In the 1990s, the game Mini-bridge was presented to many in Europe as a much simpler game than the original game of bridge. Mini-bridge is simple and straightforward, so let’s explore how it works.
After each player is dealt their cards, they start counting the number of points or high-value cards they have, and the order is as follows: 4=ace, 3=king, 2=queen, one jack while all other cards are counted as zero cards. This is also a method used in Bridge by players that are trying to figure out how many strong cards they are holding in their hands before bidding.
In contrast to Bridge, the players start telling their point count where normally they would be bidding. After each team has counted their cards, the side that has the highest number of strong cards will be the ones to run the contract with the person of that team who has the highest amount of strong cards being the declarer.
All the points at the table should total to 40. If each side of the partnership has 20 points, then a redeal will be called, and a lot of times, this would be the same dealer who dealt initially. In some case, where both guys on the declaring team have the same number high cards, whoever speaks up first is the declarer.
After his partner lays out the dummy, the declarer who has seen his partner’s hand will say if it will be a part suitor, on the other hand, these two are also known as no trumps and trumps. After this, whoever is sitting to the left of the declarer will start the game by laying down their team’s first trick. Here is the format of how the game is scored. 20, 30, 40, 30 – they are represented in this order: clubs=trumps, the second if heart=trumps, third if spades=trumps and for everything else is 30, even if there are no trumps.