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Lesson in a Duplicate Game and Duplicate Game in a Lesson

How to have a fun Duplicate Game in your lesson or present your lesson as a Duplicate Game.

Click Here for video on how to run Duplicate.

Start your teaching session in Shark as usual and seat all your students. You are not limited to 4 students per table. The duplicate game can be 2 students vs robots or even 1 student per table.

Example of a defense lesson in which students play 6 boards and the teacher goes over the board once it is complete:

1. Prepare the hands to be defended by North/South

2. Set up the Duplicate game for 6 rounds Mitchell with 1 board per round.

3. The game will stop at the end of each round. You can replay and discuss the hand with your Teacher's table exactly the way you normally do.

4. Once you are ready for the next round/board, select “Next Board” from the Duplicate Game control panel. See the image below for a step-by-step guide on how to set up your game. 


Now that you have everyone seated the way you want, click on the Auto Seat Student dropdown and select "Set up Duplicate Game."
You can adjust the parameters of your game. It is recommended you allow nine minutes per board, but you can always increase or decrease the number of minutes. 


Auto Advance Rounds will automatically go to the next round once all boards are complete. 

Press “Start Duplicate Game” (probably not the best of button titles----we are open to suggestions). 

When you click “Start Duplicate Game” on the previous screen, a new tab will show on your Control Panel: "Duplicate Game." Note that your normal control panel is now called "Classroom."


Before you go to “Start Duplicate Game,” you will want to load your deal set. Use the white button "Upload .... set” from your Deal Library. 

When you upload your hands, it is up to you either to go from scratch or to have a preset auction and a lead. For example, if you are giving a defense lesson, you might want a preset auction and a lead.  


For round one, after you have seated the students and loaded the boards, you can press “Start the Game.” If you need robots, go to the Classroom tab and run the robots. 

The “Load Deals” button on both the Duplicate game and the Classroom will do the same thing---upload a set. 

When you click “Start game,” it will turn into Pause game, and you can pause / continue the action at any time.