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 1.7.1

Added the option to turn off you Partners Bidding. With this option enable you partners will no longer bid or deal. The Deal will skip him and go to the next player. Other minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5

29 Ratings

29 Ratings

AI bidding


It really gets annoying to have my partner get set WAY more than 50% of the time that they take the bid - haven’t done the math but it’s mind boggling. Sometimes I overbid partner just because I believe opponents WILL set us. They just rattle off 4 books BAM done.
When I’m forced to take the bid I usually have an overabundance of 5-J.
Possibility of being dealt Jokers seems to be well below reasonable probability.
Only reason I’m at 70+% win rate is it seems to be fairly common to set opponents.



There are many holes in this game. Partner plays against the logic of the "real" game. Needs work but has potential.

Either the programming doesn't work as intended or the programmer needs a clearer understanding of the nuances of the game.

PLEASE, PLEASE fix this game. It could be fun and addictive if the play was more natural or logical.

In the "real" game, my partner would NEVER sit on a Joker or an ace when logic dictates that it be played. And my partner would NEVER play a trump card on a book that I've won.

Find an expert; consult a website. This could be my favorite.


The recent update to this game makes it a solid winner. Thanks to the game designers and programmers.

Computer malfunction


Teach the computer how to play Whist. It arbitrarily plays Kings when the Aces are yet to be played and skates on playing the winning trump card when its partner has the bid & needs it to play it. Frankly, I only play this app for the love of the game and because I don't like to play with people online. If I find another similar app that's not online I'm going to stop using this one.


10.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Paris Pinkney


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