Contract bridge , or simply bridge , is a trick-taking card game using a standard card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships,  with partners sitting opposite each other around a table. The game consists of a number of deals , [b] each progressing through four phases. During the auction, partners endeavor to exchange information about their hands, including overall strength and distribution of the suits.
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Bridge , card game derived from whist , through the earlier variants bridge whist and auction bridge. The essential features of all bridge games, as of whist, are that four persons play, two against two as partners; a standard card deck of playing cards is dealt out one at a time, clockwise around the table, so that each player holds 13 cards; and the object of play is to win tricks, each trick consisting of one card played by each player. Another feature is that one suit may be designated the trump suit i. Since about bridge whist, auction bridge, and contract bridge have successively been the principal intellectual card games of the English-speaking countries. The third game of the series, contract bridge, spread throughout the world and in some respects constituted a social phenomenon unparalleled in the history of games.