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Ages 8-13 (Mondays) - Online Board Game Club Term 3
Ages 8-13 (Mondays) - Online Board Game Club Term 3

Mon, 22 July



Ages 8-13 (Mondays) - Online Board Game Club Term 3

Join us for our Online Board Game Club! Learn and play new games on Board Game Arena, and make new friends while doing so!

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Time & Location

22 July 2024, 4:00 pm AEST – 23 Sept 2024, 6:00 pm AEST


About the event

Weekly Online Board Game Club - Ages 8 to 13

Description: Welcome to our Weekly Online Board Game Club! Join us every Monday evening for a fun-filled gaming session where you can connect with fellow enthusiasts, strategize, and compete in exciting board games. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the world of board games, there's something for everyone in our club.


  • Date: Every Monday starting Monday July 22nd 2024
  • Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Australian Eastern Time)
  • Platform: Discord
  • Game Platform: Board Game Arena
  • Age Range: 8 to 13
  • Cost: $30 AUD per session = $300 Total. Purchase a Ticket from this page for an upfront payment. Contact us to discuss a payment plan option!

How It Works:

  1. Purchase your ticket for the upcoming term.
  2. Join our Discord server and introduce yourself to the community (you will receive instructions on how to join the Discord server when you register).
  3. On the day of a session, log into Discord and join the designated voice channels.
  4. We'll provide instructions for accessing the games on Board Game Arena.
  5. Play, interact, and enjoy a night of board gaming fun with fellow club members!

What You Will Need:

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Headphones with Microphone (Required)
  • External Microphone (If you headphones does not have one included)
  • Webcam
  • Premium Board Game Arena Account (About $55 per year or $5 per month)

What You'll Experience:

  • A diverse selection of board games to choose from, ranging from classics to modern favorites.
  • Engaging gameplay facilitated by experienced moderators.
  • Opportunities to meet new people, make friends, and build connections with fellow gamers.
  • A welcoming and inclusive community where everyone is encouraged to participate and have fun.

Join us for an unforgettable gaming experience every Monday evening! Get your ticket now and let the games begin!


Can I sign up myself/child for individual sessions?

For your first session, there is an option to purchase entry to just the one session. Beyond your first session you will be required to register for the remainder of the term, with the fee from your introductory session deducted from the cost of the term registration. 

Do I need to supervise my child while they participate in the program?

Yes. While you do not need to watch them constantly, age appropriate supervision by at least one adult is recommended while they participate in the program. One nominated adult MUST be contactable however during the program hours.

What online safety measures are in place during the program?

When you join our Discord Server, the account you/your child will be using will be given strict permissions on the server. Players can only join the server if they have received our unique link. Under 18 participants will not have access to the general chat and will not have the ability to be privately messaged by other members on the server.

What is Discord?

Discord is an online platform and is extremely popular among gaming and pop culture communities. Think of it as an online forum, chat room, Zoom, community message board all rolled into one! It is free to download! Just type in Discord into a search engine and you will easily find it!

What is Board Game Arena and why do we need a Premium Account?

Board Game Arena is a website, upon which users may play well implemented online versions of over 800 real life board games and card games! While free users of the website are able to play any of the 800+ games on the website, a premium account is required to CREATE a table for most of the more popular games. Therefore we require all board game club participants to have a Premium Account so that managing table creation during the program is as smooth as possible.

What will a session of the Online Board Game Club actually entail?

A rough outline looks like this:

1. Players will log on to the discord server and their Board Game Arena account in time for the start of the session.

2. Registered players for each session will be added to a central voice channel on the Discord server

3. All players will be taught how to play a selected game on Board Game Arena

4. Players will break off into groups to play the taught game

5. The moderator(s) will be constantly moving between groups to check on how they are going and help players who have questions with how to play the game

6. All players will be brough back to a central channel to either be taught a new game or to conclude the session, depending on time.

 Benefits of our Online Board Game Club 

1. Social Interaction and Community Building 

  • Regular Engagement: Weekly meetings provide consistent opportunities for social interaction, fostering a sense of community and belonging.
  • New Friendships: Participants can meet new people with similar interests, leading to potential long-term friendships.
  • Social Skills: Enhances communication and teamwork skills through collaborative and competitive gameplay.

 2. Cognitive and Mental Health Benefits 

  • Mental Stimulation: Board games often require strategic thinking, problem-solving, and planning, which can enhance cognitive functions.
  • Stress Relief: Engaging in fun and immersive activities can be a great way to relax and de-stress from daily routines.
  • Mental Health: Regular social interaction and mental challenges can contribute to better overall mental health.

 3. Convenience and Accessibility 

  • Online Platform: Enables participation from the comfort of home, removing geographical barriers and reducing travel time and costs.
  • Flexible Scheduling: With a set weekly schedule, participants can plan their other activities around the game sessions.

 4. Learning and Skill Development 

  • Strategic Thinking: Many board games require players to think ahead, plan moves, and adapt strategies, enhancing critical thinking skills.
  • Game-Specific Skills: Learning the rules and strategies of different games can expand participants' knowledge and skills in various game genres.
  • Diverse Game Exposure: Exposure to a variety of board games broadens participants' gaming experience and knowledge.

 5. Entertainment and Fun 

  • Enjoyable Activity: Provides a fun and entertaining way to spend time, offering a break from routine tasks and daily responsibilities.
  • Variety: Different games each week keep the experience fresh and exciting, maintaining participants' interest over the 10-week term.

 6. Personal Development 

  • Confidence Building: Success in games and positive social interactions can boost participants' self-esteem and confidence.
  • Patience and Resilience: Games often require patience and resilience, especially when facing challenges or losing, which are valuable life skills.
  • Competitive Spirit: Healthy competition can be stimulating and motivating, encouraging participants to improve their skills and strategies.

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