players played their hands; bidding and card play. A deal can even be paused and resumed later. It’s an excellent tool to see how your skills stack up to others.
I can’t think of an easier, faster, better way to get into Bridge than FunBridge. It’s free to get started. 100 first deals are for free. 10 deals per week every week are free, too. Yes, there’s a Premium level with a monthly subscription.
Because it’s you against the rest of the Bridge world– online friends, family members, or players anywhere else in the world– you get 24 hour access and on any device; easily switch from Mac to iPhone to iPad.
Never played Bridge before?
Don’t worry! The help system of the app will make bidding understanding easier and will teach you the basics of bridge. If you already know how to play bridge, our game will enable you to practice bidding and card play in order to develop your skills and later participate in tournaments to pit yourself against other players.
The Mac App Store version has in-app purchases for deals but ratings overall are, well, nominal to average at best. Why? Bridge folks are like Poker folk and it’s the details that matter. Still, FunBridge gets updated frequently, has improved steadily, and is free to try out.