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Welcome to Board In The West! We are so excited to be offering a space for all the game loving nerds in the west to come together and have some good natured, healthy competitive fun through the medium of board games. We look forward to seeing as many of you at our game nights as possible. Please keep an eye out on the Events Tab so that you can RSVP and let us know when you're coming along. That way, we know how much space we're going to need.
Now for a little admin. The game nights will be held on the 1st Friday of each month. Please take a moment to read over the community rules and pop a comment below stating 'I accept', so that we know you've read them. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact admin, we are always happy to help!
At this stage, we are not able to welcome members who are not Covid Vaccinated (at least 2 vaccinations) and able to show a vaccine certificate. If this changes in future, we will definitely let you know.
Let the Games Begin! :D
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 will not be used under the COVID-safe plan *
- Bring own food as sharing not permitted under COVID-safe plan. *
- 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, Mystery Express, 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 ?
We hope that's you !
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.
We play board games in the ground floor function room at the Caulfield RSL on Monday nights. It is a great venue with good lighting and seating for around 60 people. We are happy to explain board game rules to new players. Entry is free.
Recently we have played the following games:
Social games: Werewords and Decypto,
30 minute games: Splendor, Innovation, The Crew, The Bloody Inn, Railroad Ink
Euros: Ark Nova, Viticulture, Scythe, Concordia, Brass, Terra Mystica, Gaia Project, Terraforming Mars, Castles of Burgundy, Lost Ruins of Arnak and Grand Hotel Austria, Anachrony, Dune Imperium
Economic games: Indonesia, Food Chain Magnate, Bus, Irish Gauge and Container
Thematic games: Dune (2019), Root, Eclipse, Nemesis, Spirit Island with plans for Chaos in the Old World, Spartacus and Dominant Species.
Please note that the event starts at 7:00pm and that is the best time to arrive as we can ensure that you are included in a game. However if you arrive late you may need to wait for games to finish to be included, or if people are playing long games it might not be practical to start a new game.
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