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Released January 2013

BG Nomination Whist 1.0 is an accessible version of the classic card game. As its name implies, the game is a member of the Whist family of card games. In this implementation, you play against three computer players. This game is similar to straight Whist in as much as each of the four players plays individually and not as partners as in various Bridge varieties of the game. It is similar to Bridge and Solo Whist in as much as there is a round of bidding before each hand is played, where each player estimates how many tricks they will take, having regard for the current trumps. Its own uniqueness comes from the fact that each subsequent deal has fewer and fewer cards. All 52 cards are dealt at the first deal, 13 to each player. On the second deal each player receives 12 cards and so on until the thirteenth and final deal finds each player with a single card. Bonus points are scored if you make exactly the number of tricks you bid, if you fail to make your bid, you score nothing. The player with the highest score at the end of the game is declared the winner. This game is designed for both blind players and partially sighted players. A maximize option magnifies the card images to full screen size for those with partial sight.

Click here to download the install file for BG Nomination Whist