Saturday, April 8, 2017

View the Auction

You asked for it. The latest release adds a quick link button that will display the auction for the current game in progress.

You can use this feature to the review the bidding sequence at any time then jump back to the game.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Inline Score-sheet

Just released the second update of 2017 that takes advantage of the new single page layout by including the score-sheet in the web page.

No need anymore to pop it up during play, just scroll down to view it at any time.

Now after a hand is played a message will pop-up that summarizes the contract. When you close the message you can scroll down to review the score or just continue playing. Simple!

I'm excited about this new single page layout. It allows me to provide much more information to you during play. I already have plans for an auction table as well as options that allow you to modify the game parameters.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Consolidated Game Page

Wiki Bridge is now consolidated into one web page.

Previous versions required that you switch to a "menu" page to view the instructions then switch back to the game page to continue, albeit with a new hand. No need for that anymore. Now the game you are playing, the instructions and the bidding information are all available on the same web page. Just scroll down at anytime to review the information then scroll back up to continue the hand in play.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

"Quick Bridge" is now "Wiki Bridge"

In case you hadn't noticed I recently re-branded "Quick Bridge" (for the web) as "Wiki Bridge". I did this primarily to distinguish it from my Windows version of "Quick Bridge" and to reflect the web based nature of this new version.

Not to worry, it's the same game under-the-hood, same links and web locations as before just the name has changed.

This brand name change seemed like a natural evolution for my series of card games since "wikiwiki" is the Hawaiian term for fast or quick, all of my games are based on the descriptions found on Wikipedia and "wiki" is a familiar Internet term.

Enjoy and keep your comments coming.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Did you know ...

Did you know that Quick Bridge can be played on any device, even your smartphone?

Just navigate to here from your smartphone to try it out.

Quick Bridge running on an iPhone 5s
Among other improvements this update (2016.8) spreads out East's and West's hands a bit so you can see more of the cards in the dummy hand.

I continue to make improvements to the game so be sure to check back often for the latest.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Hand Points

Being able to know the point value of your hand is crucial to your bidding strategy with your partner. While it is possible to count your own points (and you should learn to do so) for your convenience the latest release of Quick Bridge (2016.5) displays your points in a little red badge to the left of your hand.

For reference, points are tallied as 4 for an ACE, 3 for a KING, 2 for a QUEEN, 1 for a JACK, 2 for a Singleton (one card in a suit) and 1 for a Doubleton (2 cards in a suit). A player should have at least 12 points to open the bidding and at least 6 to respond to a bid.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Quick Bridge is LIVE

I am pleased to announce that Quick Bridge for the web is now live online. 

Now you can enjoy Bridge on any device, Windows, Mac, iPad, tablet, etc. This is the result of months of work porting my popular Quick Bridge for Windows into a web application. I am pleased with the results and will continue making improvements now that it's compatible with a wider platform. Check it out and let me know what you think.