"It's got to be the best intellectual exercise out there. You're seeing through new situations every ten minutes. It's a game of a million inferences. Bridge is about weighing gain/loss ratios. You're doing calculations all the time." - Warren Buffett (in 'Buffett on Bridge') "Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn't mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day." - also Warren Buffett (in Forbes 1997) "The real test of a Bridge player isn't in keeping out of trouble, but in escaping once he's in." - Alfred Sheinwold "I can always tell a good man by the way he plays Bridge: hard and long." – Mae West "Bridge is too important to take seriously." – Oscar Wilde "Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised." – W. Somerset Maugham Bridge is a game of wit and flair, and has been a staple recreation of the brightest minds since the 19th century. Just as Yale is steeped in history, so is Bridge, which has been the fixation of the highest intellects throughout Europe and North America. The key to Bridge's longevity and distinction amongst card games is its unique blend of the social and the strategic. Played with a partner, it induces immediate camaraderie, requiring precise cooperation as you seek to outplay your opponents. A shrewd mind can take complete control of a hand of Bridge, designing and executing a faultless plan with agility and tact, and ensuring a victory through sheer finesse. The Yale College Bridge Club looks to create the kind of environment in which such an esteemed game as Bridge can be enjoyed. Most importantly of all, it is a tight-knit, jovial friend group which warmly welcomes all who would try their hand.