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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!

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  • Nic

    Thanks all round: folks for fun games (& letting me win!); Hugh for bargains; and stand-in hosts for maintaining high standards of arrival friendliness...

    1 · August 20, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Have an awesome night everyone! Had a blast at Gen Con, and picked up the new Coup expansion. See you in 2 weeks!!!

    5 · August 19, 2014

    • Aaron L.

      Green with jealousy ;p

      1 · August 20, 2014

    • Aaron W.

      And when are you back Andre. Should bring it to the next one

      1 · August 20, 2014

  • Ian

    Bringing Dead of Winter which just arrived so very keen to try it out. Sort of a streamlined BSG crossed with The Walking Dead.

    2 · August 18, 2014

    • Aaron L.

      It's not bad. I could have been selfish and caused everyone to lose since I wasn't going to win anyways, but I was generous and let them have a shot :p

      August 18, 2014

    • Stephen F

      I'm interested in Dead of Winter. Sounds interesting.

      August 19, 2014

  • Hugh

    Hello, board game chaps and chappettes. A couple of months ago I made an Amazon order of board games. After some issues involving shipping delays, I actually ended receiving two identical copies of my order within a week of each other.

    I'm now looking to offload these extra games to any interested parties (for, say, $20 per game). The games are listed below, and are all brand new and still in shrink:

    - Russian Railroads
    - Lewis & Clark
    - Scotland Yard
    - Space Cadets: Dice Duel
    - Bruges

    If you're interested in a copy of anything listed, let me know and I'd be happy to bring it with me to this next meetup.

    August 11, 2014

    • Dan D.

      Cheers Hugh, will see you tonight.

      August 19, 2014

    • Nic

      Thanks Hugh! I'll be along tonight too. (also keen to try Manhattan Project if that's happening)

      August 19, 2014

  • Aaron L.

    At this point, planning to bring Lost Legends, Last Will, 7 Wonders + Leaders, Innovation, Glory to Rome, Impulse, Koryo and Sushi Go!

    1 · August 18, 2014

    • Hugh

      I'd be up for some Carl Chudyk awesomeness

      August 19, 2014

  • Ben

    This week I've got Euro-ants in "Mrymes", Euro-victorian-era-brewsters-millions in "Last Will" (+getting sacked expansion) and Not-Euro push-your-luck timed racing with "Rallyman" (+Dirt expansion).

    August 19, 2014

  • Pete Pete R.

    Bringing Bang! & some other games

    2 · August 18, 2014

  • Sherry

    Can I come at 7pm?

    August 18, 2014

    • MT

      Of course :) Not everyone shows up at the start so you should get a game fairly quickly.

      August 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I am unable to attend as this event conflicts with a bike ride

    August 17, 2014

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