Contract Whist (Oh Hell)

Contract Whist (Oh Hell)


The game is a close variation on Romanian whist, Oh Hell, Oh Pshaw, Nomination Whist, Up the River, Up and down the River, Vanishing Whist, Hell Yeah!, Get Fred, Gary's Game, Diminishing Bridge, Blackout, O'Shay, Oh Shit, Nah Pearse, German Bridge in Hong Kong.

Contract Whist is a free trick based card game where you play against 2-5 AI opponents or live online multiplayer. You play with a standard deck of playing cards. Play consists of 2 phases.

Bidding Phase:

The bidding phase is where each player selects the number of tricks they think they are going to win in that hand. You select your bid by use of the bid buttons. The last player to bid cannot bid to make the total bids equal the number of cards in the hand. This is so that not all players are able to win as many tricks as bid. The number bid represents the exact number of tricks that player thinks they will win not the lowest number of tricks they think they will win.

Play Phase:

The play phase starts with the player to dealer's left selecting any card from their hand. Each player then follows by playing a card of the same suit if possible with the highest card winning the trick. If a player has no cards of the same suit they may either discard an unwanted card or play a trump.
The trump suit is indicated in a box to the top-right of screen.
Trumps have the effect of beating the suit led and once one is played the highest trump wins the trick.
The trick winner then starts the next trick by again selecting any card from their hand. If "NT" is displayed in the Trumps area there are no trumps in this hand.

Scoring:

After the hand is finished each player is given 1 point for every trick they won and an additional 10 points if they won as many tricks as they bid.
The score-sheet is displayed with the number of cards in the hand in the furthest left column and the players' scores so far in the remaining columns.

Romanian Whist:

Romanian whist is a variation on contract whist where only the top cards are used to make 8 per player e.g. 3 players only A,K,Q,J,10,9 are used. The number of cards in the hand starts at 1 and there is 1 round like this per player, then the number of cards increases by 1 each round to 8, then there is 1 round of 8 for each player. Lastly the number of cards decreases back to 1 and then there is 1 round again per player. In the long version cards start at 8, go to 1, then back to 8. Trumps are decided by turning the top card after the deal. If you have a trump and trumps are not led you must play the trump. If the number of cards is 8 then there are no trumps. Each player scores the number of tricks they bid plus 5 if they make the contract. If they miss the contract deduct 1 for each trick over or under.


Now with added multiplayer!

Recent changes:
v2.01 Added multiplayer beta version. Please email [email protected] with any feedback.

v2.1 Added hard AI difficulty (may be slow on some devices). Double points if you beat it!

v2.4 Added transfer of old ratings (email [email protected] for this).

v3.2 Added on-screen settings button.
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About Contract Whist (Oh Hell)
The game is a close variation on Romanian whist, Oh Hell, Oh Pshaw, Nomination Whist, Up the River, Up and down the River, Vanishing Whist, Hell Yeah!, Get Fred, Gary's Game, Diminishing Bridge, Blackout, O'Shay, Oh Shit, Nah Pearse, German Bridge in Hong Kong.

Contract Whist is a free trick based card game where you play against 2-5 AI opponents or live online multiplayer. You play with a standard deck of playing cards. Play consists of 2 phases.

Bidding Phase:

The bidding phase is where each player selects the number of tricks they think they are going to win in that hand. You select your bid by use of the bid buttons. The last player to bid cannot bid to make the total bids equal the number of cards in the hand. This is so that not all players are able to win as many tricks as bid. The number bid represents the exact number of tricks that player thinks they will win not the lowest number of tricks they think they will win.

Play Phase:

The play phase starts with the player to dealer's left selecting any card from their hand. Each player then follows by playing a card of the same suit if possible with the highest card winning the trick. If a player has no cards of the same suit they may either discard an unwanted card or play a trump.
The trump suit is indicated in a box to the top-right of screen.
Trumps have the effect of beating the suit led and once one is played the highest trump wins the trick.
The trick winner then starts the next trick by again selecting any card from their hand. If "NT" is displayed in the Trumps area there are no trumps in this hand.

Scoring:

After the hand is finished each player is given 1 point for every trick they won and an additional 10 points if they won as many tricks as they bid.
The score-sheet is displayed with the number of cards in the hand in the furthest left column and the players' scores so far in the remaining columns.

Romanian Whist:

Romanian whist is a variation on contract whist where only the top cards are used to make 8 per player e.g. 3 players only A,K,Q,J,10,9 are used. The number of cards in the hand starts at 1 and there is 1 round like this per player, then the number of cards increases by 1 each round to 8, then there is 1 round of 8 for each player. Lastly the number of cards decreases back to 1 and then there is 1 round again per player. In the long version cards start at 8, go to 1, then back to 8. Trumps are decided by turning the top card after the deal. If you have a trump and trumps are not led you must play the trump. If the number of cards is 8 then there are no trumps. Each player scores the number of tricks they bid plus 5 if they make the contract. If they miss the contract deduct 1 for each trick over or under.


Now with added multiplayer!

Recent changes:
v2.01 Added multiplayer beta version. Please email [email protected] with any feedback.

v2.1 Added hard AI difficulty (may be slow on some devices). Double points if you beat it!

v2.4 Added transfer of old ratings (email [email protected] for this).

v3.2 Added on-screen settings button.
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A Google User
Apr 28, 2015
Very strange card distribution... Ok...I play it, and it's kinda fun. BUT - I am NOT a good, accurate, or even particularly observant card player. However, assuming a 52 card deck (I do know that's what it's supposed to be) even I notice when the King of Spades or Ace go by at least three times in the same hand, amongst other oddities. I suspect that this game would earn a failing grade in a computer programming class. What's up with those algorithms? * I only play offline. The game may play differently online in multiplayer mode.
A Google User
Apr 26, 2015
Best yet. would like to see an option when you could call the exact number of tricks available, but still the best!
A Google User
Apr 18, 2015
Frustrating to force the player on occasions to pick the number of tricks he does not want to play, for example if I want 4 tricks, I am unable to pick 4, annoying
A Google User
Apr 13, 2015
Great game! Played 100's of games on my blackberry ... plays extremely well. This android version looks and feels the same.
A Google User
Apr 5, 2015
Good game This kid a good game. Really fun. Little bit different to vanishing whist that I play at home. Only thing I wish you could extend the game to go back up to 8 hands. Also should add loosing points for not getting your bet
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