Cards, Dice, Tiles – It’s a Gamer’s Paradise

 Bridge - Afternoon Party:  2nd Thursday @ 1:00 pm until about 4:00 pm

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We are a very friendly, relaxed group. We welcome all bridge players but you should have basic bridge playing skills to play in our group. Normally we have two to three tables. Chairs are rotated every four hands so we get a chance to play with everyone. We meet at the home of a group member.  The location will be listed in the newsletter each month.  Please call or email the month's hostess after the newsletter is available to assure your spot.

Bridge Daytime: 4th Wednesday @ 10:00 am until about  1:00 pm

We are a casual, friendly, party bridge group who meet in the home of the chairperson of our group.  All bridge players are welcome but you should have basic bridge-playing skills to join our group.  Normally we have four or five tables.  Once our tables fill, we will keep a waiting list in case of last-minute dropouts due to illness or family emergency.


Bridge – Marathon: Annual Commitment/Monthly/Players Choice

Beginning in September,  join our bridge group for a nine-month friendly competition.  You and your partner play a different pair each month at a member’s home, scheduled at the convenience of the foursome.  Scores from each month are totaled at the end of the ‘season’ and we have a luncheon in June to celebrate. We use Chicago scoring. Prizes are awarded. Our season runs from September through May; however, the schedule is flexible and matches are easily arranged to accommodate extended travel, etc. during that time period.  A nominal fee is charged.  Multiple winners are named at the conclusion fo our season.

Bunco: 4th Tuesday @ 10:00 am until Noon

Bunco is a very friendly game of dice played in rounds.  Players take turns rolling the dice in an effort  to accumulate as many points as possible to win each round.  It is played in teams and each team changes with every round.  Bunco is a very social activity and the biggest challenge is counting your rolls while talking.  Everyone helps each other. No experience is needed.

Canasta: Last Monday@ 10:00am until about Noon

This isn't your grandma's Canasta.  Come join us for a wonderful day of cards, friendship and food.  We will be playing the last Monday of every month.  Haven't played in a while--no problem! We will refresh you if you need it or even teach you if you never played.  You will need to RSVP to reserve a spot!

Mah Jongg – American: Every Wednesday @ 1:00 pm (except NV Luncheon)

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American Mah Jongg is a traditional tile game; it is similar to Rummy.  We use the National Mah Jongg League playing card.  The object of play is to use your tiles to form a selected pattern from the playing card.  The game involves strategy, skill and a certain degree of luck!  It's a lot of fun and very addictive.  We take turns hosting.  Call the chair for game information.  Come join us to see what this version of Mah Jongg is all about.

Mah Jongg – Chinese: Every Wednesday @ 1:00 pm (except NV Luncheon)

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Anyone interested in learning or playing this ancient tile game is asked to contact the Mah Jongg chair.  Members take turns hosting.  We have about 80 different hands and the combinations are endless. We’d be happy to teach newcomers at any time. It is a fun afternoon and keeps your brain working.


Scrabble: 1st Thursday @ 10:00 am

This non-competitive group meets on the first Thursday of every month, at 10 am, at St. Mary’s Woods Retirement Residence at 1257 Marywood Lane in the Gayton Crossing Mall area of Henrico. Many players stay for lunch in their gracious dining room. This is a social gathering that welcomes newcomers with all levels of familiarity with scrabble.   Approved word lists and the official Scrabble Dictionary are provided.