7 - 13 yrs
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
New York Society of Play's Cross-Nation classes are scheduled at flexible times for families in ALL continental time zones in the US (EST, CST, MST, PST). Join us for an exciting opportunity to play with kids across the country!
Times Per Time Zone:
4:00 - 6:00 PM EST
3:00 - 5:00 PM CST
2:00 - 4:00 PM MST
1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Minecraft is an easy-to-learn video game where what your child can build is only limited by their imagination. Contribute to our child-friendly, private server and make your mark by building with various types of 3D blocks. All projects are a shared, collaborative effort.
We want to offer students a unique experience, which is why we use our very own Minecraft modification called “Heroes.” Heroes is a mod that allows players to have more control over their character than in traditional Minecraft. Much like they would while playing Dungeons & Dragons, each child can choose a class (such as warriors, druids, pirates, ninjas, mages, clerics, and bards), gain experience, level up, and earn powerful spells and abilities.
Our Minecraft class promotes skills in project planning, resource management, typing, and other technical and creative skills.
Classes are conducted over Zoom, and the class Zoom link will be attached to your receipt.
A reminder email will be sent an hour before the activity begins.
IMPORTANT NOTE: High-end Computer is Required for Minecraft! The following devices will NOT work during our workshop:
- Basic reading proficiency
- Basic typing proficiency
What you'll learn
- Mathematical literacy
- Project planning
- Resource management
- Typing and literacy
- Improvisational performance (character creation and development)
Sample Class Format
- Social contract and expectations (10 minutes)
- Free play and new student installation/configuration (30-50 minutes)
- Quests (1 hour+) - Roleplay, exploration, or combat based on a narrative run by the instructor.
How To Participate
You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.
What To Bring
- A Laptop or Desktop computer
Specific hardware requirements can be found at: https://help.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/360035131371-Minecraft-Java-Edition-system-requirements-
- One of the following operating systems:
Windows: Windows 7 and up (Chromebooks are not supported at this time)
Mac: Any 64-bit mac OS X using 10.9 Maverick or newer
Linux: Any modern 64-bit distributions from 2014 onwards
- Keyboard and mouse/trackpad
- Minecraft account (optional) - Minecraft accounts are provided for students who do not have their own.
Reviews for Nationwide Minecraft HEROES - Tuesdays
5.0 out of 5
Based on 2 activity ratings
Jul 7, 2021
That my child was engaged with other kids his age and socializing remotely.
Nationwide Minecraft HEROES - Tuesdays
Location: Zoom Room - Minecraft JAVA Server (EST) | Instructor: Connor McCully
Reviews for New York Society of Play
4.9 out of 5
Based on 99 provider ratings
Dec 3, 2021
made my kid happy
the automated deductions from my bank account need to stop
Dungeons & Dragons Club - NY Society of Play Afterschool
Location: Last Place on Earth | Instructor: Elizabeth Pruitt, Evan Jordan
Nov 11, 2021
James loved all of the activities ! Came home excited and energized and happy
All-Day Live Game Camp 11/11 Greenpoint
Location: Last Place on Earth | Instructor: Evan Jordan, Leo Kiker
Nov 7, 2021
“Fun quests every week to do with other kids” Parent: time slot friendly for PST; Evan is a great moderator with the group
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Minecraft HEROES - Tuesdays PST
Location: Zoom Room - Minecraft JAVA Server (PST) | Instructor: Evan Jordan
Oct 29, 2021
My son is OBSESSED. We love that you engage the kids’ minds and bodies, thank you!
Fantasy Frontier Weekly Gathering - NY Society of Play Afterschool
Location: Last Place on Earth | Instructor: Evan Jordan, Raphael Cohen, Whit Clark
Meet your Instructor
About New York Society of Play
The New York Society of Play is a family services provider committed to making the most of playtime.
At the New York Society of Play, every game has a lesson to offer. Through play, we hone social and problem-solving skills, as well as mathematical and textual literacy!
Our instructors are experts in the games they play and are committed to turning each game into a learning experience.
We strongly believe that play is for everyone. We offer game-based workshops for families, classmates, old friends, and new friends! Foster new relationships, strengthen existing ones, and come together with your loved ones.
Our classes and workshops currently take place over Zoom, offering a safe and convenient way to stay mentally active, and socially connected!