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Changes to Cafe Games (from September)

From: Christopher
Sent on: Friday, August 9, 2013 2:21 AM

Howdy Games Players!

I'm excited to announce a new innovation in the way I'm running my Café Games "big games day" events!

Starting with September's Café Games, on Saturday 14th, the event will be split into two sessions.

One of the sessions will run from 5pm-11 and will be just like normal Café Games, six hours to play any kind of game you feel like, whether it's light "party" style games or long running "euro" strategy games.

But before that, from 12-5pm will be a session just for lighter "social and party" games - stuff like Pictionary, Scrabble, Cards and Werewolf and lots of nice short games that keep everyone moving around and social. Those of you who have been with Café Games for a few years will know that the club was founded specifically for this style of gaming. :-)

If you're equally interested in both kinds of gaming, you're more than welcome to put your name down for both sessions.

If you're new and not sure - I highly recommend you start with the first session, so you can get social and meet folks, and then if you feel like it, you can choose to stay for the second session and settle in for some head-to-head strategy.

I know a lot of folks are pretty focused on strategy games and not so keen on the party games - that's cool, you can come at 5pm and will have heaps of time to play your games.


12pm+: Party and Social Games (click for more details)

5pm+: Both Light & Heavy Games (Party/Social welcome too)


This is an exciting new change, and I hope I can rely on everyone's support to make it work.I am inviting you to my event like I might invite you to my house, and I expect an equal degree of respect and cooperation.

Please, before 5pm, no "euros", "thematic ameritrash", war games, RPGs, etc - I'm sure it's obvious to seasoned gamers.

In Melbourne we have at least 6 other public boardgames clubs, and they all specialise in playing modern "euro" strategy games. There's no need for yet another club that's doing exactly the same thing. I know that many regulars attend events of those other clubs as well, especially "Euro Games At The Royal Standard" which spun off from Café Games a couple of years ago. That's an excellent place to go if the 6 hours at Café Games is not enough.

I'm making this change for a number of different reasons including resuming our promotion of party games and socialising, and also hopefully alleviating the waiting list issue - I know many people are only interested in one style of gaming or the other.

Also it makes the event more unique - we should all embrace innovation.

I'm glad that you've been enjoying Café Games in the past, and I promise that you will also enjoy the new-look Café Games too!

best wishes




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