My parents played it incessantly in my youth. They had some kind of clockwork machine to help them which fascinated me.

My in-laws also played it a lot.

My Aunt still does.

What is it? BRIDGE. And yet i) I have never understood it, even a little. ii) I know nobody of “my” generation (and let’s be pretty broad here and say 25-45!) who plays it. What is bridge? Is it really so difficult? What else is it like?

My brother advanced the notion that bridge has been driven out among The Kids by Poker. Is this true?