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Learn bridge online at Sky Bridge Club with free lessons, videos and practice hands.

How to play bridge

If you've never played bridge before we have a quick lesson for you. If you're having lessons in a bridge club you can play here to get some extra practice. Everyone is welcome and many of our players are complete beginners. Our friendly teachers are here to help and answer any questions you might have.

Bridge is fun! Learn how to play bridge with this short lesson and then play some free games against the computer.

Standard and Acol Bidding Systems

In the same way certain words can communicate different meanings depending on a person's dialect, certain bids communicate different meanings depending on a person's bidding system. Your bidding system allows you and your partner to accurately describe your hands during the auction.

A quick overview of Standard and Acol bidding systems and how to choose which one to play.

Overcalls

Overcalls are your usual way into the auction after the oposition have opened.

Just because the opposition have opened the bidding doesn't mean you can't bid. With the right hand, an overcall is a good way to enter the auction.

Doubles

A double in bridge can have different meanings, depending on what other bids have been made during the auction.

Learn about takeout, negative, balancing and penalty doubles.

Slam Bidding

Slam Bidding requires good basic bidding skills just as much as asking for aces!

The strength of a hand depends on points, trumps, distribution and working honours. Together, this information will help you decide whether or not to bid slam.

Losing Trick Count

Learn how to use the Losing Trick Count for bidding games and slams.

The Losing Trick Count (LTC) in bridge is a way of evaluating the strength of your hand when you have a trump fit.

Law of Total Tricks

Learn about LTT.

How to use the Law of Total Tricks when deciding how high to bid in a competitive auction.

Declarer Play

Learning to play the cards in bridge is easiest when you can practice what you're learning. We've got some hands for you to try and some tips on counting winners and losers, finessing how to finesse and remembering the cards played.

Some ideas to get you started with declarer play.

Defence

Some people love the special skills required for defence in bridge. Leads, signals and the rule of 11 are some of the techniques that will help.

Defending a hand in bridge is the same as declarer play in the sense that you're simply trying to win as many tricks as possible. Learn more about defence.

Bridge Practice Hands

Playing is still the best way to learn and practice. Play bridge against the computer at Sky Bridge Club with free daily deal or upgrade for unlimited hands.

Bridge is a fun card game for four players but you can play bridge against the computer by yourself, too, so why wait?