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Announcing a new Meetup for Melbourne Boardgames group (party and strategy games)!
What: EUROGAMES NIGHT IN CARLTON
When: Wednesday, August 10,[masked]:30 PM
Where: The Corkman Irish Pub
160 Leicester St (Cnr Pelham St), Carlton
Please note the date of this next meet-up: three weeks since the last one rather than the normal two. Sorry about that but I have to be out of town on the 3rd. Of course, if anyone wants to organize it without me, including bringing along sufficient games for about twenty-five people, I'm more than happy to handball. Otherwise, see you on the 10th of August!
Who are these Eurogamers?
Eurogames Nights in Carlton is open to all, from anywhere. Newcomers and casual gamers are very welcome. We really like to encourage a healthy gender balance too. So sisters, please feel especially welcome. Come along with a good attitude and expect a great night!
What games do we play?
These nights focus on the ‘german-style’ designer strategy games—Eurogames for short. (For lighter, party games, we heartily recommend Caf é Games, but you're more than welcome to come along to both!)
Eurogames or strategy games are the type of board game that emphasizes strategy, plays down luck, leans towards economic rather than military themes, usually wraps up in about an hour—give or take, and tends to keep all players in the game until the end. They range from the fairly straightforward—like Carcassonne or Pandemic—to the more complex—such as Brass or Agricola.
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!
Games we have played: Le Havre, Shogun, Pandemic, Agricola, Carcassonne, The Settlers of Catan, Power Grid, El Grande, 7 Wonders, Galaxy Truckers, The Great Fire of London 1666, Libert é, Thurn and Taxis, Bohnanza, Puerto Rico, K2, 10 Days in Asia, San Juan, Lost Cities, Alhambra, Dominion, Citadels, Dominant Species, Le Havre and Inca Empire.
And there are many, many more on our list!
I don’t have any Eurogames, can I still play?
Abso-bloody-lutely! There are up to a dozen or so games on offer on any given night, and we encourage experienced board game geeks to teach and make newcomers feel warmly welcome.
Feel free to bring along any games you would like to play. Decisions are made by the Law of Two Feet, i.e., if you can muster a quorum, you have a game. Normally, people might play two or even three games of an evening.
How often do we play?
Ordinarily (not that we're ever anything but extraordinary!), we play every other Wednesday evening, but sometimes we skip a week. It's best to keep an eye on the Meetup noticeboard for regular updates.
Support the pub that supports you!
Eurogames Nights in Carlton isn’t a club and there are no fees. That said, we strongly encourage folks to keep us sweet with The Corkman 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 Corkman serves fine fare, including vegetarian and gluten-free stuff. A bowl of chips will set you back $7.50, a large bowl of homemade soup $9.00, a vegie risotto $16.00, and bangers and mash $18.50.
The full menu is available at http://www.thecorkman.com.au/restaurant--me...'
My pressshhhiiiissss—keeping the games in good nick.
Here are a few simple guidelines to remember when playing board games—especially other people's board games. Observing these will help maintain the games in good condition and minimize 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.)
Try to avoid bending cards! (I know, I know, bending helps your thinking, right?)
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! Pop the components back into the box how you found them.