Bid Whist is an exciting, popular partnership trick-taking game. It is played with a standard 52 card deck plus 2 jokers, for a total of 54 cards. There are 4 players consisting of two teams of two; each player sits opposite their partner. The game starts with each team at zero, and the object of the game is to reach a score 7 or more points, or force the other team to go negative 7 or more points. Points are scored by bidding for and winning tricks, which in this game are called books.

*No Trump Bids will double your points(win or lose the bid)
*First Dealer is picked at Random

The Bidding

The turn to bid goes around the table only once starting with the player to the left of the dealer. Each bid consists of a number from 4 to 7, and a suffix "uptown", "downtown", or "no trump".

The number indicates the number of books above 6 that the bidder's team will contract to win - for example a bid of 5 is a promise to win at least 11 books (6 + 5). As there are 13 books in all, 7 is the highest possible bid.
Uptown (or "high") means you intend to name a trump suit, and that high cards will win.
Downtown (or "low") means that you intend to name a trump suit, and that low cards will win.
No Trump means that there will be no trump, and that if you win the bidding you will then determine whether high or low cards will have preference.

What’s New

Version 1.7.5

Minor bug fixes and other improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

one book down always ,

Why can’t my partner beat a book!

Constantly getting set because my partner won’t win a book. Please fix this!

xrayRson23 ,

Worst ever back again

Tried to see how much the game has changed. Your alert still doesn't compare to looking down on the card table, where you can see and study the board over the entire time you are debating your bid. Partner still holds the winner and let's the other team win the book. I then played an obvious winner and my partner cut me and set us playing to the other team. Still can just set the computer all day. ...anyone who claims this is like the real thing lacks the skills to play the game... This doesn't look like a card game. It does play like the card game. You can pass every time and just set the computer. It will make you bid once in a while, that doesn't matter. Just continue passing again after. Disappointing computer play. Your partner sets you by holding winners. The computer gets set because it is always 4 suited. The only time a bid goes over 4 you will bid it. Great game reduced to shambles.

hester2590 ,

Illogically programmed

This game would be better if the programming was more like it is played with a real partner. As an example, your computer partner plays as if it is a solo game. It routinely plays a trump card
When your ace, in an off-suit would win the book. It's frustrating to see jacks (if it's an uptown bid) or 3s ( if it's a downtown bid) win books when a suit is played for the first time. It's also weird when your partner sits on a joker or an ace when you are trying to figure out where it is in an effort to make your bid. Additionally, you'll find that your partner rarely has the hand to win a bid without a lot of help from you. Those bids are hard to make when your partner has cards in all four suits. You'll play the game if you love bid whist, but it's programming will drive you crazy!


17.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Paris Pinkney


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