Waltham Forest

Whist

Whist is a well known card game which has been around since at least the 17th Century. It's played in pairs and it takes its name from the 17th century word "whist" (or "wist") meaning 'quiet, silent or attentive'. That may be because there are strict rules about not commenting in any way on your hand, or signalling to your partner. Part of the skill involved is remembering what cards have been played and reasoning out which cards remain.

At the moment this group also plays Bismarck. This is a card game very similar to Whist but played on an individual basis, not in pairs. So it can be a good substitute when numbers make it sensible to cater for both games at a meeting.

Group Leader Valerie is considering designating the first Tuesday of the month as a Whist session and the third Tuesday as a Bismarck session. This could make it feasible for people to join one or the other only, if that was what they wanted to do. But these plans are not yet set in stone and both games may continue to be played at both sessions.

If you are interested in joining this friendly group please contact Groups Co-ordinator Lesley and she will put you in touch with Valerie for a chat.

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19th Century Literature Art Appreciation
Bismarck Book Club
Canasta Chess
Cinema Visits Circle Dancing
Classical Studies Crafts
Cribbage Enjoying Classical Music A
Enjoying Classical Music B Epping Forest Walks
Family History 1 Family History 2
Film Club French Studies
Garden Club Garden Studies
Geography of Great Britain German A
German B History
Knit and Natter London Ambles
Lunch Club 1 Lunch Club II
Needlework Painting for Pleasure
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Recorder Remarkable Women
Rummikub 1 Rummikub 2
Rummikub 3 Scrabble
Shakespeare Group Shakespeare Group
Singing for Fun 1 Singing for Fun 2
Table Tennis Upwords
Walking London Whist