Blue Chip MiniBridge
Blue Chip MiniBridge is a freeware program for Windows Vista, 7 or 8 (not RT) which you can download (as a zip file) from this web-page. It will teach you the game of MiniBridge, let you play on your own computer and give you an excellent introduction to bridge.
Blue Chip MiniBridge includes a short introductory course, during which you can play different levels of MiniBridge, practising new card-play skills as you learn them. You will quickly gain a good basic knowledge of many of the techniques used in bridge itself.
MiniBridge itself is a game for four players, competing against each other as two pairs (North/South and East/West). In Blue Chip MiniBridge, you play South and the computer plays for everyone else. One pair (the "declaring" side) tries to win a certain number of tricks. The other pair (the "defending" side) tries to prevent them from doing so. To this extent, MiniBridge is identical to bridge. However, unlike bridge, MiniBridge does not involve any bidding. The rules of MiniBridge are not complicated and if you are familiar with the whist-like concepts of taking tricks and playing with a trump suit, you will be able to start a game right away !
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Educational Foundation of the American Contract Bridge League and the English Bridge Union, we are able to make Blue Chip MiniBridge available for download as freeware.
This is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or an entity), the end user, and Blue Chip Bridge Ltd. regarding use of Blue Chip MiniBridge and any other materials associated with it that may be downloaded from this website or any other authorised site. By installing, copying, or otherwise using the software, you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this agreement, do not install or use Blue Chip MiniBridge.
Blue Chip MiniBridge is provided to you free of charge. Should you accept the terms of this agreement, Blue Chip Bridge Ltd. grants you the personal and non-exclusive right to install and use Blue Chip MiniBridge.
Neither Blue Chip MiniBridge nor any other materials associated with it may be modified in any way. You may not upload Blue Chip MiniBridge to a freeware, shareware or other website without first obtaining prior written consent from Blue Chip Bridge Ltd.
No parts of Blue Chip MiniBridge nor any other materials associated with it may be reproduced in part or in whole. You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notice from the software. You must not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the software.
Blue Chip MiniBridge is copyright (©) 1998-2013 by Blue Chip Bridge Ltd. Blue Chip MiniBridge is protected by both English copyright law and international copyright treaty provisions.
Blue Chip MiniBridge is provided "as is". You agree that by downloading Blue Chip MiniBridge, you are expressly acknowledging that the use of the software is at your own risk.
Blue Chip Bridge Ltd. makes no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to Blue Chip MiniBridge and any accompanying documentation.
In no event will Blue Chip Bridge Ltd. be liable for any damages (including damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use Blue Chip MiniBridge, even if Blue Chip Bridge Ltd. has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Any product or brand names mentioned in Blue Chip MiniBridge and associated manuals and files are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
You acknowledge that you have read this agreement, understand it, and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions. You further agree that it is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and Blue Chip Bridge Ltd. that supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communications between you and Blue Chip Bridge Ltd. relating to the subject matter of this licence.