"Bid Whist is a popular, addictive card game. For those who do not know how to play, here is a link with the basics on the game: 

http://bit.ly/nI2pM3 

This version of Bid Whist has some variations that need to be noted. These include: 

*2, 1 or no Jokers 
*Whether the Kitty is sported 
*Whether Downtown bids beat Uptown bids 
*Minimum Bid of 3 or 4 
*Scoring Variations 
*Whether Jokers are exchanged during No Trump bids 

Think you're ready to play? Let's get started! "