Bridge is played by millions of people across the globe. Once considered a game for the older generation, bridge is now actively promoted in schools and universities. Bridge clubs can be found in any part of the world and numerous online bridge sites make the game available around the clock.
There are several bridge variations, all of which are based on trick-taking and are played using a standard deck of 52 playing cards. The most popular one is called contract bridge. It is played by two partnerships of two players each, with partners sitting opposite each other at a table. Each round involves dealing, bidding, playing and scoring.
Bridge is a very competitive sport where it can take decades to reach the rank of Grand Master. Major bridge tournaments are regularly organized and attract hundreds of players. Mind Sports International aims to further popularize bridge through Mind Sports Festivals and Web-TV broadcasts.