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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.

For those new to the hobby, or looking to try more games, we are hoping to build a small games library too, which involves exciting raffles with prizes ! More information on that can be found in the forums. 

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

I lost some bits!

Have you checked out our "Lost and Found" thread in the discussion forums? 

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  • Ben

    Thank you everyone for coming down and especially to those who participated in the raffle !

    After the cost of prizes, we raised a wonderful $55, which I will be trying to convert into a couple of games for the library for next session. I've also added my copy of Thurns and Taxis to the library, making it our first official library game.

    Anyone looking to off load an old copy of a Euro-classic, suitable for newer players to pick up and learn, at a reasonable cost, feel free to get in touch!

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Frank La T.

    Anyone interested in playing eldritch horror?

    June 17, 2014

    • Ben

      Usually my thing - but have too much of a "new game" backlog to get through !

      1 · June 18, 2014

    • Mike S

      Running a bit late, but be there by 6:30, so feel free to start teaching if Stephen or a 4th haven't played.

      June 18, 2014

  • Dan D.

    I'm going to bring Caverna, Keyflower and Spyrium this week, my current favourite trio of Euro's. Happy to play any of them, or something else entirely!

    2 · June 17, 2014

    • MT

      I'm in for Keyflower. Also like to play Among the Stars at some point.

      June 17, 2014

    • Dan D.

      I'll play Among the Stars to try it out, never actually played it, but not sure it's for me :)

      June 18, 2014

  • Ben

    Tonight I would like to try City of Remnants - a 4-player euro-ish but thematic gang / city control game from Plaid Hat games.

    I will also have Coconuts in reserve, for some post-euro fun. With monkeys.

    AND they'll be the raffle ! Such fun !

    June 18, 2014

    • Dan D.

      I'm interested in this as well! Oh dear, so many choices again... lol

      June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Ben, I can't go now. I really wanted to but have to spend time with other half...

    June 18, 2014

    • Ben

      Other half's welcome too ! (yeah, yeah, I know...)

      June 18, 2014

  • Ben

    This week we are hoping to have the return of the Eurogames raffle! Totally optional, it gives you a chance to win new games, and any extra funds raised help us build up our games library.

    5 · June 15, 2014

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