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, Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Power Grid, and much, much more. Enjoy a meal and a relaxing beverage. 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 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!!!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games you won't see.

We sometimes play a lightish wargame or something with zombies in it, but please—no Monopoly, Jenga, Risk, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board game etiquette—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 not annoying your fellow players.

* Please keep your hands reasonably clean whilst playing the games—greasy, sticky fingers and expensive board games don’t mix!

* By all means, enjoy some pub nosh and 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.)

* Try to focus on the game. Put the mobile phone to one side for the night. Better still, switch it off! If you really have to take a call, excuse yourself for a short while.

* When it's not your turn, use the time to plan your next move. This helps for a swifter game for everyone.

* Emergencies notwithstanding, once you've committed to a game, stick with it until the end. Leaving part-way through can seriously unbalance a game.

* Pay attention when the rules are being explained. We also miss a point here or there; save your questions until the person explaining the rules is finished.

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

* Once the game is done, offer to lend a hand to pack up. Check the floor for components lest they're vacuumed up and lost forever.

* Put the pretty components back into the box how you found them.

* If you don't like a game, don't complain; just don't play it again.

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

Support the pub that supports you!

Eurogames Nights at the Royal Standard isn’t a club and there are no fees. We hope you'll help 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 enjoy a counter meal. (See guidelines about board-gaming etiquette below.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loyal Eurogamers are eligible for a 10% discount on all front-of-house boards games at Mind Games on Swanston St in the CBD.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    How do you win a King of Tokyo game? Well Wings, Parasitic tentacles, regeneration and rapid healing, a shrink ray, ability to burrow and hiding in a nuclear powerplant. 2 HOURS! But finally! :)

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time with Glory to Rome and Stone Age! Thanks everyone!

    July 18, 2013

  • Mike S

    When Corey's away, the non-eurogamers will play...
    I'll be bringing Agents of SMERSH, a co-op storyboardgame somewhere between Tales of the Arabian Nights and Arkham Horror. The setting is James Bond-style 70's spies in the cold war. I'll have 1 or 2 spare spots at the table for people willing to do dramatic encounter readings. 2ish hour playtime.

    July 17, 2013

  • Jason

    If anyone is able to bring along M&M (looks over at Mark) pls do. Will definately play that if it's there. Am also able to bring some colour to the pieces too if anyone's got a copy and wants to see some vibrance added to it.

    1 · July 14, 2013

    • Jason

      Dibs on Nez.

      1 · July 17, 2013

    • Mark

      I'm coming straight from work. Currently estimate I'll get there around 7pm.

      July 17, 2013

  • Stuart

    Since everybody's posting what they're planning on bringing...

    Me: Flash Point. I don't care if I end up playing with newbies, I'm going to be playing on the _harder_ side of the board this time, damnit! (and if I can get a team of veteran firefighters together, I might even manage to get in a game of Second Storey or Urban Structures.)

    Also: Elder Sign (aka "Arkham Horror Lite") with the expansion, if I can get enough card sleeves of the right size to finish sleeving the expansion. (Newbies? I'll leave the expansion out.)

    Other games? Make a request (my BGG collection is linked in my meetup profile) and I'll bring it, if I have room.

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Gemma

      Oh can I sit on on LoW? Keep missing chances to play!

      July 17, 2013

    • Ben

      I packed Flash Point myself, with the same thought ! Might be getting in on something new, but equally if the times and numbers are right, would be happy to join you for a tough Flash Point session.

      July 17, 2013

  • Chris L.

    I was just wondering where the best place to park was and the cheapest that wont get my car locked up overnight lol. perhaps a google address or name of the park :)

    July 15, 2013

    • Stuart

      6:30. (sorry, I thought that was sufficiently clear from Alastair's comment.) The meters accept coins only (no five cent pieces). $1.30/hour - I usually try to bring a bunch of ten cent pieces and compare the time on the meter as I feed it with the time I need to see it through to 6:30.

      July 16, 2013

    • Stuart

      Sorry, it's actually $1.70/hour - they cranked it up yesterday according to the pub staff. Bastards.

      July 17, 2013

  • Len J.

    Sorry, can't come: just had a car accident. I'm okay, but my car isn't!

    July 17, 2013

  • Christian Gemballa M.

    Bringing Maria, Twilight Struggle and Netrunner.

    July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      've not heard of the first... or is that a friend?! :)

      July 17, 2013

    • Christian Gemballa M.

      Haha - Maria is a three player wargames of sorts, depicting tge struggles of Maria Therese and the wars of the Austrian succession. It is brilliant.

      July 17, 2013

  • MickeyJames

    Can't make it...grrrrr

    July 16, 2013

    • Viesha K.

      Unlike. We never cross paths any more.

      July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow I made it on the day! Tonight's plans fell through and there was space! How rare! :) See you all tonight!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • David

    Unable to attend, family commitment

    July 16, 2013

  • Christopher

    This event could get busy! Just two days before PAX Australia 2013! http://www.meetup.com/Boardgames-group-party-and-strategy-games/events/98949412/

    January 11, 2013

    • Christopher

      Yeah that's the event that part of the Dockers boardgames club, right?

      July 16, 2013

    • Nick A.

      No idea.

      July 16, 2013

  • Dan

    Hi guys,

    This will be my first event, we are looking forward to it. I am thinking of bringing Kingdom Builder and maybe Mr Jack if it is worth taking a two player game?

    July 15, 2013

    • Dan

      Thanks Cory, I'm Dan btw. I hope to see you there.

      July 16, 2013

    • Dan

      Updated my name :)

      July 16, 2013

  • David

    I still have a copy of the Small World a boardgame that someone from our group had left behind at Eurogames a few months back now. I shall bring this game along this Wed night to re-unite it with it's owner :)

    July 15, 2013

    • Joshua

      Oh great! I haven't had a chance to head along much in the last few months to collect it, but I'll be there this week.

      July 15, 2013

  • Nick A.

    Bringing Fallen City of Karez again. It is based on the economic principle of 'Tragedy of the Commons' for the most part. And it does it extremely well - if everyone depletes the resources too much, or risks too much - everyone loses. 3-hour game, mixing the elements of worker placement (main board), Catan-level of trading discussions and push-your-luck dungeon exploration. up to 5 players, each playing a different guild. Some general victory points, as well as guild-specific VPs.

    July 15, 2013

  • Dipto Harendra P.

    Carcassone Maniac

    June 28, 2013

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