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.

Spring 2017 Session: Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017; 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

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

Mondays 7 weeks $252
Tuesdays 9 weeks $324
Wednesdays 11 weeks $396
Thursdays 9 weeks $324
Fridays 10 weeks $360

SCHOOL PICKUPS: We pick up at individual school’s dismissal times. 3 person minimum. If your school isn't listed for pick up on a specific day, please call us first before registering to talk with us about adding your location. You must enter your child's school into your profile to activate the pick up option.

Zone A Pickup +$50: 3 person minimum
PS 58, PS 29, PS 32, BNS, PS 261, Hannah Senesh, Mary McDowell (upper & lower)

Zone B Pickup +$100: 3 person minimum
PS 321, PS 282, ISB, ALT

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:

  • Mon 5/29 (Memorial Day)
  • Thur 6/8 (Chancellor's Day)
  • Mon 6/12 (Clerical Day)
  • Mon 6/26 (Eid al-Ftr)
We will offer camp and registration for these camp days 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 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.


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Brain Benders

Brain Benders: 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. We start with games that focus on pattern recognition and sequential learning, and then progress to games that require linear thinking. Throughout these games, participants will focus on issues of ‘good sportsmanship’ while simultaneously 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 for K and 1st Grade: Fridays, 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Mind Masters for 2nd & 3rd Grades: Mondays 2:45-4:30pm

Off site program at the Brooklyn New School. 

Please note the times from our on site program is 2:45pm to 4:30pm.

Monday Mind Masters class (2nd & 3rd) will run for 8 Mondays: April 3, 24, May 1, 8,15, 22, June 5, 19

Friday Brain Benders class (K & 1st) will run for 11 Fridays: April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23


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Chess I

Chess 1: Mondays, Tuesdays 3-5:30pm

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

Chess 2: 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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Cooperative Games (Intro to RPGs)

Cooperative Games (Intro to RPGs): Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 3:00-5:30pm

This series encourages cooperation, decision-making and creative thinking. The program initially focuses on cooperative games before progressing into more advanced RPGs. RPGs involve immersing players in a shared story-telling experience. Games may include: Pandemic, Elder Sign, Microscope, The Quiet Year, Do, Star Wars, Cthulhu, D & D, Mouse Guard and others.

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Girls Club: Cooperative Games (Intro to RPGs)

Girls Club: Cooperative Games (Intro to RPGs): Fridays 3:00-5:30pm

This RPG class encourages girls to participate in our program. This series encourages cooperation, decision-making and creative thinking. The program initially focuses on cooperative games before progressing into more advanced RPGs. RPGs involve immersing players in a shared story-telling experience. 

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Mind Masters

Mind Masters: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 3PM - 5:30PM

This problem-solving series is for children that have either completed Brain Benders or demonstrate an affinity for strategic thinking. We cover a wide range of game categories (ancient strategy, classic and modern card games, word and trivia games, sporting games) while progressively exploring 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. Game List may include: Go, Chess, Hive, Set, Hearts, Gin, Loot, Jaipur, Battleline, Boggle, Scrabble, Banagrams, Scattergories, Telestrations, Carcassonne, Splendor, Dominion, Settlers of Catan.

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RPGs: Late Crew

RPGs: Late Crew: Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays 4PM - 6PM

Our most advanced game module is for veterans of our After School Club and older kids that are interested in more complicated games. In this series, 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. This class runs on a later schedule than our other programs to accomodate later schedules.

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RPGs: Straight Up

Straight Up RPGs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 3:00-5:30pm

This series is created for RPG players that have completed our 'INTRO to RPGs' class and are ready to set out on more in-depth adventures!  We will explore many different RPGs (not only D&D!)  in an effort to offer players a survey of popular RPG systems. All of our RPG classes stress cooperative decision making and good sportsmanship. 

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RPGs: Veterans

RPGs: Veterans: Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays 3:00-5:30pm

This advanced RPG club is invitation only and offers a more in depth and a more rewarding experience for participants who are ready for higher level campaigning.  In this class 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, successfully communicate, and show curiosity towards the finer points of the game.  In addition, group leadership (DM) opportunities will also be available for interested participants. 

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Strategic Game Play

Strategic Game Play: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 3PM - 5:30PM

Our most advanced game module is for veterans of our After School Club and older kids that are interested in more complicated games. In this series, 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. (Note: if you child has later dismissal or a longer commute, check out our class The Late Crew that runs 4pm-6pm.)

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Success Academy Charter School Program

Success Academy: Wednesdays 12:30-2:45pm

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

Children will participate in either our Brain Benders program for Kindergarten & First Grade or our Mind Masters program for 2nd & 3rd Graders. Time is spent learning how to organize approach and defense strategies, as well as exploring many classic strategy games.

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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Warhammer: 40K

Warhammer: 40K: Tuesdays 3PM - 5:30PM

Students will receive a ‘Start Collecting’ box of their choice to help begin their Warhammer 40k Army. They will spend the early weeks of the class learning to build and paint their new force while learning more advanced gameplay. We will delve deeper into the lore and rich narrative about the Sci-fi gothic world of 40k. Once built and painted, students will learn how to play with their armies and craft the schemes and strategies needed to best their opponents using the resources they have available. They will need to not just master their own rules, but begin to pick up on their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses to be able to alter strategies to compensate for new information.  Saturday Brunch-hammer is included in the registration fee. WARHAMMER 1 PREREQUISITE

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Warhammer: Advanced Gamers Club

Warhammer: Advanced Gamers Club: Wednesdays & Thursdays 3-5:30pm

This club is for the experienced WARHAMMER gamer who has an assembled army and is familiar with its' rules and 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. Admittance for our WARHAMMER tournaments this session and Saturday Brunch-hammer is included in the registration fee.

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Warhammer: Age of Sigmar

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Mondays & Tuesdays 3PM - 5:30PM

  Students will receive a ‘Start Collecting’ box of their choice to start their army. They will spend the early weeks learning to build and paint their new force while learning more advanced gameplay. We will delve deeper into the lore and rich narrative about their armies and the world of Sigmar. Once miniatures are built and painted, students will learn how to play with their armies and be able to craft the schemes and strategies needed to best their opponents using the resources they have available. This play will be of a higher level and they will pick up on their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses to quickly be able to alter strategies to compensate for new information.  Saturday Brunch-hammer is included in the registration fee. (PREREQUISITE: WARHAMMER INTRO)


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Warhammer: Intro

Warhammer: Intro: Mondays & Fridays 3:00-5:30pm

Students will be exposed to the two worlds of the Warhammer Universe: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k. After the first few classes ,they will be able to make their choice of which world and faction they want to play. They will receive a set of models for the faction they chose and will spend the rest of the semester learning to build, paint and play with them. The class provides a fitting introduction to the hobby and will focus heavily on the thematic nature of wargaming. They will learn the tips and tricks of beginner painting while starting to scratch the surface of tactical miniatures game play. One set of models included.

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