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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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  • Maree

    Another thoroughly friendly night of gaming!

    1 · March 5, 2014

    • Mark M.

      It sure was! We've gotta get Carcassonne on the table next time!

      March 6, 2014

    • Maree

      Yes we do! Absolutely...after a game of 'Settlers of Catan'! :)

      March 7, 2014

  • Hwan-Yi C.

    Please set up the event for next fortnight. Had fun playing Pamdas and Hanabi tonight.

    1 · March 4, 2014

    • Mark M.

      We're working on it Hwan-Yi!

      March 6, 2014

  • Jason O.

    Great bunch of people. Great host. Will be back.

    1 · March 5, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Cheers Jason, thanks for bringing all those great games!

      March 6, 2014

  • Mark M.

    That was another great night of gaming, with even more people! Welcome to all our new friends. We are just getting our calendar updated, but we will be back on Tuesday 18 March. See you then!

    March 6, 2014

  • Jason O.

    Anyone with Dominion?

    March 4, 2014

  • Jason O.

    can bring smallworld+underground, 7 wonders, puerto rico, cosmic encounter and galaxy trucker.

    March 4, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Hi everyone, looking forwards to seeing you all tonight! Andre is back in the house and it sounds like we have some great games on offer, with plenty of returning friends and a few new faces.

    Game on!

    M.

    March 4, 2014

  • Wendy

    I'll see you all at another game!

    March 4, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Next time, Wendy!

      March 4, 2014

  • Chris S.

    I won't be able to make it tonight, unfortunately I'm working tonight. Next time, next time.

    March 4, 2014

    • Mark M.

      See you then, Chris!

      March 4, 2014

  • Django U.

    I'm thinking of bringing in the old Avalon Hill "History of the World". Anyone interested?

    1 · February 26, 2014

    • Django U.

      Also bringing Shark in case HOTW doesn't get enough players.

      2 · March 4, 2014

  • Pete Pete R.

    Bringing Dreadball to have a game with my +1

    1 · February 27, 2014

    • Mark M.

      We look forwards to you guys yelling GOAAALLLLL, but please, no running around with your shirt over your head.

      March 2, 2014

    • Ben

      Pete - you Dreadball ? Awesome - then I totally have to come down some time. Have just been building my season 2 teams (finally) and realized I also need some opponents.

      March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring Game Of Thrones

    1 · February 27, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Hopefully you can get a posse of Lannisters willing to knife each other for Westeros!

      March 2, 2014

    • Gavin O.

      I have been looking to play that game for ages. :-D But I'll still bring along Caverna:The Cave Farmers, Le Havre, and Eclipse as well.

      2 · March 3, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Hi everyone -

    It's going to be another great night of board games this Tuesday! We have 32 RSVPd so far, so we are bigger again than last time. The word is spreading!

    If you have any games you plan to bring or wish to play, post here.

    Meetup.com is having some issues at the moment, but whatever happens, we'll be upstairs at Izakaya Chuji this Tuesday at 6pm ready to play. See you there!

    Cheers,
    Mark

    March 2, 2014

    • Loki

      I can bring Deadwood and/or Alhambra if anyone wants to play those :)

      1 · March 3, 2014

  • Hugh

    I plan on bringing Jamaica, Incan Gold, Carcassonne: The City, Flüch der Mumie and either Traümfabrik or High Society (depending on which one I can fit in my bag)

    1 · March 3, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Your game bag rules, Hugh!

      March 3, 2014

  • Andrew N.

    I'm bringing along Pandemic as requested.

    1 · March 1, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Great game, Andrew!

      March 2, 2014

  • Mark M.

    We had a great time this week at Godzilla Games! The next one is on Tuesday 4 March, and Andre will be back. We hope to see you all again.

    February 21, 2014

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