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.

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).

v3.2 Added on-screen settings button.

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

    by Jay Madren on 24/01/2015

    Good play and options, though I would like the ability to play no trumps on certain deals.

  • (69 stars)

    by tom w on 23/01/2015

    Fast and simple. All round great game

  • (69 stars)

    by Mile Stanic on 20/01/2015

    Much better for playing online... any way l'm glad to have it on my phone !!!

  • (69 stars)

    by Jason Heminger on 12/01/2015

    I installed this on my 2012 Nexus 7 (WiFi Version) running 5.0.2 and there are no settings options available. WTF.

  • (69 stars)

    by Amanda Eck on 10/01/2015

    Sometimes it won't let me bid 0. Please fix this.

  • (69 stars)

    by Nick Albina on 03/01/2015

    Haven't found a better Oh Hell game out there yet. It's simple, but it does what I need. The AI could use a little work, but overall it's pretty good.

  • (69 stars)

    by Brandon B on 31/12/2014

    there are only two problems with this game. FIRST: you should always be able to bid whatever you want. you should never be forced to bid, and not be able to choose a zero. and you shouldn't be blanked out a bid such as saying I can't bid 3, only any other number. SECOND: the up-and-down game should go both ways. right now it goes 13 to 1, then from1 back to 13. the game is actually more fun wh

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