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Luxury Velvet – A Little Bit of History

The History of Velvet

Early Velvets

Simon has been making beautiful bridge cloths from luxury velvet for over quarter of a century.  Long prized as a luxurious fabric, the roots of velvet span as far back as 2000BC.  First made in Egypt, this luxury fabric was so precious and highly prized that it was only available to royalty and the fabulously wealthy. Read more

5 Great Products to Help You Play Card Games

Why Should You Keep Playing Bridge?

An estimated 220 million people play bridge worldwide, and for many of us it’s the core of our social lives.  So, what do you do if life takes a turn for the worse and you have trouble playing?  I mean scenarios such as you fall and break your arm, or your memory Read more

Focus On: Playing Card Qualities

I’m sure we’ve all played with poor quality cards. You know the sort – they dog ear at the corners, won’t shuffle properly and feel flimsy. If you’re lucky enough to have played with a top quality pack however, you’ll know it’s a wonderful experience feeling the cards flow through your fingers like silk. Have you ever wondered Read more

A Handy Guide to Using Our Website: Part 1

A Handy Guide to Using Our Website: Part 1

Today we’ve put together a comprehensive guide of hints and tips on how to find your way to our webshop and then how to browse our products.  We’ll be looking at fast ways of getting the information you’re looking for including: Read more

Top 10 Uses for Non-Slip Matting

Non-Slip Matting

Do you use non-slip matting around the home? I know, I know, it sounds so utilitarian and uninteresting. But take my word for it, once you start using it, you’ll find it has a multitude of uses and you’ll wonder how you ever managed without! Read more

Guide to Downloading the GOTO Bridge XVI Demo

GOTO Bridge XVI Demo

It’s good to know what a piece of software is like before you buy it, and the makers of GOTO Bridge XVI have kindly supplied us with a demo version of their software so that you can trial it and decide whether it’s right for you. Read more

Baize or Felt? A Guide to Buying Wisely

Baize or Felt? A Guide to Buying Wisely

We feel passionately that consumers should be given clear and accurate information about products and it frustrates us that members of the public are regularly being sold ‘quality baize’ when they’re actually buying a fabric which is inferior and in most cases, not even baize. So, we’ve compiled this brief guide to help you shop wisely for your baize. Read more

Personalised Playing Cards

There are many reasons why we think Ours are the Best!

What’s so special about our Personalised Playing Cards?  Here’s the answer: Read more

Internet Shopping for Bridge Supplies? Top Tips for Staying Safe

If you’re buying a mass-market product like a washing machine, retailers advertise the brand and the model number so when you do price comparisons you can be sure you’re comparing like-for-like and getting the best deal.  When you’re buying your bridge supplies, there aren’t many recognised brands or model numbers, so how can you be sure you’re getting a good deal and not just being sold an inferior item?  Read more

Ten Point Guide to Duplicate Boards and Wallets

We stock a range of boards and wallets for duplicate bridge.  Read our Ten Point Guide to help you decide which is right for you, and to help you get the most out of your boards and wallets. Read more