Bridge Software & Apps
Bridge Software comes in 4 varieties:
Bridge Playing Software allows you to actually play a game, with the computer and some with friends and online. See a complete list below.
Instructional Bridge Software teaches you the game itself and comes for a variety of levels. See The Shops for a listing of shops that carry this kind of software.
Over-the-shoulder Software lets you watch bridge experts play famous tournaments and tutors as well. See The Shops for a listing of shops that carry this kind of software.
Reference & Tools Software lists conventions, systems, and named techniques, scores, deals and much more. See The Shops for a listing of shops that carry this kind of software. Also you can visit the Great Bridge Links Software page for more links.
The World’s Top Bridge Playing Software
Bridge Baron : Silver Medal 2007. Bronze Medal 2010.
Click on Image or here to Order from Amazon. Bridge Baron participated in ACBL Computer Bridge World Championships where it reached the following positions: 1997: 1, 1998: 4, 1999: 7, 2000: 5, 2001: 5, no entry in 2002, 2, in 2003 and 2004, and 5, in 2005 and 2006. Bridge Baron is available for Mac as well as Windows.
- All 53 octillion (that’s 53 billion billion billion) bridge deals as possible random deals in Bridge Baron.
- Standard American 5-card Majors, SAYC (Standard Yellow Card), 2-over-1, Precision, Acol, La Majeure Cinquieme, Forum D., or build your own from more than 100 available conventions.
- Bidding flowcharts Bidding Interpretation that shows Entered deals from newspaper or other sources
- Double-dummy and par-contract solvers Challenging problem deals Convention practice module
- Will not work on iPad, Android or iPhone. Requires Mac OS 10.8 or later or Windows Vista/7/8/10
Blue Chip Bridge
Blue Chip Bridge participated in ACBL Computer Bridge World Championships where it reached the following positions: 1998: 5, 1999: 6, 2000: 6, 2001: 6, 2002: 6, 2003: 7, 2004: 6, 2005: 6 and 2006: 6.
Jack : Gold 2015. Bronze Medal 2007. Silver Medal 2008. Gold Medal 2009. Gold Medal 2010. Bronze 2011. Gold 2012.
Jack participated in ACBL Computer Bridge World Championships where it reached the semifinals at it’s debut in 2000 (3). After another hard years work Jack won the title in 2001 and successfully defended it until 2005 (World Champion in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004). After 4 years of domination Jack’s reign was broken by WBridge5 from France in the final of 2005 (2).
Micro Bridge : Bronze 2008. Bronze 2012. Silver 2014. Bronze 2015.
Micro Bridge participated in all the ACBL Computer Bridge World Championships. Allthough the Japanese never managed to win the championship Micro Bridge came close, as the losing finalist to Jack, in 2001 and 2006. In allmost all the events Micro Bridge has been a top-finisher. 1997: 3, 1998: 3, 1999: 3, 2000: 9, 2001: 2, 2002: 3, 2003: 4, 2004: 4, 2005: 4, 2006: 2.
Q-Plus Bridge : Bronze Medal, 2007, Silver Medal 2011. Bronze 2012. Bronze 2015
In the early years of computer bridge Bridge King (predecessor of Q-Plus) participated in the Computer Bridge World Championships where it finished 3 in 1991, 1 in 1992, 3 in 1993. Q-Plus Bridge participated in ACBL Computer Bridge World Championships where it reached the following positions: 1997: 2, 1998: 2, 1999: 5, 2000: 2, 2001: 4, 2002: 5, 2003: 5, 2004: 5, 2005: 3, 2006: 4.
Shark Bridge : Gold 2014.
WBridge5 : Silver 2015. Gold Medal 2007 & 2008. Silver 2009. Silver 2010. Bronze 2011. Silver 2012.
WBridge5 is the World Champion of 2007 & 2005. WBridge5 had already been very close to the ACBL Computer Bridge World Championship title for a few times. Losing the final to Jack by 1 IMP in 2002, WBridge5 had one foot in the final of 2003 when Bridge Baron pulled a stunt and WBridge5 didn’t make the final by just a few points. In 2005 WBridge finally got the title. In the final, that was broadcasted live on Bridge Base Online, 4-time reigning World Champion Jack was defeated. Results: 1999: 2, 2000: 4, 2001: 3, 2002: 2, 2003: 3, 2004: 3, 2005: 1, 2006: 3.
Rays Bridge Game : USA
THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!
You can now play bridge, practice bridge and read bridge conventions while relaxing at the cabin thanks to these iTunes and Android Apps
Spring 2016: Leonardo Bridge is a Facebook application, which allows bridge players with a Facebook profile to play for free, online bridge. Easy-to-use, straight forward interface, nice graphics and the advantage of playing with real people. In Leonardo Bridge you can schedule to play bridge with your friends at your convenience, or jump-in to an available seat, in existing tables. You can find new friends that share the same interest with you. Furthermore, you can socialize and have fun online through chat, while playing. Leonardo Bridge was launched in March 2015.
Fall 2014 : Ultimate Bridge – Facebook game!
Play Online Club Apps
Fall 2015 : Ultimate Bridge is now available for Android Click Here >
Bridge Bandit: The new kid on the block. Bridge Bandit features a beautifully designed interface that is easy to use and great looking. We have taken the essence of the game and thoughtfully translated it for mobile devices. Choose from four different ways to play: in a competitive league, in a direct challenge with a friend, in a historical tournament comparing yourself with the best of the best, or in a quick blitz. Create your profile, find and make friends and even join or form a club.
BRIDGEPRO for Android Devices: BridgePro™ has developed an Android compatible app. We invite you to try version 3.1.7..x. Our game has been constantly upgraded over the last twenty years. Our new graphic user interface is simple, easy to use and compatible with Android phones and tablets. A free demo is available. Any questions write: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mar 2015)
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
Bridge Base Online has been working hard on their App and it works very well. You can play against robots, with friends, or sit in on quick 6-8 board tournaments! Lots of fun and virtually no glitches.
Bridge Island– play bridge online on your iPhone. Duplicate IMP scoring, rating systems, excellent graphics. Editors review: This looks like so much fun! Just needs people …
iBridge Baron. Based on the best-selling computer bridge game. Over 2 billion deals. Tournaments from ACBL, Cavendish and ABF. Also an excellent online play option.
FunBridge – plays on all devices
Play & Learn Bridge Apps
Fall 2015 : Ultimate Bridge is now available for Android Click Here >
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 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.
BetterBridgeS by Bakhshi
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.
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 here.
2014 : BridgePhone. BridgePhone is a wireless scoring system leveraging modern Android phone technology.
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.
Summer 2013: BRIAN: Duplicate Scoring/Reporting Ap. BriAn is an electronic scoring system for the game of contract bridge. Using Android smartphones and iPhones, BriAn can support duplicates, tournaments and café bridge. BriAn can also function as a personal scoresheet for a tournament, or as a record for social game of rubber or Chicago bridge.
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.
August 2011:: Bridge Calculator is freeware program that solves problems in the Bridge card game. It quickly solves the double dummy problem, has both graphical and console-based multiple languages user interfaces. It can imports deals from files in many formats, like PBN, BBO .lin files and files generated by the KoPS program.Best regards, Piotr Beling