• Cardboard City Games Club

    The Metropolitan Hotel

    Due to Covid-19, Cardboard City will be cancelled until further notice. -------------------------------------- Cardboard City Games Club welcomes anyone who wants to have good fun with good people and great board games. Beginners are welcome. N.B There are at least 2 Metropolitan Hotels in Melbourne. Make sure you come to the one in Courtney Street! The Metropolitan's kitchen is currently closed for renovations, so they're unable to offer food. While the kitchen is closed, it's ok to bring your own or have some delivered. The event is free, but please support the hotel by ordering a drink. Since we usually only have a couple of games running, it can be difficult to find a game to join if you arrive late. It helps to arrive around 6. Bring along your favourite game(s), grab one from our extensive library, or join a table and learn a new one whilst making some new friends. 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 more. Never heard of these games? Not been before? No problem! Our friendly local gamers are happy to teach and make newcomers feel very welcome. 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. 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 !) 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)

  • Gamers @ Dockers

    Good Games Melbourne

    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.

  • Beer and Boardgames St Kilda (online)

    Online event

    In light of current events we are meeting up online. We link up via zoom for the banter. Previously we've started by playing a few fun games on jackbox.tv then moved onto yucata. Feel free to friend us amandaazur or kryptic kryptos.

  • 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.

  • EGF: Bring a friend, bring a game, Welcome to play our our Eurogames

    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 * * Heated for those COLD winter days * * Community Luncheon around 1ish, please bring a plate to share * 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 ? About 10-15 over and above those who RSVP through this meetup will be in attendance. 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. At the same time, we have a community lunch around 1pm where people are encouraged to share a plate with others, (this is your choice).

  • Northern Suburbs Euro Gamers (online)

    Online event

    We'll be playing on line until we can meetup again. We use our Discord server to organise games and to use voice chat while playing games online. Joining our Discord server is simple. 1. Install Discord here: https://discordapp.com/ 2. Join our the Melbourne Meeples Discord Server here: https://discord.gg/kF9CcUZ You can find games that are happening in the #online-gaming channel. To communicate while in a game you can use our voice channels (at time of writing there are currently 4 dedicated for in-game voice chat) or organise some other method with those that you’re playing with (like Zoom, Hangouts, Skype etc). For more information visit https://meeples.org.au/nseg-social-distancing-editions/

  • Pub Werewolf 🐺 Postponed until further notice 💜 #StayHome #StaySafe

    The Local Taphouse - Tg1

    Until further notice, Pub Werewolf has been cancelled due to COVID-19, for your and everyone's safety, along with restrictions on public gatherings in Victoria. Thanks to all of our villagers for your patience, and vigilance in these times, and to our wonderful hosts at The Local Taphouse who we will miss lots. Nobody can be sure at this stage when we'll be able to play again, but I'll be sure to let you know. Stay home, stay safe. 🐺💜 ***** Pub Werewolf night! First Tuesday - 6.30 pm 'til late The Local Taphouse 184 Carlisle St, St. Kilda (near 3, 16, & 78 trams and Balaclava train station) Entry is free! Join us in the Local Taphouse's bocce room for an evening of social gameplay in the classic game of deception and detection. We will be running games of Werewolf throughout the night and anyone is welcome to join. I like to start the night at 6:30 with a quick simple game that new players can ease into. If you're a little late, please be patient as the next game won't be far behind. We usually get through three games per group, with a 10- to 15-minute break between each, and we often have a couple of games going at once. Invite your non-Meetup friends to this event on Facebook https://facebook.com/PubWerewolfStK Brought to you by Werewolf Melbourne https://facebook.com/WerewolfMelb Want to know more about Werewolf? Click here http://www.eblong.com/zarf/werewolf.html

  • Gamers @ Dockers

    Good Games Melbourne

    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.

  • Beer and Boardgames St Kilda (online)

    Online event

    In light of current events we are meeting up online. We link up via zoom for the banter. Previously we've started by playing a few fun games on jackbox.tv then moved onto yucata. Feel free to friend us amandaazur or kryptic kryptos.

  • ONLINE Cafe Games: Party & Social Games

    Online event

    It's the second Saturday!! Time to catch up with friends on Zoom to chat and play some games!! Over the last few months I've found that folks are most keen to play party/social games including: Codenames, Scattergories, Drawful, Dictionarium, Push-The-Button, Spyfall, Just One etc. I have some tools to make it easier to play these games via Zoom. You will not require an actual Zoom account, it will be able to run on your machine anyway. (Folks who want to play strategy games, contact me, we have some regular times we meet for those) The Zoom address will be added here on Saturday. Yes you can turn up late. See also https://www.facebook.com/CafeGames