After School Clubs From Hex & Company
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. We now offer programming at Hex & Company in Morningside Heights at 2871 Broadway.
- 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. Class descriptions are below.
- 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.
- For more information, including background details on the neuro-developmental research that led to the creation of the program, you can read About Our Programs.
Spring 2019 Session: April 1 – June 26, 2019; 3:30pm – 5:30pm.
Children can work on program related warm-ups, homework or play games from 3-3:30pm.
- Pick up (Zone A) = $70.00/session
- Pick up (Zone A) = $5.00/class
- Pick up (Zone B) = $100.00/Session
- Pick up (Zone B) = $10/class
6PM LATE PICKUP: Full Session $7.00 a session (amount varies based on number of sessions). Individually selected late pickup (selected by contacting Hex & Co directly) costs $10.00/day.
There will be NO After School Clubs on the following holidays.
Camps are generally available though (separate registration)!
Friday, April 19 – 26, 2019 (Spring Recess) – Full and half-day camps offered
Thursday, May 16, 2019 (Middle School Conferences) – Full and half-day camps offered
Monday, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day) – Full and half-day camps offered
Tuesday, June 6, 2019 (Clerical Day) – Full and half-day camps offered
Thursday, June 27, 2019 (Last Day of School) – Full and half-day camps offered
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 call us: 212-439-1008 – 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 at Hex & Company (2871 Broadway) will be issued if we receive notice by noon on the same day. You must call 212-439-1008 to notify us about an absence in order to receive the Walk In Play credits. .
Any other credits or refunds are issued at management’s discretion. Any credits expire on June 27th, 2019.
Hex & Company reserves the right to amend clubs based on the number of attendees. If too few people are signed up for a game club, we might move participants into another age (and/or interest) appropriate club to facilitate a more rewarding experience.
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.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Everyday 3pm-5:30pm
This Mensa Select series is for children that have shown an interest in games that involve strategic thinking. Your gamers will be introduced to classic games and strategy basics all designed to promote linear mathematical concepts, working memory, and perceptual organization. Throughout the program, participants will focus on practicing good sportsmanship while simultaneously having fun 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.
All Grades – TBD
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 afterschool participants. USCF scholastic membership is $17/year; fee not included.
2nd & 3rd Grades: Everyday 3:30PM – 5:30PM
This problem-solving series is for children that have either completed Brain Benders or demonstrate an affinity for strategic thinking. We introduce these gamers to a wide range of game genres from ancient strategy to modern board games. Throughout the program players will explore 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. Games may include: 7 Wonders, Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Boggle, Sushi Go!, Splendor, Dragonwood, Machi Koro, Ticket to Ride, Small World.
Role Playing Games: Intro
3rd Grade & above: Everyday 3:30PM – 5:30PM
This program will introduce players to the core concepts of tabletop role play and teach the rules of a few beginner-friendly game systems. Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) are narrative game systems that encourage cooperation, decision-making and creative thinking. RPG players are immersed in a shared story-telling experience as they work together to overcome obstacles and solve problems.
Game systems may include: No Thank You Evil!, Mouse Guard, Dungeon Crawl Classics and Dungeons & Dragons.
4th Grade and above: Everyday 3:30-5:30pm
Our most advanced board game program is for veterans of our After School programs and older kids that are interested in more complicated strategy games. A wide range of game categories are explored in a progressive curriculum with the intent of playing a complex variety of mechanics, subject matter and strategies. Students will continue to develop their strategic thinking, planning and good sportsmanship as they play both competitive and cooperative games.
Drafting and Deck Building
2nd Grade and above: Everyday 3:30-5:30pm
This class was built to get a better understanding of TCGs, specifically the impressive mechanics and strategies that have caused Magic the Gathering to accumulate such high praise and the skills that come from deck-building and drafting. In this class we break down the individual game mechanics through board games and popular modern card systems – eventually building into a comprehensive and intimate understanding of Magic the Gathering! Some of these games include Sentinels of the Multiverse, Mystic Vale and 7 Wonders!