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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.

We do hope you will support the venue with an order of food and or drinks. Thanks!

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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  • Melike

    GG guys, though I lost almost all the time :)

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Jason

    Late pull out gang. Soz.

    April 29, 2014

  • Dan D.

    If anyone arrives early, I'm hanging out in the attached sake bar :)

    April 29, 2014

  • Donglin X.

    Sorry guys, I got a bad toothache and can not come today.

    April 29, 2014

    • Dan D.

      That's no good, catch you next time!

      April 29, 2014

  • Ben

    I'll be stocked up with Alien Frontiers and A Study in Emerald.

    1 · April 29, 2014

    • Dan D.

      I might join for ASiE if it all works out - maybe get a game of Quantum in while you're teaching :) lol

      April 29, 2014

    • Ben

      Or we could play Tash-Kalar whilst I teach. No wait...

      April 29, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    Unfortunately I can't make it due to work :( See you all next time!

    April 28, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Catch you then, Sarah!

      April 29, 2014

  • Christian Gemballa M.

    I'm teaching Archipelago. Without actually a) owning the game; b) having played it before. I fully expect if to smooth and fun. I think there might be a spot for 1 or 2 more.

    1 · April 29, 2014

    • Bayden H.

      Fantastic game, but be weary that the "medium" length game, with 5 players and rules explanation will be a 4-5 hour affair. It's an epic!

      April 29, 2014

    • Christian Gemballa M.

      Meng can't come, so game has been cancelled sadly. He is the one that owns a copy.

      April 29, 2014

  • Dan D.

    I'm going to bring Quantum and Bruges this week (both quite quick playing) and maybe Tash Kalar as well.

    1 · April 28, 2014

    • Bayden H.

      In return, happy to bring/teach/play any of these other Stefan Feld titles: Bora Bora, In the Year of the Dragon, Trajan, Notre Dam

      1 · April 28, 2014

    • Ben

      If it fits in, I'd be keen to give Tash-Kalar another play.

      April 29, 2014

  • Hugh

    So far it looks like I'm bringing Ra, Elfenland, Code 777 and The Cave

    1 · April 28, 2014

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