Party & Social Games Session @ Cafe Games

Yes, this is a dedicated session for all kinds of party and social games! No euros or strategy games.
More of a social club than a strategy session!

The restaurant lunch menu is available from the bar from 12 to 3 and drinks too! "Eat, drink and be merry!"

If you’re new, I highly recommend you start during this session, so you get to meet a variety of people, in some lighter games, before getting into the long strategic games of the later session.

We’re looking for

Party games, like Dixit, Pictionary, Telestrations, Taboo, Cranium, Reverse Charades, Billionaire, Perpetual Commotion, Articulate, Anomia, Cards Against Humanity etc

• Word games, like Scrabble, Scattergories, Boggle

• Tile games, like Qwirkle, Rummikub, Dominos,

• Card games, like Uno, 500, Bridge, Canasta

• Dexterity games, like Jenga, Crokinole, Bausack and Foosball

• and of course the Psychological/Negotiation games like Werewolf (Mafia), The Resistance, Bohnanza

If you've never played these games before, we're more than happy to show you how. :-)

You’ll notice that after 5pm the latter half of this session overlaps with the “All Games” event. You’re welcome to stay on and continue to play lighter games or even try some more strategic games. ( In case you’re wondering, ruling is, Munchkin is strategy. )

Yes I will be bringing along *some* games, but this sort of event works best when everyone helps out.

GOLD COIN donation appreciated - helps with costs.

Pay: for food, drink as you go. (This is a restaurant, not your mate's garage, so I should not need to spell out that it's inappropriate to bring your own food and drink)

Photos and videos from previous Cafe Games events can be found on our website  http://cafegames.wordpress.com

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  • Rod S.

    Saw a game that I didn't get a chance to play and wanted to find out what is called. It had TV three clear platforms and pyramid shaped pieces, one set white, the other black. Can someone tell me what this game day?

    January 15, 2014

    • Christopher

      Indeed, it's 3-D "Noughts and Crosses" or Connect-4 - I brought 2 copies to the November Cafe Games. I'm writing a review of it at the moment. It's a fun little thing.

      January 15, 2014

    • Rod S.

      I usually have a simple game in our pod at work to play during the day and I think this one fits the bill.

      January 15, 2014

  • deb

    Met some very interesting people and had some hilaroious cards Against Humanity games

    January 12, 2014

    • Christopher

      The clapping was a nice innovation too :-)

      January 13, 2014

    • deb

      Well we wanted to show you it could be a nice game, Chris. Hope we didn't disturb anybody with the noise.

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • Christopher

    Hey there folks, glad to see you're returning for an exciting new year of boardgames! Please notice that I've had to change the location to the Bull & Bear tavern in Flinders Lane. I remember many of you told me you prefer this place, but I'm sorry it's only going to be for this month! (Yes they are quite nice)

    2 · January 6, 2014

    • Christopher

      Hi Deb, the reply above yours that starts "Howdy Folks" links to the two blog updates.
      I also encourage people to join our Facebook page (as per the sign I had up on Saturday), articles are there
      https://www.facebook.c...­
      Two emails went out on Friday at 4:51pm to remind people in each event about the location change and they were mentioned there (the archive only shows rare emails that are sent to the whole group.)
      There's also "cafegamesclub"­ on Twitter that linked them, as well as the Cafe Games email updates list, as well as the Wordpress blog subscriptions :-)

      January 12, 2014

    • deb

      How do you find the time to keep those all updated :-)

      January 13, 2014

  • Scott M.

    The people I played games with, were good company. I got to play Triominos for the first time in (I think) thirty years.

    January 13, 2014

  • June

    Fun games and fun people.

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • deb

    If anyone is interested in Laser Skirmish, please see the discussion board for an upcoming game

    2 · January 11, 2014

    • deb

      I have added more info to the discussion board. for Laser Skirmish. most important: All needed kit is supplied......

      January 12, 2014

  • Urmi

    It was good fun playing quite a few new games and meeting new people. I am looking forward to the next time.

    January 11, 2014

  • Leo

    I'm bringing Cards Against Humanity + all four expansions, all sitting comfortably inside "The bigger, blacker box". (https://www.biggerblackerbox.com/) =3

    3 · January 6, 2014

    • Murray

      My work colleague made a free version at work this one time. I enjoyed it very much.. might jump in if possible :-)

      January 10, 2014

    • deb

      Thanks for bringing this!

      January 11, 2014

  • Carmen

    Sorry Chris but my intention of going by public transport has proven to be a BAD idea. Sunbury line is closed, buses replacing the trains are useless and it was 1.30 by the time I ended in North Melbourne ready to get the train to Flinders. I gave up as I was to leave at 3 o clock anyway for other commitments. I'll try my luck next time by driving to the City or an alternative route.
    I was so looking forward to meet you guys. Again, terribly sorry.

    January 11, 2014

  • Becky

    Sorry I'm held up at home - will try to make it to the 5pm session!

    January 11, 2014

  • carol c.

    Sorry Christopher Just got back from Queensland today, so can't make it. However I got a teddy for Christmas And have named him Chris De Fur in your honour. Catchya next time

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Kathy

    I'm so sorry, but we can't make it today. Hope to see everyone next month!

    January 11, 2014

  • David

    Will be coming closer to 5pm today, looking forward to playing some games :)

    January 11, 2014

  • Jason

    Hurry up Jan 11th!

    January 4, 2014

    • Tam (.

      Woohoo it's Jan 11th!

      1 · January 11, 2014

  • Amy

    Somethings come up. Next month though :)

    January 11, 2014

  • Marty

    Hope to be there I have a quiddich meeting/bbq earlier in the day I'll see how I go

    January 8, 2014

  • Marty

    Hope to be there I have a quiddich meeting/bbq earlier in the day I'll see how I go

    January 8, 2014

  • Melissa

    I can bring Boggle. I'd love to play Scrabble as well but don't have a set. Will anyone else be bringing it?

    January 6, 2014

    • Christopher

      Sure, I can bring a couple of sets of Scrabble :-)

      1 · January 6, 2014

    • Melissa

      Thanks so much :-)

      January 6, 2014

  • Abbi H.

    I would love to come and have a stack of games I can bring. Is anyone driving in from out my way who can give me a lift in? I live in Knoxfield.

    January 6, 2014

    • Christopher

      Great to hear about the games you're bringing Abbi, but sorry I'm not near Knoxfield. But I'm looking forward to seeing what you're bringing. Just party games for this session or a mix of party and strategy games? :-)

      January 6, 2014

  • Claudia P.

    Anyone up for playing Dominion (with Prosperity and/or Hinterlands expansion)? Got Hinterlands for Xmas and haven't tried it out yet! I am up for trying any other fun game...

    January 5, 2014

    • Jason

      I'll definitely be up for some Dominion as well. Been working on my game, and I still suck! But, feel I'm ready to learn more now since I know the base set pretty well.

      January 5, 2014

    • Christopher

      Hehe yes, not really a party game ;-)
      Here's the "All Games" session: http://www.meetup.com...­

      January 6, 2014

  • Tom

    I'd be interested if someone could teach me how to play "A few acres of snow". I don't have a copy but hear good things about it. Come say hi if you see me!

    January 6, 2014

  • Carmen

    Hi guys, I'm new to this, so be patient pleaso. Should I bring a game? have Rummikub and Upwords. Not a very good player but always willing to learn. Looking forward to meet some new people.

    1 · January 3, 2014

    • Christopher

      Yup, what Stuart said. Carmen, if you're bringing Rummikub and Upwords, then I won't need to bring my copies of them :-)

      January 3, 2014

    • Carmen

      Ok i'll bring them

      January 4, 2014

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