The other day I saw a banner announcing bridge lessons, and a few questions/thoughts crossed my mind:
1. Don't most people who want to play bridge already know how to play?
2. I wonder how many young people will attend those lessons.
3. Why have bridge lessons at all? Don't most learn to play these sorts of card games from their parents.
Although I never learnt to play bridge, my grandparents and dad taught me many other card games, including canaster, cribbage, pontoon, solitaire, and nine card brag. But do parents actually teach kids these games anymore? Would kids even want to play them?
Apart from poker (or perhaps other gambling games when at a casino), these traditional card games are mainly played by the older generations, and most of my generation and younger generations wouldn't consider playing - or even know how.
Do you/you're friends play these games? Have you taught your kids?
Do you think traditional card games are a dying breed? Will they still be here in say forty years time? Do you think it will be sad if they disappear, or do you say 'move on with the times?'
I think in the future these games will still be played, but only on electronic devices at seaside piers, casinos, and as apps for tablets (which will probably modify the game in some way to male it more 'exciting'). I think it is very sad, and I'll miss not playing them when my dad is no longer around.