Eurogames at the Royal Standard

Come one, come all!

Join umpteen diverse and friendly folks for a spot of socializing and strategizing with a selection of some of the best family strategy board games around: The Settlers of Catan, Agricola, Small World, Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Power Grid, and much, much more. Enjoy a meal and the beverage of your choice in a relaxing Melbourne pub. No fees! Beginners are very welcome.

Game on,

Corey (organizer chap)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do we play?

Eurogames at the Royal Standard is all about good fun. All are welcome.  If you're a really hardcore gamer or you're ultra-competitive, however, this might not scratch your itch; we strongly encourage beginners as well as seasoned gamers who like to teach. Bring your favourite strategy game or join a table and learn a new one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 emphasize 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 an electricity network across China, or playing cards toforge your galactic empire, or attracting great thinkers to your palace in Renaissance Italy, or ploughing a field on your farm in 17th century Germany, or hammering out a deal to trade wool for ore so you can build a city on the island of Catan, or laying tiles to strengthen your dynasty in ancient Mesopotamia, or tin mining in Cornwall (hey, don't knock it till you've tried it), or co-operating with your fellow players to cure a deadly pandemic, or shipping cargo across the sea, or rigging elections in revolutionary France, or setting up a wine business in Portugal... and so much more!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depending on the game and the players, sessions can last anywhere between half an hour and three hours, with most falling into the middle somewhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you're familiar with a game, we encourage you to teach it to others. If you're a beginner (and we're all beginners at one game or another), it'll click, never fear!

For more information on individual games—including photographs, discussions, videos, reviews and more—visit http://www.boardgamegeek.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Abso-bloody-lutely! There are usually more than a dozen games on any given night, and we encourage experienced board game geeks to teach and make newcomers feel warmly welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That said, we heartily encourage you to bring your own games along. The success of these nights depends on the generosity of people sharing their collections. The more who share, the less wear and tear on any one person's collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decisions are made by the Law of Two Feet, i.e. if you can muster a quorum, you have a game. Normally, people play two or even three games of an evening.

 

Games you won't see.

We sometimes play a lightish wargame or something with zombies in it, but please—no Monopoly, Jenga, Cranium, Hungry Hungry Hippos, or the like. For lighter, party games, we heartily recommend Cafe Games, but you're more than welcome to come along to both! Sorry all you Level 17 elves, but don't do role-playing games either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How often do we play?

Ordinarily (not that we're ever anything but extraordinary), we play every other Wednesday evening and sometimes a Monday here and there. It's best to keep an eye on the Meetup noticeboard for regular updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who comes along?

We're a merry, cosmopolitan little crowd of lads and lasses, ladies and gents. We hail from Ol' Blighty, Malaysia, Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, Canada, India, Switzerland, the US of A, Singapore, Venezuela, China, North Fitzroy and even further than that! Usually, there are between thirty and forty players on any given night, which means ten or more games going simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support the pub that supports you!

Eurogames Nights at the Royal Standard isn’t a club and there are no fees. That said, we strongly encourage folks to keep us sweet with the publican and at least buy a beer, wine, soft drink or cuppa, and chip in for a snack, or even order a meal. (See guidelines about board-gaming etiquette below.)

The Royal Standard serves decent fare, including vegetarian and gluten-free stuff, with specials every Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My pressshhhiiiissss—keeping the games (and your karma) in good nick.

Here are a few simple guidelines to remember when playing board games. It's all about keeping the games in good condition, having a good time, and minimizing your chances of being strung up by your toes and pummelled into unconsciousness with an organic carrot 

Please keep your hands reasonably clean whilst playing the games—greasy, sticky fingers and expensive board games don’t mix!
By all means, enjoy a drinky or two with the game, but please take care to avoid spillages. Be especially mindful of wonky tables and people who like to gesticulate wildly when they win or lose! (You know who you are.)

Put the mobile phone to one side for the game. Better still, switch it off!

Try to avoid bending cards! (I know, I know, bending helps your thinking, right?)

Relax. Be of good humour. It's only a game.

After finishing up, before leaving for the night, please scan the floor and tables for any game bits that may have fallen out and risk being sucked up by the cleaners!

Finally, please put the pretty components back into the box how you found them.

Have fun!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time! Who knew a game of Puerto Rico could be won with two extra coins?!

    February 13, 2013

    • Glenn M.

      I learned the hard way :(

      February 13, 2013

  • Ben

    Tonight, I'm bringing...

    Space Alert - soundtrack-based co-operative game, overcoming hazards in space in 10 frantic minutes ! As this game requires a soundtrack (both to be heard and not to annoy neighbours) we may need to find a spot in the back of the pub for this one. But I got the expansion recently, and it was already my favourite game, so I'm dying to give it a go with the new stuff.

    Dominion - base set only. A classic game (probably my second favourite !) Allows me to teach it easily to new players, and provide more practice for the tournament in March !

    Small World - an old classic which I only recently picked up for myself. Base set only. Again, a great opportunity to teach new players this classic game.

    Will be down there close to 6pm to try and recruit for Space Alert (and find the right space) - it's a short game (20 mins total) but needs 3-4 goes to learn all the rules / tricks - needs 4-5 players. Otherwise it'll be a combo of the other two games for me.

    February 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm keen for space alert, had a go at this a month or so ago and didn't do so well.

      February 13, 2013

    • Ben

      Cool - will be there a little after 6 pm to put a crew together, soundtrack-friendly space permitting

      February 13, 2013

  • Rebecca

    STUART!! are you bringing Elder Signs tonight??

    February 13, 2013

    • Stuart

      Sorry, not tonight - I looked for you on the RSVP list, didn't see you, so I left it at home. I can bring it next time.

      February 13, 2013

  • Soan

    Sick people aren't supposed to play games :(

    February 13, 2013

  • Brayden M.

    I'm a newbie! I notice it says the event is full, but is it OK if I turn up anyway? Look forward to seeing you there!

    February 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes just come along anyways. Always room to be made!

      1 · February 13, 2013

  • Maree

    Sadly I am unable to attend tonight as planned...been called in for a night shift. Was so looking forward to a game of 'Settlers of Catan'! Will just have to look forward to next time. Have a great time everyone!

    February 13, 2013

    • Jules

      See you in the tournament Maree, if not before :)

      1 · February 13, 2013

  • Christian Gemballa M.

    I'm bringing Netrunner, Twilight Struggle and Band of Brothers. Holla if you are interested in something less eurocentric.

    February 13, 2013

  • Hamid

    Hello, is this a pua meet up?

    February 12, 2013

  • Mark

    Hello all. For this Eurogames I will be raffling off Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster, Biohazard Pack. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/sedition-wars-battle-for-alabaster?ref=users
    The proceeds will be going to The Leukemia Foundation, http://www.leukaemia.org.au
    The ticket prices will be 1 tickect for $5 or 3 for $10. Yes, I know more expense than usual but the prize is worth much more than usual, about $130-$200. I also have another copy for sale. Thanks, MT.

    1 · February 11, 2013

    • Jules

      Come and find me, I'll happily support your cause :)

      February 13, 2013

    • Mark

      Thanks Jules.

      February 13, 2013

  • Jules

    I will be bringing, and can teach the following games:
    Survive: Escape from Atlantis
    Fresco
    K2
    El Grande
    Agricola
    Carcassonne plus the Bridges, Castles and Bazaars expansion
    7 Wonders plus the Cities expansion

    I'll also bring:
    PowerGrid: The First Sparks
    Merchants of the Middle Ages
    Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
    I haven't yet played the above three but I'm happy to learn/teach/play at the same time depending on interest levels :-)

    February 13, 2013

  • Barbara

    cant wait

    February 13, 2013

  • Ben F.

    I'll be coming but I won't be arriving until after 9pm - looking forward to a game however.

    February 13, 2013

  • Ying

    So bummed I can't make it anymore =(

    February 10, 2013

  • Solomon M. G.

    Sadly, kindness will not be enough to drag me away from work and play games. Enjoy everyone. Can always come to EGF on Sunday 17th in Mt Waverley and play.

    February 7, 2013

    • Stuart

      So does this mean I don't need to bring my copy? :)

      February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If it means you have more space for new and amazing games, then leave LoW to me. Or we'll have two copies, which wouldn't be a bad thing at all!

      February 8, 2013

  • Solomon M. G.

    If people will be kind to Corey, I'll bring Lords of Waterdeep just for him. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/110327/lords-of-waterdeep

    January 30, 2013

    • Solomon M. G.

      Kindness was not enough. Work calls as apparently there are a few romantics in this world who want to send flowers the following day.

      February 7, 2013

  • Felix M.

    Would not mind getting in on the Lords of Waterdeep action...

    January 31, 2013

  • Ying

    Had so much fun the first time, so coming back can't wait!

    January 30, 2013

  • Wenji

    Does anyone have Zombicide?

    January 30, 2013

  • Barbara

    cant wait

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first time at the Standard gaming with y'all.

    2 · January 7, 2013

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