Every Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This is a small but very friendly group of game enthusiasts.  Games played at the moment are Scrabble, Canasta and Rummikub.  See below for a description of the games.  The group discuss at the start of each week who is going to play what and with whom.    No one takes themselves too seriously and fun is had by all.   If any member has a new game they wish to introduce then it is discussed with the rest of the group and if agreed introduced.  Any member wishing to join the group can just come along introduce themselves and join.  Why not come along for a taster session and see how you get on.

           Non members are welcome for an afternoon visit but if they wish to join the group they must also join the Centre at a cost of £17.00 per year. and £1.00 per session

 

RUMMIKUB

SCRABBLE

CANASTA

 

   

Rummikub® is a commercially-available tile rummy game developed by Israeli games inventor Ephraim Hertzano in the early 1930s. Even though this game is played with tiles rather than cards, this is a true Rummy game, featuring many of the elements common to all Rummy games, including the goal of making melds of three or more of a kind.

In 1938, American architect Alfred Mosher Butts created the game as a variation on an earlier word game he invented called Lexiko.
The name Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. in the United States and Canada. Elsewhere, Scrabble is trademarked by Mattel. The game is sold in 121 countries; there are 29 different language versions. One hundred and fifty million sets have been sold worldwide.

 

The game of Canasta is said to have originated in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1939. From there it spread to Argentina, the USA and throughout the world. It was extremely fashionable in the 1950's, threatening for a while to displace Contract Bridge as the premier card game.
The rules were standardised in North America around 1950, and it was this version of the game, which will be called Classic Canasta.