Godzilla Games - Euro board games at Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant

The Godzilla Games meetup is on the second floor of the restaurant. Just walk to the back of the restaurant to where the counter is and head up the stairs. 

If you arrive before 6pm, don't wait out in the cold, you can enjoy a drink in our sake bar next door while you are waiting. 

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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  • Graeme H.

    Just picked up a copy of Robo Rally!!! On Amazon. Has anyone played Lost Cities?

    1 · June 11, 2014

    • Graeme H.

      I'm interested in both Catan and Carcassonne but not sure which to invest in.

      June 12, 2014

    • Graeme H.

      I'm planning to organise a night. The game is coming from the states so when it arrives

      1 · June 12, 2014

  • Mark M.

    That was another perfect night, thanks all! Photos are now up, sorry if I missed your game. If you had fun, go ahead and RSVP for 24 June, in case it books out again!

    June 11, 2014

  • Ben C.

    excellent event and company. Thank you organisers, see you in two weeks!

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Bayden H.

    Great hospitality from the organisers, restaurant and fellow gamers. Always a fun night.

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Kenny N.

    Excellent as always.

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks also Andre for organising this great event. It gets better every time! That Roborally is an awesome game full of rules, strategy & mayhem. Absolutely loved it even though it took us 5 hours to not even finish a 1/4 of the game. Would def be interested in an all night endurance run of that game filled with food, booze & laughs.
    I look forward to this event every fortnight.

    2 · June 11, 2014

    • Andre

      An absolute pleasure Thomas! Yes, one weekend night we should get eight people together for a RoboRally endurance game :-)

      1 · June 11, 2014

    • Tom

      This was lots of fun, even though I decided to drive off the board to instant death for no reason. I think everybody did... Let's do it again soon!

      1 · June 11, 2014

  • Graeme H.

    Great night Roborally has me hooked

    1 · June 11, 2014

    • Andre

      Happy to have a new convert to world of programming robots!

      2 · June 11, 2014

  • Melike

    Great that this time I could play ticket to ride :D So happy, haha.

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for looking after people Mark with your efficiencies.

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Maree

    Hi everyone. Just had to change our RSVP to 'no'...coming down with some sort of bug that I would prefer not to share with you all. Disappointed not to be able to join you all :(. Have a great night - all 70 of you! Will definately see you on June 24th.

    June 10, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Stay warm and get well, Maree!

      June 10, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Looks like another big night o' boardgames coming up, folks! Is there anything you plan to bring, or would love to play? (Besides CATAAAaan, thanks Thomas!)

    June 10, 2014

    • Vegan1980

      These events are a great opportunity to experience a variety of games. Lords of Waterdeep, Verona and Fluxx have been particularly fun.

      1 · June 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually I'd like to play something different this time & give others a chance to play Catan & especially now that Maree is sick

      June 10, 2014

  • Andre

    Hi folks! Thank you once again for your support, looks like we have another fun (and full) night ahead!

    I am adding three new games to the library tonight - Amon Re, Thurn & Taxis and Princes Of Florence Also, as requested I will be running a RoboRally game tonight. It's an eight player robot programming bonanza that will run for the entirety of tonight's session. This is a great game for board game beginners as the rules are simple but the fun factor is high!

    Robots launch at 6.15pm so if you want in, please arrive on time :-)

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Aaron L.

    I have brought with me The Manhattan Project, Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy, Guildhall + Job Faire, String Railway, Forbidden Desert, Hanabi, Coup, Love Letter, Boss Monster and Cheaty Mages.

    2 · June 10, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Great selection, Aaron!

      June 10, 2014

  • Vendy

    Yes

    June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    CATAAAaan!

    1 · June 3, 2014

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