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Board Games @ St Kilda Festival !

[Map to exact location here]

[Important information about public transport]

The City of Port Phillip has decided to support us running an open games day as part of the St Kilda Festival!

Enjoy classic board games like chess, backgammon and go.

Test your ability to spot lies and manipulation in The Resistance, Are You The Traitor? and Werewolf.

Entertain your friends with clever comparisons in Apples to Apples, with evocative imagery in Dixit, or with outrageous performances in Rollick.

Co-operate to save the world from disease in Pandemic and rescue ancient treasures in Forbidden Island, or compete for territory in Settlers of Catan, Blokus and Carcassonne.

Or bring your own favourite social game, tabletop game or party game, and share it for an afternoon of fun in the middle of Melbourne's largest street-and-beach festival!

Please note: you will need to take public transport to get to the venue. Streets are cut off for some distance around the festival and parking is nearly impossible.

How much? FREE!
When is it? Sunday 10th of February, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Where is it? The Captain Cook Lawns - next to the Royal Yacht Squadron, and between the overpass from the Esplanade and St Kilda Pier.

We will also be holding a games evening at the Local Taphouse on the first Tuesday of February (i.e. Feb 5th). This will essentially be our regular monthly Pub Werewolf event with more space and therefore more room for other games.

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  • Phil M.

    It was a good first event of its kind until Christopher's bag was nicked at the end of the day :( A bit windy, but we had enough games that could be played despite the wind that it didn't matter too much. We had around 150 people come through over the day, of whom maybe 20% were meetup folks, and we gave out a lot of flyers for the group. So as outreach it worked well, and we got a lot of compliments from walk-up people about what a great idea it was. Next year I think I'd finish earlier though - as the night went on the crowd was more focused on the music, and we got fewer drop-ins. Still, I'd run it again if there was interest from others. What does everyone else think?

    February 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think it was a really good one. Thanks again for organizing it. We may design T-Shirts for the next one? Walking talking signboards? :)

      February 11, 2013

    • Christopher

      Oh, there was a sign?? I never saw it. Some of the people I thought to asked whether we were an official part of the festival or just set ourselves up there.

      February 13, 2013

  • Phil M.

    Oh, and I'll be making sure Christopher doesn't end up out of pocket as a result of sharing games with people. We can't do anything about the inconvenience, but we'll cover his costs at least.

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Pete

    Sorry for being a no show, something came up. If anyone is down for more gaming in small groups in between events in this group, I have a few venues in mind, just send me a message and I'll organize something.

    February 11, 2013

  • Christopher

    In case people are wondering, we never found my missing (presumed stolen) bag. Luckily Phil and Hang managed to get to my spare keys, but I'm not looking forward to changing the locks on my house and car.

    February 11, 2013

  • Phil M.

    Hey all, I've just added a link about the public transport to the Festival - it's operating differently on Sunday. Basically there will be more frequent trams, but they will stop when they reach the Festival Precinct, meaning a walk of a couple of blocks to our tents.

    February 8, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    Another commitment suddenly arose in my diary ... Please, everyone enjoy yourselves.

    February 7, 2013

  • Stuart

    Who wants to make sushi? I'll be bringing Wasabi.

    February 7, 2013

  • Phil M.

    Hey folks, if you're thinking of bringing games please post them here. (Thanks for beating me to it Peter and Max!) Our main list is above, but I'll probably add some extras.

    You can either leave your games with our library, or keep them with you, and we'll note who's got what so people who want to play the same thing can find each other. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a medium-sized games event in the middle of one of the biggest festivals in the Southern Hemisphere. There will be a lot of people around who are not gamers - or not yet anyway :) . We'll have volunteers there who will be keeping an eye on stuff, but we can't be everywhere and we'll be teaching as well. So when deciding what to bring, bear in mind the context. Don't bring too much (you'll have to lug it a fair way), and nothing you're cagey about sharing under these circumstances.

    But DO bring anything you want a wide audience to get a taste of. This is a great opportunity to share our hobby - go nuts!

    February 7, 2013

  • Pete

    Will bring Dixit Jinx, Dixit Journey and The Hobbit.

    February 5, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    sounds enticing - sign me up.

    January 15, 2013

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