Bridge is a game copied from the card of the same name. Bridge can be played by individuals or teams. A dollar amount (unit) is determined prior to the round, a tee is tossed to determine the order of bids. In a foursome, player A, the first bidder, would have first bid on holes 1, 5, 9, 13, 17. Player B would have first bid on holes 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, etc.
On the first hole A bids a score he feels he can make on that hole, a par, bogie, birdie or any score he wishes to bid. If all players pass, and A’s score on the hole is equal or lower than his bid he would win a unit from each player. If A’s scores is higher than his bid, he would lose a unit to each player.
If B does not believe A can make the bid score, B may double or increase the bet to two units. A may pass, leaving the bet at two units or A may redouble the bet with B and increase the bet to four units. C and D could pass or double or B, C or D could bid a score lower than A on that hole. In that case the opportunity to pass, double or redouble would go around again.
Bridge is a fast moving game with a lot of action on each hole before a shot is hit. Keep the units small until you fully understand the game.