List of contract bridge magazines

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Numerous magazines have been devoted to the card game contract bridge.

United States[edit]

  • Auction Bridge Magazine Edited by Milton Work in the 1920s, this monthly magazine billed itself as the 'Official Organ of the Greatest of Games'.
  • The Bridge World (TBW) was founded in 1929 by Ely Culbertson. TBW is generally regarded as the most prestigious bridge magazine. Currently, Jeff Rubens is editor and publisher. He took over from Edgar Kaplan who edited and published The Bridge World from 1967 to 1997. TBW is published monthly.
  • The Bridge Bulletin, a monthly periodical issued by the American Contract Bridge League.
  • The Bridge Journal, a quasi-monthly magazine; it published 30 issues from September 1963 to December 1966. Defunct, its rights are owned by The Bridge World Magazine Inc.
  • The Bridge Set, founded and edited by George Bassman; defunct.
  • Popular Bridge, a semi-monthly magazine with the first edition published as July-August, 1967 by Behn-Miller Publications of Encino, California;[1] defunct. Principal authors were Edwin B. Kantar, Alfred Sheinwold, and Don von Elsner.
  • Texas Bridge, a short-lived publication from that state.
  • Better Bridge, a semi-monthly from Audrey Grant, for the advancing (largely intermediate) player.
  • Modern Bridge, first published in January 1964 by L. Hampton Hume and edited by Richard A. Freeman.


  • Bridge: (1) a title formerly used by Bridge Magazine; (2) a magazine published by "Mr Bridge", formerly funded by advertising and free to subscribers but now by paid subscription.
  • The British Bridge World (BBW), founded by Hubert Phillips in the early 1930s, and incorporated into Bridge Magazine in 1965.
  • Bridge International, a title formerly used by Bridge Magazine.
  • Bridge Magazine,[2] a monthly, is the oldest magazine devoted to the game, having been founded in 1926 by A. E. Manning-Foster. It was not published during World War II, so has had fewer issues than The Bridge World. In the June 2013 issue, the editor announced that in future the magazine would only be published online because the paper version had been losing too much money.
  • Bridge Plus, a monthly magazine published between 1989 and 2008. No longer printed, it has been incorporated into Bridge Magazine.
  • Contract Bridge Journal, a former title of English Bridge published between 1946 and 1955.
  • EBU Quarterly, a former title of English Bridge during the period from April 1966 to June 1984 when it was published every three months.
  • English Bridge, the two-monthly official publication of the English Bridge Union.
  • International Popular Bridge Monthly (IPBM), originally Popular Bridge Monthly (PBM), now defunct.



  • Bridge Today , an online e-magazine.
  •, a website devoted to bridge by Ed Hoogenkamp, Peter van der Linden and Pien Steringa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Paul Groman, ed. (1967). "NEW First Issue". Popular Bridge. Encino, CA: Behn-Miller Publishers. 1 (1). 
  2. ^ Bridge Magazine Online. Bridge Magazine ( Retrieved 2014-08-09.