Strategy Games

Playing games of strategy pushes participants to think creatively and resourcefully, and thus to develop a nimble mind.  The willingness to think hard acquired through games is a habit that can prove rewarding in many aspects of life.

We offer instruction and playing opportunities in three classic games: Bridge, Chess and Go.

Game Time

Suitable for Grades 3 and up.  

Spend an hour or more relaxing with one of the world’s ancient strategy games. Students are introduced to basic strategy and tactics in Go, Chess, and/or Bridge.  10 Meetings, $150.  20 Meetings, $270.  Minimum 4 students, max. 16 students.

Check our most recent Schedule to see typical days and times of instruction.

What is Bridge?

Bridge is a four-player card game in which two players, sitting across from each other, work as a team. It grew out of whist and has been popular for nearly a century. It is written about extensively and sustains a large international competitive circuit. Fun and thought-provoking, Bridge is often enjoyed by several generations of the same family sitting together at one table.

Learn more about it from the American Contract Bridge League.

What is Go?

Beginning Go/Weiqi

Beginning Go/Weiqi

Teaching Go Strategy

Learning Go Strategy

Go, also called “Weiqi” in Chinese and “Baduk” in  Korean, is an Asian strategy game with a history said to go back more than 5,000 years. Despite its very simple rules, it is remarkably subtle.

Intriguingly–unlike in chess–the top human players are still able to consistently beat the best computer programs. Go also enjoys an elegant handicapping system which allows players of different strength to play a natural and interesting game.

Learn more about it from the American Go Association.

 

What is Chess?

You already know what chess is. But here is a link to the US Chess Federation if you would like to know more. A significant body of research has demonstrated that children who study chess tend to develop stronger analytical, spatial and decision-making skills. They also develop self-confidence and fortitude. In light of these findings, more than thirty countries now incorporate the game in their scholastic curricula. Your kids can also reap the mental benefits while enjoying the game.