for BRIDGE Magazine, holidays and much more


Declarer Play - Mac Compatible

  • Availability: In Stock
  • Product Code: sw-dec-play
  • Product viewed: 11044

Bernard Magee, Britain's most popular bridge teacher, develops your declarer play technique in the course of ten introductory exercises and 120 complete deals. With every hand, the auction has been pre-determined, using either Acol or Standard American bidding. You then play each hand as declarer. The first two deals of each chapter offer 'over the shoulder advice' during the course of the play. The remaining ten deals of each chapter provide Bernard's detailed explanations at the end of your own play.


  • Suit Establishment
  • Trick Establishment
  • Hold Ups
  • Ruffing for Extra Tricks
  • Entries
  • Trump Management
  • Using the Lead
  • Trump Control
  • Endplay and Avoidances
  • Using the 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.

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 Declarer Play Demo

The demo version is the same as the demo version of Declarer Play - it contains 5 hands: 3 of Declarer Play and 2 of Advanced Declarer Play.

The demo version is a self-extracting file of about 4900kb size. It contains 5 of the 200 hands.

Installation of the demo version:

The installation is done in three steps:

  1. Download the file to a temporary folder, e.g. 'c:\temp'.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    1. It suggests to extract the files to a folder c:\games\qbtrain-ddp
    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 Declarer Play Demo for mac OS 10.8-10.14

Installation of the demo version:

  1. Double click on "Declarer-Play(.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, Declarer-Play.
    (Note to the Launchpad: The Mac standard programs often use up the first page, so you will find Declarer Play on the second page.).

More details from