BBC Bridge Companion
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|Developer||BBC Enterprises Ltd, Unicard Ltd|
|Type||Home video game console|
|Introductory price||GB£199.99 (equivalent to £610.39 in 2019)|
|CPU||Zilog Z80A @ 3.579 MHz|
|Memory||2kB SRAM, 16kB VRAM, 16kB ROM|
|Display||280×216, 8 colours|
|Graphics||Texas Instruments TMS9129NL|
The BBC Bridge Companion is an 8-bit video game console made to teach bridge. It was made by BBC Enterprises Ltd and came out in 1985 in the United Kingdom for £199.99.
History[change | change source]
Maths teacher Andrew Kambites wanted to make money from bridge, which he loved. He had programmed computers, so he made it into the BBC Bridge Companion.
List of cartridges[change | change source]
All programs for the system teach different parts of bridge.
- Advanced Bidding
- Advanced Defence
- Bridge Builder
- Club Play 1
- Club Play 2
- Club Play 3
- Conventions 1
- Duplicate 1
- Master Play 1
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Frank, Ian (1998). Search & Planning Under Incomplete Information: A Study Using Bridge Card Play. Springer-Verlag. p. 294. ISBN 978-3-540-76257-7.
- ↑ Kambites, Andrew. "Andrew Kambites". English Bridge Union. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
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