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.

Winter 2018 Session:

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GRADESMONTUEWEDTHUFRI

K & 1

Brain Benders

 

Brain Benders

Brain Benders

Brain Benders







1 & 2

    

Creative Game Design: Jr







2 & 3

Girls* Club: Board Games

Mind Masters

Mind Masters

Mind Masters

Girls* Club: Board Games







3+

Warhammer: 40K


Warhammer: Intro


Warhammer: Intro


Warhammer: Advanced


Warhammer: Age of Sigmar


Introduction    to RPGs


Intermediate RPGs


Girls* Club:    RPGs

Introduction    to RPGs






Advanced RPGs

Advanced RPGs





Creative Game Design: Sr


Designer Legends










4 & 5

Strategy  Specialists

Strategy Specialists

Strategy Specialists

 

Strategy Specialists







5+

Late Crew: RPGs

Late Crew: RPGs

  

Late Crew: RPGs







All Ages

Chess 1

Chess 1

Chess 2

Chess 2

Chess 3




Non-Members
Members
Mondays
10 weeks
$370.00
$333.00
Tuesdays
12 weeks
$444.00
$399.00
Wednesdays
12 weeks
$444.00
$399.00
Thursdays
11 weeks
$407.00
$366.00
Fridays
10 weeks
$370.00
$333.00


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 email us first before registering to see if your location has enough participants for a pickup .  PS 321, PS 282, PS 261, ISB, ALT, Saint Ann’s/Packer 

Ask about adding other schools!

6PM LATE PICKUP: Full Session $70

SNACKS: Homemade cookie and bagged chips are included. If your child has allergies or restrictions, please let us know. We do have a Gluten-free option for both snacks.

There will be NO ASC on the following holidays:

Monday January 15- MLK Jr. Day

Thursday February 16- Friday February 23- Mid Winter Recess

Thursday March 15- Parent Teacher Conference Day

We will offer camp on these days and registration will be available on our website.

RESCHEDULING and ABSENCES:

Registration Changes: We can make modify registrations, space permitting, within the first two weeks of the session. Please email asc@thebrooklynstrategist.com to request a change.

Absences: If your child will be absent, two Walk-In Play credits for future use will be issued if we receive notice by noon. Please email asc@thebrooklynstrategist.comto notify us and receive the Walk-In Play credits. 

Any other credits or refunds are issued at management’s discretion. All credits issued expire on March 29, 2018.

The Brooklyn Strategist reserves the right to amend club offerings based on the number of attendees. You will be notified of any changes pertaining to your registration. 


LATENESS POLICY:

If you are running late please let us know as soon as possible. We offer a 10 minute grace period at pick up. Beyond 10 minutes a late pick up fee will be charged.



Brain Benders

Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 3:30PM - 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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Brooklyn New School (Off Site)

Brain Benders: Fridays 2:50-4:30PM
Mind Masters: Mondays 2:50-4:30
Strategy Specialist: Thursdays 2:50-4:30

Off site program at the Brooklyn New School for BNS students only. 

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Chess I

All grades: Mondays & Tuesdays 3:30PM - 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, mid-session, for kids to learn how to play in a tournament setting and become USCF rated, if desired. (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 3:30PM - 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, mid-session, for kids to learn how to play in a tournament setting and become USCF rated if desired. Tournament fee included for Winter 2018 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, mid-session, for kids to increase their comfort in tournament settings and become USCF rated if desired. (Tournament fee waived for Winter 2018 after school participants. USCF scholastic membership is $17/year; fee is not included)

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Creative Game Design: Junior

1st & 2nd Grade: Fridays 3:30-5:30

This program gives young designers the chance to conceive and create their own original board games, from brainstorming to game play! Students will create the rules and the physical components of their games, and finally play the games they’ve created. “Junior” students will focus on learning about the parts of a board game, including theme, mechanism, goal, and components.

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Creative Game Design: Senior

3rd & 4th Grade: Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm

Young designers will have the chance to conceive and create their own original board games, from brainstorming to game play! Students will create the rules and the physical components of their games, and finally play the games they’ve created. “Senior” students will learn about popular game mechanisms like deck building, worker placement, cooperative play. They will also practice play-testing, and revise their own games based on play-tester feedback.

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Designer Legend: Richard Garfield

3rd Grade and up: Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm

In this new program, students will play games designed by Richard Garfield, the mind behind Magic: The Gathering and many other popular titles. Focusing on games by prolific and talented designers gives players a unique insight into the creative process behind the games they love. Games will include: King of Tokyo, RoboRally, Treasure Hunter, Android: Netrunner, and of course Magic: The Gathering!


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Girls* Club: Board & Card Games

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

This program provides a supportive environment for kids who may be intimidated by a hobby traditionally monopolized by men and boys. Our games list will focus on modern classics, as well as games that feature a strong positive representation of women and gender non conforming people. Throughout the program, 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. 

Games may include: Pandemic, Monarch, The Resistance, Splendor, By Order of the Queen, Dominion, Sushi Go!, Dragonwood, Settlers of Catan, and Carcassonne.

*This group is also open to transgender and gender nonconforming students.

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Girls* Club: Roleplaying Games

3rd Grade and up: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm

This program provides a supportive environment for kids who may be intimidated by a hobby traditionally monopolized by men and boys. 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 a few beginner-friendly game systems.  

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

*This group is also open to transgender and gender nonconforming children.

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Mind Masters

2nd & 3rd Grades: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 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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Roleplaying Games - Advanced (Prereq: Intermediate)

3rd Grade and up: 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 - Intermediate (Prereq: Intro)

3rd Grade and up: 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 - Intro

3rd Grade and up: Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30

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 & Dragons.

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Roleplaying Games: Late Crew

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

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. School pick up is not available for this program.

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: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 3:30-5:30

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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The Lang School (Offsite)

Introduction to Role Playing Games (3-5th Grades) starts Jan 8: Mondays 3:15-5:15
Roleplaying Games- Intermediate (6th-10th Grades) Starts Jan 4: Thursdays 3:15- 5:15pm

Introduction to Roleplaying Games (Grades 3-5)

This program for elementary schoolers will teach the rules of a few beginner-friendly games and introduce players to the core concepts of roleplaying games (RPGs). RPG players are immersed in a shared storytelling experience as they work together to overcome obstacles and solve problems. All of our RPG classes stress cooperative decision making and good sportsmanship.

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

Intermediate Roleplaying Games (Grades 6-10)

Middle and high school aged roleplayers  are ready to set out on more in-depth adventures. They will explore a wide range of different RPGs and will improve essential skills including character development, embracing failure, and detailed narrative storytelling. All of our RPG classes stress cooperative decision making and good sportsmanship.

Game systems may include: The Quiet Year, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Fiasco, Cypher System, Star Wars RPG, Dungeon World, and Dungeons & Dragons. 

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Warhammer: 40K (Prereq: Intro)

3rd Grade and up: Mondays 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 and up: Thursdays 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)

3rd Grade and up: Fridays 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 and up: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 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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