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Discover the exciting world of game design and development with NYC-based classes, where participants can learn everything from programming and level design to storyboarding and audio production. Indulge in the art of board game creation or dive into the realm of virtual reality with immersive gaming classes in NYC, where you'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to bring your gaming ideas to life.

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Advanced Beginner Pickleball Open Play

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

If you are new to the sport we recommend that you try out one of our Beginner Level classes. The 92NY Court Monitor will assist where possible to organize games. Come join the fun and drop-in! Prior experience playing Pickleball is encouraged for this program as there is no set instruction. PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED

(1087) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$575

19 sessions

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Intermediate Instructional Pickleball Lessons

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Prior experience playing Pickleball is encouraged for this program. We encourage players to sign up for Beginner Pickleball if you are just getting started learning to play. These are the skills you will learn to become at 2.5+ player: Knows the basic rules including two bounce rules, scoring and player position relative to scoring Demonstrates basic pendulum swing on the forehand & backhand side Demonstrates dinks down the line forehand...

(1087) Intermediate 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$575

18 sessions

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Beginners Modern American Canasta

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Learn the game of canasta, from basic rules to special hands to strategy. Includes:  Books

(1087) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$175

5 sessions

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Business of Indie Games

Playcrafting NYC @ 11 Times Square, New York, NY

This class is virtual. Upon enrollment, instructions to attend the class will be sent approximately one hour before the first day of class begins. Going indie is an exciting and risky venture. But don’t go alone, take this business guidance tailored specially to indie game developers with a three-day bootcamp dedicated to honing your business goals and acting on them. Starting a game studio entails more than just filing some paperwork and openinga...

(68) Beginner 18 and older
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Improv 101: Introduction to Improvisation

ComedySportz New York @ Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Ave, New York, NY

In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of improvisation!  Through warm-ups, exercises and games, we help improve skills such as listening, teamwork, trust, public speaking, instinct, and agreement, all while laughing and learning. Classes are two hours long and take place once a week for 6 weeks. Classes are lead by an expert facilitator, and ensemble member who has years of experience teaching and performing improvisation. There...

All levels 18 and older
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$250

6 sessions

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Mini Game Expo & Info Session

Playcrafting NYC @ 11 Times Square, New York, NY

DON'T JUST PLAY GAMES, MAKE THEM! Join Playcrafting for a preview of multi-week game development courses launching later this spring! This is not your typical dry info session. We'll be featuring a playable selection of games from previous students as well as current class and course instructors so you can see what's in store when you make games with Playcrafting. The instructors for our upcoming courses will also be onsite to talk about their work...

(68) All levels 18 and older
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Free
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Intro to Unity Scripting

Playcrafting NYC @ 11 Times Square, New York, NY

Don’t be afraid to program!! You may have no experience with Unity scripting or perhaps you have cut and pasted other people’s scripts into your own projects, but now it’s time to build confidence in your ability to create your own scripts. In this whirlwind introduction using C#, we will examine the fundamental building blocks of every program. We will also look at the basic actions every program does: assignment, testing, branching, and looping....

(68) Beginner 18 and older
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SPRING PLAY: NYC Game Expo

Playcrafting NYC @ 11 Times Square, New York, NY

100 games. 800 players. 1 night. And pizza. Join us for our next big Expo on May 3rd at Microsoft! Over 200 game developers will be showing off their latest games one-on-one to a crowd of 800 people. For developers, this is a great opportunity to show off their games (finished or unfinished) and get direct feedback from players. For everyone else, it's a unique opportunity to try out the biggest collection of games made in and around NYC all...

(68) All levels 18 and older
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Game Maker (Advanced Track)

Playcrafting NYC @ 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

(68) Advanced 10 and older
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$11.54
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Karuta & Hyakunin-Isshu

RESOBOX @ 91 East 3rd St, New York, NY

Karuta is a traditional card game that uses the Hyakunin Isshu, 100 designated poems from the Heian era (794-1185 AD), and makes a 1v1 game similar to the card game “Speed.” If you can read Hiragana, you can play, and if you can’t read, we will teach you! Karuta has been made popular once again from the well-known manga and anime, “Chihayafuru.” We hope that fans of the show and manga will join our class to learn the game, improve their...

(524) All levels 18 and older
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Learn to Juggle

Q.E.D.

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of basic juggling pattern called a "cascade". Most people can learn the cascade within a half hour. If time allows then we will move on to basic tricks. If anyone is needing intermediate instruction, we can definitely tackle that as well. The point of the instruction is to learn the skills to efficiently build the proper muscle memory needed for foundation juggling. Juggling props will be provided but...

(252) All levels 18 and older
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Board Game Meet Up

Q.E.D. @ 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY

Break out the board games and bring your friends to play anything you like. We've got lots of games and snacks in stock and beer & wine all day.  This is a great chance to learn how to play new games or play ones that require extra players. Free admission.

(252) All levels 18 and older
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Free
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Mah-Jongg for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Learn the game that your grandmother loved and that's regaining popularity among young, savvy New Yorkers.  Gain a basic understanding the game's fundamental components, including pieces, rules and playing strategy. Class includes mah-jongg card.

(1087) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$140

4 sessions

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Profitable No Limit Hold Em

School of Cards @ 548 W 28th St, New York, NY

Profitable no limit Texas hold'em is an 16 hour poker course designed to make you a profitable poker player. The course will allow you to internalize the mathematical, strategic, and psychological aspects of poker. Most importantly it will teach you everything you need to be a profitable player.

(8) Intermediate 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$699

2 sessions

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Bridge for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Learn basic bidding and elementary play in this class for beginners and those who’ve never played bridge.

(1087) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$230

8 sessions

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Introduction to Poker

School of Cards @ 548 W 28th St, New York, NY

Introduction to Poker is a 3 hour poker course designed for the complete beginner. We cover the basics of No Limit Hold em including rules, terminology, and a basic strategy that will give you an edge at most games. All of our poker classes are located in our comfortable loft on the west side of New York City.

(8) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$100
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After School: Chess(Ages 5-12)

Tiger Strong / Active Studios @ 1521 York Ave , New York, NY

Develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and logical reasoning in a fun-filled, nurturing environment where kids master the basic rules and principles of chess. Join us for an after-school program that will have your child strategizing and learning various game theories.

(3) All levels 5 - 12 years old
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Intro to Poker

Big Deal Casino School @ 1 E 28th St, New York, NY

Want to play like the pros on tv? Start here to learn how to play poker: Basic Play, Hand Ranking, Terms, Hand Selection, Basic Mechanics, Betting, Raising, Position, and of course, Bluffing. And don’t forget about all that cool poker jargon! We will take you from “pocket rockets” all the way to “the river.” One drink and light snacks included.

(1) Beginner 21 and older
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Intro to Craps

Big Deal Casino School @ 1 E 28th St, New York, NY

Always wanted to learn Craps, but you were too intimated to ask about it in the casino? We teach you not just how to play but also which bets to make to increase your win rate. Craps is one of the best bets in the casino.   The house edge is a mere 1.41%, which is more than three times better than roulette. But to get these great odds you have to make only the best bets and avoid the sucker bets. We’ll cover all this in our lesson on how...

(1) Beginner 21 and older
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Blackjack

Big Deal Casino School @ 1 E 28th St, New York, NY

The perfect class for complete novices and for those who know the basics and want to win more often.  After going over basic play, we will give you simple tips to maximize your odds; your main goal is to lower the house advantage to .5%. You can only do that using the basic blackjack strategies that we teach you. Then you can test your skills before playing for real in the casino. Have fun and win more!  One drink and light snacks in...

(1) Beginner 21 and older
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Reviews for Games Training in NYC

Games Training in NYC are rated 4.5 stars based on 1,943 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Beginners Modern American Canasta

    Reviewed by alicia s. on 12/3/2019
    Great teacher!! Sadly I couldn’t make the last class.
  • Mah-Jongg for Beginners

    Reviewed by Marcy G. on 10/5/2019
    The instructor, Julie ensured that we truly understood the foundation and rules of the game. Constantly reviewing so everyone remembered the strategies. Great course!
  • Introduction to Poker

    Anonymous review on 11/1/2015
    Zuli our instructor was fabulous!
  • Introduction to Poker

    Reviewed by judith f. on 10/31/2015
    Lots of fun. Learned a lot. Excellent teacher!
  • Introduction to Poker

    Reviewed by Alexandra F. on 4/2/2015
    Zuly is a great teacher. She explains things very well and she makes it fun too.
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