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Eurogames at the Royal Standard

Come one, come all!

Join umpteen diverse and friendly folks for a spot of socializing and strategizing with a selection of some of the best family strategy board games around: The Settlers of Catan, Agricola, Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Power Grid, and much, much more. Enjoy a meal and a relaxing beverage. No fees! Beginners are very welcome.

Game on,

Corey (organizer chap)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do we play?

Eurogames at the Royal Standard is all about good fun. All are welcome.  If you're a really hardcore gamer or you're ultra-competitive, however, this might not scratch your itch; we strongly encourage beginners as well as seasoned gamers who like to teach. Bring your favourite strategy game or join a table and learn a new one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are these 'eurogames' we play?

We are open to all sorts of strategy games, but these nights focus particularly on the German- or European-style designer strategy games—'Eurogames' for short.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eurogames are family board games that emphasize strategy, play down luck, lean towards economic and historical rather than military themes, and usually wrap up in about an hour or two. A hallmark of these games is that you don't need to eliminate the other players to win and you get to do interesting stuff even when it's not your turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You might find yourself in a fast-paced auction bidding for stocks in an American railway company, or building a power grid across China, or playing cards to forge your galactic empire, or attracting great thinkers to your palace in Renaissance Italy, or ploughing a field in 17th century Germany, or hammering out a trade deal as you settle the island of Catan, or defending your dynasty in ancient Mesopotamia, or co-operating to manage a deadly pandemic, or rigging elections in revolutionary France, or setting up a wine business in Portugal... and so much more!!!

 

For more information on individual games—including photographs, discussions, videos, reviews and more—visit http://www.boardgamegeek.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t have any Eurogames, can I still play?

Abso-bloody-lutely! There are usually more than a dozen games on any given night, and we encourage experienced board game geeks to teach and make newcomers feel warmly welcome.

That said, we heartily encourage you to bring your own games along. The success of these nights depends on the generosity of people sharing their collections. The more who share, the less wear and tear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games you won't see.

We sometimes play a lightish wargame or something with zombies in it, but please—no Monopoly, Jenga, Risk, Cranium, Hungry Hungry Hippos, or the like. For lighter, party games, we heartily recommend Café Games, but you're more than welcome to come along to both! Sorry all you Level 17 elves, but don't do role-playing games either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Board game etiquette—keeping the games (and your karma) in good nick.

Here are a few simple guidelines to remember when playing board games. It's all about keeping the games in good condition, having a good time, and not annoying your fellow players.

* Please keep your hands reasonably clean whilst playing the games—greasy, sticky fingers and expensive board games don’t mix!

* By all means, enjoy some pub nosh and a drinky or two with the game, but please take care to avoid spillages. Be especially mindful of wonky tables and people who like to gesticulate wildly when they win or lose! (You know who you are.)

* Try to focus on the game. Put the mobile phone to one side for the night. Better still, switch it off! If you really have to take a call, excuse yourself for a short while.

* When it's not your turn, use the time to plan your next move. This helps for a swifter game for everyone.

* Emergencies notwithstanding, once you've committed to a game, stick with it until the end. Leaving part-way through can seriously unbalance a game.

* Pay attention when the rules are being explained. We all miss a point here or there; save your questions until the person explaining the rules is finished.

* Try to avoid bending cards! (I know, I know, bending helps your thinking, right?)

* Once the game is done, offer to lend a hand to pack up. Check the floor for components lest they're vacuumed up and lost forever.

* Put the pretty components back into the box how you found them.

* If you don't like a game, don't complain; just don't play it again.

* Relax. Be of good humour. It's only a game.

Support the pub that supports you!

Eurogames Nights at the Royal Standard isn’t a club and there are no fees. We hope you'll help to keep us sweet with the publican and at least buy a beer, wine, soft drink or cuppa, and chip in for a snack, or enjoy a counter meal. (See guidelines about board-gaming etiquette below.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loyal Eurogamers are eligible for a 10% discount on all front-of-house boards games at Mind Games on Swanston St in the CBD.

 

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  • Mark

    Thanks to everyone who played Munchkin and Shadows Over Camelot for an awesome night!

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Magda

    running late..m

    February 26, 2014

  • Mike S

    For a change of pace I might bring Netrunner (2P card-based asymmetric digital warfare game) and can teach if anyone's interested.

    February 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Right, heading off now. See you all soon!

      1 · February 26, 2014

    • Mike S

      Running a bit late, but be there by 6:20

      February 26, 2014

  • Jacob

    Would be nice to find a Lords of Waterdeep set somewhere, if anyone can furnish it :-)

    February 26, 2014

  • Jacob

    Been enjoying King of Tokyo and Bohnanza recently. Would these sit ok for a Wednesday night, or better for another BG event?

    February 26, 2014

    • Christian Gemballa M.

      I have complained to Corey by not catering to us non-heteronormative euro types and continue labelling it 'Eurogames' at the Royal Standard. I prefer ameritrash and wargames myself (and sumeritrash - backgammon).

      February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you bring them, they will play...

      1 · February 26, 2014

  • Gem

    Alas I'm a last minute dropout. Family arriving tomorrow and cleaning to be done, would much rather be gaming!

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Ben

    Going to bring Flash Point with expansions, for some tough cooperative action, also Cave Evil, in case people are keen to try this monochromatic necromatic dungeon brawl.

    February 26, 2014

    • Ben

      Well, I'll grab a table, shove them both out, and once we've got enough (4 for Cave Evil, 5-6 for Flash Point) we'll get going.

      Happy to hold you a spot (Mark) or anyone else, but do let me know if your gonna be late (e.g. arriving after 6:15pm)

      February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't hold for me, wanna try netrunner. But when I get there I will see what is going down (plus I can always jump in as know the rules) thanks though.

      February 26, 2014

  • Ian

    Anyone up for BSG? Now with mostly only the best 2 expansions, I think that makes for a better game.

    February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd love it!!

      February 26, 2014

    • Frank La T.

      I'm in (this or GoT)

      February 26, 2014

  • Mark

    I'm bringing Shadows Over Camelot and will be looking for some good knights to save the realm. And one to doom it. See you tonight.

    February 26, 2014

    • Mark

      Oh, and Munckin, because that's always fun.

      1 · February 26, 2014

    • Lexi

      I am up for a game of munckin

      1 · February 26, 2014

  • Cym

    :( Forgotten about the PD evening at Melbourne Uni...

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring Game of Thrones (boardgame)

    February 25, 2014

  • Remi

    Beginner

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Chris S.

    Had a great time last time. Definitely coming again.

    February 16, 2014

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