Spring Adventures 2020

Camper at Adventures in Cardboard® Summer Camp

GAME DAY in PROSPECT PARK: Sat, May 16th, Lookout Hill, $89

Our Game Days are a one day smorgasbord of Adventures in Cardboard's crafting, theater and live action strategic games. You can work as a team or strike off on your own. Territories can be found, captured and defended and are often populated by mystical characters. Ancient relics can be found in auspicious wild places and used with amazing magical effects.

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10am-4pm The Prospect Park Game Day will meet at Holy Apostles Church nearby in Windsor terrace, 612 Greenwood Ave, for crafting in the morning then head over to Lookout Hill for games in the afternoon!

Train Info: The Fort Hamilton Station accessible by the F and G Trains is the closest station.

GAME DAY in FOREST PARK: Sun, May 17th, The Blue Valley, $89

Our Game Days are a one day smorgasbord of Adventures in Cardboard's crafting, theater and live action strategic games. You can work as a team or strike off on your own. Territories can be found, captured and defended and are often populated by mystical characters. Ancient relics can be found in auspicious wild places and used with amazing magical effects.

Story and theme coming soon...

10am-4pm The Forest Park Game Day will meet at the War Memorial nearby at Myrtle Ave and Park Lane South, then up the hill to the spectacular Blue Gorge for crafting and games in the afternoon!

Train Info: The 111th St Station accessible by the J Train is the closest train station.

Cardboard Creative Day: Sun, May 10th, Prospect Park, $49

Whether you’re looking to gear up with personalized armor and weapons for our Game Days and camps, or bring a special project to life, Creative Day is a chance to let your imagination run wild! AiC artists will assist in making your cardboard dreams a reality. Adventurers will also have a chance to engage with unique storytelling projects including a handmade Cardboard Virtual Reality experience.

2-5pm Led by Broadway puppet builder and New Victory LabWorks artist Dan Jones, a longtime teaching artist with AiC.

Train Info: The Fort Hamilton Station accessible by the F and G Trains is the closest station.

(Holy Apostles has classroom and outdoor space, Adventures in Cardboard is not affiliated with any religion.)

Our Game Days are a one day smorgasbord of Adventures in Cardboard's crafting, theater and live action strategic games. Think Risk or Stratego, but played on your feet and where the playing board is several square miles of parkland divided into mythical provinces. You can work as a team or strike off on your own. Territories can be found, captured and defended and are often populated by mystical characters. Ancient relics can be found in auspicious wild places and used with amazing magical effects.

The action in all of our games ranges from sportingly competitive to creatively improvisational. Whether kids like to dive into mock battle or wander peacefully about The Realm looking for hidden magic treasure or fantastic creatures to converse with, they will find something they love while immersing themselves in a beautiful natural setting.

In the first hour of your game day our artists will help teams create the basic equipment you will need to strike off on your own in a dangerous realm, capable of brokering mortal decisions in the blink of an eye. Typically this starts with a sword and shield, but may branch off into any fancy.  After practicing the rules of Safe Sword Tag, we quickly dive into a game of strategic capture the flag, with a layer of theatrical role-playing woven in to affect outcomes based on how the kids interact with each other, how they interact with characters they meet and how they use any magical relics found along the way.

Finally, every game has a different story. Sometimes we get quite fanciful with the backstory and tie it all into a much larger history that is always developing in The Realm. This is a history you can add to by your actions and deeds if you like, but you can also utterly ignore it. Some players focus on tactics and strategy exclusively, some just want to walk around with their newly crafted sword and duel whomever will accept their challenge, some like to explore for relics and others get quite theatrical with characters while they look for counselors or other players to interact with. Yet it all blends together quite well and most often everyone finds a way to be part of the whole!

Past Game Days:

The Marches of Nagooth

Ages 8-15 · Ridiculous elves and wingnut goblins battle over territory and the acquisition of magical power! This is a simple and nimble game, a variant of capture the flag where each team has slightly different powers and territories to start. The following backstory is there for flavor, you can play with it as much or as little as you like, but you need no experience in live action tactics or theatre to have fun and enter our world quickly!

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Aegir’s Draft

Ages 8-15 · Four warbands battle in a dark ages sword and sorcery setting! This is a simple and nimble game, a variant of capture the flag where each team has slightly different powers and territories to start. The following backstory is there for flavor, you can play with it as much or as little as you like, but you need no experience in live action tactics or theatre to have fun and enter our world quickly!

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endless war by arasius

Sovereigns of the Horde

Based around the formation of the Federated Ogrekin of the Sh’ne Sahn, come play as one variety of these related, sensitive, intelligent, tusked individuals BEFORE the “Great Peace of Uneating” was established.

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