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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  • Kenny N.

    Good to see game nights are getting more popular!

    1 · June 26

  • Ben

    This week, I shall indulge in some uber-kawaii anime tactical battle in the form of Krosmaster Arena (http://boardgamegeek.com/images/boardgame/112138/krosmaster-arena?sort=hot)

    A 2-on-2 team battle (or 4-player free for all) should test out if this game is awesome, and therefore snare me into a lifetime of buying expensive extra minis for it.

    2 · June 23

    • Jeffrey Ray P.

      Missed out on the chance to try dungeon lords. Really keen to try it

      June 25

    • Stephen F

      We managed to play both Krosmaster Arena and Dungeon Lords. Krosmaster appears light but was almost chess-like. Dungeon Lords was a very good blend of the old PC Dungeon Keeper game and euro mechanics. Thanks for bringing them Ben.

      1 · June 25

  • Dan D.

    I've packed Keyflower, Dungeon Petz and Spyrium, along with a few fillers.

    3 · June 24

    • Jeffrey Ray P.

      Wouldve liked to try keyflower or dungeon petz. Next time

      June 25

    • Dan D.

      I'm going to most likely bring the same games again next session as they proved pretty popular.

      1 · June 25

  • Mark M.

    Thanks for a HUGE night, all. Penny & I had to leave early, but when we left it looked like you'd all be going until midnight! Thanks to those who brought games to share, as always. We may have to reduce the RSVP count slightly for next time, as we were very full, so join up now to secure a spot in the 8 July meeting. See you then!

    1 · June 25

  • Aaron L.

    I have with me Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island, Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy, Blueprints, Koryo, Eight Minute Empire: Legends, Love Letter, Hanabi, and Mascarade.

    1 · June 24

    • Michael

      Hey Aaron, I got to the meet quite late. But absolutely, I'll try to get there on time for the next meet.

      June 25

    • Stephen F

      I think next time I will dedicate to playing only light games so I can get Love Letter and a few others in. Thanks bring it Aaron.

      June 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had really good fun with Andrew, Aaron, Kenny and Han!
    See ya next time!

    1 · June 25

  • Thomas

    Thanks Andre & Mark for organising, good fun, good food, good people, good times as usual.

    1 · June 25

    • Thomas

      And Thankyou to Maree for hosting some great games of Cataan again

      June 25

  • Ben C.

    Caught a cold! Not going to make it tonight :'(

    June 24

    • Mark M.

      Hope you get better, Ben!

      June 25

  • Serena

    Love it! A lot if helpful people to teach you the different boardgames if you're not familiar with them.

    2 · June 25

  • Natalie H.

    I'm in for lords!

    2 · June 23

  • Kenny N.

    Going to bring Lords of Waterdeep if anyone interested in playing.

    5 · June 18

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