“Complexity is your enemy.
Any fool can make something complicated.
It is hard to make something simple.”
(Sir Richard Branson)

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Why Play Bridge?

“I like to play, but I love to learn!”

How to Play Bridge – Step 1 for Beginners

How to Play Bridge – Step 2 for Beginners

Pocket Guide for Beginner Bridge

Bridge Placemats 

Put your bidding into action — 16 Practice Games For Each Lesson

More Practice Games — for 2/1 or Standard American systems

Weekly Bidding Quizzes  Visit my Facebook Page “A Teacher First”

Hand of the Week – For Intermediate Players  

“2 Over 1” – Three Beginner Lessons to Start


How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords:

These lessons will take the mystery out of cryptic crosswords.  For some, the clues may seem perplexing and confusing at first, but once given a few hints on how to approach them, you will be surprised at how simple they are to solve. Unlike ordinary crossword clues with their straightforward definitions, cryptic clues require some mind bending and “thinking outside the box.” These puzzles are fun and very clever and, in my opinion, much more interesting than standard crosswords. If you enjoy word play, puns, anagrams and solving clues, you will likely enjoy cryptic crosswords. You may start to look at the English vocabulary in a different way.

Quote: “Thinking outside the box” should be encouraged.
Unless it’s a litter box and you’re a cat.

How to Play Mah Jongg:

This tutorial explains the game of Mah Jongg and the process in detail. These instructions have been field tested by teachers and grateful beginners who praise their usefulness and merits. The visuals on the Help Sheet and the reminders are great! Some of the examples are not found in any lesson books. The fake practice beginner card allows you to start playing the game immediately.

How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles:

Sudoku is a game of logic and elimination. Though most Sudoku puzzles use numbers, the problem-solving process has very little to do with mathematical concepts. Once you master the basic step-by-step techniques, you will realize how relatively easy it is. If solving this type of puzzle appeals to you, you may want to go further and try other, more complex brain teasers, such as Kakuro and KenKen.