• Gamers @ Dockers

    Good Games

    Gamers@Dockers meet up every Thursday at the Good Games store. Gamers@Dockers welcomes anybody who wants to have a fun night playing some modern, mostly strategic, board games. There are no rules around what we play, however you are more likely to stumble across us playing Eurogames than anything else (see below for details). Gamers@Dockers was born in 2004 and has continued as a weekly event ever since. In 2013 it relocated from its historical place of residence in the Docklands. The name may no longer make sense, but it’s part of the charm. When should I get there? Dockers starts around 6 pm (with most people, like me, arriving by 6:30 pm) and continues until Good Games closes (somewhere between 10:00 – 11:00 pm). We typically allow plenty of time for people to arrive and play short 5 to 30 minute games until around 6:30-7:00pm when we aim to kick off the longer games. If you think you will arrive later than 7:00pm it helps to let us know to avoid missing out. Just look for the people with board games in front of them and there's a fair chance its Gamers@Dockers (sometimes we actually remember and put out a sign - especially if you let us know you are coming). Good Games is open much earlier than 6 pm if you want to arrive early and make a day of it. Games we play... As I said, we mostly play Eurogames. • What does that mean? Try this https://www.meetup.com/Boardgames-group-party-and-strategy-games/pages/2954162/Euro_Games__What_are_they_/. • Still not sure, well lately we have been playing games such as Terraforming Mars, Concordia, Century Spice Road, Le Havre, Jump Drive and Lisboa. Check them out online. We tend to be a fairly experienced bunch of gamers and there are so many new games coming out all the time that we tend to not play many of the beginner or gateway games such as: Ticket To Ride, Settlers of Catan, or Carcassone. However, almost every week we are trying out a new game, so we are willing to teach games and we are more than happy to have new players along to learn how to play with us. Who knows what awesome new game you haven't tried yet. Parking and Other Useful Information • Street parking available, however it is metered until at least 7:30pm (approx. $5.50 per hour) and the meters are only 1 hour meters. • There are multi storey car parks close by with all night parking for around $9 from 5pm ($6.50 if booked online). • There are snack foods, ice creams and drinks sold in the store (at pretty reasonable prices). • Please respect that this is a place of business, however there are plenty of friendly gamers in here either as part of Dockers or as part of Good Games regular customers.

  • Gamezilla - board games at Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant

    Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant

    GAMEZILLA is a popular board game meetup at one of Melbourne's oldest Japanese restaurants, Izakaya Chuji. GAMEZILLA runs two nights a week (Tuesday & Thursday) and attracts between 60 to 80 board gamers each night, be sure to RSVP! Enjoy a game, meet people and take advantage of a 10% discount on food and drinks from the reasonably priced menu. We meet on the second floor of the restaurant. Just walk to the back where the counter is and head up the stairs. If you arrive before 6pm feel free to grab a snack/drink in the restaurant or the sake bar NIHONSHU next door – it’s the door with the red sign. What do we play? We love all modern board games, everything fromTicket to Ride to the latest big Fantasy Flight game. Anything that is fun to play is welcome! You can bring your own games, or choose one from our selection of 150+ games. Cost? We ask for a gold coin donation to contribute to our game library: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/GodzillaGames We also hope you will support the venue with an order of food and or drinks. Thanks! If you are a newcomer, our hosts are happy to teach you, and our regulars are the friendliest folks in Melbourne. We look forward to meeting you! Our sponsors Gamezilla is sponsored by Campaign Coins, makers of fine metal coins for gaming. http://www.campaigncoins.com And Kaiju Beer, monstrously good beers brewed in Melbourne! http://www.kaijubeer.com.au A note about Disability Access: We regret that Gamezilla does not offer disability access at this stage. Our play area is upstairs.

  • Werbrary Games - Eurogaming in the Werribee Library

    Werribee Library

    Looking for some Western social table top gaming? We-e-e-e-ll, tell your friends, bring your family (and your favourite cardboard..!) The Werbrary Gaming sessions are up and running! WHAT: Social tabletop gaming for the discerning gentleman and lady. Youths and children must be appropriately accompanied. 4th Saturday of the Month, 10 - 3 Ask me if you have any questions!

  • Monday Night Boardgames (Formerly Eurogames at Hairy Little Sista)

    Come play games with us! This venue is definitely biased towards "euro" style games but any and all games are welcome. Anything that is fun to play and share is welcome! Don't have a game, don't worry. We've got a decent selection, but you're always welcome to bring a game if you would like. Never played a board game before or it's been 20 years? No problem, we'd be happy to show you how to play. We love beginners, because we were all beginners at one point. Life is full of stress, Monday nights at Hairy Little Sista are all about relaxation, comfort and exercise for your brain! The fun starts at 6pm Monday every fortnight. Currently in our Library: Settlers of Catan Power Grid Stone Age Elder Sign Resistance Hanabi Race for the Galaxy Automobile Yspahan King of Tokyo Puerto Rico Ticket to Ride Europe Tsuro 7 Wonders Love Letter Revolver 2 and Terra Mystica Also, thanks to regular participants you'll often see Pandemic, Avalon, and More.. Also, come to a couple of Meetups and Grab your very own discount card for Mindgames in the CBD. For 10% off and other exclusive discounts. Also, for great game coin accessories we encourage you to check out Campaign Coins. www.campaigncoins.com (http://www.campaigncoins.com/)

  • Gamezilla - board games at Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant

    Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant

    GAMEZILLA is a popular board game meetup at one of Melbourne's oldest Japanese restaurants, Izakaya Chuji. GAMEZILLA runs two nights a week (Tuesday & Thursday) and attracts between 60 to 80 board gamers each night, be sure to RSVP! Enjoy a game, meet people and take advantage of a 10% discount on food and drinks from the reasonably priced menu. We meet on the second floor of the restaurant. Just walk to the back where the counter is and head up the stairs. If you arrive before 6pm feel free to grab a snack/drink in the restaurant or the sake bar NIHONSHU next door – it’s the door with the red sign. What do we play? We love all modern board games, everything fromTicket to Ride to the latest big Fantasy Flight game. Anything that is fun to play is welcome! You can bring your own games, or choose one from our selection of 150+ games. Cost? We ask for a gold coin donation to contribute to our game library: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/GodzillaGames We also hope you will support the venue with an order of food and or drinks. Thanks! If you are a newcomer, our hosts are happy to teach you, and our regulars are the friendliest folks in Melbourne. We look forward to meeting you! Our sponsors Gamezilla is sponsored by Campaign Coins, makers of fine metal coins for gaming. http://www.campaigncoins.com And Kaiju Beer, monstrously good beers brewed in Melbourne! http://www.kaijubeer.com.au A note about Disability Access: We regret that Gamezilla does not offer disability access at this stage. Our play area is upstairs.

  • Billabong Boardgamers

    Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre

    A$3.00

    Billabongers are a friendly mob, and all are welcome. We prefer to play Eurogames, rather than party games. The casual rate is only $3 per person: to cover room hire, and heating or cooling. Ask about our annual membership, to enjoy unlimited gaming at a significantly discounted rate. Wheelchair access is from the car park, venue includes disabled toilet. Come join us, and bring your friends.

  • Cardboard City Games Club

    The Metropolitan Hotel

    Come one, come all! Join a broad mix of friendly folk for a spot of socialising and strategising with some of the best modern strategy board games around. Enjoy a meal and a relaxing beverage. There are no fees! And beginners are very, very welcome. Cardboard City Games Club welcomes anyone who wants to have good fun with good people and great board games. You won't see Risk, Monopoly, Scrabble or Hungry Hungry Hippos - try Cafe Games for those! But, you will find Catan, Agricola, Carcassonne, Dominion, Puerto Rico, Power Grid, and much, much more. Bring along your favourite game(s), grab one from our extensive library, or just join a table and learn a new one whilst making some new friends. I'm new here, what should I do? Never heard of these games? Not been before? No problem! Our friendly local gamers are happy to teach and make newcomers feel very welcome. We have several new players each week, and many of these games are very easy to pick up and learn. You'll be having fun in no time! What are these modern board games we play? Many of these games are "Eurogames". These are board games that emphasise strategy, play down luck, often lean towards economic and historical 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. Other games tend to focus more of theme / story, often with a lot more luck in theme. Some people call these "Ameritrash". But we don't resort to name-calling here - all modern strategy games are welcome! You name it, it has been made into a board game! You might find yourself in a fast-paced auction bidding for stocks in an American railway company, building a power grid across China, forging a galactic empire, attracting great thinkers to your palace in Renaissance Italy, ploughing a field in 17th century Germany, hammering out a trade deal as you settle the island of Catan, saving the world from global warming, defending your dynasty in ancient Mesopotamia, running a Japanese sushi bar, co-operating to manage a deadly pandemic, rigging elections in revolutionary France, setting up a wine business in Portugal... and so much more!!! I don’t have any modern games, can I still play? Of course! There are always plenty of games to play! The club also maintains a large library of classic easy-to-learn games for anyone to make use of on the night, and you'll easily find someone keen to teach (or you can even teach yourself, if you'd prefer !) For those that own their own games, we heartily encourage you to bring your own games along to play and teach too, of course. Games you won't see. Whilst we have plenty of good chatter over our games, we don't permit loud party games (it can get too noisy). We also don't do role-playing games either - we recommend the Gamezilla meetup in the city for people keen to try those. So what is in this "Games Library" you mentioned? We have over 50 games, all picked to be mostly newcomer friendly, top-rated, and easy to pick and learn on the night. The library contents are tracked on our BoardGameGeek profile here: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/CardboardCity (https://boardgamegeek.com/user/EurogamesMelbourne) Who runs this? With the help of our longer standing members, the club is run by Ben. Ben's dirty secret is he mainly owns thematic 'Amerithrash' games, but some how has attends a mostly 'Eurogames' club, which puzzles and amuses him. He's also from England and a rather nice chap - if you're not sure what to do on the night, ask Ben! Where do I find out more about modern board games? For more information on board games visit http://www.boardgamegeek.com/

  • Gamezilla - board games at Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant

    Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant

    GAMEZILLA is a popular board game meetup at one of Melbourne's oldest Japanese restaurants, Izakaya Chuji. GAMEZILLA runs two nights a week (Tuesday & Thursday) and attracts between 60 to 80 board gamers each night, be sure to RSVP! Enjoy a game, meet people and take advantage of a 10% discount on food and drinks from the reasonably priced menu. We meet on the second floor of the restaurant. Just walk to the back where the counter is and head up the stairs. If you arrive before 6pm feel free to grab a snack/drink in the restaurant or the sake bar NIHONSHU next door – it’s the door with the red sign. What do we play? We love all modern board games, everything fromTicket to Ride to the latest big Fantasy Flight game. Anything that is fun to play is welcome! You can bring your own games, or choose one from our selection of 150+ games. Cost? We ask for a gold coin donation to contribute to our game library: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/GodzillaGames We also hope you will support the venue with an order of food and or drinks. Thanks! If you are a newcomer, our hosts are happy to teach you, and our regulars are the friendliest folks in Melbourne. We look forward to meeting you! Our sponsors Gamezilla is sponsored by Campaign Coins, makers of fine metal coins for gaming. http://www.campaigncoins.com And Kaiju Beer, monstrously good beers brewed in Melbourne! http://www.kaijubeer.com.au A note about Disability Access: We regret that Gamezilla does not offer disability access at this stage. Our play area is upstairs.

  • Gamers @ Dockers

    Good Games

    Gamers@Dockers meet up every Thursday at the Good Games store. Gamers@Dockers welcomes anybody who wants to have a fun night playing some modern, mostly strategic, board games. There are no rules around what we play, however you are more likely to stumble across us playing Eurogames than anything else (see below for details). Gamers@Dockers was born in 2004 and has continued as a weekly event ever since. In 2013 it relocated from its historical place of residence in the Docklands. The name may no longer make sense, but it’s part of the charm. When should I get there? Dockers starts around 6 pm (with most people, like me, arriving by 6:30 pm) and continues until Good Games closes (somewhere between 10:00 – 11:00 pm). We typically allow plenty of time for people to arrive and play short 5 to 30 minute games until around 6:30-7:00pm when we aim to kick off the longer games. If you think you will arrive later than 7:00pm it helps to let us know to avoid missing out. Just look for the people with board games in front of them and there's a fair chance its Gamers@Dockers (sometimes we actually remember and put out a sign - especially if you let us know you are coming). Good Games is open much earlier than 6 pm if you want to arrive early and make a day of it. Games we play... As I said, we mostly play Eurogames. • What does that mean? Try this https://www.meetup.com/Boardgames-group-party-and-strategy-games/pages/2954162/Euro_Games__What_are_they_/. • Still not sure, well lately we have been playing games such as Terraforming Mars, Concordia, Century Spice Road, Le Havre, Jump Drive and Lisboa. Check them out online. We tend to be a fairly experienced bunch of gamers and there are so many new games coming out all the time that we tend to not play many of the beginner or gateway games such as: Ticket To Ride, Settlers of Catan, or Carcassone. However, almost every week we are trying out a new game, so we are willing to teach games and we are more than happy to have new players along to learn how to play with us. Who knows what awesome new game you haven't tried yet. Parking and Other Useful Information • Street parking available, however it is metered until at least 7:30pm (approx. $5.50 per hour) and the meters are only 1 hour meters. • There are multi storey car parks close by with all night parking for around $9 from 5pm ($6.50 if booked online). • There are snack foods, ice creams and drinks sold in the store (at pretty reasonable prices). • Please respect that this is a place of business, however there are plenty of friendly gamers in here either as part of Dockers or as part of Good Games regular customers.

  • the Discerning Board Gamer

    The House of War

    A$5.00

    We are a group who love our boardgames. We may all have our own tastes on games but a few common traits bind us together. This is the desire to play games that make us think, games that are unique, games that we can laugh over, games that we've possibly never heard of before and games that we'll want to play again next month. Simply put i think we're a group of people who are just a little bit discerning about the games we play. We are, as a group and individuals, the Discerning Board Gamer. I hope you like the new name and that we'll see you at the Discerning Board Gamer on the first Saturday of each month at House of War in Ringwood. There is a $5 entry fee to cover costs and gives you access to the Board Game Library owned by House of War, and helps to keep it growing. ----- A dedicated gaming venue Despite it’s name, House of War (HoW) is not solely focused on war games. They have a great selection of board games for sale, so if you play a game you enjoy, you might find it available to purchase and go home with it! Game Library! While we still encourage everyone to bring along games to share with others, HoW has an ever growing games library that is available for us to use. This certainly isn’t compulsory and you can play your own games, but it does open up options to play new games that no-one else has. Food! Drink! House of War have a great selection of soft drinks, chips, chocolates, nuts etc. They are also exploring a liquor licence and do have hot food (pies, sausage rolls etc) available to order if you’re peckish for a bit more. I really encourage you to support HoW by purchasing food and drink from them- we are able to use their venue at no cost so this is a great way to give back to them. Parking! Yes, there is parking in Ringwood. You just have to move away from Eastland. HoW has parking out the front and across the road at Ringwood Square. Community! When I started this group, one of my main goals was to create an alternative space for people to gather on Saturday night. Creating an alternative community space is also a goal for HoW so it makes a perfect fit for the Discerning Board Gamer. Other gamers use the space too so there is the opportunity to mix with gamers who enjoy other types of game. --------------- the Discerning Board Gamer will retain it's focus on strategy and euro-games now and always- the new venue does not reflect a change in this at all, it is a venue that accepts gamers from all genres and is hugely supportive of board gaming. They have been open for about a year and are a work in progress with many ideas and plans as they move forward.