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Black Queen
By BBCSoft/BBC Publications
BBC B/B+/Master 128

Published in A&B Computing 5.02

Black Queen

Let me say right up-front that I'm not a bridge player - all that complexity of bidding conventions has always been enough to put me off. However, without reading the excellently detailed and simple manual, I managed to sit down and play a reasonable hand first time out.

Obviously aiming to be the White Knight II of the bridge world (Watch out for CDS' Colossus Bridge, due next year!), I reckon they've got it about right here. The program plays an Acol variation and should give most bridge players a good game whilst offering the beginner a useful teaching aid.

The other thing that annoys me a little, however, is the way that it redraws your entire hand after play of a card - very time-consuming and the graphics of the cards are not as crisp as they could be.

This makes a nice change of pace from the usual game releases - try it out; I think you'll be as impressed as I am.

Dave Reeder

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