Pre-PAX Boardgame Night(s) in Melbourne - It's Up to Each of You!

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  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    Awesome guys, can you both please PM me so I have a definite way to confirm/track numbers please that would be appreciated. I will be posting some more info shortly.

    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

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  • punziepunzie Cookie Pimp Registered User regular
    I will know so few people in aus. If @kevralyn and @magnuscarter are going, I must be there too. Please count me in :)

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  • KevralynKevralyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Hehe, you think that stops Mike and me at East/Prime, @Punzie? :> Sure, let's go boardgame! It'll be great to see you again :D

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  • DeathbystormDeathbystorm CanberraRegistered User regular
    You guys should look up Drunk Quest the RPG drinking game and shoot me a msg would be cool to finally play it without all my friends passing out before the end of the game :P

  • KevralynKevralyn Registered User regular
    With travelling vast distances to PAXes, I have to say getting drunk is usually pretty damn low down on my priority list. Never worth losing a day recovering when there's more PAX!

    (I'd also make a snide remark about real beer, but realize I may be shot on landing).

    Dominic
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  • troubleshootertroubleshooter Registered User regular
    Kevralyn wrote: »

    (I'd also make a snide remark about real beer, but realize I may be shot on landing).

    Woah, woah, woah.

    Woah.

    You can't just drop this at the end of a post, in parentheses and think it will fly. What are you trying to imply here and where do you hail from..?




  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    At least it wasn't a fosters remark or you probably would be shot on landing :P

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  • StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    Add to the list of games we're bringing. We found a really nice FLGS here in Canberra and couldn't resist buying Hanabi. So we'll be brining that one too.


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  • KevralynKevralyn Registered User regular
    Haha, well country is complicated, as I live far from my birth city. But I'd prefer a cool, well brewed dark ale to a lager any day. I have in the past
    been surprised by American craft beer, despite the reputation of its exports. I hope for similar here!

    (And Fosters is piss, so I think we agree here.[See, not all parenthesis are bad!])

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  • troubleshootertroubleshooter Registered User regular
    Kevralyn wrote: »
    But I'd prefer a cool, well brewed dark ale to a lager any day.

    I'll have one of these waiting for you at Games Laboratory then shall I?

  • KevralynKevralyn Registered User regular
    Could do, seems like a pretty fine way to start the evening... but dark beer can be a little painful to be playing drinking games with...

    And without derailing the topic too much further...

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  • StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    I'm a pretty big fan of Mr. Young's products myself, but I'm told that Games Laboratory has a no-alcohol policy.

    Nothing to stop us from having one ahead of time though!


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  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    The multitude of bars open we can always duck in for a drink beforehand. But yeah Games Laboratory have requested no alcohol (I can understand why, with our group going plus a magic the gathering event there will be at least 100 people... If everyone is drinking that's going to be hell for them).

    But it's Melbourne and there is 2 things you can rely on, bars/pubs to get a buzz going and a decent cup of coffee.

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    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

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  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    Ok guys quick update, I'll be dropping into Games Laboratory monday night to run over last minute details then I will post on here as soon as I can. Looks like we will be starting at 4pm!

    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/184666/traditional-pre-pax-boardgames-night-2014
  • itchbayitchbay Self-Rescuing Princess Registered User regular
    Very excited to meet up Thursday for some gaming!

    Not *that* kind of princess.
  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    Hey everyone just a quick rundown on thursday night. We are starting at 4 pm and we're going till late. Please respect the wishes of games laboratory no alcohol. Food and drink is welcome as long as you keep it clean. If you want to take photos please do, I will be forwarding any on the night to yug.

    For those who don't know where to go, games laboratory is really easy to find just head to the corner of La Trobe and Elizabeth st. Then look at the anz bank on the corner, walk about 20 meters or so past it and its on the left. Melbourne central station is 1 block from games laboratory.

    Plenty of good food in and around Melbourne central and a 7-11 nearby for last minute supplies. Please make sure you drink plenty of water and eat well. Look forward to seeing you all there.

    If I have forgotten anything I will update this post.

    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/184666/traditional-pre-pax-boardgames-night-2014
  • troubleshootertroubleshooter Registered User regular
    Brilliant. I plan to be there early, and hope to slip away for dinner at Mamak (just around the corner) at some point and then back for games. If anyone wants to join me for some quick Malaysian goodness.

    I'll be bringing a few games, most likely Sabotuer, Dixit, Tsuro and The Resistance as they're all very social, easy to learn and quick to play.

    Looking forward to it.

  • melissainaumelissainau PAX Aus Tabletop Manager Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Hooray boardgamers! I won't be there Thursday night (have a great night), but do come and check out our boardgames library in the Big Top during PAX Aus!

    I just posted something long and rambling about it over here.

  • TalarianTalarian Registered User regular
    Nuuuuuu, no more spaces available :( that's what I get for waiting so long to check it out. Glad to see it being popular though :D

  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    Don't panic, There are spots. Talarian there is plenty of room, we are just controlling the numbers because of another event the same night (Magic the Gathering). We just didn't want a massive snowball last minute. There is still room just PM me how many are going if you are in a group. Just remember if you want to bring your own board games please feel free to, you can also rent and purchase board games at Games Laboratory.

    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/184666/traditional-pre-pax-boardgames-night-2014
  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Hey another update there is also a preview of lords of waterdeep expansion by wizards of the coast the same night as well. Here is a quote from games laboratory.

    "We’ll be featuring a preview of the new Lords of Waterdeep expansion courtesy of Wizards of the Coast and have a bunch of Ascension promos to give away courtesy of Stone Blade Entertainment. Bring your own copy of Ascension in for others to play or buy a copy on the night and we’ll give you a singleton copy of each promo we have! (while stocks last)"

    Also if anyone wants to catch up for dinner or maybe a boardgame tomorrow night let me know I'm in melb now.

    Rapacity on
    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

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  • StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    We (@itchbay and myself) are bringing:Innovation (plays 2-4); The Resistance (plays 5-10); Hanabi (2-5); The Great Dalmuti (supposedly 4-8, but we've played up to 10 with it); Anomia (3-6); and a creative storytelling game called Heroine that we bought at PAX Prime last year.


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  • sennohkisennohki Hobart, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2013
    I'll be bringing 3 (incl) myself.. but we'll only be there form 4-6ish we have tickets for draculas thursday night

    sennohki on
  • ehronlimeehronlime Southbank, Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I'll be starting the boardgaming weekend early at the Royal Standard Hotel tonight. If there are people here who are planning to attend that, I'd love to play a game :) I'm bringing Copycat, Guild Hall, Guillotine, Barons, Glory to Rome, Revolution and my hand made copy of Love Letter.

    On Thursday, I'm planning to bring and play Alien Frontiers, Lords of Waterdeep, Rex, and Tzolk'in. I'm also happy to bring other games along if they're requested.

    My boardgames: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/ehron
    My blog & podcast about games and comics: http://theactionpointspodcast.com
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  • ehronlimeehronlime Southbank, Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Just thought I'd summarise some of the games that people are planning to bring/play here:

    Haves:
    Games Lab:
    Pandemic
    Dominant Species
    Settlers
    Carcassonne
    A Game of Thrones LCG
    Agricola
    Viewpoint
    Munchkin
    Lords of Waterdeep
    Citadels
    Dungeon
    Guillotine
    Fluxx
    Qoridor
    Pictionary
    The Black Pirate
    and some more card games

    Rapacity:
    Elder Sign
    Star Fluxx
    Say Anything
    Smash Up

    Stupid
    The Resistance
    The Great Dalmuti
    Hanabi
    Innovation
    Anomia
    Heroine

    Apollo323
    Bell Bottom Bad Asses
    Killer Pygmies
    Other Z-Man games?

    Ax0r
    Cosmic Encounter
    Betrayal at House on the Hill
    Sentinels of the Multiverse + all expansions
    Race for the Galaxy + Gathering Storm expanison
    Smallworld + all expansions
    Smallworld Underground
    Arkham Horror + some expansions
    Twilight Struggle
    Space Alert
    Chrononauts
    Zombie Dice
    7 Wonders
    Citadels
    Descent 2e (also 1e, though the game is worse and the box is much bigger)
    Mansions of Madness + expansions
    Dominion
    Game of Thrones
    Galaxy Trucker
    Ticket to Ride
    Cthulhu Gloom
    Pandemic
    Netrunner
    Star Fluxx
    Dixit

    troubleshooter:
    Eclipse
    Agricola
    Puerto Rico
    Sabotuer
    The Resistance
    Dixit
    Dominion
    Cards Against Humanity
    Catan
    Carcasonne
    Tsuro
    Space Alert
    Cash n Guns

    trif2012:
    Cards Against Humanity
    The Aristocrats
    Pax Porfiriana
    Palastgefluster

    Squire_Pug
    Risk
    Diplomacy
    Ikusa
    Super Dungeon Explore
    Ticket to Ride
    Dominion + Expansions

    WeeMadAndo
    Spartacus + Expansion
    Chez Geek
    Cthulhu 500

    sennohki
    Zombie Dice
    Cthulhu Dice
    Munchkin
    Star FLuxx
    Gloom
    Fiasco

    Wants:
    Libertalia
    String Railway
    Cyclades
    Ghost Stories
    Castles of Burgundy
    Agricola
    Betrayal at House on the Hill
    7 Wonders
    Twilight Struggle
    Arkham Horror
    Small World
    Ticket to Ride
    Eclipse

    I am currentyl planning to bring/play:
    Alien Frontiers + Factions expansion
    Lords of Waterdeep
    Rex: Final Days of an Empire
    Tzolk’in
    King of Tokyo + Power Up
    Bohnanza
    Citadels
    (Fake) Love Letter

    I'll update the list as I go, but this should hopefully help people decide what to bring/play. I assume Rapacity has a list as well?

    Edit: Updated some games on the list.

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  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    I had a smaller list, this is much more comprehensive. Cheers for that.

    If anyone wants to add/update the list with their own games please feel free.

    Don't forget you can rent/buy games too!

    Rapacity on
    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/184666/traditional-pre-pax-boardgames-night-2014
  • WeeMadAndoWeeMadAndo Registered User regular
    My group is looking like having about 10-15 people, I'll be bringing:
    Spartacus + Exp (6p - we're going to bury ourselves in a corner with this for a while)
    Chez Geek - we'll probably start with a BIG game of this - have enough cards for about 8-10 players.
    Cthulhu 500

  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    Yeah I'm gonna do something similar but it will be say anything to start with =P

    By far one of the best games to introduce or break the ice with new people in my opinion.

    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

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  • sennohkisennohki Hobart, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2013
    unfortunately bag space has us confined.
    although we only have about 2 hours, I'll have the rest of the games on us at the show, too, and plan on spending most of my free time in the TT section.

    bringing:
    Zombie Dice
    Cthulhu Dice
    Munchkin (basic) *edit - I forgot, but as a bonus, we will be bringing the Penny Arcade Mini-expansion too!
    Star Fluxx
    Gloom (and unwelcome guests expansion)
    Fiasco

    sennohki on
  • LbeanLbean Registered User new member
    I hope Im not to late to join the party! I'm flying down that morning and would be keen to join you guys

  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    There is still room, is it just u or do u have a group?

    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

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  • LbeanLbean Registered User new member
    It will be just me

  • YcrosYcros Registered User new member
    Hi, if there's still a spot (just me) I'd love to come along.

  • stackloopstackloop Registered User new member
    Might also jump in if there's still room!

  • chomamachomama Registered User new member
    +1 .. I'll pop my head in between 4 and 6 ... No biggy if its full.

  • sennohkisennohki Hobart, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Looks like we're not going to make it. Delayed flights just bunched up our 2 hour window. Catch you guys at the show, and maybe Sunday night.

  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    All good, bad luck about that sennohki.


    We have got room to breath we had made space for the last minute rush expecting a few to jump at the opportunity. If I am messaged it just helps myself and games lab organize the night a little better.

    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/184666/traditional-pre-pax-boardgames-night-2014
  • RapacityRapacity Registered User regular
    Hey guys its has started, feel free to introduce urselves. I'm in a blue striped shirt

    Interested in some board games the night before Pax Aus for 2014? Check the link below

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  • WeeMadAndoWeeMadAndo Registered User regular
    Couldn't stay for long sadly, but it was fantastic to see the turn-out.

    My group plays alternate Thursdays at Games Lab anyway. I'll be away the 1st of August though - the 15th however will be back to normal if anyone local wants to make it a regular thing.

  • troubleshootertroubleshooter Registered User regular
    Great meeting you Ando, loved Spartacus.
    Thanks Rapacity for setting this up.
    See you guys at PAX.

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