How is the game of bridge played?
The essential features of all bridge games, as of whist, are that four persons play, two against two as partners; a standard 52-card deck of playing cards is dealt out one at a time, clockwise around the table, so that each player holds 13 cards; and the object of play is to win tricks, each trick consisting of one
Is bridge a difficult game to learn?
It takes only rudimentary knowledge to begin playing and enjoying bridge, but be forewarned: this is not an easy game to learn, and it's even more difficult (most say impossible) to master. But that's precisely why bridge is so popular, and why it's called "the game for a lifetime".
Is bridge a gambling game?
The gradual relaxation of church opposition to card playing, but not to gambling, stimulated acceptance of auction bridge, a game most often played without stakes and never for high stakes in the sense that gambling games are.
Is Bridge a dying game?
Bridge books sold very well and there was even bridge on TV for a while. That is no longer the case, probably because there is so much competition for entertainment. However, duplicate bridge is by no means dying out. 50 to 80 years ago, bridge was extremely popular, especially as a social game.