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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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  • Mark M.

    Hi everyone - I always say "What a great night", because, well, it's always a great night! Thanks all, and see you in 2 weeks. If you are pining for a game before then, Godzilla regular Kolbe is starting a new board games meetup on the alternate Monday nights at the bar Hairy Littla Sista, check the Meetup calendar for details.

    In other news, Andre and I have just launched our first Kickstarter - we are making coins for the Fate roleplaying game. It's not a board game this time, sorry, but you might enjoy the video. Godzilla regular Daniel B also gets a cameo! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/campaigncoins/fate-tokens-metal-tokens-for-fatetm-games

    July 25, 2014

  • Anna

    well organised, great people, great fun.

    1 · July 25, 2014

  • Tracy E.

    Coup was a really fun quick game!

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Mike B.

    Laffs, we had a lot.

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Anna

    Im on my way

    July 22, 2014

  • Tash

    Sorry guys, I have to bail on tonight. I have an urgent last minute group meeting for one of my assignments. Hope to see you at the next one.

    July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't go because I have to ride bikes

    July 21, 2014

  • Aaron L.

    Similarly, trying to decide what games to bring along tomorrow. Will probably bring Robinson Crusoe, but if anyone's interested in anything else on this list, let me know and I'll try to bring it along: http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/ehron?own=1&subtype=boardgame&ff=1

    1 · July 21, 2014

    • Pasquale L.

      I'd be interested in Belfort if you happen to bring it, or Nexus Ops, or Troyes, or anything you bring.

      July 21, 2014

    • Aaron L.

      Cool. I've packed Robinson Crusoe, Belfort, Augustus, and Suburbia.

      1 · July 21, 2014

  • Pasquale L.

    I should hopefully bring along Expedition Northwest Passage if anyone is keen

    1 · July 21, 2014

  • Mark

    I'm thinking of bringing some part games like King of Tokyo and Bang! The Dice Game. Anyone interested in playing these?

    2 · July 21, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Thanks Mark! We actually just got permanent library copies of both of those games. King of Tokyo is always popular, and Bang Dice is great fun.

      1 · July 21, 2014

    • Mark

      Awesome. Always happy to bring my own along or play games from the library.

      July 21, 2014

  • Dan D.

    Early interstate flight the next day means I'll have to skip this week. Enjoy everyone!

    July 21, 2014

  • Andrew N.

    Won't be able to make this one, we have a prior engagement. Have fun!

    July 21, 2014

    • Mark M.

      See you next time!

      July 21, 2014

  • Tracy E.

    I may be a bit late (half an hour ish)

    July 21, 2014

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