Would you be interested to play, and in interesting your friends to play, a game that operates like a big puzzle that:
Did you think I was talking about Bridge? I could have been.
The game is also:
So, I must not be talking about Bridge, right? Right. I am talking about Candy Crush!
As president of the charitable organization New England Youth Bridge, Inc. that has a mission of expanding the playing of bridge by youth, I would be excited if Bridge were able to tap into the audience that plays Candy Crush. Mark Raphaelson, a commenter on a Bridge Winners thread, advanced the concept of creating an app with bridge elements – he even coined a neat name for the app, Trick Taker. Perhaps the user might start by choosing how to unblock a suit or establish small cards in a long suit, advance to taking a finesse, etc. One would want the app to eventually be used to attract game players to play “real” bridge, either online or face-to-face.
Can that concept become a reality?
Maybe it could … with the help of a financial patron and the engagement of appropriate experts who are Friends of Bridge. Might you be, or know, that Patron? Might you be, or know, an appropriate Expert? Feel free to contact me, and I will try to connect you to others. What a legacy you might leave to the future growth of tournament bridge!
I foresee a few steps that would be required to bring a Trick Taker to reality in a way that could increase the number of youth who are exposed to bridge and who might choose to become duplicate bridge players. (And, the topic of creating apps that are attractive to youth not being a subject about which I know anything, I am sure that other steps will prove necessary.):
Plus... it's free!