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International "Tabletop Games" Day

Any kind of "tabletop" game welcome! Come play games with your friends or meet new ones!

Tabletop games are all kinds of games ... played on a table ... card games, board games, pen and paper games ...etc

Despite being our regular Cafe Games club location, this isn't a Cafe Games event - all games are equally welcome and we've got heaps of room!

* Party Games! Cranium, Werewolf, Dixit!

* Card games! 500, Sequence, Bridge, Uno!

* Classic Games! Scrabble, Rummikub, Chess!

* Euro Strategy! Powergrid, Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico!

Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Star Trek child actor etc) runs a series of YouTube videos called "Tabletop" in which you can find out about how different games are played and watch bloggers and tv celebrities playing them. Watch all their videos here:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4F80C7D2DC8D9B6C

They've declared Saturday 30th March "Tabletop Day".

(There's a site http://tabletopday.com but it's down at the moment)

FOOD? Unfortunately it's a public holiday in Australia so the kitchen will be closed. Beer and other alcohols will still be available from the bar. On this rare occasion you're permitted to bring outside food into what is normally a restaurant.

We've got a Facebook event for this as well: http://www.facebook.com/events/507882149269647/

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - These games have been featured on Tabletop:

* Settlers of Catan
* Zombie Dice
* Ticket To Ride
* Munchkin
* Gloom
* Fluxx
* Elder Sign
* Get Bit
* Tsuro
* Fiasco
* Dixit
* Say Anything
* Wits & Wagers
* Pandemic
* Last Night on Earth
* Alhambra
* Dragon Age
* Small World
* Castle Panic

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  • Christopher

    Quick reminder that you need to sign into the Celtic Club when you get into our room. Just something the venue requires.

    March 30, 2013

    • Christopher

      Yep got it.

      March 31, 2013

    • Jacob

      Thanks!

      April 1, 2013

  • David B.

    The most fun I've had in ages!

    April 1, 2013

  • carol c.

    Brilliant as usual. I don't know how you do it, Chris but you set up the most wonderful atmosphere. You are a legend.

    April 1, 2013

  • Mel D.

    Silly question, any cheap car parking in the area?

    March 30, 2013

    • Andrew

      Sorry I just walked passed a car park, $8 ALL day crn queen st and Lonsdale

      1 · March 30, 2013

    • Christopher

      I parked just around the corner off Latrobe between Queen and Elizabeth ... $6 all day, like 200, 300 metres away :-)

      March 31, 2013

  • Tarcha L.

    Found that people had their groups and seemed unwilling to acknowledge people outside of these groups.
    Felt like an outsider.

    March 31, 2013

    • Jason

      I did sort of see some of that, but I found the best way to find a game was to go and talk to people at the main table and see if they wanted to play something. I did wonder though if there was going to be a system where games commencing would be announced so ppl looking for a game a could join. On the same notion I saw a game about to start that I'd heard of and asked to join which they were more than happy to accomodate for. I joined MBG's only an only an hour or so before the event, first time there for me too.

      March 31, 2013

    • Christopher

      Oh that's a real shame Tarcha, I didn't notice that. Did you know that most of our regulars weren't there, that over half of the people were brand new and had never met each other before? So I'd be quite surprised if they had already formed cliques? I did notice that you stayed at your one little table but guessed you weren't feeling social so I didn't intrude.

      March 31, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    Its fine way to spend a Sunday.

    March 31, 2013

  • Chris L.

    Great Fun wish it was longer

    March 31, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    Two Vintage Australiana games Squatter & Polyconomy ... And the more familiar munchkins & race for the galaxy. See you all there.

    1 · March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The Aussie games looked intriguing. Maybe next time

      1 · March 30, 2013

    • Thomas S.

      I'll bring Squatter. Moving through the city with the massive sheets of cardboard is just too much for me to do for a fourth unsuccessful time.

      March 30, 2013

  • Jason

    Hi guys, new to the club. Just joined but will come along. Can bring Zombie Munchkin. See you all soon.

    March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like a muffin of some kind for zombies! I'm IN! :)

      March 30, 2013

  • Andrew

    Im heading to this soon. Is it ok if I never played and how will I know who is part of meetup?

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • Christopher

      We'll all be part of Meetup ... if you're lost, ask the staff where the games are. 120+ people shouldn't be easy to miss (it's level 1)

      March 30, 2013

  • Christopher

    Do you tweet? Seems not many people still use Twitter but since today is #TableTopDay I've created a twitter account for Cafe Games @cafegamesclub to publish photos

    March 30, 2013

  • Andrew

    I am new to Melbourne. Looking forward to meeting new people and have fun in the process

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Mel D.

    Hullo, ex-geeks here. Hoping to make a full geek recovery. Anyone bringing talisman? I've got a friend who's coming but he only wants to play that (yes he's looking for his in dusty boxes as we speak/type). I bet he'll play other stuff once he gets over his shyness!

    March 29, 2013

    • Christopher

      Ha, Talisman is certainly a long game ... but I recall a few folks around here who have been interested in trying it out... and it wouldn't be the longest game we've encountered.

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm new to the group and have RSVP'd for this saturday. I will be bringing Monopoly Millionaire Deal cards if i'm allowed. Thanks!

    March 26, 2013

    • Christopher

      Hi Shaz, you're welcome to bring absolutely any game you wish! I've played Monopoly Deal before and it was much better than Monopoly. This sounds like a new version.

      March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes it is! Its much easier and harder at the same time too! :)

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there,
    Just wondering what's the ideal time to come by for your event? I see that it's on from noon till late night. Please do let me know and as promised I shall bring the pack of Monopoly Millionaire Deal cards! And maybe dominos, not sure if anyone knows how to play this.

    March 29, 2013

  • Catie

    Hi, newbie to Melbourne here, I'll try and pop in for a little while, but all my games are in a box on their way here at the moment. I hope that'll be ok? Looking forward to meeting like minded people :)

    March 29, 2013

    • Christopher

      It's okay, most of our games are in boxes too ;-) Ho Ho

      2 · March 29, 2013

  • Tarcha L.

    Thinking I'll bring a selection of my TableTop boardgame :p. I have most of the games Wil has featured ... As well as many many others.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    I'll bring a copy of Star Fluxx

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Solomon M. G.

    Billabong if at all.

    March 24, 2013

  • Kathy

    Tabletop gaming elsewhere

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Solomon M. G.

    10 board games for TableTop Day:
    - Felicia Day’s team wants you to play
    http://herocomplex.latimes.com/games/10-board-games-for-tabletop-day-felicia-days-team-wants-you-to-play/

    March 29, 2013

  • David B.

    Haven't played board games in years but a keen follower of the Geek & Sundry Tabletop videos.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Leo

    Family engagements. Wish I could come :(

    March 25, 2013

  • Zee

    Might just pop by for an hou or two. :-)

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Christopher

    I can bring Settlers of Catan, Zombie Dice, Gloom, Fluxx, Tsuro, Dixit and Pandemic ... but also some other great games ;-)

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Natalie K

    Unfortunately I have a lunch to go to but will be there straight after! Can't wait!

    March 24, 2013

  • Wang H.

    Love it

    March 24, 2013

  • Lauren T.

    Let the games begin!

    March 23, 2013

  • Stuart

    Alas, I'm out of town, else I'd be all over this like a red rag to a bull.

    March 23, 2013

  • Christopher

    Since the Tabletop crew are in America they wouldn't realise they've inadvertantly made things a bit harder for a religious country like Australia that has a public holiday for Easter Saturday!

    1 · March 23, 2013

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