Eurogames at the Royal Standard

Come one, come all!

Join a broad mix of friendly folk for a spot of socializing and strategizing with some of the best modern strategy board games around. Enjoy a meal and a relaxing beverage. There are no fees! And beginners are very welcome.

Eurogames at the Royal Standard welcomes anyone who wants to have good fun with good people and good board games.

We are open to all sorts of strategy games, but focus particularly on European-style designer games—Eurogames.

So, you won't see Risk, Monopoly, Scrabble or Hungry Hungry Hippos. But, you will find The Settlers of Catan, Agricola, Carcassonne, Dominion, Puerto Rico, Power Grid, and much, much more.

Never heard of 'em? No problem! Our friendly local gamer geeks are happy to teach and make newcomers feel very welcome. We love our strategy games but we're not too hardcore.

Bring along your favourite game or join a table and learn a new one.

'The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.' — G. K. Chesterton

What are these Eurogames we play?

Eurogames are board games that emphasize strategy, play down luck, often 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 name it, it has been made into a board game!

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

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

Of course! There are always plenty of games to play! Space and time, however, are finite, so it's best to get in on time so you can settle into a game.

We also heartily encourage you to bring your own games along. The more who share, the less wear and tear.

Games you won't see.

We sometimes play a lightish wargame, 'Ameritrash', or something with zombies in it, but please—no party games, Monopoly, Jenga, Risk, Cranium, Scrabble, Hungry Hungry Hippos, or the like. Sorry all you Level 17 elves, we don't do role-playing games either.

Where do I find out more about modern board games?

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  • David

    Great night

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    Between stoopid public transport and dodgy weather I'm going to be so late that I've decided to throw in the towel and go home instead. Have fun, all. See you in a fortnight!

    April 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    April 9, 2014

  • Gemma

    *sigh* stuck at work, no gaming for me again! :(

    April 9, 2014

  • Christian Gemballa M.

    Any interest in Cuba Libre! ? A game for 4 players in the Cuban Revolution. Castro’s “26 July Movement” must expand from its bases in the Sierra Maestra mountains to fight its way to Havana. Meanwhile, anti-communist student groups, urban guerrillas, and expatriates try to de-stabilize the Batista regime from inside and out, while trying not to pave the way for a new dictatorship under Castro. Batista’s Government must maintain steam to counter the twin insurgency, while managing two benefactors: its fragile US Alliance and its corrupting Syndicate skim. And in the midst of the turmoil, Meyer Lansky and his Syndicate bosses will jockey to keep their Cuban gangster paradise alive.

    April 8, 2014

    • Ryan P.

      Yeah I'll play, Christian. Might not be able to get there til around 6:15 or so.

      1 · April 9, 2014

    • Lexi

      I was in b4 but, wooden cubes. That is the selling point there. Hahe cubes for Cuba

      April 9, 2014

  • Frank La T.

    Bringing zombicide for some zombie mayhem.

    April 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly I think this will be my last as my Melbourne work finishes and I'll be back home to Adelaide.
    I'll also be a late comer for the evening as I'll be in Adelaide during the day and not getting back to Melbourne until 8pm.
    It has been fun, and I hope to get one or two games in on Wednesday night.

    April 8, 2014

    • Lexi

      That is so sad. I sure I speak for everyone that it will be upsetting not seeing you there

      April 9, 2014

  • Dan D.

    I'm bringing Bruges this week (fantastic card-driven Feld game from late last year) and A Study in Emerald will come again as it needs more playing!

    April 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Study in emerald! Me me me! I'll be there about 6:15 ish as I work in Richmond…

      April 9, 2014

  • Mark

    Bringing along a few classics: Citadels, Dominion and Munchkin.

    April 9, 2014

  • Aaron L.

    I'll be bringing Among the Stars, Spyrium, Forbidden Desert, Council of Verona, Coup and Koryo.

    April 8, 2014

  • Nicole P.

    Settlers of Catan.... bring it on!

    1 · April 8, 2014

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