Board Game Design Camp

Basics

Campers will stretch their brains through total board game immersion, learning about the design process that went into each game, with the goal of each ultimately designing and building their own board game. This camp helps foster problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and craft-construction.

Calendar: Two-week sessions, Monday through Friday, 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Cost: $550 per session, or $500 for early birds (registration by the end of March)
Registration Closes: April 30th, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Counselor Ratio: One counselor to every four to six campers
Location: 3850 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Recommended Ages: 11 to 15 years old
Amenities: The cost of each camper’s session includes daily snacks, one or more board games the camper enjoys enough to own, and a personal copy of the board game the camper will design.


Session Schedule

Parents can register for any of these sessions in-store or by clicking the link for the appropriate session below.

Session 1: June 17th to 28th, 2019
Session 2: July 22nd to August 2nd, 2019


Camp Schedule

A more detailed schedule and curriculum will be posted once we’ve finalized our preparations.

Week 1: Each day the campers will play a variety of board games, taking notes on the aspects of each game that they liked and disliked, and learning about the various mechanics involved (from a design perspective), leading up to Friday, when a professional board game designer will be on-hand to help campers brainstorm their own board game designs.
Week 2: Each day the campers will work on designing and building their very own board game (individually, or in groups, at the campers’ discretion), taking breaks throughout the day to help each other play-test their games, or to play other board games for inspiration.


Games

Campers will learn to play a variety of board games throughout the two-week period. A list of specific games is coming soon!