Who We Are?
At The Brooklyn Strategist, we love games! Our unique atmosphere is a great place to enjoy strategy, community and competition through interactive board- and card-games. It is a place to play, learn, think creatively, socialize and strategize against an opponent or with team members. We are pleased to offer afternoon clubs to kids (7+ years old), tweens, teens and adults and look forward to providing our community with a space that promotes fun, interaction and learning.
National Scrabble Day
On April 13, 1899, little baby Alfie Butts was born. Decades later, Alfred Mosher Butts would invent a board game in his basement, a board game that has entertained, vexed, and challenged players for the last 80 years.
To celebrate the man and his game, April 13 has been declared National Scrabble Day, and this year we're celebrating locally all day long at The Brooklyn Strategist in Carroll Gardens.
Come join us to play Scrabble against friends and strangers--all levels are welcome. Serious players can play with clocks and challenges, while novices are welcome to consult dictionaries. Plus, there'll be outdoor play in the garden if weather permits.
There's a cafe with snacks, BYOB
Brooklyn Scrabble Tuesdays
for Players of All Levels
Tuesday, March 12
& Henceforth Every Tuesday Night at The Brooklyn Strategist
Hosted by David Bukszpan, author of Is That A Word? From AA to ZZZ: The Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble
Brooklyn Scrabble Tuesdays (“BeST Nights”) are loosely organized and open to players of all levels, from novice to expert. Starting with the very first BeST, round-robin tournament play will be organized. On National Scrabble Day, Saturday, April 13th, a special Brooklyn Scrabble Saturday: National Scrabble Day tournament will be held.
For four hours each Tuesday night, Scrabblers from Brooklyn and beyond will be welcomed to play for fun, improvement, and glory.
Chess Club Thursday Nights hosted by Shawn Martinez of Chessexcellence
Players will not need to bring boards, pieces or clocks. Shawn will also start offering group and private chess lessons at our store on Sundays.
Dungeons and Dragons Saturday hosted by Stefan Pokorny
For up to 10 Players
beginning Saturday March 2nd
and every first Saturday of each month
from 1-5pm for 17 and under and 7-11pm for 18+
Stefan Pokorny presents old school theatrical Dungeons and Dragons.
$25.00 per game (22.50 for members)
for 1-5pm 17 and underSign up now!
for 7-11pm 18+Sign up now!
Warhammer Miniature Construction and Painting Workshops
Due to popular demand, the Brooklyn Strategist in partnership with the Pixel Academy is going to start Game Miniature Workshops on Saturday’s, in February, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Workshops are for all ages will be divided into two groups: 7 – 15 years old and 16+ years. Workshops will clustered in one-month segments with advanced workshops following introductory workshops.
Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm
Warhammer Miniature Construction and Painting Workshops Sign up now!
Summer Camp 2013
Due to popular demand The Brooklyn Strategist Summer Camp has been extended and will run from July 15th - August 30th, 2013.Sign up now!
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