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BGamers around South Yarra

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:01 pm
by jvalente
I've arrived to Melbourne last week and will be here for the following 3 months.

I'm staying in South Yarra, near the Church Street bridge and would like to ask if you guys know about any relatively close place where people gather to play. Sadly I could not pack most of my games (only have Citadels with me).

Cheers!
João Valente

Re: BGamers around South Yarra

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:13 am
by westgarthworldwide
You might want to try joining meetup.com. For boardgames there are a number of options - Dockers on Thursday in Docklands, Royal Standard Hotel in North Melbourne every 2 weeks, Northern Suburbs Euro Gamers in Northcote every 2 weeks, Cafe Games in Melbourne every month, there are a couple of regular nights at Good Games in Melbourne (Lonsdale Street). All are reasonably close to public transport and South Yarra.

Re: BGamers around South Yarra

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:52 am
by SuperChutney
I live in the same area. Dockers is the most convinient to get to by public transport, as it's a short walk from Southern Cross station, and the tram from Swan St deposits you very close to the NAB building as well.

Re: BGamers around South Yarra

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:20 am
by christianmoura
Oi João,

Bem-vindo `a Melbourne.

This wednesday there is a big boardgames meeting at a pub called 'The Royal Standard' very close to the city. Look for details at meetup.com - or let me know if you need help. There should be around 80 people coming, and it is very friendly to newcomers.

Christian

Re: BGamers around South Yarra

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 1:09 pm
by MooseHead
For the record, I am in Windsor (Prahran), which is next to South Yarra. Always happy to pickup on the way to EuroGamesFest (1st & 3rd Sundays of each month), as it is largely on the way. Watch this space as I am awaiting a renovation at a nearby location to be able to announce a new gaming opportunity this year within walking distance from home.

Our location is extremely public transport friendly with the railway station within 150m of our venue. For South Yarra, train to Richmond, change to Glen Waverley Line. Trains to Richmond from South Yarra are every 5-10 mins given presence of Frankston, Dandenong and Sandringham lines going through that location.