Bids is a card game invented by Lorenzo Simons. The idea came to his mind while studying the auction theory of Vickrey and he wanted to invent a card game that would have similar dynamics as an auction. In the end, the final game as it has been published now is significantly different from an auction, although the name “Bids” still refers to the main principle of an auction. The game was invented in 2012 but the development only started in 2017 and the first edition was published at the end of 2018.