MiniBridge

MiniBridge is a great way to get newcomers started. The rules are easy! In this version of RealBridge, we've brought to you the most common way to play MiniBridge, with some bonus features.

Features for Teachers

There are many exciting features available to teachers while playing MiniBridge on RealBridge. Teachers can:

  • Choose from many customisable options
  • Demonstrate the correct way to play a board and re-wind for students to play it again
  • Get students excited with special effects
  • Load prepared boards

Player Experience

When players sit at a table, they will be able to chat with each other before the round starts. Teachers can join any table to speak to students. Once a board is dealt, students will be able to start playing.

Once players have decided who will be the declarer, they can select a contract from the bidding box. The contracts available to them are completely editable.

The opposition can then choose to double the contract or lead to begin card play. Players are able to toggle to a distribution view where they can see the distribution of all cards in other players' hands.

Configurable Options

In RealBridge’s implementation of MiniBridge, you set up the game like a normal bridge session, except that you tick a box for MiniBridge. Then you are presented with a range of options, which let you set up the game exactly how you want it.  You can specify: 

The set of contracts that are allowed. This gives you the flexibility to start simple and work up towards the full set of bridge contracts. For example, with a very new set of players you might just specify one of a suit and 1NT. Then as the players progress you might add the game contracts, then the slams, and perhaps eventually the full set of bridge contracts.

Default MiniBridge Contracts

 

Custom Contracts: Part Scores

(1C-1N)


All Bridge Contracts

 


Custom Contracts: Part Scores and Games

(1C-1N, 3N, 4H-4S, 5C-5D)

 

Whether declarer sees dummy before choosing the contract, or just sees dummy’s shape. 

Declarer can see dummy's shape

Declarer can see dummy's hand

 

Whether doubles are allowed. Doubles are fun, especially for younger players, but you might not want to introduce those straight away.

Leader cannot double Leader can double

 

 

Whether the opening leader sees dummy before leading, or just sees dummy’s shape. 

Leader cannot see dummy

Leader can see dummy's shape

Leader can see dummy's hand

 

Whether to include the Distribution View.

Player cannot toggle to distribution view  
Player can toggle to distribution view

 

Some entertaining special effects, like showering the table in fireworks when you make a contract (for the defenders, when they defeat a contract).