BJ Bridge is a contract bridge card game for Android with unique duplicate bridge competitive scoring features.
Have you ever wondered how to play contract bridge? Or have you played bridge for some time and want to brush up on the latest conventions? Or just want to practice your game between visits to your bridge club?
BriJ is for you. It has levels to suit both beginners and those who already play bridge. There's plenty of help at every stage, suggesting WHY as well as WHAT to bid or play.
Please note that the Lite version has a fixed Benji-Acol bidding system that will not suit everyone. The PRO version offers a choice of systems, including SAYC and standard Acol (including the EBU-taught systems), with a wide range of optional add-on bidding conventions.
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FEATURES: PRO VERSION only:
• use the BriJ Convention Wizard to tailor your bidding style from:-
★ SAYC (Standard American Yellow Card) - 3 levels
★ Beginner(simplified Acol or SAYC bidding with no extra conventions)
★ Acol (standard English) - 3 levels
★ Benji Acol - 2 levels
▶ add extra conventions, e.g. 5-card majors, Puppet Stayman, two-suited overcalls (ASPTRO and ELH), RKCB, Blackwood, Gerber, Quantitative 4NT, Jacoby 2NT, Truscott 2NT, etc. Set bidding aggression level
• specify high card point ranges
• choose strong or weak 2 openers
• view your tailored convention card
• find deals to illustrate a convention such as Puppet Stayman
FEATURES: ALL VERSIONS
Bid and then play unlimited hands
▶ see competitive duplicate bridge scores (no rubber bridge scoring at present)
▶ see detailed hints for your next bid or play
▶ see explanations for opponents bids and plays
Use Bluetooth to connect up with other players
▶ practice bidding and playing as a partnership
▶ choose to play in defence or play the contract independently
▶ play anywhere, without Internet access!
Play in any combination of seats at the same time
▶ choose to see all cards
▶ choose to see hands one at a time
▶ rotate the table to play an another hand
Play as you would in a 'real' game
▶ familiar bidding box
▶ tricks laid out as you would expect for Duplicate bridge
▶ see your results against opposition players, rated as a percentage
Download hands from BridgeWebs and other sites
▶ view a session from your club website
▶ see optimum contracts with actual pairs scoring
▶ replay hands against BriJ opposition
EBU RED BOOKpractice hands (for UK)
BriJ uses the same logic as real human players
▶ it does not cheat by peeking at the hidden cards !
▶ you have a reasonable chance of beating your computer opponents
▶ like a real player, BriJ may make mistakes, but is improving all the time
BriJ unlimited deals are totally random
▶ ask BriJ to predict makeable contracts
▶ see predictions before bidding, or only after you have played the contract
▶ save a deal for replaying later
▶ share deals with other BriJ players via email
Bridge convention card
▶ BriJ Lite uses Benji Acol bidding
▶ BriJ Pro has a wide choice of styles and optional conventions
See the website http://www.bjbridge.org for details of the extensive optional features of BriJ. Includes "How to get started with BriJ".
Please email [email protected]
if you'd like to suggest improvements.
▶ New option to request Robot partners ALWAYS pass 1NT doubled for penalties, even if they are very weak (PRO only)
▶ Improved layout in landscape
▶ Hints for Robot or Bluetooth partners now hidden. Touch other player's cards to see full explanations
▶ Weakness take-out into long suit (for beginners - Pro only)
▶ Improved layout for large tablets, including wider control panel
▶ Vulnerability indicators now clearer
▶ Play improvements in 2nd or 3rd seat