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.

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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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  • Chris S.

    Good times and fun games. Glad to meet Clara, Jess, Dan and Mike.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Clara

    What a great evening - thanks to Mark for being such an accommodating host. See you next time!

    2 · February 19, 2014

  • Mark M.

    That was a marvelous night all, thanks for coming along and making it so convivial. We'll be back again on Tuesday 4 March! Here are a few photos: http://www.meetup.com/Boardgames-group-party-and-strategy-games/photos/20199982/

    February 19, 2014

  • Maree

    Another enjoyable evening of game playing...thank you all!

    1 · February 19, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Cheers Maree, loved seeing that big Catan map in action! It was splendid to see you and Peter again, and thanks for sharing your games. Seeing the "Sochi" ticket come up in Ticket to Ride Europe made me smile!

      February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed my time here last tonight. Got to play several games, thanks to everyone for being welcoming and friendly. I'll be coming again!

    1 · February 19, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Excellent Darren, new friendships all round!

      February 19, 2014

  • JusJess

    Great atmosphere and great food, thoroughly enjoyed this event

    1 · February 19, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Great to meet you Jess, and thanks for throwing down King of Tokyo for the new batch of Tuesday night kaiju. Cyber Bunny FTW!

      February 19, 2014

  • Hugh

    Excellent atmosphere - Mark did his utmost to make sure everyone was taken care of. A very well-structured and fun evening of gaming :)

    1 · February 19, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Gosh Hugh, that's very kind - your kit bag of bottomless games made things very easy for me! Same to Maree, Sam, Manuel, Aidan, Clara, Meng and all who brought in games. But it was a lovely atmosphere, and that's a credit to all of you. Who knew that so many strangers could be so damn *nice* ?

      February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring Game of Thrones and Eldritch Horror.

    February 15, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Hey Manuel, I have 2 takers for Eldritch Horror, so I think that's a goer! We played it again last night, top game. Didn't end well for the world, because Azathoth. But we had fun!

      February 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great!

      February 18, 2014

  • Mark M.

    It's Godzilla Games night! See you all tonight at Izakaya Chuji, 165 Lonsdale Street, from 6pm. We play upstairs, so make your way to the back of the restaurant and up. See you there!

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Complete noob. Played some Eurogames a couple of times and eager to try more. My first meetup!

    February 18, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Huzzah Darren, so glad you're joining us! Everyone was super friendly last week, so I reckon your first meetup will be a pleasant one.

      February 18, 2014

  • Hugh

    I'll be bringing a few Japanese games, including Trains, Chronicle and Cheaty Mages :)

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Aidan

    I have a few Japanese-themed games. Will bring along Ninjato, Takenoko, Shitenno and Hanabi.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Over 20 folks RSVPd already, this will be a great night of gaming! What games are people bringing, or keen to play?

    February 15, 2014

  • Sam

    Can't wait to do it again!

    1 · February 14, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Will be great to see you folks again! I'll bring in Ticket to Ride Asia if you want to combine your Chinese set with Chinese rails!

      February 15, 2014

  • Pete Pete R.

    I'll bring Bang! again if people want to play again. I might bring some other smaller games like Wooly Bully, San Juan and more.

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Bang! was great Peter, and San Juan is also an excellent game.

      February 11, 2014

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