By Great Game Products, Inc.
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Rated "A" by the American Contract Bridge League
Internet READY!!! Play Online with your partner against the computer or players from around the Globe.
iPad READY!!! Play some serious bridge with your iPhone / iPod and iPad.
iBridgeBaron is based on the best-selling computer bridge game Bridge Baron, and is using its bidding and play engine, which has won Five World Computer Bridge Championships.
Save game on exit; load last game or start a new one
Over 2 billion deals
Tournaments from ACBL, Cavendish and ABF
Save game on exit; load last game or start a new one
Play deals with all cards face up
Vocal Bidding hints with explanation when playing by yourself or Playing with others
Vocal Play hints at any time
Choose static or rotating dealer
Choose who gets the best hand
Choose what kind of deal you want to play: Slam , Game , No Trump or Part Score Deal
iBB 3 new features:
- Online tables stays when the host goes
- Uses the latest Bridge Baron engine
- Force a call or play
- Create your own deals and save them
- Block particular players from joining your table
- Vocal hints
- Extra French, German and Spanish card sets
- Improved buddy management
- Includes Bridge Baron Teacher (Lessons via In-App purchases iPAD ONLY)
- Access to all 70+ tournaments with $15/year subscription.
- Improved online play stability over bad networks
Included bidding systems:
- Standard American 5-card Majors
- Standard American Yellow Card
- La Majeure Cinquieme
- Forum D
Each system has Basic, Intermediate and Advanced options, controlling the number of bidding conventions played. Each flavor can be further customized to match your knowledge and skill, you can choose from ~100 bidding conventions.
Adjust your signaling arrangements. Bridge Baron have 3 generic signaling arrangements, each can be customized and used for North/ South or East / West partnerships.
To customize a convention card or signaling arrangement, just click the INFO 'i' button next to it's name.
The 'i' button is very good friend, it explains screens, conventions and signals.
The computer also plays and hints at three levels : Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Bidding interpretation, take back and claiming at any time.
Full review of how you and Bridge Baron played hands in Duplicate mode.
You can play with your friends and foes, even if they are on the other side of planet Earth.
What's New in Version 3.52
iOS 7 related update: Fixes missing images for 6H and 6NT calls.
Best Bridge App
Some of the criticisms about this app are justified, however it is still far and away the best bridge learning tool available in the app store for everyone from beginners through intermediate duplicate players.
Let me preface by saying that the online game associated with this app is bad. Do not buy this app if you want to play bridge online.
However, if you want an app that will allow you to practice bidding and play of the hand against the computer, there is no other app that comes close. The computer will give you hints if you are at a loss as to your next bid, or the next card to play. You can fully customize your bidding system and your computer partner's bidding by using the Settings tool. Every time you take a lesson, put your new conventions into the app.
If you are dissatisfied with your results on a hand, you can Review it card by card versus the computer, and you can replay the hand with different bidding and play, to see what might have happened if you had bid differently.
I have enjoyed hundreds of hours of play with this application. Explore the different settings, the reviews, and replays, and I think you will enjoy it, too.
A note to the developers: I have been getting a warning lately from my iPhone saying that you guys are a couple of versions behind on updating your application's performance with the current iOS. "This application may slow your iPhone down." Get on it, will you please?
Leads when in Duplicate Mode
First I want to say that I have used Bridge Baron for many years and have found it fun and challenging; however, until recently I have only played it against two computer opponents and a computer partner. Now with the Ipad version I use it to play with a human partner against two computer opponents, always using the duplicate mode to get a better idea of how well the hand was bid and played. I have found this comparison to be not as helpful as it could be when the human side has won the bid. Even when all options are set identically and hands are bid identically, I almost always find the computer's opening lead different in the playback Duplicate mode than the one where it is played against humans. This difference makes comparing play less than ideal and needs to be addressed. Still this couple system that my wife and I now play is something I have dreamed of doing for decades, ever since the very first bridge programs were developed. I will continue to be an enthusiast for BridgeBaron.
Good but could be a lot better
I've been using this program for at least 5 years and believe it's one of the better options. However, it has a couple of quirks that need to be addressed. First, the bid suggested by using the hint option is not consistent. It seems that the program "knows" the cards held by partner and opponents and the hint suggestion reflects this knowledge. For example, on some hands with a 6-card major and 10 points, the hint says to open with a bid of one and other times with a weak bid of two. There are other numerous occasions of this inconsistency which I find to be very frustrating. Secondly, as mentioned by other reviewers, the bidding by partner can be erratic and inconsistent. The program has not been updated since October 2013, over 27 months. The developers need to address the issues raised by reviewers over the last 2 years.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 11, 2013
- Version: 3.52
- Size: 29.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Great Game Products, Inc.
- © 1998-2013 Great Game Products, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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