now *4* Great AFTER SCHOOL LABS!


Kids learn and play modern board and card games. No video games! And not just play. They become game designers – analyzing mechanics, discussing strategies, and playtesting their own creations, adding new original elements to the games!

Tabletop meets once a week and runs at both Lab locations from 3:30 – 6 pm. Choose a weekday or even a Sunday.

We group kids (7 – 14 years old) by age.

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An exciting journey thru ancient cultures via timeless games like Backgammon, Mahjong, and Go. Lab of the Ancients is also the coolest chess program around – kids create and playtest their own original chess pieces!

Lab of the Ancients meets once a week: 3:30 – 6 pm at 479 7th Ave. Choose from Monday or Friday!

Ideal for 2nd grade thru middle school students.

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QUEST LAB (Ages 9 and up)

We’ve combined Role Playing Games (aka RPG/D&D) and live-action role playing games (aka Battle Lab) into one awesome program! Exciting campaigns, memorable characters, cool weapons — all done Game Lab style.

Quest is indoors until April. From April thru June, it’s outdoors (weather permitting).

Quest Lab meets once a week at 479 7th Ave AND 310 7th Ave from 3:30 – 6 pm. Choose Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.  Lots of outdoor play included!

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Kids learn to create, develop, and launch their own board games under the guidance of experienced game designers. Students prototype and play-test ongoing projects and join in weekly, original game challenges. Design Lab gives budding designers the guidance and time to focus on turning good ideas into great games!

Design Lab meets once a week at 310 7th Ave on Monday or Friday from 3:30 – 6 pm!

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When your child joins our after school program, a whole community opens. He or she is welcomed into our ranks and can enjoy a variety of extra programs and perks.

Lab Perks

Our Lab programs develop kids’ community-building values: fair play, diplomacy, collaboration, and empathy.

Join the “Mega Game”
  • During after school, BGL runs the largest youth gaming league on Earth.
  • Over 400 “Immortal” students participate in a huge, evolving, multi-month board game on teams of 60+.
  • Kids earn their way onto the game by demonstrating excellent strategic and creative thinking and honorable behavior.
After School Details
  • All Labs run for a 5-month semester; Sept – Jan and Feb – June.
  • Sign up for 1 or up to 3 different Labs per week.
  • All Labs run from 3:30 – 6 pm and meet once a week.
  • Semester fee divided into 5 monthly payments of: $250 for 1 Lab per week; $200 for 1 additional Lab per week; $150 for each additional Lab over 2. Fees are billed at beginning of month.
  • Fee includes additional free and discounted perks.
  • Pickup from local schools available for $20 month.
Older Kids? Try Teen Pass!

Older gamers (12+) have dedicated Lab time to play in-depth games and more advanced campaigns. The Lab offers a safe space for independent, maturing kids to (still) be kids.

  • Teen Hangout Saturday afternoons, 2-6 pm, where kids learn new, sophisticated games, or play D & D campaigns.
  • Teen Only RPG on Saturday nights, 6:30-9:30pm, play Dungeons & Dragons, learn to be better players, and learn Dungeon Master leadership skills. CITs can start their training.
Teen Pass Details
  • Teen Pass is a month-to-month program.
  • The monthly fee of $99 covers Saturday programming and extra evening programs.

Questions? Ready to register?