While visiting the library, I studied other books than the Hanafuda already mentioned. Few of them were about Bridge, the king of the trick-taking games (and perhaps card games in general, as well). I have really no interest to play Bridge, as it seems to be a terribly deep and complex game. That’s fine, but it also means it takes lots of devotion and an interested partner.

However, as I hold the game in fairly high regard, I thought it was appropriate for me to know how it works. I was actually a bit surprised — at the core, Bridge is a surprisingly simple trick-taking game. Of course, on top of it is the bidding and the bidding conventions are what makes it so complicated, but I think I understood the basic concepts of that too. Perhaps I should try Bridge sometimes, with other beginners like me…

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