Contract Whist (Oh Hell)

Contract Whist (Oh Hell)

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The game is a close variation on Romanian whist, Oh Hell, Oh Pshaw, Nomination Whist, Up the River, Up and down the River, Vanishing Whist, Hell Yeah!, Get Fred, Gary's Game, Diminishing Bridge, Blackout, O'Shay, Oh Shit, Nah Pearse, German Bridge in Hong Kong.

Contract Whist is a free trick based card game where you play against 2-5 AI opponents or live online multiplayer. You play with a standard deck of playing cards. Play consists of 2 phases.

Bidding Phase:

The bidding phase is where each player selects the number of tricks they think they are going to win in that hand. You select your bid by use of the bid buttons. The last player to bid cannot bid to make the total bids equal the number of cards in the hand. This is so that not all players are able to win as many tricks as bid. The number bid represents the exact number of tricks that player thinks they will win not the lowest number of tricks they think they will win.

Play Phase:

The play phase starts with the player to dealer's left selecting any card from their hand. Each player then follows by playing a card of the same suit if possible with the highest card winning the trick. If a player has no cards of the same suit they may either discard an unwanted card or play a trump.
The trump suit is indicated in a box to the top-right of screen.
Trumps have the effect of beating the suit led and once one is played the highest trump wins the trick.
The trick winner then starts the next trick by again selecting any card from their hand. If "NT" is displayed in the Trumps area there are no trumps in this hand.


After the hand is finished each player is given 1 point for every trick they won and an additional 10 points if they won as many tricks as they bid.
The score-sheet is displayed with the number of cards in the hand in the furthest left column and the players' scores so far in the remaining columns.

Romanian Whist:

Romanian whist is a variation on contract whist where only the top cards are used to make 8 per player e.g. 3 players only A,K,Q,J,10,9 are used. The number of cards in the hand starts at 1 and there is 1 round like this per player, then the number of cards increases by 1 each round to 8, then there is 1 round of 8 for each player. Lastly the number of cards decreases back to 1 and then there is 1 round again per player. In the long version cards start at 8, go to 1, then back to 8. Trumps are decided by turning the top card after the deal. If you have a trump and trumps are not led you must play the trump. If the number of cards is 8 then there are no trumps. Each player scores the number of tricks they bid plus 5 if they make the contract. If they miss the contract deduct 1 for each trick over or under.

Multiplayer multiplayer multiplayer. Now with added multiplayer.

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Recently changed in this version

v2.01 Added multiplayer beta version. Please email with any feedback.

v2.1 Added hard AI difficulty (may be slow on some devices). Double points if you beat it!

v2.4 Added transfer of old ratings (email for this).

v2.90 Fixed issue with ratings being reset.

Comments and ratings for Contract Whist (Oh Hell)
  • (78 stars)

    by John Wallace on 31/01/2014

    Does what I want from it.

  • (78 stars)

    by Mihai C on 25/01/2014

    Almost 5 stars as it's the only whist i could find around here... Intended to win if draw for the first place? Also, if all bids are lost, the game is not replayed. Edit: Another issue: i've got a bot that received the consecutive matches won bonus after 4 matches. I could send you a print of you give me an address.

  • (78 stars)

    by Andrei S on 23/01/2014

    Nice game but there are still some problems when restoring a suspended game. At least on my HTC one mini. Even after January 2014 update, there are still problems with the Restore on HTC One mini, Android 4.3.

  • (78 stars)

    by Rob Crawford on 13/01/2014

    Very easy to set up and play, lots of options and very addictive thanks

  • (78 stars)

    by Greg Cook on 11/01/2014

    Just awesome

  • (78 stars)

    by Scott Sherman on 06/01/2014

    Game works well and is fun, but if you're interrupted say goodbye no way to save and if you turn the device off, then back on, app is unresponsive.

  • (78 stars)

    by Florian Robescu on 04/01/2014

    The game is awsome! Keep it up!