On the Subject of Bridge
Wow, you’re really into bridge, huh? Like the Golden Gate Bridge?
Calculate how many High Card Points a 7-card bridge hand is worth, then bid accordingly.
Your hand consists of the 7 cards along the bottom of the module.
To pass, press the Pass button only. To make any other bid, first press the level (numerical value) of the bid, then the denomination (a suit or NT). Pressing an incorrect button will incur a strike and reset the button input sequence.
High Card Points
Your High Card Points (HCP) start at 0. Then add:
- 1 for each Jack in your hand or J in the serial number;
- 2 for each Queen in your hand or Q in the serial number;
- 3 for each King in your hand or K in the serial number;
- 4 for each Ace in your hand or A in the serial number.
If there are 6 or more batteries present, add the number of batteries.
If a lit SIG or BOB indicator is present, subtract 6. If your HCP would be below 0, set your HCP to 0 instead.
If there are more lit than unlit indicators, “your” vulnerability is green. Else, “your” vulnerability is red.
If there are more ports than batteries, “their” vulnerability is green. Else, “their” vulnerability is red.
Your vulnerability coefficient can be found from this table:
|Vulnerability Coefficient||Your Vulnerability|