If you find it difficult to get out of the house, and don’t have many visitors, it’s important to keep your mind active, and one way to do that is of course to play games that require a little mind work, such as bridge, or even chess.
You can learn how to play games online, play games against a computer, or even better, against real people.
If you want to learn how to play bridge, try: http://bridgedoctor.com/ It does cost $7 a month, but there’s a host of things to do there, from learning the game to playing against computers. When you feel confident in your skill, you can also play against real people.
The experts choice for online bridge –or so they themselves claim– is http://www.okbridge.com/
Here again you can play against people of all levels. This site costs money as well, $99 per year, which is only about 28 cents a day. Not too bad.
If you already know how to play chess – or checkers! – why not give this site a try. http://www.instantchess.com/. You can play against the computer, against real people right away, against other people (called correspondence games – you do this via email) and so on. It’s a lot of fun. You can play here for free.
Another place to play is at: http://gameknot.com/.
And if you need lessons on how to play chess, here’s one site. http://www.princeton.edu/~jedwards/cif/intro.html
There are other games besides Bridge or Chess that you can play online.
For example, Go. http://uk.games.yahoo.com/online-games/board/games_go.html.
The game is far more complex than chess, here’s the description of it:
"Go is an ancient board game for two players, considered by many to be the ultimate abstract strategy game. Invented in China around 3,000 years ago, it is probably the oldest game that …