Bridge is a fascinating, challenging and enjoyable card game whether you choose to play casually or more seriously. Bridge develops your mental ability and helps the brain to stay young and healthy.
Research on Bridge players versus non players aged 55 to 91 has indicated that players outperformed non players in measures of working memory and reasoning.
Listening, etiquette, concentration, dealing with winning and losing and many other social skills can be enhanced by playing Bridge.
Listen to "The card game suddenly getting popular" from BBC Sounds, first broadcast on You & Yours in January 2021. The short program explores how young people are increasingly turning to the game as a source of entertainment, challenge and, in some cases, as a way to connect with family.
Don't just take our word for it! Listen to what some famous bridge addicts have to say.
The co host of Strictly Come Dancing and BBC presenter Claudia Winkleman talks about Bridge In her first ever book 'Quite'. In it she talks about Bridge being 'the sexiest thing you can do on a night out'.
"No matter where I go, I always make friends at the bridge table."
Martina Navratilova, winner of 59 Grand Slam tennis titles - the most won by any tennis player in the Grand Slam era.
"Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn't mind being in jail if I had 3 cellmates who were decent players and who would be prepared to keep the game going 24 hours a day!"
Warren Buffett, reknowned investor and one of the world's wealthiest people
"I love Bridge. Bridge helps you think. It's a game you can play your entire life and keep getting better and better. Everybody who is good at Bridge is going to be good at lots of things."
Bill Gates, investor, philanthropist, author and founder of Microsoft Corporation in 1975.
Bridge is Brilliant!
Scottish Bridge Union can help you get into this wonderful game, with Bridge lessons available either online or, increasingly as society reopens after the worst of the pandemic, in face to face classes held in Bridge Clubs and elsewhere.
If you are already convinced this is the game for you and are ready to join us please follow this link to find out how to do it. Don't leave it too long when you could be enjoying Bridge right now!