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    The Brooklyn Strategist
    The Brooklyn Strategist
    Street:
    333 Court Street
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    11231
    Phone:
    718-576-3035
    Neighborhood:
    Carroll Gardens
    Description:

    At The Brooklyn Strategist, we are all about games! We stock over four hundred different games for sale and have an extensive in house library that ranges from the common to the obscure to the out-of-print. We are a neighborhood joint where kids, families, couples and gamers can feel at home. We focus on board and card games that can be played the old fashioned way: in person. We offer after school classes, camps for school breaks and summer, evening and weekend clubs for tweens, teens and adults, and walk-in play where everyone is welcome to play, learn, compete and have fun. Come play with us!

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Summer Day Camps
    Comment:  Our son has attended Brooklyn Strategist in Carroll Gardens for a number of years. The kids get to learn board games or other types of games. They also take them out to the nearby playground to run around so they're not cooped up all day.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 03-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  My son went for two consecutive weeks and then a single week later on. He loved all the games he played, the park time, and the snacks.If you could change anything, what would it be?Age of child: 8Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 03-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Camps was full of kids all ages; kids could explore games they have never been exposed to; kits available for purchase (but $$$) and lunch provided!Age of child: 10Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 17-Aug-2012
    Comment:  If you are starting to think about afterschool programming for the upcoming school year, I encourage you to consider Brooklyn Strategist (www.thebrooklynstrategist.com).I can't say enough great things about Brooklyn Strategist. If you have never heard of it, Brooklyn Strategist is a place where kids (and adults) play board and card games. But not just any games, games of strategy and skill. Games you most likely never heard of like Dominion, Settlers, Magic and Stratego, and many more. The best part of playing games is that you're learning when you don't even know you're learning. Plus, you're not engaged with a computer screen but with other kids, learn to take turns, win and lose with grace, and debate and compromise. Some good old-fashion lessons!Brooklyn Strategist offers afterschool (with pick-up from select elementary schools), half-day, holiday and day camps for school age kids. My son has been going since it opened last August. He continues to learn new games and play old ones, team-up with old friends and make new ones. At Brooklyn Strategist he is engaged and challenged. If you kid is like mine and likes playing board games or is just starting out, check out Brooklyn Strategist at 333 Court Street, or call Jon Freeman at (718) 576-3035 for more information.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 13-Apr-2011
    Comment:  I wholeheartedly second the shout-out for The Brooklyn Strategist! My son, who is almost 10 loves hasn't met a strategy game he doesn't love -- and Brooklyn Strategist's range of available games is really impressive and will keep any kid like mine in game heaven. In addition to the afterschool programs, the place is currently open in the first and third weekends of the month and you can drop in and pay a fee to play anything they have for something like up to 4 hours... The guy who runs it (John?) will instruct on the ins and outs of even the most obscure game, so you don't have to know what's going on to begin.Check it out -- it would be great if this place survives!
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 13-Apr-2011
    Comment:  I just wanted to give a shout out for a new board and card game center on Atlantic Avenue. Since I can't do the description justice, I am attaching the link: http://www.thebrooklynstrategist.comMy son is about to turn 6, and he is able to really enjoy the games (even though the website says 7+) and I will definitely send him to one of the afternoon classes as well as drop in on the weekend. It is free, and worth it, to just drop in and check them out. They have classics like chess and backgammon and a whole cache of lesser known (or my case unknown)strategic card and board games.I am in no way affiliated with this business, just a Mom who loves playing games with her son who in turn loves playing games.