- Four warm bodies, including yours. Just find three friends who are interested in playing. Don't worry that no one knows what they're doing. Everyone begins knowing nothing; some even end up that way.
- A table — a square one is best. In a pinch, you can play on a blanket, on a bed, indoors, outdoors, or even on a computer if you can't find a game.
- One deck of playing cards (remove the jokers).
- A pencil and a piece of paper to keep score on. You can use any old piece of paper — a legal pad, the back of a grocery list, or even an ancient piece of papyrus will do.
Here are a few hints on how you can make getting started with the game a little easier:
- Watch a real Bridge game to observe the mechanics of the game.
- Follow the sample hands in this book by laying out the cards to correspond with the cards in the figures. Doing so gives you a feel for the cards and makes the explanations easier to follow.