Games clubs - Rediscover your competitive streak, tax your brain, join a games club

There are many clubs in and around St Albans, they are cheap to attend and some events even include free refreshments, others you can bring your own along.

Duplicate Bridge Club

Location: The Jersey Farm Community Centre, Sandringham Crescent, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9RG.
They play duplicate pairs (don’t worry if you don’t have a partner, email [email protected] a few days beforehand, and he will pair you up). Duplicate bridge is a slight variation to Bridge where pairs compete against one another – ordinarily there is an East/West winner and a North/South winner. Some clubs will do an arrow switch so that all the pairs can compete against one another.
The costs vary between £2-£5 per session, and this includes tea, coffee and biscuits!
There are many tutorials online to learn about this game, this website is very informative, you can learn the basics, play against the computer or other players, there’s even a forum to ask questions.

Park Street Bridge Club

Location: Tennyson Hall, St Stephen Parish Centre, Smug Oak Lane (just off top of Park Street Lane), Station Road, Bricket Wood, AL2 3PJ (next to The Gate public house).

Friendly club, playing duplicate bridge on Thursday afternoons 13.00 – 16.00. All abilities are welcome, however ‘rusty’. However, the club is not suitable for complete beginners.
Don’t worry about bringing a partner or arranging in advance, there will be some available at the session.

Weekly payment is £3 – cash only, arrive before 12.55pm as the hall is only available until 4pm. Bring your own drinks and refreshments.

Bridge For All

Location: Sandridge Village Hall, 39 High Street, Sandridge, St Albans. AL4 9DD
The club runs weekly at 13.30 until 16.00 on a Thursday.
Originally called Bridge Improvers, the group has now diversified and contains players of all levels.
Please note the club isn’t for beginners. They are a very friendly crowd and like to play well and win, however, don’t take it too seriously. There is a small charge of between £2 and £3 per week to cover the hire of the hall. You would be very welcome to come along for a couple of weeks to see whether we suit you, before making any commitment. There is plenty of free parking adjacent to the hall

St Albans Board Games Club

Locations: St Mark’s Church Centre, Church Lane, Colney Heath, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0NH. (It’s the community hall next to the Church, you can park outside or on the road for free.) and St Albans Scout Hut Oak Yard, Chene Drive, Waverley Road, St Albans, AL3 5QP.

The club is open to all ages, they run alternate Monday and Wednesday sessions. They also run all day sessions (1.30pm to 11pm!) on one Saturday a month. Costs are between £4 and £6 to cover the hire of the hall.
The club is a place where like-minded individuals with a passion for strategy, tactics and gaming can come together to enjoy their hobby.

The club are more than happy to teach people games and help people through so please don’t be worried about coming if you are new to board games.
Feel free to bring your games or just come along and play what is there. We play anything from quick easy card games to 3 hour long epics and anything in between.

Think outside the box of traditional games like Monopoly, Ludo and Cluedo! Think more Battlestar Galactica and Mega Empires. A time to learn something new!

For more information call 07730039017
Or on Facebook:- St Albans Board Games Club

Games clubs offer a great opportunity to get out of the house, meet new people and compete!

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