[Aug] Cafe Games: Big Saturday Boardgames Day

Come learn & play fun board games while socialising!

Friends welcome! Over-competitive types need not apply. The idea is light-hearted interaction over some drinks and games.



"Eat, drink and be merry!"

Join us in a relaxed cafe PUB! environment, where food and drink are in plentiful supply as we amuse ourselves with weird and wonderful games.

GOLD COIN donation appreciated - helps with costs.

VENUE: This venue can cope with more than 100 people, so space is not a problem!!

Don't expect serious hard-core strategy games, it's usually more social games like Pictionary, Cranium, Jenga, Cluedo or Trivial Pursuit, or even card games like Uno, Bang! or 500 :-) 
If you've never played these games before, we're more than happy to show you how.

Yes, I expect some people will bring more strategic "Euro" games ... that's fine, there will be something for everyone.

NOTE: Because this venue doesn't have its own games, PLEASE bring along any games you can, even if it's just a deck of cards (available Coles, Safeway, Petrol stations ...etc)

Yes I will be bringing along *some* games, but this sort of event works best when everyone helps out.

A good rule of thumb is picking games that last no longer than an hour. Sure, feel free to settle down for a 5 hour game of Monopoly or Risk, but people enjoy moving around the group. If you're uncertain about a game, just bring it and see if anyone's keen.


Starts: 12 midday or whenever you roll in. 
Finishes: 11pm

Pay: for food, drink as you go. (This is a restaurant, not your mate's garage, so I should not need to spell out that it's inappropriate to bring your own food and drink)

Photos and videos from previous Cafe Games events can be found on our website  http://cafegames.wordpress.com

 

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  • Michael

    Hi Christopher. I left a box of MTG cards on Sat and just realised. I left at about 10.30pm or so, just before close. Did you find them on your final floor check?

    August 16, 2013

    • Christopher

      Sorry there was nothing left behind. Two small game pieces which I should upload in a photo.

      August 16, 2013

  • Megan H.

    Enjoyed myself Immensely

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was there for the whole stretch (12pm to 11pm) and had a fantastic time.

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic! Thanks for the day! Much duel of ages!

    August 11, 2013

  • David

    It was excellent, I really had a great time for the many hours I was there. There were so many different games there for me to play and a variety of new people and my friends to play games with too :)

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Great day! Thanks David for teaching many games!

    August 11, 2013

  • Chee-Yan H.

    Christine and I will either be very late after 9.30pm or won't make it. Sorry but our hike took longer than expected. Just finished.

    August 10, 2013

  • Viesha K.

    Sorry guys, I won't be able to make it. I've just come down with a terrible case of tonsillitis/cold fluey thing. Figure it's best to keep my germs to myself. Sad to miss it though

    August 10, 2013

  • Ben

    I'll be bringing my PAX acquired complete set of Sentinels of the Multiverse - YES, with playmat !!!(awesome photo : https://twitter.com/phantomwhale/status/358912944207187968/photo/1). It's a co-operative game of superheroes, fighting an evil supervillian in a hostile environment.

    Simple rules to play, but it can still get somewhat fiendish in effects triggering effects. Imagine Pandemic that suddenly becomes Magic: the gathering halfway through... Fear not though, some heroes / villains are more complex to play then others, so I'm sure we can scale the game to suit the crowd. So good for newbies and season pros alike !

    August 1, 2013

    • Ryan P.

      As I mentioned earlier in the week, I'd be interested in playing this one Ben. Search me out when you find a table for it.

      1 · August 10, 2013

    • Edgar

      Hopefully in for this

      1 · August 10, 2013

  • Nick A.

    I'm thinking Descent II in the afternoon, from arrival. It's a dungeon crawl, where a team of cooperating heroes (aka. "you guys") take on the evil overlord ("me" or "that as%*#e") in a dungeon. Objectives, bad guys and a pretty big bias towards heroes winning makes it pretty fun. At PAX, I could teach rules and run through a dungeon in about 1hr-1.5hr per group and much fun was had. So, it shall be brought and players shall be sought.


    And I'm still hoping for the BSG game we plotted last saturday to happen in the evening. Death to toasters!

    2 · July 31, 2013

    • Stuart

      Oh, it's such a hard life, isn't it Nick? :)

      August 8, 2013

    • Miles

      Hey Nick, do you have space for 1 more in the first game? I'm bringing someone along and she's pretty keen to have a go too. Otherwise can we slot into a later game?

      August 10, 2013

  • Tarcha L.

    Gotta support my brother in his drive for the Ice Hockey finals :(

    August 10, 2013

  • Christian Gemballa M.

    Duel of Ages II. Looking for 4-8 players.

    July 31, 2013

    • Christian Gemballa M.

      Will play Sentinels with you if time permits.

      August 2, 2013

    • Ryan P.

      I'm in DoA after I finish playing Sentinels with Ben.

      August 10, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Game ON!

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone keen for a 7 Wonders fest? I'll bring the recently released 'Wonder Pack' expansion..

    August 7, 2013

    • Jason

      Me too. Had victory snatched from me in the last round of scoring last time I played. Damn Science cards!

      1 · August 9, 2013

    • Ariane

      Me three

      1 · August 9, 2013

  • Ariane

    Anyone up for a game of cluedo?

    August 9, 2013

  • Paola

    Ok thanks, was just a tad worried that all the games would just be strategic games and yeh, that's more to my brother's taste...Great thanks guys!

    1 · August 9, 2013

    • Jason

      Rollick is awesome.

      August 9, 2013

    • Paola

      Cool, i'll try it! :)

      August 9, 2013

  • Simon

    I also found Tales of the Arabian Nights. Anyone know how to play it?

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Simon

    I'm bringing Cosmic Encounter, because OH BOY do I want to play a game.

    Like, I've wanted to play for months now, and no dice.

    August 5, 2013

    • deb

      Never actually played although I've known about it for eons. Hope to make it there to join in. sadly all my games are in the states.

      1 · August 5, 2013

    • Simon

      Mine's as expanded as possible, so we have 110 different aliens to choose from.

      August 9, 2013

  • Paola

    ummm are all games in this meet, conquering games???

    August 8, 2013

    • David B.

      For example last time I was there, I played Carcassonne, Avalon, a bean baron card game, some caveman grunting game, etc. I saw a few tables of mahjong, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, etc etc. There were only 2 tables I saw of LONG games (Axies & alies, and Akrham Horror).

      1 · August 9, 2013

    • Simon

      I can bring love letter. You couldn't get a smaller game.

      1 · August 9, 2013

  • Mark

    I'll be bringing Last Night on Earth in the hope that some of you will be interested in some good, honest zombie based fun. Dominion is also on the cards (yes, I like punning).

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Chris L.

    I just went to my local board game store and purchased star trek catan and Talisman. I wanted to find out if anyone knows Talisman Revised 4th edition well and would be willing to teach my partner and I.

    August 9, 2013

  • greydave

    I'd like to get a game of 500s going. Say between 12 & 1pm?

    Any takers? or suggestions?

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Count me in, I used to love playing 500, will need a quick recap of the rules though

      2 · August 6, 2013

    • Murray

      Put me down for Agricola if there's room :-)

      1 · August 9, 2013

  • Chris L.

    Does anyone have the game 7 Ages. I always wanted to play an epic civ game and apparently this is one of the best although it goes for about 8 hours lol.

    July 18, 2013

    • Christian Gemballa M.

      I think you can fit in TI3 in just one (12h) day session :)

      August 6, 2013

    • Chee-Yan H.

      I have 7 Ages and yes, it will be a long day or gaming :-)

      August 6, 2013

  • Chee-Yan H.

    Will bring Leader 1 and maybe some expansions too. It is another cycle race game.

    August 4, 2013

  • Paola

    I will bring taboo and mahjong lol i dont really play strategic games lol sorry

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Christopher

      Perfectly okay Paola, you're not the only one :-)

      1 · August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. I'll bring a board game. Now to choose which one!

    1 · July 27, 2013

    • Stuart

      Only one? Tish tosh - bring your whole collection so you can decide on the day which ones (not one, ones) you'll be playing. :)

      July 29, 2013

    • Tam (.

      I'd bring a few but it's hard to carry them on the train. Celia, give us a list and we will vote ;)

      August 2, 2013

  • Chee-Yan H.

    Dominant species or Leader 1 anyone ?

    August 1, 2013

    • Christopher

      I'm assuming folks have got Dominant Species down from 8 hours?

      August 1, 2013

    • Nick A.

      Game @ Royal Standard wrapped up in 3 hours 22 mins. I timed ;) Full game - all 25 dominance cards, 4 players.

      1 · August 1, 2013

  • Stuart

    I'll be there for the evening session only; friends are having a housewarming/birthday celebration in the afternoon.

    July 29, 2013

  • Bernie T.

    I'll be in Cairns...

    July 28, 2013

  • Tam (.

    I intend to bring ImagineIff, which I'm borrowing so I'll need to keep it with me. Come see me if you want to play it! I've been told it's not good if you don't know the other players well, but I actually think it might be a fun/enlightening "first impressions" type game, so I want to give it a shot.

    I might also bring Spicks and Specks, so bring your singing voices.

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We come for the games and the chips! (best in the city?)

    July 23, 2013

  • Chris L.

    I supported a machine of death game and have gotten the PDF for it as an early release. As I am unable to afford printing out the cards I was wondering if someone would be interested in printingg them out and bringing them to this meetup. Let me know and ill email you the PDF of the game

    July 15, 2013

    • Solomon M. G.

      You should have a look at http://www.artscow.co...­ which is a card printing service and very cost effective.

      July 15, 2013

    • Edgar

      Cool, I wanted to back that game, but I forgot and then was over.

      July 21, 2013

  • Tam (.

    Are we there yet?

    July 16, 2013

    • Stuart

      I want an ice cream!

      July 16, 2013

    • Nick A.

      Hey... wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world? AEAAEEEEEAEAEAEEEEE!!

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • Max l.

    August! Why so far ahead?

    December 25, 2012

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