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Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:24 pm
by crikeythecat
In case there is any confusion Gamers@Dockers will again be at Good Games this Thursday (23rd May).

However I might be a bit late tonight as I am off to visit the Manager at Crown to check out a function room they are offering us.

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:10 am
by crikeythecat
And to finalise this thread in the short to medium term.

Gamers@Dockers will continue to be at Good Games for the foreseeable future.

Details (directions, etc) have been updated in this stickyhttp://www.melbournegamers.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1503

We will keep an eye out for other venues or the return of NAB, and keep you posted of any updates.

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:01 am
by westgarthworldwide
No joy with that Crown proposal then?

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:26 pm
by crikeythecat
Crown were happy to host and quite accomodating, unfortunately the tables in the area provided were very small and round and unsuitable for board gaming.

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:34 am
by carlos
Good games is fine, personally don't mind the 11pm curfew, however as parking is an issue more people walk in , which means less people bringing games is all.

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:13 pm
by crikeythecat
Update on NAB Building.

I went to 800 Bourke for work today and the rooms we used to use remain closed off to the public for the staff shop thingy.

The new section at the front of NAB does have some public rooms - however they appear locked, so unless somebody has better contacts than me at the NAB (mine don't work in that building - we just met there) I don't know how you gain access to them - perhaps they need to be booked with security.

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:36 pm
by crikeythecat
And in an interesting twist - after Good Games closed at 10:30 again last Thursday we stumbled accross a slightly dodgy bar a couple of doors down called 'Sports Club' (next to 377 Lonsdale Street - downstairs).

It was pretty empty, with quite a few large tables, $5 beers and open til 1am. The owner didnt seem to mind us coming along on a regular basis for some gaming (provided we bought a few beers) as the place was pretty dead on a weeknight. The only drawback was the very "weird" :? music they insisted on playing (although they did turn it down from time to time).

Got in a good couple of games to finish off the evening nicely. The music might not be to everybodies (or anybodies :badgrin:) taste but certainly a good enough option to allow the gaming to continue.

Soon we may be called Gamers@Dockers@Good@Sports

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:51 pm
by wozzit
Well that music would at least make Hansa Teutonica a bit more lively

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:01 pm
by carlos
I checked out the Games Lab, on the Celtic club saturday 5pm.. It was packed full of boardgamers not sure what it would be like on thursday.

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:37 pm
by westgarthworldwide
What sort of hours are they open?

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:36 am
by wozzit
10pm

Looks like a few weeks of playing Hansa Teutonica with the Asian version of Barbie-World are coming up

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:03 pm
by westgarthworldwide
Ear-plugs wouldn't be a problem for HT, would they?

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:47 am
by KonradwithaK
So, where are we starting tonight, then: Good Games or Sports Club?

Edit - Games I'm bringing tonight: Hacienda, Snowdonia, First Train to Nuremberg, Carson City (with Guns & Gold exp).

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:26 pm
by crikeythecat
KonradwithaK wrote:So, where are we starting tonight, then: Good Games or Sports Club?

Edit - Games I'm bringing tonight: Hacienda, Snowdonia, First Train to Nuremberg, Carson City (with Guns & Gold exp).
Definately start at Good Games (not sure I could handle the crazy music of Sports Club all night).

I'll be bringing The Agents (PNP from Kickstarter - unfortunatelynot my best printing effort, but its playable)
- haven't tried Hacienda or Snowdonia so happy to give them a try too.

Re: Alternative venue needed

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:01 pm
by carlos
What do ya reckon we take this forum to FB<