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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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  • MT

    Hey,
    Congrats to the raffle winners! I picked up someone's item of clothing. Msg me if you lost something this eurogames with what it was and colour. I will bring it next time. On another note I am trying to get a Kickstarter group together for bulk pledges on projects that provide discounts on shipping that interest us. I am going to do it by email. You can msg me on meetup or I am Smashngrab on BGG.

    1 · August 29, 2013

    • Jonathon

      Hi Mark, I think that item of clothing is mine, it's a Red zipped hood top? I won't be there for the next meeting, but I will be going to the meeting on the 25th of September.

      August 29, 2013

    • MT

      Hey Johnathon, No I'm afraid that is not the item I picked up. So if anybody picked up Jonathon's Hooded Jacket please msg Him.

      August 30, 2013

  • Carlos R.

    Not a pleasant experience for us unfortunately as me and Rob arriving late we got knocked back from playing Le Havre being played by 3 (it's a 5 player game).and then another group finished and proceeded to start another game without re organizing . Of course there's no requirement for people to let us join, but it does feel a bit unfriendly, and it feels pointless to join this meet up again unless we can make it at 6pm.

    August 29, 2013

    • Carlos R.

      True, some people prefer Le Havre as a 3er, but you have to get a LOT of food.

      August 29, 2013

    • Charmaine

      That happened to me here once too! But I didn't approach anyone and just hid at the bar, eventually Corey saw me hiding and came over and we grabbed another person and as there weren't even any tables available just played a small game at the bar and eventually other groups started to break up and I was able to get in on a game. Now if I can't get to this meetup before 6.30pm, I don't come until a couple of hours later. That's just the limitations of the smaller space. But it is worth it :-)

      1 · August 29, 2013

  • me

    Any chance of starting a game of waterdeep at 6 - Looking for both the game and the players :-)

    August 27, 2013

    • me

      thats ok David - hope you feel better soon!

      August 28, 2013

    • Rhiannon D.

      I have to pull out too =\ pretty sure bread top gave me food poisoning heh..

      August 28, 2013

  • Carlos R.

    Me and Rob are getting there at 7.

    August 28, 2013

  • Stuart

    Flash Point will be making an appearance, if anybody's looking for a co-op.

    2 · August 27, 2013

    • Jules

      Sadly, I won't be there again this week... Canberra's on the cards instead ;(

      August 28, 2013

    • Gem

      Oh I'm keen, after I finally get a game of Lords of Waterdeep in!

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • Aaron L.

    Lords of Waterdeep with Scoundrels of Skullport. I'll probably bring a copy. Now the metagame is to figure out how many copies of the game+expansion will be there... I'll say 3, at least.

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No comment. I shall say nothing. I wouldn't want to end up in deep water.

      2 · August 22, 2013

    • Aaron L.

      Ooops. Looks like I won't be able to make it tonight. I'm sure other people will be playing Waterdeep though :)

      August 28, 2013

  • Marcus W.

    Hi Everyone, This will be my first time at Euro games (Yes I'm a virgin) and wqas just wondering if anyone could suggest a decent game for me to dip my toes in so to say. I've previously played some Settlers of Catan and Epidemic and the like so I'm not a complete newbie :)

    August 27, 2013

  • Nathalie

    Won't make it tonight, the flu has got me again !

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    :-) Yay....always a date I look fwd too!

    2 · August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure.

      August 20, 2013

    • Jules

      Next EG night I look forward to a game with you both.

      August 28, 2013

  • Samuel G.

    If I'm only on the wait list is it likely I can still sneak into a game/spectate on the night? Especially if I sweeten the deal by bringing a game or two along?

    August 27, 2013

    • Charmaine

      And remember.... NO ZOMBIES!!! (The meetup IS called EUROGAMES after all ;-)

      August 27, 2013

    • Stuart

      You know, Charmaine, you're making it _really_ hard for me to not pick up a copy of Zombie Fluxx, just for you... :P

      1 · August 27, 2013

  • Ben

    Bah... badly timed body corporate AGM, so gonna miss Eurogames again :-(

    August 25, 2013

    • Stuart

      Oh, come now, Ben, you hardly ever play Eurogames anyway. :P

      2 · August 26, 2013

    • Ben

      True :)

      I will be going down to Games Laboratory this Saturday instead, along with a mini-posse of two dozen others, if anyone fancies playing a (potentially non-Euro) game then !

      It's a public session, so not organized like this event (e.g. don't expect a pool of games to try out, but do expect a bunch of keen gamers, most of whom will be happy to have a new opponent or two), just in case anyone fancied some weekend gaming.

      Details : http://gameslaborator...­

      2 · August 26, 2013

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