How To Play Bridge

Bridge is a popular card game that was first invented in 1875. It’s played by four players and the aim is to score more points than your opponents. There are different variations of the rules, which makes this a fascinating game to play!

Only a Standard 52-Card Deck is Needeed

Bridge is usually played with cards from a 52-card deck.

The cards are ranked from Ace to King, except for the Jokers which are wild cards.

There are 4 suits in which the deck is divided into and they are

  • Clubs
  • Diamonds
  • Hearts, and
  • Spades

They also have two ranks: major and minor. Major cards such as Jacks and Kings rank above minor cards like Queens and Fives.

Card Rankings

Major cards can be trumped (made higher ranking) by a major card of the same suit or a Joker or it can be made low ranking by being forced to trump another card of equal or lower rank. Minor cards can be trumped only if they would make a straight in one or more suits (for example, 5-4). If you want to force all your minor cards to become trumps, you must use both of them in conjunction with an Ace or an unforced Trump lead.