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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  • Sam W

    That was so much fun, definitely coming to the next one!

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • David L.

    Good night - met new people, lost at Powergrid after teaching people how to play. I must be a better teacher than I am a board gamer.

    3 · May 14, 2014

  • Sieu-Kheng N.

    Hi, first time attempting to come to this night but ran really late. Where is everyone? Is there a back room or something?

    May 13, 2014

    • Mark M.

      So close! Sorry to hear it. We will amend our information so that it is clear.

      May 14, 2014

    • Sieu-Kheng N.

      Thanks. That's embarrassing, was I the only one that got lost? :(

      May 14, 2014

  • Kenny N.

    Always good to catch up for dinner and board games.

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • Mark

    Hello all,

    First time coming to this gaming meet up. Which is the best place to park in your experiences? Thanks,

    MT.

    1 · May 13, 2014

    • Sarah C.

      Same. It's a Wilson's parking. 150 Lonsdale I believe is the address. Or close to it anyway.

      May 13, 2014

    • Mark

      Thanks and thanks once more for a pleasant evening.

      1 · May 14, 2014

  • Kath

    Played a great game of Power Grid! Thanks David for teaching us (and coming last! so gallant of you) KJ, Tracy, Katie & congratulations Sally on taking out the win! Can't wait for my next night - I'll be setting up a game of Tikal.

    3 · May 14, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Will be great to see Tikal on the table, Kath!

      May 14, 2014

    • KJ

      Oh yes, good fun and very close game all the way. Thanks and nice meeting all of you.

      2 · May 14, 2014

  • David L.

    I am bringing power grid. If anyone wants to know why their power bill is so high - I am sure the power companies sit around playing this game.

    2 · May 13, 2014

    • KJ

      Thanks for bringing the game and teaching us. We had great fun session with it.

      1 · May 14, 2014

  • Maree

    Two really enjoyable and close games of 'Settlers of Catan'...thank you Sida, Thomas, Peter and Mandy for sharing in a terrific night of gaming. Mark, 'host with the most' once again...thank you!

    1 · May 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I enjoyed it too Maree. Thank you for letting me play Settlers of Catan. I will be back next time to play it again

      2 · May 13, 2014

    • Vegan1980

      (Aka Peter C) It was a great game! I agree Mark was an excellent host.

      May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thoroughly good fun with other friendly people, really enjoyed it, will definitely be back next time. Thank you Mark for being a gracious host

    1 · May 13, 2014

    • Mark M.

      It was great to meet you, Thomas!

      May 14, 2014

  • Django U.

    I'll be bringing Alhambra/Granada if anyone is interested.

    1 · May 7, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Alhambra is a great game!!! Thanks for bringing it, Django.

      May 10, 2014

    • Helen C

      I'm running pretty late today, will get there sometime before 7:30. Hope I'm not too late!

      May 13, 2014

  • Aaron L.

    I'm bringing mostly light games: Koryo, Glory to Rome, The Agents, Blueprints, and Love Letter.

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Looking fwds to seeing everyone tonight! Andre is in Japan, but sends his regards. If there is a game you want to play, or plan to bring, let us all know.

    May 13, 2014

  • Hugh

    I'm bringing Splendo(u)r, Airlines Europe and Firenze. Also a couple of fillers (Frank's Zoo, For Sale)

    May 12, 2014

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