After School Clubs

Our kids' programs focus on instruction, developing strategies for game play and having fun! Kids learn how to think 'moves ahead,' anticipating an opponent's reaction and developing good sportsmanship.

  • After School Clubs are fun-filled and educational clubs that explore strategic thinking using board and card games. ASC are designed to encourage and allow beginner through experienced players.
  • We arrange groups and games by age, category, skill and/or subject.
  • We spend one week playing a new game, which involves instruction and strategies for game play. The second week is designed to allow participants to have a more in-depth experience by revisiting and reviewing the games, and exploring various strategies and novel problem solving skills. We then move on to a new set of games, in another two week series, through to the end of the session.

Fall 2017 Session: Monday, September 11, 2017 - Friday, December 22, 2017; 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

Children can work on program related warm-ups, homework or play games from 3-3:30pm.

Mondays 14 weeks $490
Tuesdays 14 weeks $490
Wednesdays 15 weeks $525
Thursdays 12 weeks $420
Fridays 13 weeks $455

SCHOOL PICKUPS: We pick up at individual school’s dismissal times.

You must enter your child's school into your profile to activate the Pick Up option.

If your school isn't listed, please call us first before registering to talk with us about adding your location.

Zone A Pickup +$70: 3 person minimum
PS 58, PS 29, PS 32, BNS, PS 261, Mary McDowell, Brooklyn Heights Montessori

Zone B Pickup +$100: 3 person minimum for pickup. Please call us first before registering to talk with us about adding your location.
St. Ann's/Packer, Berkeley Carroll, PS 321, ISB, ALT School

Ask about adding other schools!


6PM LATE PICKUP: Full Session $70


SNACKS: Homemade cookie and snack mix included.

There will be NO ASC on the following holidays:

  • Thur & Fri Sept 21 & 22 Rosh Hashanah
  • Tues Oct 9 Columbus Day
  • Tues Nov 7 Election Day
  • Thurs Nov 16 Parent Teacher Conference
  • Thur & Fri Nov 23 & 24 Thanksgiving
We will offer camp on these days and registration will be available on our website.

RESCHEDULING and MAKEUP POLICY:

We know that schedules change, and we are happy to make registration changes with 7 days advance notice, if availability allows.

Registration Changes: If you need to change the class or day that you registered for, we allow a schedule change, space permitting, with 7 days advance notice. Please email asc@thebrooklynstrategist.com - we are happy to take a look and make a switch if it is available!

If your child will be absent for after school, two Walk In Play credits for future use will be issued if we receive notice by noon on the same day. You must email asc@thebrooklynstrategist.com to notify us about an absence in order to receive the Walk In Play credits. Only email notifications/requests can be considered.

Any other credits or refunds are issued at management’s discretion. Any credits expire on December 22, 2017.

The Brooklyn Strategist reserves the right to amend clubs based on the number of attendees. If too few people are signed up for a game club, we might move participants into another age (and/or interest) appropriate club to facilitate a more rewarding experience.

LATENESS POLICY:

If you are running late to pick up your child, please call us asap to let us know so we can arrange an extended day option. We offer a 10 minute grace period at pick up, and beyond that a late pick up fee will be charged.


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Board & Card Games: Girls Club

2nd & 3rd Grades: Mondays & Fridays 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Led by one of our female game experts, this peer group will focus on introductory through moderate level strategy games.  Our games list will focus on modern classics as well as games that feature a strong positive representation of women and girls. Throughout the session, players will explore deep strategy elements and multidimensional thinking. Participants will focus on practicing good sportsmanship while simultaneously trying to outwit and out strategize their opponents.

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Board & Card Games: Late Crew

5th Grade and above: Thursdays 4PM-6PM

This advanced program runs on a later schedule to accommodate our older students' schedules. This series is designed for veterans of our After School Club and older kids that are interested in more complicated games, A wide range of game categories are covered and explored in a progressive curriculum with the intent of exploring a complex variety of mechanics, subject matter, and strategies.  Games may include Betrayal at House on the Hill, Star Wars: Imperial Assault, Dead of Winter, Mysterium, Tammany Hall, Caverna, Orleans and Eclipse and other new games. 

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Brain Benders

Kindergarten and 1st Grade : Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 3pm-5:30pm

This Mensa Select series is for children that have shown an interest in games that involve strategic thinking. Your gamers will be introduced to classic games and strategy basics all designed to promote linear mathematical concepts, working memoryand perceptual organization. Throughout the program, participants will focus on practicing good sportsmanship while simultaneously having fun trying to outwit and out-strategize their opponents. Game List may include: Mancala, Senet, Look Look, Mine Shift, Qwirkle, Dizios, Yikerz, Sleeping Queen, Gin Rummy, Chess, Bakers Dozen, Loot, Tsuro, Sushi Go, Carcassonne. 

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Chess I

All Grades: Mondays & Tuesdays 3PM - 5:30PM

Developing minds learn how pieces move and how to organize approach and defense in this introduction to chess and related abstract strategy games. No experience is necessary and time is dedicated to learning these games in small group play. Each class is spent playing both chess and games like Ynch, Dvonn, Punct, Hive and Othello. There will be one tournament for kids to learn how to play in a tournament setting and become USCF rated. (Tournament fee waived for Winter 2017 afterschool participants. USCF scholastic membership is $17/year; fee not included.)

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Chess II

All Grades: Wednesdays & Thursdays 3PM - 5:30PM

After learning piece movement and basic rules in Chess 1, this class is aimed at improving strategic thinking and seeing that planning in chess begins as early as move one. Designed for students who understand the basics of chess tactics and strategy, we will emphasize more advanced strategy, classic openings and closings.There will be one tournament for kids to learn how to play in a tournament setting and become USCF rated.Tournament fee included for Spring 2017 after school participants. 

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Chess III (Prereq: Chess II)

All Grades: Fridays 3:30-5:30

Veterans of our Chess l and ll programs are ready to progress to advanced competitive play. Participants will study and discuss famous chess matches, learn advanced strategies and play against peers to increase their proficiency. The program will include one tournament for kids to increase their comfort in tournament settings and become USCF rated. (Tournament fee waived for Fall 2017 after school participants. USCF scholastic membership is $17/year; fee is not included)

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Mind Masters

2nd & 3rd Grades: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 3:30PM - 5:30PM

This problem-solving series is for children that have either completed Brain Benders or demonstrate an affinity for strategic thinking. We introduce these gamers to a wide range of game genres from ancient strategy to modern board games.  Throughout the program players will explore deeper strategy elements and multidimensional thinking. As always, participants will also focus on issues of ‘good sportsmanship’ while simultaneously trying to outwit and out strategize their opponents. Games may include: 7 Wonders, Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Boggle, Sushi Go!, Splendor, Dragonwood, Machi Koro, Ticket to Ride, Small World.

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Role Playing Games: Girls Club

3rd Grade & above: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30PM

Led by one of our female game experts, this peer group will focus on introductory through moderate level roleplaying games. Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) are narrative game systems that encourage cooperation, decision-making and creative thinking. RPG players are immersed in a shared story-telling experience as they work together to overcome obstacles. This program will focus on introducing players to the core concepts of tabletop role play and learning the rules of several beginner-friendly games. Games may include Hero Kids, No Thank You Evil, Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple, Microscope, Dungeon Crawl Classics and Dungeons & Dragons. 

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Role Playing Games: Intro

3rd Grade & Older: Mondays & Fridays, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

This program will introduce players to the core concepts of tabletop role play and teach the rules of a few beginner-friendly game systems. Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) are narrative game systems that encourage cooperation, decision-making and creative thinking. RPG players are immersed in a shared story-telling experience as they work together to overcome obstacles and solve problems. 

Game systems may include: Hero Kids. No Thank You Evil!, Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple, Microscope, Dungeon Crawl Classics and Dungeons & Drag

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Roleplaying Games (Prereq: Intro to RPGs)

3rd Grade & above: Tuesdays & Fridays 3:30-5:30pm

Roleplayers that have completed our introductory class are ready to set out on more in-depth adventures! We will explore a range of different RPGs in an effort to offer players a survey of popular RPG systems. Players will improve essential role-playing skills that include character development, embracing failure, and detailed narrative storytelling. All of our RPG classes stress cooperative decision making and good sportsmanship.  Game systems may include Microscope, The Quiet Year, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Fiasco, Cypher System, Star Wars RPG, Dungeon World, and Dungeons & Dragons. 

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Roleplaying Games- Advanced (Prereq: RPGs)

4th Grade & above: Wednesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm

This advanced RPG club offers a more in depth and rewarding experience for participants who are ready for higher level campaigning.  Our counselors will be offering more creative freedom, chances for independent exploration, and complex RPG story lines.  Participants will be expected to work in a team, communicate effectively, and show curiosity towards the finer points of the game.  In addition, group leadership (Game Master) opportunities will also be available for interested participants. Game systems may include Dungeon Crawl Classics, Cypher System, Star Wars RPG, FATE Core, Time Watch, Traveller and Dungeons & Dragons. 

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Roleplaying Games: Late Crew

5th Grade & Older: Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 4PM - 6PM

This advanced RPG program runs on a later schedule to accommodate our older students' schedules. Our Game Masters will be offering more creative freedom, chances for independent exploration, and more complex RPG storylines. Players will be expected to work in a team, successfully communicate and show curiosity towards the finer points of the game. In addition, group leadership (Game Master) opportunities will be available for interested participants. Game systems may include Dungeon Crawl Classics, Cypher System, STar Wars RPG, Dungeon World, FATE Core, Traveller and Dungeons & Dragons. 

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Strategy Specialists

4th Grade and up: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:30-5:30pm

Our most advanced board game program is for veterans of our After School programs and older kids that are interested in more complicated strategy games. A wide range of game categories are explored in a progressive curriculum with the intent of playing a complex variety of mechanics, subject matter and strategies. Students will continue to develop their strategic thinking, planning and good sportsmanship as they play both competitive and cooperative games.

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Success Academy Charter School Program

: Wednesdays 12:30-2:45pm

Children that have either completed Brain Benders or demonstrate an affinity for strategic thinking will enjoy this problem-solving series. We will cover a wide range of game categories while exploring deeper strategy elements and multidimensional thinking. As always, participants will also focus on ‘good sportsmanship’ while trying to outwit and out strategize their opponents. 

We will pickup at Success Charter at 12:30pm and return to our Court Street location with the students to eat their own lunch that they have brought from home. After lunch, the students will begin their game play. Pickup is at 2:45pm.

If your child will be absent for after school, two Walk In Play credits for future use will be issued if we receive notice by noon on the same day. You must email asc@thebrooklynstrategist.com to notify us about an absence in order to receive the Walk In Play credits. Only email notifications/requests can be considered.

Any other credits or refunds are issued at management’s discretion. Any credits expire on June 28, 2017.

LATENESS POLICY:

If you are running late to pick up your child, please call us asap to let us know so we can arrange an extended day option. We offer a 10 minute grace period at pick up, and beyond that a late pick up fee will be charged.

You are welcome to add on our regular After School Program  that starts at 3pm.

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The Lang School (Offsite)

The Lang School- Mind Masters: Thursdays 3:15-4:45
The Lang School Role Playing Games: Thursdays 3:15-5:15

Offsite program at The Lang School.

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Warhammer: 40K- (Prereq: Intro to WH)

3rd Grade & above: Thursdays 3:30PM - 5:30PM

In this intermediate program, players will delve deeper into the rich narrative of the Sci-fi gothic game Warhammer: 4,000. New players will receive a ‘Start Collecting’ box of their choice to help begin their Warhammer: 40K Army. Students will build and paint their new force while learning advanced gameplay. These players will learn rules specific to their armies and craft the schemes and strategies needed to best their opponents using the resources they have available. (Included with registration fee: one set of models and weekly Saturday Brunch-hammer attendance.)

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Warhammer: Advanced Gamers Club (Prereq: 40K or Sigmar)

3rd Grade & above: Wednesdays 3:30PM-5:30PM

This club is for the experienced Warhammer gamer who has their own assembled army and is very familiar with its rules, as well as the core rules of Warhammer: 40K and/or Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. This club is designed to offer largely independent play with some assistance from our gaming specialists. Those with unpainted miniatures will have the option to paint as well as play. Complimentary onsite army storage is available for participants whose have cases for their miniatures. (Included with Registration fee: Participation in our Warhammer tournaments this session and weekly Saturday Brunch-hammer attendance.)

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Warhammer: Age of Sigmar- (Prereq: Intro to WH)

3rd Grade & above: Tuesdays 3:30PM - 5:30PM

In this intermediate program (after completing the Intro class), players will delve deeper into the lore behind their chosen faction and the high fantasy world of Sigmar. New players will receive a ‘Start Collecting’ box of their choice to help begin their Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Army. Students will build and paint their new force while learning advanced gameplay. These players will learn rules specific to their armies and craft the schemes and strategies needed to best their opponents using the resources they have available. (Included with registration fee: one set of models and weekly Saturday Brunch-hammer attendance.)


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Warhammer: Intro

3rd Grade & above: Mondays & Fridays 3:30PM-5:30PM

In this introductory program for students in 3rd grade or older, players will be exposed to the two worlds of the Warhammer Universe: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 4,000. They will receive a set of models for the world and faction they choose, and will spend the rest of the semester learning to build, paint and play with their models. Students will learn the basics of model painting and tactical miniatures game play. (Included with registration fee: one set of models for new students and weekly Saturday Brunch-hammer attendance.)

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