Minibridge first appeared in Holland as a method for introducing children to the wonderful world of bridge. All bridge players know that there are two phases to playing a hand – the auction and the play. To introduce everything at once is now seen as being too much and by using Minibridge we can get people playing the cards and learning how to defend without all that complicated bidding getting in the way. The auction phase is reduced to a minimum by using point count to determine who is going to be the declarer and dummy. Declarer then decides the contract after seeing the dummy hand. Minibridge also introduces learners to most of the intricacies of bridge scoring such as part scores and games.