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Winning tricks

with Tina McVeigh

Bridge is a trick-taking game. What does that mean? Just try to win as many tricks as you can!

Watch the video to learn about tricks and the special trump suit, then answer these questions.

Watch the video and then see if you can answer the following questions.

What is the highest card in a suit?

Ace
2
10
King
The Ace is the highest or most powerful card in each suit.

What is the order of play at the table?

Clockwise
Counter-clockwise
Back and forth
Depends if you're playing in the Northern or Southern hemisphere
Every trick is played in a clockwise direction.

Which card wins this trick?

Which card wins this trick?
♠A
♠6
♠2
♠K
The ♠A will win this trick.

Which card wins this trick?

Which card wins this trick?
♣6
♣T
♣J
♣5
The ♣J will win this trick.

Which card should you play to win this trick?

Which card should you play to win this trick?
K
J
4
3
You can play the K to win this trick.

Not too difficult, right? You've already mastered half of the game! Just win as many tricks as you can.

Leave a comment below. Can you think of other card games where your primary goal is to win as many tricks as possible? Which are your favourites?

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