Bridge was such a popular game from 1925 to the 1960s that it's likely all the Presidents during that time knew how to play. The most famous bridge-playing President, though, was Dwight Eisenhower, who was an excellent player. During WWII, one of his criteria for choosing officers for his staff was their ability to play bridge. While in the White House, Eisenhower scheduled semi-regular Saturday-night games with leading experts. The Bushes are also a bridge-playing family, although there are no reports of George W. pursuing the hobby during his Presidency.