Why you should learn to play bridge

Bridge is the most popular card game in the world, with over 220 million players worldwide.

So, what is it that makes bridge so popular, and why should you join millions of others and learn to play this exciting and challenging game?

  • Bridge is a social game. Bridge is a great way to meet new people and enhance your social life. It gives you the opportunity to become a part of a unique community and meet others with common interests.

‘No matter where I go, I can always make new friends at the bridge table’ – Martina Navratilova

Enjoying a game at Newbies Bridge
Enjoying a game at Newbies Bridge
  • Bridge is a universal game. The wonderful thing about bridge is that it is a game for all people, no matter what age, sex, or race. It is also played at all levels, making it accessible for absolute beginners, right through to advanced players.
  • Bridge is good for your health. It may be hard to believe that playing cards could be good for your health, but studies have proven bridge is good for you. How?

One bridge study  by biologist Marian Diamond showed that playing bridge can boost your immune system. Her study found that bridge players had increased numbers of immune cells after a game of bridge.

Bridge is also known to keep you mentally sharp. It has even been thought to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s or delay its onset. A 2014 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed that playing bridge can help increase brain volume in areas of the brain effected by Alzheimer’s.

Have a look at this video to see a great event promoting bridge and brain health

If the health benefits aren’t reason enough to entice you into playing bridge…

  • Bridge is fun and exciting. You will never be bored when playing bridge! It combines mental sharpness, suspense and psychology, and is fun yet competitive. Success in the game comes from a mix of technique, teamwork and tactics.

Sound like the game for you? You can find out how to become a member of Newbies Bridge Club. Let the games begin!

Bibliography

http://www.acolbridgeclub.com/about-bridge/why-learn-bridge

http://www.bridgeworld.com/indexphp.php?page=/pages/learn/beginners/whyplaybridge.html

http://blueberrybridge.com/health-benefits-of-playing-bridge/

http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-2015/bridge-for-brain-health.html

 

Images

http://www.ldssc.co.uk/The_Clubhouse.html

http://www.navarrenewspaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/playing-bridge.jpg

 

 

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