MCC game club offers students chance to learn variety of skills

September 29, 2023

MCC game club offers students chance to learn variety of skills

Spartan News is presented by Mason County Central Schools in partnership with Mason County Press. 

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief 

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central High School students have a new after-school option. Earlier this week, the MCC Game Knights club debuted allowing students to experience a variety of tabletop and card games chess, Magic, Fluxx, Munchkin, role-playing games and more. 

MCC High School Student Success Specialist Tim Danielson is the club advisor. Danielson said Principal Jeff Tuka encouraged him to start the club. 

“This club provides an outlet for those students who may not fit in with other activities the school offers,” Danielson said. “Tabletop and card games are valuable in teaching social skills, strategy and critical thinking. For many of these students, they may be extremely introverted but this is a way for them to be social at their comfort level.” 

The club meets weekly. Danielson said he would like to encourage the students to try new games. The club has received six grants/sponsorships from game manufacturers allowing him to purchase over $1,500 in games, supplies and game accessories. He has also received local support. 

“Ideally, I’d like them to try new games, but if there is a particular game they want to focus on, at least they are showing up and participating in the club.”

The club debuted on Wednesday with 12 students. Danielson said he was pleased with the participation. 

The students each had various reasons for joining. 

“I like to teach people about the games that are special to me,” said freshman Xavier Spore. 

“I joined to learn new games and play games that are familiar to me,” said freshman Bethany Beemer. “It’s even better that I get to spend some extra times with my friends and make new friends.” 

Freshman Anna DeKuiper agreed. 

“I love games and this is a great way to get together with friends and play them.” 


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