Daily Archives: January 5, 2015

Bridge

Each Monday a group of teachers sand some local Tanzanians gather at the Mwanza Sports Club for an evening of Bridge.
We like card games so when we first arrived and were invited along to play bridge we were keen.
Bridge is a complex card game based on whist which is played in pairs. Together with your partner you bid on how many tricks you will win against another pair. Bidding is hard and full of nuances and I regularly get it wrong but it’s a good game.
If you win the bid then your partner lays down their hand revealing it to all. You then play ticks attempting to win enough to make your bid. Each trick counts and if you make or exceed your bid you get points, conversely not making your bid will give your opponents the points. Sometimes you tactically lose a bid – something I find hard – with the aim of winning more overall.

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