Eurogames at the Royal Standard

Come one, come all!

Join a broad mix of friendly folk for a spot of socializing and strategizing with some of the best modern strategy board games around. Enjoy a meal and a relaxing beverage. There are no fees! And beginners are very welcome.

Eurogames at the Royal Standard welcomes anyone who wants to have good fun with good people and good board games.

We are open to all sorts of strategy games, but focus particularly on European-style designer games—Eurogames.

So, you won't see Risk, Monopoly, Scrabble or Hungry Hungry Hippos. But, you will find The Settlers of Catan, Agricola, Carcassonne, Dominion, Puerto Rico, Power Grid, and much, much more.

Never heard of 'em? No problem! Our friendly local gamer geeks are happy to teach and make newcomers feel very welcome. We love our strategy games but we're not too hardcore.

Bring along your favourite game or join a table and learn a new one.

'The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.' — G. K. Chesterton

What are these Eurogames we play?

Eurogames are board games that emphasize strategy, play down luck, often 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 name it, it has been made into a board game!

You might find yourself in a fast-paced auction bidding for stocks in an American railway company, building a power grid across China, forging a galactic empire, attracting great thinkers to your palace in Renaissance Italy, ploughing a field in 17th century Germany, hammering out a trade deal as you settle the island of Catan, saving the world from global warming, defending your dynasty in ancient Mesopotamia, running a Japanese sushi bar, co-operating to manage a deadly pandemic, rigging elections in revolutionary France, setting up a wine business in Portugal... and so much more!!!

I don’t have any Eurogames, can I still play?

Of course! There are always plenty of games to play! Space and time, however, are finite, so it's best to get in on time so you can settle into a game.

We also heartily encourage you to bring your own games along. The more who share, the less wear and tear.

Games you won't see.

We sometimes play a lightish wargame, 'Ameritrash', or something with zombies in it, but please—no party games, Monopoly, Jenga, Risk, Cranium, Scrabble, Hungry Hungry Hippos, or the like. Sorry all you Level 17 elves, we don't do role-playing games either.

Where do I find out more about modern board games?

For more information on board games visit http://www.boardgamegeek.com/







 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • Ben

    Thanks again to those who came down to the last Eurogames session. This week, on Wednesday, we're hoping to raffle a few games off for those interested in winning prizes and helping us build up a small games library - don't forget to RSVP ! http://www.meetup.com/Boardgames-group-party-and-strategy-games/events/179181942/

    June 15

  • Anthony L.

    Apologies for not making it there... Cycling in the rain I got a puncture :(

    June 5

  • geoffrey

    Hello there! I will be bringing Carcassonne (base set). If anyone has extensions, that' be great!

    1 · June 2

    • Euan B.

      Thanks for introducing me to the game, great talking with you.

      June 4

    • geoffrey

      No worries ; I hope all the trahstalk didn't frighten you!

      June 5

  • Ben

    Thanks all for coming, especially those who wore name tags! For the two or three who missed it, I've taken over as host for now, and the first thing I've noted is we have no "common games library" for newcomers to the hobby / evening. Thanks to those who lent games out to help here. Am thinking about what we might do to build up a small common games library (simple to teach / learn games) to bridge the gap. Nothing mandatory - games night should always be free ad long as our venue is, but donation games, raffles to raise funds for such a library, and voluntary donation tins all might help here. Welcome others thoughts on this.

    4 · June 4

  • Andrew M.

    Woah! Turned up. Got a wine. Got a phone call and got called away. Sorry folks. o_O Worst. Game night. Ever. Have a good one! Catch you in a fortnight...

    June 4

    • Ben

      Oh noes! We look forward to seeing you next time. Perhaps for slightly longer :-)

      1 · June 4

  • Ben

    Welcome one and welcome all - tonight will see the return of Name Tags (woohoo) so make sure you grab one and let all is forgetful gamers not feel too bad when we forget your names in the midst of learning a couples of dozen rules at the same time! :-)

    June 4

    • Ben

      Sounds like we have quite a few games organized and on offer, so those newer to our gathering, don't be shy, say hello to anyone setting up something with pretty pieces, and jump right in! For those who arrive later, keep an eye out for other late-comers to get enough for your game of choice, and equally those finishing games during the evening, look out for lost souls standing around. Finally, if all else fails, come grab me and I'll see what I can sort out :-)

      June 4

  • Stephen F

    I am interested in playing Galaxy Truckers if anyone has it. Also Castle Panic or Zombie Panic. These are all games I have been thinking about buying, but it would be good to play them first.

    June 3

    • Jules

      Mark T also has it and might be able to bring it if that's easier Ben :-)

      June 3

    • Ben

      I have Galaxy Trucker! Probably a bit late on that one...

      June 4

  • Dan D.

    Hey folks, I'll be bringing Arctic Scavengers (the newly-famous deck builder c/- Shut up and Sit Down) and Lewis & Clark this week. Lewis and Clark is a great blend of worker placement, deck building and just a flat out race, with some wonderful artwork. However it's not for the faint-hearted.. I'd say it's medium-heavy and if you're prone to AP, it's probably not for you! :)

    2 · June 3

    • Dan D.

      Ok so I was a little indecisive when I packed my bag... I also have Splendor, Spyrium and Bang: The Dice Game with me.

      June 4

  • Aaron L.

    I'll be bringing Galactic Strike Force, Blueprints, Koryo, Hanabi, The Agents and Love Letter.

    1 · June 4

    • Stephen F

      I will put my hand up for Love Letter. Another one that I have been wanting to play.

      June 4

    • David P.

      Love Letter is really good! I have heard that Hanabi is great fun.

      June 4

  • David P.

    Looks like I'll be bringing Coup also, as I just bought it

    2 · June 4

  • Stuart

    Rumour has it that Power Grid will be making an appearance, with the option of most expansion boards...

    2 · June 4

  • David P.

    The only game I have with me is Pax Porfiriana, the beautifully designed card game about the Mexican Revolution. I will bring it!

    1 · June 3

  • Andrew M.

    I've just chucked "Get Lucky" (the Kill Dr Lucky card game) in my backpack, but I'll probably lurk around looking for something more substantial to play to begin with.

    June 3

  • Ben

    I'll mainly be bringing games that I owe other people! I'll see if I can squeeze in Troyes as well, and will otherwise be jumping in with someone on something suitably thematic :-)

    June 2

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