Board and Card Games Group

Meets: Varies

Location: Varies

Group Leader: Maureen Smith

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We are a cheerful happy group of people who meet monthly, usually on the third Thursday, to enjoy the pleasures and challenges of various games, be they of the board or card game variety. Each session is rounded off with tea and biscuits, which somehow manages to feel like a treat in itself. Every month we play a game we haven’t tried before, as well as tested favourites. Early in the year we called on a leader to teach us a game called Ticket to Ride, which saw us building railway lines across Europe. There was great satisfaction when we achieved our goals! August saw us trying the game Chaos which truly lived up to its name! We were variously happy or totally frustrated as we tried to get our pieces home while enduring the handicap of being unable to identify our own pieces. Oh yes we rise to a challenge! The challenge in October was learning to play the card game Bridgette. Our leader on that occasion said the game was widely played in Devon, and we could understand its popularity, as we quickly got up to speed with the action and are eager to play it again.

Because we meet at the home of a member we are limited for space, but if you like the sound of our games, you are welcome to ask if there is a chair available for you. Contact Maureen using the enquiry form.

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27 February Rachel Pollit – From Peru to Padiham

26 March Dennis Atherton – The Birds of Gambia

Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).