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The Beta test has started

July 31, 2018 11:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s been a long …. very long slog, but at last the Beta test is out. We enlisted a group of existing iBridgePlus players, and around 50 have been kind enough to offer and take part in the test. So far the news is most encouraging. Most users report that although it is quite different from a classic Bridge game, they are enjoying the experience, and enjoying the new challenges that this game imposes on them. Quite a few have added the words ‘addictive’ and ‘compulsive’ to their comments, which is music to our ears....
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Compilation of the App Animations

August 29, 2017 11:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve had such fun! In order to brighten up the app, we decided to have some ’emotion’ animations at the end of games, to indicate a win, draw and loss. We enlisted the amazing skills of an animator, Dennis Sisterson, who was immediately attuned to our wavelength. He’s come up with three great characters, and has produced some amazing, fun short clips. Touch on the link  to play a compilation of these … we hope you’ll enjoy them. Once the app is launched, we will ask our users to come up with suitable names for...
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Level 4 – are you good enough for this?

June 19, 2017 1:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

And this is it!  The level that sorts out the men from the boys. Here you will need to bid to the maximum …. every single hand. In normal Bridge you score the same when you bid 1 Spade, making with 2 overtricks (+90) as you do if you bid 3 Spades just making it. Standard Mini Bridge is the same. For bidding part score you get 50 Pts bonus, plus trick value, so for making 9 tricks in Spades you’d score 140 Pts. In WiZBridge+, if 9 tricks are ‘on’, then you have to...
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Level 3 – the opponents start to interfere!

June 19, 2017 12:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This level exposes you to having to defend a contract that the opponents have declared. On some of the hands, they will have the majority of the points (20+), and they will ‘call’ a contract. All you’ll see is your hand, and you’ll know partners point count, but you won’t see the hand. As on levels 1 & 2, you are competing with the Robot, so make sure that you restrict opponents to making as few tricks as you can … because Robot surely will! Now … ready for some excitement? Here we are also...
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Level 2 – Basic Bridge concepts introduced

June 19, 2017 11:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This will be the ideal level for the complete novice who wants to learn about the fascinating game of Bridge, or the Bridge student who wants to practice and improve. The nearest thing to ‘classic’ Mini Bridge, here your decision is influenced by the possible bonus points that could be earned. For example … you think that you could make 9 tricks in Clubs. That’s  OK … until you realise that making only 8 tricks in No Trumps will actually score you more points. There will be loads of in-app documents, help files and Info...
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Level 1 – Entry level to WiZBridge+

June 19, 2017 11:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In Level 1 you’ll be playing old-fashioned Whist … with a difference. You’ll be shown ‘partners’ hand, and you choose the suit which will produce your side the most number of tricks. If no suit stands out, consider choosing No Trumps. Before deciding, have a look at the ‘point’ count of your opponents … this will give you a good idea as to where the ‘high cards’ are most likely to be. Now all you have to do is play the cards. You control both yours and partners cards …. but remember! At all times,...
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Mini Bridge with a difference!

June 19, 2017 10:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re well under way with the new app, and we’ve allowed  our imagination to go wild. Traditional Mini Bridge requires the ‘declarer’ to ‘bid’ either a part-score (in other words, make 7 tricks or more) or a ‘game call’ (make 9 tricks in No Trumps, 10 tricks in Hearts or Spades, and 11 tricks in Clubs or Diamonds) We’ve taken basic Mini Bridge as a starting point … then we’ve shaken and stirred it … and hope we’ve come up with FOUR exciting levels, each one slightly different, and each one providing a unique cerebral...
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How rude of me … let me introduce ourselves properly

May 1, 2017 2:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This blog has been going for a few months, and I haven’t introduced ourselves to you. I’ll start in order of age, and indeed of importance. Meet Michael Michael is the real brains behind this venture. He has been programming since computers had dirty great big valves, reels and reels of tape, and had to be kept in air-conditioned rooms else they burst into flames. (In other words …. he’s really old!) But he is a supremely gifted programmer, and there’s not an obstacle that this vertically challenged genius has not managed to beat. An...
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A Name … a Name …. my kingdom for a Name

April 11, 2017 1:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While Michael is beavering away on his keyboard writing code, yours truly is brainstorming with Michael, and wives / children / grandkids for a suitable name for this new app. Not an easy task I have to tell you. Here are the initial contenders: 7 Up (or variants such as 7 + ) We think that a small American outfit which puts bubbles into sugary water and bottles it may have some objections. 6 Plus Sounds a little too much like a school exam FastBridge+ Now this one ticked all the boxes. We’ll go with...
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