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Acol Bidding - Mac Compatible

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Bernard Magee, Britain's best known bridge teacher, has joined forces with QPlus, Britain's best selling bridge software program, to produce an Acol bidding teaching package. Throughout 200 deals, Bernard evaluates your bids, praising the correct ones and discussing the wrong ones.


  • Opening Bids & Responses
  • Support for Partner
  • Opener's & Responder's Rebids
  • Pre-empting
  • Overcalls
  • Notrump Openings
  • Slams & Strong Openings
  • Minors and Misfits
  • Doubles
  • Competitive Bidding


The explanations are spoken. This allows you to focus your eyes on the hand while listening to the words of Bernard Magee. You need a PC with a sound card and a connected loudspeaker. If these are not available, the explanations are displayed as text on the screen.

The Play

After the auction you can play the contract, usually as declarer. Some of the contracts are easy but many are interesting, and you have to play carefully. During the play, however, mistakes will not be alerted, and also, there is no absolute guarantee that the program finds the best defence. Still, an inaccurate line usually gets punished.

System Requirements

You need a PC with the operating system Windows Me/XP/Vista/7/8/10 or a Mac with macOS versions 10.8-10.14, and a CD drive.
A sound card is necessary for spoken explanations.

Download Acol Bidding Demo for all versions of Windows

Installation of the demo version:

  1. Execute the link, either directly or by saving the file.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    1. It suggests to extract the files to a folder c:\games\qbtrain.acl
    2. Start the extraction by the 'unzip' button.
  3. At the end of the extraction, an installation program starts. A shortcut will be created on the desktop and in the Windows Start menu.

Download Acol Bidding Demo for mac OS 10.8-10.14

Installation of the demo version:

  1. Double click on "Acol-Bidding(.pkg)" in the Downloads folder .
  2. The Mac standard installation runs, which you proceed by clicking on OK or Continue.
    The installation results in a new program (application) and in a new icon in the Launchpad, Acol-Bidding.
    (Note to the Launchpad: The Mac standard programs often use up the first page, so you will find Acol Bidding on the second page.).

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