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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  • Mark M.

    Look, it's our board gaming home away from home, in the Australian this weekend! http://www.theaustralian.com.au/executive-living/food-drink/photos-e6frg8jo-1226936800166?page=5

    2 · May 30

  • Mark M.

    Well that was a huge night, everyone! Our largest crowd ever, with all tables loaded, and the same friendly vibe as always. If this keeps up we may start booking out, so scoot over to Tuesday 10 June to drop an RSVP for next time if you'd like to return. Hope to see you!

    2 · May 29

  • Kath

    I set up a couple of games of Tikal for people who had never played - first time I've taught a game and was kinda nervous... but everyone was so lovely!

    7 · May 28

    • KJ

      Oh.. I like how those volcanoes turn up right in front of your camp. ; )

      May 29

    • Mark M.

      Wow Kath, we're honoured that you chose us for your teaching debut! Thanks for sharing Tikal.

      May 29

  • Maree

    Another great night of enjoyable gaming with some delightful 'Settlers' converts. Fun and laughter was had by all! Thank you Sida, Thomas B, Rickie, Barbara and Jeff.

    3 · May 28

    • Andre

      One day, I REALLY need to get into a game Maree! Andre

      2 · May 28

    • Thomas

      It was great fun Maree, thanks for letting us play

      2 · May 28

  • Graeme H.

    Great night

    1 · May 28

  • David L.

    Who knew that beating up monsters whilst fighting to control Tokyo could be so much fun. Almost inspires me to see the Godzilla movie.......almost.

    4 · May 28

    • Andre

      Yes indeed, King Of Tokyo is one of those games that is so simple in it's execution but it just works!

      May 28

  • Garth M.

    Thanks for putting on such an awesome night. My first time and will be back for sure :)

    1 · May 28

    • Andre

      Great to hear you enjoyed yourself Garth, Mark and I look froward to seeing you again in the future. Andre

      May 28

  • Sarah C.

    I too can't make it tonight, swamped with reports :(

    May 27

    • Mark M.

      Next time! Hope you get them done.

      May 27

  • Thomas

    Thanks for organising and thank you to Maree for the games of settlers. We had great fun

    1 · May 27

  • Andrew N.

    If anyone has a copy of the game Smash Up, I'm considering getting a copy but would love to play it first.

    May 23

    • Michael

      I can't make it tonight after all, but if you don't get a chance to play it before the next meetup let me know. I'd be happy to being it along

      May 27

  • Django U.

    Samurai Sword anyone? I haven't opened it yet so we can learn to play together!
    http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128667/samurai-sword

    3 · May 22

    • Katie

      Also keen!

      1 · May 26

    • Django U.

      Awesome! See you all soon.

      1 · May 27

  • Dan D.

    I'll be bringing The Capitals again by request, as well as Splendor and Bang: The Dice Game for fillers.

    3 · May 27

  • Nic

    Bringing K2 and Race for the Galaxy...

    1 · May 27

  • Mark M.

    It's looking like a record turnout tonight, folks! Can't wait to see you all and what games hit the tables.

    1 · May 27

  • Thomas

    I've been parking in securepark in Chinatown. It's only $5 if you book online before you go

    1 · May 27

  • Hugh

    I'm trying to decide between bringing Keyflower and Bruxelles 1893 - any takers?

    2 · May 26

    • Garth M.

      There's a small chance I might have to skip this meetup, but if I can make it, my vote is for Bruxelles, though both sound great

      1 · May 26

  • Kenny N.

    Anyone played Agricola? trying to get a Aaron to bring it tomorrow, if anyone know how to play and willing to teach us that would be sensational!

    1 · May 26

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