Brooklyn Game Lab takes the word “lab” seriously.

We don’t just teach kids how to play games, we teach them how to analyze, discuss, and experiment with their own variants in small groups. Our kids are encouraged to think out of the (game) box.

Kids who engage in our specialized approach to gaming develop critical thinking skills like risk and resource management, the art of negotiation and deduction and long term planning.

The lab also stresses the importance of fair play, diplomacy, collaboration, and a kind, positive attitude however the game turns out.

Bob
Founder

Father to two awesome daughters and 40 modified chess pieces. Every day I work to create that magical space I wish I had as a child.

Mary
Communication

Mom of 3. My aim: to keep interactions with parents as easy and clear as possible, and with kids, as awesome as possible.

Lena
Branch MGR

Equipped with puns and high fives, I ensure that a fun and fulfilling time is had by all. I enliven lab with my graphic design and illustration work.

Leland
BRANCH MGR

A game designer of social-emotional education in role playing games.I’m excited to help bring a second Game Lab to life!

Larysa
FINANCE DIR

Coming soon…

Wes
Creative DIR

25 year old Human / Level 7 Dwarf Paladin. In fantasy roleplaying games, I train children to become heroes and slay trolls.

Larry
Deputy MGR

Park Slope born and raised, I ensure that Brooklyn Game Lab always has the best suite of board games available to play and purchase.

KEVIN
DEPUTY MGR

A life-long gamer, I’m here to make sure the kids enjoy themselves everyday. As an administrator, I keep the program running smoothly.

Ali
Battle Lab

At the head of Battle Lab, our physical education program. My other love is improvisational Dungeons and Dragons with the kids!

SARAH
STAFFING

Helping the staff level up on scheduling & administrative wizardry. I also win the shortest commute award, living between the two labs.