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Godzilla Games - Euro board games at Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant

Board gamers unite!

Board game geeks or interested beginners are all welcome at Godzilla Games, a board game meetup at one of Melbourne's oldest Japanese restaurants, Izakaya Chuji.

Board gaming is a great way to keep the brain active and meet a group of friendly and sociable individuals.

We have a bias towards fun orientated, "euro" style games such as The Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Puerto Rico, Ticket to Ride, Small World etc but you are welcome to bring your party or strategy games as well. Anything that is fun to play and share is welcome!

Enjoy a game, meet people and take advantage of a 10% discount on food and drinks from the reasonably priced menu at Izakaya Chuji.

We do not charge a fee, this meetup is FREE.

Tell me more about this meetup...

Godzilla Games - Euro board games at Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant is all about an enjoyable evening around the game board. Play, talk, relax, it's a great way to ease into the week on a Tuesday night. The emphasis is relaxed fun so if you're a hardcore competitive gamer this probably isn't your speed. We love to introduce new people to the joys of board gaming so if you are new to the hobby please feel welcome to drop in and say hi! For those of you who are well familiar with the joys of board gaming we enthusiastically encourage you to bring your games in and share the love with other beginners and regular gamers.

We will have a small selection of games on hand but we encourage the help of those that have collections to help us out.

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 emphasise 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/

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  • Carinthium

    Hi guys. Trying to RSVP since I intend to come this coming Tuesday. Requesting some help figuring out how to formally put myself on the record.

    February 8, 2016

    • Mark M.

      Did you work it out? There is an RSVP button on the top right. You may need to join Melbourne Board Games Meetup group first.

      February 8, 2016

  • Mark M.

    It was tops to meet everyone, what a convivial night! See you all at the next one on Tues 18 Feb.

    1 · February 6, 2014

    • Carinthium

      Hi Mark. Sorry about this, but just trying to figure out how to formally put myself on the record for this coming Tuesday's Board Games night. It won't let me simply Join.

      February 8, 2016

  • Mark M.

    Hey everyone, thanks so much for coming to our very first Godzilla Games! We are about to have our first birthday on Tues 3 Feb, so it would be wonderful to see all our founding members back with us again. It's been a top year, and we would not have got this far without such a great start. Thanks again!

    http://www.meetup.com/Boardgames-group-party-and-strategy-games/events/219561260/

    1 · January 21, 2015

  • Andre

    Thank you to everybody who came to our inaugural Godzilla Games night, we look forward to seeing you every second Tuesday!

    February 8, 2014

  • Sam

    I can bring Ticket to Ride and Catan. I bought them in China so they have Chinese instructions and game cards; they are great for those who have felt intimidated by the language barrier.

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Great to meet you and the crew, Sam, and those Chinese copies are cool! I'll bring Ticket to Ride Asia next time, so we can use the Chinese cards to Beijing proper!

      February 6, 2014

  • Hugh

    I thought i might bring a bunch of Japanese games, just for thematic laughs

    1 · January 30, 2014

    • Andre

      No problem Hugh, we intend to be the home of a good board game night far into the future :-)

      February 4, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Looking fwds to those Japanese games!

      February 6, 2014

  • Maree

    Had a lovely evening...great venue and great company! Very friendly group of gamers...will be back for sure.

    1 · February 4, 2014

    • Mark M.

      It was great to meet you and Pete, Maree!

      1 · February 6, 2014

  • Raymond

    I wanted to get there tonight, but nope. Next time!

    1 · February 4, 2014

  • Jessica G.

    Looking forward to it! I won't get there til around 7:30 due to work, but I'll be hungry for food and fun! *makes awkward joke about the sushi meat being a bit "gamy"... ha... haaa..."

    February 4, 2014

    • Andre

      Great, if you want gamy, I'll have a serve of kangaroo sashimi waiting for you :-)

      February 4, 2014

    • Jessica G.

      What a difference five hours makes - absolutely knackered after a loooooong day of teaching, and couldn't face a long bus ride after a late rehearsal. So very sorry guys; I'll get there next time, once my energy is used to coping with this crazy teaching schedule again!

      February 4, 2014

  • Sam

    I can bring Ticket to Ride and Catan. I bought them in China so they have Chinese instructions and game cards; they are great for those who have felt intimidated by the language barrier.

    January 31, 2014

  • Sam

    I can bring Ticket to Ride and Catan. I bought them in China so they have Chinese instructions and game cards; they are great for those who have felt intimidated by the language barrier.

    January 30, 2014

  • Chris

    Cool! I'll be there. I'll bring Luchadore Mexican Wrestling Dice & maybe Dreadball.

    January 23, 2014

    • Ben

      Probably can't make this particular session - but very excited to see more Dreadball players around ! 2-player games not hitting the table nearly enough at all these larger meetups - consider me totally keen for a game sometime.

      January 29, 2014

    • Andre

      Hey Ben, yep, we have no problem with two player action!

      January 29, 2014

  • David B.

    Sorry, I would be there but will be at Werewolf in St Kilda.

    January 24, 2014

  • Sam

    I can bring Ticket to Ride and Catan. I bought them in China so they have Chinese instructions and game cards; they are great for those who have felt intimidated by the language barrier.

    January 23, 2014

    • Andre

      Great Sam, thank you very much for the offer! See you there.

      January 23, 2014

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