Games and Cards

Not available during Covid Restrictions

Unfortunately, at this time the Center is only able to accommodate a limited number of activities which do not include games and cards. We look forward to seeing you in one of these groups when Covid restrictions can be lifted.

The text below shows the range of activities offered in earlier times.

Enjoy playing cards and games with new and old friends weekly.

Puzzle Table ……… Free
The act of putting together jigsaw puzzles is very good for the brain. It helps with hand-eye coordination, builds visual-perceptual skills, and encourages problem-solving skills. Puzzles are started by one person, worked on by multiple people, and completed by others. Current speed is about one 1,000 piece puzzle each day. This group welcomes the donation of new (complete) 500 to 1,500 piece puzzles. Donate puzzles in the Bookstore Donation Box.

Chicago Bridge ……… $1
Chicago, also known as Four-deal Bridge and Short Bridge, is a form of contract bridge and a variation of rubber bridge in which one or more sets of four deals are played and scored.

Cribbage ……… Free
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game originated in England, traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. It is played in clockwise direction with 52 French deck cards for about 15-30 minutes and requires strategy, tactics and counting skills.

Pinochle ……… Free
Pinochle or binocle is a trick-taking card game typically for two to four players and played with a 48-card deck. It is derived from the card game bezique.

Bingo   
evenings ……… $6.50 buy-in
Bingo, is good for your brain and pocket book. Join this fun community group, which not only plays wonderful games of Bingo each week but also has potlucks and celebrates birthdays. You won’t find a friendlier group.

Wednesday Bridge ……… $1
Benefits and fun of mental gymnastics. … Bridge’s intricacies make it particularly appealing for those who want to sharpen acuity with mental gymnastics. This group is growing, please register by calling 206.297.0403.

Games Group ……… Free
Join this friendly group for a round of cards. They meet each week for lunch at 12noon and then play cards at 12:30pm. Competitive and happy to teach, they love including new players.

Rubber Bridge ……… Free
Contract bridge, or simply bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table.

Scrabble ……… Free
Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downward in columns, and be included in a standard dictionary or lexicon.