Bridge for dummies is a book in the for dummies series that strives to make it as easy as possible to learn bridge. The book is as you might expect well arranged and full of practical examples. This review is based on the third edition of the book. The third edition was published in April 2012 by For Dummies. The book was written by Eddie Kantar.
Bridge for dummies is a guide to bridge that features a lot of step by step instructions. These instructions and the associated illustrations make it very easy to understand the principles of bridge, The book covers everything from the very basics to bridge playing online as well as more advance strategies.
The book is written for complete beginners but contain a lot of information that is of value for every one. Bridge for dummies contain 432 pages.
- One of the best books for absolute beginners.
- A lot of illustrations and step by step guides.
- A funny and lighthearted language.
- The book is a very good choice for anyone looking for a refresher course in bridge.
- The book is regularly updated with new editions to make sure that it stays relevant.
- The book contains a good section about bridge tournaments all over the world.
- The book does not go very deep into advanced strategies and is only suitable for beginners.
- The author has a very talkative style of writing which makes the text feel too chatty at times. It would be better if he got to the point sooner.
- The book can be harder to understand than what you expect from a “for dummies” book. It some times dives deep before it has explained the basics.
- The index is not very good and it can be hard to find what you are looking for.
- The e-book version of this book is very poorly designed. Always buy this as a paper book.
- Does not contain much of value for advanced players.