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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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  • Dan D.

    I'm going to bring Quantum (newly-acquired) and something else... probably Bruges as I'd like to get some more plays of that in.

    April 22, 2014

    • Dan D.

      Yeah 4p, I will probably be there a bit before 6 but will try not to start early!

      April 22, 2014

    • Dan D.

      Quantum went down a treat - the first game was a great learning game, and the second we had a runaway victor, game over in 25 minutes! I want to get this to the table a lot more, and will be bringing it with me as the 'game du jour' for the next few sessions.

      1 · April 24, 2014

  • Ben

    In the Easter calm, I bring Tash-Kalar, a 2-4 abstract from that Galaxy Trucker guy, Summoner Wars, a 2 or 4 player duelling game from that Mice and Mystics guy, and Study in Emerald, a 2-5 player euro, deck builder, hidden role, thematic, area control game by that Tinners Trail guy.

    April 23, 2014

    • Christian Gemballa M.

      That worked well, we played both games and still made it home early.

      April 23, 2014

    • Dan D.

      That game of ASiE looked epic. I'm almost disappointed our game of Quantum didn't end in time to join!

      April 24, 2014

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