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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

    Thanks to everyone for a great night.

    1 · August 5, 2014

  • Anna

    Im on my way

    August 5, 2014

  • Aaron L.

    Will be attempting to start a Chudyk-athon. Have brought Impulse, Innovation and Glory to Rome. Also have with me Fantasy Frontier, Lost Legends, Last Will, Koryo, Martian Dice, Love Letter and Star Realms.

    1 · August 5, 2014

    • Aaron L.

      Just got ambushed by work, will not be able to make it tonight :(

      August 5, 2014

  • Mark

    I'm bringing Samurai Sword. Should fit the theme. It's great with up to eight players.

    1 · August 5, 2014

  • Ben

    Tomorrow night, might try some time-trial push-your-luck car racing with Rallyman and/or some Euro. ant colony building action with Myrmes.

    1 · August 4, 2014

    • Ben

      Ah cool - almost didn't pack it ;) Slipped in Fleet and The Spiecherstadt as well, for a couple of shorter games (or at least the latter one LOOKS short)

      August 5, 2014

    • Tracy E.

      I'd like to see Myrmes, I hadn't heard of it but sounds cool!

      August 5, 2014

  • Dan D.

    Bringing some old ones.. Glen More and Fairy Tale (reprint) and those requested by Jules below!

    1 · August 5, 2014

  • Jules

    Dan: can you please bring Istanbul and Splendor?

    1 · August 4, 2014

  • Stephen F.

    The ongoing plague at my house is preventing my attendance while I play nurse. It is, however, giving me the chance to read through the convoluted rules of my recently received Kickstarter, Machina Arcana.

    August 5, 2014

    • Dan D.

      I'm doing much the same, minus the plague :) That rulebook leaves a bit to be desired! Looking forward to getting the game to the table though!

      1 · August 5, 2014

  • Aaron L.

    Hoping to get Impulse to the table again :)

    1 · July 30, 2014

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