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After-School Programs

 
 
 
 

Welcome to the Fall After-School Program at Main St. Board Game Cafe!

Our weekly 2-hour drop-off classes will teach students to plan ahead, strategize, multi-task, and problem-solve, boosting their confidence and sportsmanship in a supportive, screen-free environment. Check out our class descriptions below for more details!

 

Board Game Clubs

In these curriculum-based enrichment classes, kids will learn a wide variety of strategic games with our expert staff while having a blast with friends. Starting with simple puzzle games and progressing to complex, multi-layered strategy games, students will boost their game knowledge in a fun, caring, and individualized environment. Game choices are custom-picked for each age group to highlight a range of cognitive skills. Playing games face-to-face helps kids develop their social, critical thinking, and creative talents in a totally unique way, and provides hours of screen-free fun!

  • Grades 1-2 

    This group focuses on the basics of strategy, introducing students to puzzle, word, and action-based games that will jump-start their reading and problem-solving skills. We will be playing new games each week, including Quarto, Dixit, Carcassonne, and Machi Koro.

  • Grades 3-5

    This group ventures into more advanced games, introducing students to multi-layered strategies that will challenge them to plan ahead, multi-task, and hone their reading and math skills. We will be playing new games each week, including Sagrada, Takenoko, Imhotep, and Catan.


RPG Clubs

Role-playing games, or RPGs, are interactive storytelling games in which players create their own characters and shape the story as it unfolds. RPGs have long been a fantastic way to spend a screen-free afternoon with friends, and they can also be a great way to boost math, reading, and collaborative problem-solving skills. All sessions are guided by our expert Game Masters, and we are always happy to teach those new to the world of RPGs.

  • Junior High (Grades 6-8)

    This club will introduce students to the basics of RPGs, giving them the tools to create their own characters and jump right in to a story. We will begin with a few simpler, rules-light RPG systems such as Dungeon World and Fate, and work up to playing a multi-session campaign of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. 

  • High School (Grades 9-12)

    Our beginner-friendly high school club will explore a variety of RPGs, beginning with Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and expanding into games like Starfinder and Shadowrun. These games involve more number-crunching and carefully considered play, requiring a high level of thought and cooperation among students, and resulting in a rich and rewarding story experience.


Below is our Fall 2019 schedule, with programs beginning Monday Sept. 16th and ending Thursday Dec. 19th:

 
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Cancellation and Missed Classes Policy

Cancellations for the semester are accepted and will receive a full refund up to 2 weeks before the start of programs (Sept. 1 deadline). Missed classes can be made up during our week of make-up classes from Monday Jan. 6 - Thursday Jan. 9, or can be made up on a different day that the same class is offered. Please give us 24 hours notice if a class needs to be missed so that we can work with you to schedule a make-up. If a make-up is not possible, we will provide 2 walk-in-play passes (children’s pass for students 12 years or younger, or regular pass for teens) as compensation for the class.


 
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