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Still a few slots left for Gaming Week 2017

Good news / Bad news.

Bad news – Sadly several of our returning attendees had to cancel because of conflicting family travel plans, and others on the waitlist had already made other plans.

Good News – The good news (for you) is this means we actually have a few slots open for Gaming Week 2017.

Visit https://gamingweek.info/registration ASAP if you are interested.

 

 

 

Gaming Week 2017 is happening – Our 5th year!

Gaming Week 2017 is confirmed. We’ve decided to Game On! We’ll be back this summer from July 31st through August 4th.

Register here – https://gamingweek.info/registration/

We’re doing registrations a little different this year. We’ll be taking registrations for the month of April and then will choose who can attend by giving priority to previous attendees and those who were on the waiting list in past years. Preference for siblings of other attendees will also be considered. We will decide on who will attend at the end of April and, if accepted, will request a deposit from you then.

Gaming Week 2016 FULL

Gaming Week 2016 filled up in less than 48 hours after we opened registration on April 9th, 2016. We already have over a dozen people on the waiting list as well.

We gave preference to previous attendees (and previous wait-list members), as well as siblings of former attendees. It was a hard decision to come up with the final list and we apologize to all the registrants that wont be able to attend.

We will be informing registrants of their status immediately but we wanted post here that any registration at this point will not result in getting off the waiting list.

All registrants will be invited to early registration for next years Gaming Week.

Thanks

-Emily & Matt

Gaming Week 2016

gamingweek2016logoWe’ll be back again this summer from August 1st-5th and our online registration is now open at https://gamingweek.info/registration/

We’re limited to 20 slots again and we’ve heard from a number of kids that they plan to return this year so sign up soon if your heart is set on attending.

Also, FYI, our friend Ashley is running a camp the week following ours in the same location;

codemakers“At CodeMakers Club our goal is to have a first-look at how computer programs are made and experience what its like to think like a coder.  We will learn the basics of programming (coding) through a series of short lessons and hands-on exercises designed to be fun and challenging.”

Sign up for more information at http://codemakers.club/

Board Games Spark Play-Based Learning and Inspire Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Board Games Spark Play-Based Learning and Inspire Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

From classics to original creations, board games have much to offer in terms of learning. Almost any game will encourage the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, and specific games help players to hone in on specific skills or topics. By exploring local resources for game play, creating new games, and digging into the history of games, families can maximize the educational potential of a great family pastime!

Dating back to the Victorian era, board games as we know them have been a popular form of entertainment for close to two centuries (though their roots stretch even further back in time). Sometimes seen these days as a low-tech version of computer-based games, board games have lots to offer within the realms of both entertainment and education. In addition to offering an exciting and engaging screen-free gaming experience, board games can encourage the development of essential thinking skills, as well as important content-area knowledge. From basic math skills to world geography, board games have much to offer – especially when daylight hours are short!

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Gaming Week 2015 Full – Now accepting waiting list registrations

We are now officially full. However, a couple of people are just pencilled in right now and have not confirmed they will be attending, so it’s possible a few slots may open up so please register if you are interested. For payment on the registration choose ‘Mail In’ and wait until you hear from us if you’ve been assigned a slot before mailing us a check.

Gaming Week 2015 Registration now open

gamingweek2015logoWe’ll be back again this summer from August 3rd-7th and our online registration is now open at https://gamingweek.info/registration/

We’re limited to 20 slots again and we’ve heard from a number of kids that they plan to return this year so sign up soon if your heart is set on attending.

Also, FYI, our friend Ashley is running a camp the week following ours in the same location;

codemakers“At CodeMakers Club our goal is to have a first-look at how computer programs are made and experience what its like to think like a coder.  We will learn the basics of programming (coding) through a series of short lessons and hands-on exercises designed to be fun and challenging.”

Sign up for more information at http://codemakers.club/

 

Hey, Parents. What Minecraft Is Doing to Your Kids Is Kind of Surprising.

Great article on Minecraft from 2machines.com

http://www.2machines.com/articles/183040.html

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We’re Full!

With more than 2 months before Gaming week all 22 slots are now filled. Most of the attendees are kids returning from last year which is a statement in itself. We’re very excited and looking forward to another fun filled week this August.

Note – Some people haven’t paid their deposits yet so drop us an e-mail at info@gamingweek.info if you would like to be added to the waiting list in case anyone drops out.

Put Down the Smartphone, Board Games Are Cool Now

http://www.wnyc.org/story/put-down-phone-board-games-are-cool-now/

What’s the first image that comes to mind when you hear the words “Dungeons and Dragons”? Some guys covered in Cheeto dust, wearing glasses and wizard hats, sitting in their basements playing cards: a small contingent of devoted nerds?

That stereotype is changing.

Sales of tabletop games (including cards, board games, and role-playing games) at hobby stores have jumped 15 to 20 percent for the last three years in a row, according to a recent report from ICv2. In New York City, a few business owners are hoping to get gamers to their brick-and-mortar stores where people can play hundreds of games.

Forget Scrabble and Monopoly (though yes, they have those too); we’re talking Cards Against Humanity and Settlers of Catan.

The owners of these businesses say people of all stripes are showing up to play: tatted up skaters, couples on a date, local librarians, college students, and even hardcore fans of Magic: The Gathering.