Bridge & Other Games

IMG_5915Weekly Games

Pinochle: Monday and Wednesday afternoons at the CHCE.  12:15 – 2:15 PM. Typically for four players, played with a 48-card deck (9 – A in each of 4 suits). Players score points by trick-taking and by forming combinations of cards into melds. Each hand is played in three phases: bidding, melds, and tricks. The CHCE has Pinochle decks, card tables and tally sheets. You bring the expertise.

Mah Jongg: Wednesday mornings at the CHCE. 9:30 – 11:30 AM. For newer and experienced players. An 18th century Chinese game of tiles, where 4 players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand. Rules abound: how to draw a tile, how to steal one and thus meld it, the order of dealing and play, and so on. The CHCE has a complete Western Mah Jongg set. All that’s needed is YOU (bring your current Card).

Bridge Thursdays at the Center for Enrichment. Game on! Noon – 3 PM.     A game using the standard 52-card deck, played by four players in two competing partnerships. The cards are dealt, then the players bid to take the contract. Each hand is scored based on the number of tricks taken, the contract and other factors. The Center has decks of cards, tally sheets and card tables. Experienced and newer players are welcome.

  Scrabble: Friday mornings, 10:00 AM – 12 noon A word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board which is divided into a grid of squares. The tiles must form words which flow left to right in rows or downwards in columns. (think, “crossword”). The CHCE has 3 Scrabble sets,3 tables & 12 chairs. Players at all levels will be welcomed.

Call or email Sandra or Mary a few days ahead to tell us you are coming or to make sure the game you are interested in is “on” at its usual time and day. If you like to play chess, dominos, Monopoly, Clue, backgammon, Stratego, poker, and ….. the CHCE has these games and more. Just ask. 215-248-0180 or   

All “gamers” are asked to make a $2.00 donation to the Center for Enrichment.


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