Here you will find some hints for working with Bridge Doddle:

Under "learning" you will see a flashcard. Read the question and think about the answer. To flip the card swipe it to the left.

On the back you see the answer and a detailed explanation. Now rate yourself! To do this tap one of the coloured buttons:

Purple: you are totally wrong - the question will be repeated very soon.

Light red: the answer was wrong, but you should really have known the answer - the question will be repeated.

Green: the answer was correct but not yet perfect. The question will only be repeated after a lot of others.

Dark green: you can answer this in your sleep. The question was too easy. It will only be repeated at the very end.

 

Based on your previous learning success our innovative learning system determines a date  to present the same question again. Questions you have answered successfully are only presented to you again after a long time. Questions you answered incorrectly will be returned immediately to the pot of the current flashcards.

 

The program informs you once you have completed all flash cards scheduled for the day and you may take a break. However, if you already want to continue to the next day, you can choose this by simply clicking a button.

 

Under „success“ you can see the current learning status for each set of cards. Here you may also disable a particular set of cards, even temporarily, if for example you want to concentrate on a particular topic. You must select at least one set.

 

In our „shop“ you can buy more flashcard sets. You can also update the flashcard sets you have already purchased if an update is available. We try to publish new sets every week and we are planning a variety of topics related to bidding, card play, conventions and different systems. We also plan to include different languages soon.

 

Although we try to be very thorough, errors may occur. Please report these directly to us and we will review your complaint and make a correction as soon as we have checked it. It will then be possible to receive the corrected set, normally on the same day, by using the option "Reload".

 

To reach us just click on the bear logo at the top of the app.

 

The basics of the different systems:

 

ACOL - Hand Evaluation

 

We use the following method to evaluate the strength of a hand:

High Card Points (HCP)

A = 4

K = 3

Q = 2

J = 1

 

Once a trump suit has been agreed, you add the distributional points as following:

Distributional Points (DP)

 

Suit shortness points :

void = 5

singleton = 3

doubleton = 1

 

 

This resulted in Total Points:

Total Points (TP) = HCP + DP

 

SAYC - Hand Evaluation

 

We use the following method to evaluate the strength of a hand:

High Card Points (HCP)

A = 4

K = 3

Q = 2

J = 1

 

With more than 4 cards in a suit you may add length points:

Length Points (LP)

five cards = 1

six cards = 2

seven cards = 3

 

Once a trump suit has been agreed, you add the distributional points to the high card points:

Distributional Points (DP)

 

Suit shortness points :

void = 5

singleton = 3

doubleton = 1

 

 

This resulted in Total Points:

Total Points (TP) = HCP + LP or HCP + DP