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    Brooklyn Game Lab
    Street:
    353 7th Avenue
    Phone:
    646-660-5957
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    Discount:

    One free Friday night dropoff session for ages 8 and up. Must contact frontdesk@brooklyngamelab.com to register.

    Discount may not be used in conjunction with other BGL offers.

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  My twin 12 year olds have still not aged out of Game Lab and that's because of the new location being added on Windsor Terrace, the other 12+ year olds that are still going back and clearly Game Lab is doing something right b/c my boys want to go back next year. They love Dungeons & Dragons and the reward system there. It's a great respite and a relaxing time after active sleep away and sports camps!Age of child: 12Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 03-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  This is a very well-run camp with friendly counselors. I found the whole experience very positive and both my kids (one boy, one girl) loved going. Everyone I interacted with was super helpful and nice.If you could change anything, what would it be? It's a small space so aside from outdoor time, the kids are generally kind of cramped. They did open a new location further south. Also, there are a lot more boy campers than girl campers which they are actively trying to change.Age of child: 6, 8Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 25-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 8Review: Our son attended Gamelab for 2 weeks this summer and really loved it. They started with chess in the morning and then moved on to learning new games, getting outside time for "battle lab" and doing some creative game design. Our son loved learning new games, and came home describing the games and the strategies he employed (and he has a list of games he wants us to buy for his next birthday). Because of my work schedule, I often dropped him at early drop off and the counselors were very engaging right when he arrived. He now wants to go to Gamelab for every day off of school.What would you change about the program, if anything? I wish the program had a later pick up for working parents. Camp ends at 3pm, though they have extended day through 5pm.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 7Review: He loves it. He's into chess and D&D. And loved the physical part of it: Battle Lab.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 6 1/2Review: My son absolutely loves Game Lab. It's a great space for him to be with other kids who love "analog"games. Great camper to teacher ratio and they clearly have a good system for keeping the kids engaged all day and all week. I love hearing about the many different games my son has learned during the summer, and he's always eager to return.What would you change about the program, if anything? I fear they are going to move locations because it is very crowded. I think that would be a big mistake, so I hope they read these reviews! The central location in the heart of Center Slope is a big reason why it is so popular, and we hope it will stay in our immediate area for years to come so we can continue to enjoy all they have to offer.
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    On 23-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 9 Likes: She loved all of the different games played in the lab as well as the role-playing game that they played each day in Prospect Park. What would you change? Nothing. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add? The staff is incredibly warm and friendly. They love the games and they love working with the kids.
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    On 23-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 11 Likes: My son loved the sense of camaraderie most -- they do an amazing job making kids feel a part of something, and helping kids feel good about their accomplishments. They also did a great job making sure kids did both indoor and outdoor/active activities. What would you change? There's nothing I'd change about the program. The only thing I might improve is the process getting kids out at the end of the day, but that's a challenge anywhere. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
    Reviewed by Reviews 2014
    On 07-Aug-2014
    Subject:  2014 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:  Program: Age of Child: 9 Likes: Great engagement, just enough instruction but hands off, competition but not competitive and some fun outdoor play. What would you change? Nothing except the price! It's very steep. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add?
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    On 12-Mar-2014
    Subject:  Brooklyn Game Lab
    Comment:  I second this. We tried it over winter break for two days. Granted, my daughter (4th grader) had a friend in the class but she really enjoyed the exposure to new games and the strategy. I heard from Bob that it's great when they have an abundance of girls so do send them in! On the 2nd day of the week, there were at least five girls in attendance and it was apparently a great time.
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    On 12-Mar-2014
    Subject:  Brooklyn Game Lab
    Comment:  I second what Lisa is saying. My son LOVES game lab as well. I didn't think that he could love something more than mind craft and Pokemon, but he does!
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    On 12-Mar-2014
    Subject:  Brooklyn Game Lab
    Comment:  My boys ages 7 & 10 attended the winter break session a couple of weeks ago, very apprehensively (what mom, no VIDEO games?). When they came home, I asked them if they had fun. Their response was "awesome". A day of good ol' fun with board games, strategy and great interaction with lots of other kids. Bob Hewitt (the owner) is great with kids. Wonderful instruction, creative thinking, strategy and overall a fun day!If your kids are looking for something new to do, check out Brooklyn Game Lab. I'm a happy mom! You will be too.
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    On 06-Feb-2014
    Subject:  shout out to Brooklyn Game Lab!
    Comment:  My daughter just attended the Brooklyn Game Lab afterschool program right on 7th Avenue and 10th Street. She LOVED it! She's usually not nuts about doing much after school- except for swimming- but she raved about Brooklyn Game Lab and wants to continue to go back. She played with a great group of kids on King of Tokyo and said that Bob Hewitt, the teacher, game designer and owner of this wonderful new place, was amazingly patient, kind, fun and respectful. It's really a WONDERFUL new after school option. I saw 3rd graders through 8th graders there, and they all seemed to have a blast at this brain sport.