From Short Whist to Contract Bridge

History of Contract Bridge and its predecessors

                                      1426 - 1775                    1775 - 1885                1886 – (today)

                           From Whist to Boston       Fusion Games                   Bridge

                                                   Ruff and Honours                         Cayenne Whist                   Biritch, or Russian Whist                        

                                                            Whist                                        Russian Whist                           Auction Bridge (1)

                                                           Hombre                                    Vist-Preferans                           Auction Bridge (2)

                                                          Quadrille                                     Sturmwhist                          Royal Auction Bridge

                                                            Boston                                          Yeralash                                         Plafond

                                               Boston Lorient Nantes                                                                           Contract Bridge

                                        Boston Réformé/Fontainebleau