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Getting Started

As with any bridge game the most used screen is the bridge table, so this is where we will start. We have tried our best to design the table in a such a way that you don't need to read this document. Any suggestions are very welcomed.

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Overview

This is the layout of our bridge table. From 'Settings' you can change the card faces and backs. More customizations will be available in the near future.

Menus

There are 4 menus with buttons, 3 on the bottom of the screen and one on the top right corner.

Game menu (Top right corner)

  • Score: Displays the current score.
  • Deal Analysis: Shows you useful info about the auction and play, as well as Par Contract Calculator.
  • Settings: Allows you to update settings.

Navigation menu (Bottom left corner)

  • Leave: Closes the table and the deal.
  • Replay: Replay a deal, that button is disabled when not appropriate .
  • Next Deal: Goes to Next Deal, you can use it to skip deals, as well as advance to the next deal after scoring the current one.

Play menu (Bottom center)

  • Claim: You can claim the rest of the tricks when you are leading to the trick and after the fifth trick. Shark Bridge can accept or deny the claim.
  • Forward: Anytime you would like the computer to play for you click on the 'Forward' button.
  • Undo: Let's you undo your last bid or play, you can use it at any time. Not available when you compete in Daily Tournaments. In Online play the approval of your opponents is required.
  • Hint: When it is your turn to bid or play you can ask for a hint. Hints come with a different degree of explanation. Hint is not available when you compete in Daily Tournaments.
  • Show / Hide All: Either shows or hides all cards, not available in competitive modes.

Review menu (Bottom right corner)

  • Review: Will show you all tricks.
  • Save: Let's you save a deal to your Personal Deal Library.

Clickable areas and actions

There are a number of of areas you can click that you can use on the table. Let's quickly review them.

Bidding keyboard (Bottom right corner)

  • Left-Click: Will make a call/bid. Inappropriate bids are disabled and not available. The keyboard will scroll to 6 and 7 level when appropriate.
  • Hold Ctrl and Left-Click: When it is your turn to bid, hold Ctrl and Left-Click a bid to get it's explanation. Explanations details are not available for all bids in all situations, we are working on adding more.

Auction list box (Below North hand tray)

  • Click: Clicking on a bid will show you meaning, note not all bids in all situations produce an explanation.
  • Hold Ctrl and Left-Click: Let's you change any bid made by you or the computer.

Hand tray

  • Left-Click 'N', 'E', 'S' or 'W' or the 'i' button: Will show you auction interpretation for each hand. Use it any time you are not sure what a bid means.
  • Left-Click anywhere else on the tray: Available in Online play, it will let you invite or boot a player, check players stats, add player to your friends.
  • Left-Click a card: The card is played.

Current trick (Center of the table, not visible on the picture)

  • Left-Click any card to the current trick: Click the card you wish to picked up, you can now change it with any valid card you like.

Last trick (Replaced the Bidding keyboard during play)

  • Left-Click any card in the last trick: Click the card you wish to pick up, you can now change it with any valid card you like.