What we’re about
Playing boardgames (and games without boards!) ... we have events for people who like Party games such as Taboo, Scrabble, Pictionary, Apples to Apples etc... and events for those who prefer Strategy board games like Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Thurn and Taxis etc... Meet people and have fun! For events in and around Melbourne, Australia.
Read Here for more details about what games we play and how the group functions.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Dinner & Board Games Fortnightly CBD (We Play Board Games Melbourne)Melbourne Central Lion, Melbourne, VI
Hi everyone, Stella & Tarrant here 😃
It's board game and dinner time every 2nd Wednesdays! Everyone's welcome, new or experienced board gamer. Let's play board games together, meet new friends if you want, and also supporting local restaurant buying their food and drink, coz the event is free.
𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐑𝐒𝐕𝐏, 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐥 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧'𝐭 𝐠𝐨 𝐬𝐨 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐝, 𝐜𝐨𝐳 𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝
Meetup will be in the separate room at the back of their venue!
𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐓: Following current government Covid restrictions and rules
𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘: 6pm - 10pm (but the pub is open till later if you want to stay around)
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧: Meetup for dinner & drink while playing board games.
𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚: Bring your own games or play our growing board games library, teach others or join others games. Also can bring your friends. I'll bring some games for you to play too. Here is the list of our growing games library - https://loom.ly/S5K0J84
𝗙𝗘𝗘: Zero. Nada. It's a casual get together, I'm just helping facilitating the meetup. All I asked is to please order food & drink from the venue, as they are providing the venue for free, help local business 😃
𝗢𝗥𝗚𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗘: Feel free to post in the comment if you have games you want to bring and teach others, try to organise people to play. Or if you want to join other people's game.
𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘: Melbourne Central, level 3. Melbourne Central station underneath.
There are various public carpark Wilson and Secure Parking in the city. My favorite is Wilson at 300 La Trobe Street, across the road from Melbourne Central, and cheaper if you book online prior. Or the Wilson carpark under Melbourne Central.
And then plenty of public transport in the city 🙂
To connect more to fellow board gamers, you can join the Facebook group that started the event here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/WePlayBoardGames
Thank you and hope to see you all then!
Stella (& Tarrant)
- EGF: Euro Games Fest (Melbourne) = Twice MonthlyWadham House, Mt Waverley
First & Third Sunday of every month
Time: 10am till 6pm
Venue: 52 Wadham Parade,
Mt Waverley, 3149, Victoria
(Melway 61 E12 (http://www.street-directory.com.au/sd3/map.php?q=52%20wadham%20parade%20mt%20waverley))
- $5.00 entry fee *
- Tea & Coffee making facilities available *
- Heating and cooling *
- Bring own food *
- All details of attendees must be given on request *
- Numbers are strictly limited *
This is a COVID-safe event and will operate according to all relevant directions of the Chief Health Officer pursuant to the Health and Wellbeing Act Vic. (2008).
What is Euro Games Fest?
EGF Melbourne (http://www.melbournegamers.com/viewtopic.php?f=7) has been running for many years, almost 10 years here. We pride ourselves as a full day outing for any gamers wishing to find others who enjoy their passion. Whilst the name suggests Euro games, our play is not restricted to this genre with many wargamers, ameritrash fans, role players and others regularly attending.
Do I need to bring my own games ?
The club has a collection of games including titles such as 7 Wonders, Alhambra, Ra, Puerto Rico, El Grande, Wars of the Roses, Medici, Settlers of Catan, Looping Louie, Tichu, No Merci, Antike, I'm the Boss, Acquire, Terra Nova, Oltre Mare, Wrott & Swindlers, Bluff, Cash & Guns, Drunter & Druber, Undercover, Stone Age, Amun Re, Cleopatra & the Society of Architects, Power Grid, Ticket to Ride: Europe, Ticket to Ride: USA, Ticket to Ride: Marklin, Russian Railroads, Mombasa, Machi Koro, Castles of Burgundy, Bruges, Bora Bora, Trajan, Trans Europa, Trans America, Ysphan, Bombay, Kingdom Builder, Dominion, Hey That's my fish. Bring your own games or join in others.
But I don't know any Eurogames !
Most games include someone who has not played the game before, so there is always someone new at the table for every game.
Who's coming - No Limits except must be double vaxxed ?
How to get there !
Plenty of parking available on site, obey the parking signs.
150m from Mt Waverley Railway station.
Can I bring my own food and drink ?
Yes, or purchase nearby.
- Northern Suburbs Euro GamersThe Croxton, Thornbury, VI
Join NSEG (Northern Suburbs Eurogamers) for an afternoon of board and card games of every style at the Croxton Park Hotel in Thornbury.
We’ll be playing in the Bistro room, we'll be the ones with games on tables!
What sort of games do we play?
- Games for beginners (which we call gateway games) like Ticket To Ride, Carcassonne, Splendour, Small World and King of Tokyo.
- Strategy (Euro) games like Power Grid, Lords of Waterdeep, Dune Imperium and Ark Nova.
- Thematic games (that involve lots of dice and role play) like Betrayal at House on the Hill and Dead of Winter.
- Party Games (quick and easy games) like Resistance, Spyfall and Time’s Up.
- Card Games like Love Letter, Uno, Fluxx, Bohanza, Red7, Munchkin.
- And much much more!
And if you love a game, bring it along and show us… maybe we’ve never heard of it and will love it too! We do a rules explanation before each game (unless everyone has played it before) so don’t worry if you’ve never played (or heard) of any of these games… we welcome new players!
Cost: A $3 donation is requested towards the costs of running the event. If you can't spare it, please come anyway - we would rather have as many players as possible.
Have you considered taking a membership in Melbourne Meeples?
Members do not have to pay for entry at NSEG and get discounted entry to our other events (including Meeplecon), and get discounts at participating retailers.
Visit https://meeples.org.au/membership/ for details and join.
The bistro has all the pub classics and tasty little bites… check out the menu on their site.
How to get there:
- By Car: If you’re driving there is a small carpark across the road.
- By Tram: you can jump on the 86 and get off at the corner of High St and Darebin Rd [Details at: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1881].
- By Train: Jump on the South Morang line, get off at Croxton station and walk east to High Street.
Please ensure that you follow DHHS guidance, based on restrictions on the day and please don't attend if you feel unwell https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings
- Cafe Games Annual Picnic (Sunday)Oak Lawn, Melbourne
It's been a while, but lets catch up for our annual Cafe Games games picnic! BYO food, drink, rugs, sun hats and games!
Like last year we're going to the Royal Botanic Gardens, at the Oak Lawn.
This location has neither BBQs nor picnic tables but has a lovely grassy lawn under lots of shady trees.
Bring lots of picnic rugs! We should be recognisable by a pile of boardgames on display, or people actually playing those games!
Although this location is quite protected from the breezes, you might want to be cautious with games that have lots of very precisely placed paper tokens! (Cardboard fine) But other than that, any style of game is welcome!
Remember your etiquette around food: unless you have been specifically offered someone else's food, don't touch it. Also don't assume there will be food shared around - if you bring no food, you may well go hungry!
Our location is just inside the gardens at Gate F (see annotated map (https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zWTc1wtT1NFY.ko9BXQPxga1I))
TRAMS! Mere minutes via trams South from Flinders Street station (3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 55, 64, 67, 72) There are many trams stops nearby but the most popular is the "Domain Interchange" (see map)
CARS! Although it's a very popular area, there seems to be copious parking on Birdwood Avenue near Gate F (see map) and much of it is unlimited parking on Saturday - but check the parking signs for where you park.
Disclaimer: Melbourne being Melbourne, the weather may conspire against us. Any cancellation or change of location will be advised prominently in the event description.