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In 2012 Andy Robertson suggested that game criticism was becoming monotone and flat and that there needed to be new ways of discussing and interpreting video games (I'm paraphrasing, but still)....
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Join NSEG (Northern Suburbs Eurogamers) for an afternoon of #boardgames and card games of every style at the Stolberg Beer Cafe. 

We’ll be playing in the Mahogany Room (it’s to the right after you walk in the door, but ask at the bar and they’ll be able to point it out).

What sort of games do we play?
We play a lot of different style of games which have  a wide variety of skill levels. 

We have:
* Games for beginners (which we call gateway games) like Ticket To Ride, Carcassonne, Small World and King of Tokyo
Strategy (Euro) games like Power Grid, Lords of Waterdeep and Suburbia
* Thematic games (that involve lots of dice and role play) like Betrayal at House on the Hill and Dead of Winter
* Party Games (quick and easy games) like Resistance, Spyfall and Time’s Up
* Card Games like Love Letter, Fluxx, Bohnanza, Red7, Munchkin
And much, much more!

And if you love a game, bring it along and show us… maybe we've never heard of it and will love it too!

We do a rules explanation before each game (unless everyone has played it before) so don’t worry if you've never played (or heard) of any of these games… we welcome new players!

Cost
A $3 donation is requested towards the cost of running the event. If you can't spare it, please come anyway - we would rather have as many players as possible.

Food & Drink
The Stolberg has a $14.95 all day Lunch Menu 
http://www.stolberg.com.au/stolberg-beer-cafe-lunch-menu/

There’s also a fuller dinner menu http://www.stolberg.com.au/stolberg-beer-cafe-dinner-menu/

Plus there’s $10 Pizzas ($5 for students!)... check out the varieties here http://www.stolberg.com.au/stolberg-beer-cafe-pizza-menu/

The Stolberg has a fully stocked bar and a wonderful espresso machine… and they do a lovely tea.

How to get there
The Stolberg Beer Cafe is located at 197 Plenty Rd (which is on the Corner of Bell St). 
If you’re driving there is a small carpark next door (on the Bell St side) and a small carpark behind it (on Plenty Rd)

By Tram: you can jump on the 86 and get off at Tram: Catch the #86 tram and get off near the  corner of Bell and Plenty (Stop #46) [Details at: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1881]

By Bus: jump n the 513 and get off at the corner of Bell and Plenty. You can get on at Coburg, Bell, Glenroy, Watsonia, Greensborough and Eltham stations [Details at: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/5812 ]

By Train: Bell Station is a brisk 700m walk from the Stolberg 
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Hey, just moved the event so that it's actually on Sunday :)
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oin NSEG (Northern Suburbs Eurogamers) for an afternoon of #boardgames and card games of every style at the Stolberg Beer Cafe. 

We’ll be playing in the Mahogany Room (it’s to the right after you walk in the door, but ask at the bar and they’ll be able to point it out).

What sort of games do we play?
We play a lot of different style of games which have  a wide variety of skill levels. 

We have:
* Games for beginners (which we call gateway games) like Ticket To Ride, Carcassonne, Small World and King of Tokyo
Strategy (Euro) games like Power Grid, Lords of Waterdeep and Suburbia
* Thematic games (that involve lots of dice and role play) like Betrayal at House on the Hill and Dead of Winter
* Party Games (quick and easy games) like Resistance, Spyfall and Time’s Up
* Card Games like Love Letter, Fluxx, Bohnanza, Red7, Munchkin
And much, much more!

And if you love a game, bring it along and show us… maybe we've never heard of it and will love it too!

We do a rules explanation before each game (unless everyone has played it before) so don’t worry if you've never played (or heard) of any of these games… we welcome new players!

Cost
A $3 donation is requested towards the cost of running the event. If you can't spare it, please come anyway - we would rather have as many players as possible.

Food & Drink
The Stolberg has a $14.95 all day Lunch Menu 
http://www.stolberg.com.au/stolberg-beer-cafe-lunch-menu/

There’s also a fuller dinner menu http://www.stolberg.com.au/stolberg-beer-cafe-dinner-menu/

Plus there’s $10 Pizzas ($5 for students!)... check out the varieties here http://www.stolberg.com.au/stolberg-beer-cafe-pizza-menu/

The Stolberg has a fully stocked bar and a wonderful espresso machine… and they do a lovely tea.

How to get there
The Stolberg Beer Cafe is located at 197 Plenty Rd (which is on the Corner of Bell St). 
If you’re driving there is a small carpark next door (on the Bell St side) and a small carpark behind it (on Plenty Rd)

By Tram: you can jump on the 86 and get off at Tram: Catch the #86 tram and get off near the  corner of Bell and Plenty (Stop #46) [Details at: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1881]

By Bus: jump n the 513 and get off at the corner of Bell and Plenty. You can get on at Coburg, Bell, Glenroy, Watsonia, Greensborough and Eltham stations [Details at: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/5812 ]

By Train: Bell Station is a brisk 700m walk from the Stolberg 
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PAX Australia combines an exciting program of international & local features, connecting the world’s leading gaming publishers & developers with local game industry representatives to showcase games.

PAX Australia will return to Melbourne in 2015!

PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. It's the largest consumer games event in North America, first held in Seattle in 2004 and nearly doubling in size each successive year and expanding to a second show in Boston in 2010. A festival celebrating games culture, it connects the most avid fans with the world’s leading game publishers while providing an inclusive community environment.

PAX Australia combines the exciting program from the international shows with local content and community events.

The show will feature massive free play areas filled with gaming consoles, PCs, and table top games, a cavernous expo hall with playable unreleased titles from both mainstream publishers and indie developers, and tons of theatre spaces for the vast range of panels, Q&As, showcases, and more. Along with night time concerts, tournaments and competitions, dedicated handheld lounges, PAX Australia is a true gaming festival for passionate fans!

PAX Australia 2015 will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from the 30 of October to the 1st of November, 2015.

Category: Exhibitions | Lifestyle, Arts, Leisure

URLs:
Facebook: http://atnd.it/21083-2
Twitter: http://atnd.it/21083-3

Price:
Friday Only: 55
Saturday Only: 55
Sunday Only: 55
Three Day: 150
International Three Day: 150
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MeepleCon is the ultimate convention in the Melbourne Boardgaming calendar. ANd it's back for 2015.

With twice the space, it's sure to be the biggest yet! MeepleCon packs in the best games, with the nicest members of the boardgaming community all under one roof.

So if you love modern boardgames, you owe it to yourself to be there.
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ConCentric Games, Adelaide, SA, 18th September 2015
 
A weekend of solid gaming – board games, RPGs, card games, wargames, minis… if it's an analogue game on a tabletop, then it's welcome. Attendees from right around the country. Come and join us for a game! Visit http://con-centric.com.au for details.
ConCentric Games 2015
Fri, September 18, 6:00 PM GMT+9:30
Burnside Community Centre

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A little late, but we've updated the #melbourne #boardgames calendar for July. Head along to an event this month! 
Wed 01, Eurogames @ The Royal Standard, West Melbourne from 6pm, [Meetup]. Thu 02, Dockers @ Good Games Melbourne from 6pm, [Meetup]. Thu 02, Stranger Gamers, Newport from 6pm, Meetup. Sat 04, Urbangamer @ Urbanlife Community, Ringwood from 7pm, [Facebook]. Sun 05, EGF, Mt Waverley, from 10am ...
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MeepleCon, Thornbury (Melbourne), Victoria, December 4-6, 2015
 
MeepleCon is the ultimate convention in the Melbourne Boardgaming calendar. ANd it's back for 2015.

With twice the space, it's sure to be the biggest yet! MeepleCon packs in the best games, with the nicest members of the boardgaming community all under one roof.

So if you love modern boardgames, you owe it to yourself to be there.
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Hobart Winter Gamefest held 8th and 9th of August
 
The fifth annual Hobart Winter Gamesfest will be hosted by the Hobart Games Society Inc. (HoGS) and Area 52 on the weekend of 8th and 9th of August 2015, as part of  the second annual Devil’s Island Con (DICon).

Devil’s Island Con will incorporate a number of gaming-related events organised by both Area 52 and HoGS. We’ll share the details on Facebook and our website when they become available.

Come and join us for two days of board gaming fun! You can bring your own games, or play ours. New to board games? We’ll help you get started!

The Hobart Winter Gamesfest is now officially a two-day event!

Our opening hours are still to be confirmed but are likely to be as below:

Saturday 8th August: 10am to 10pm
Sunday 9th August: 10am to 5pm 

Features:
Features of this year’s Hobart Winter Gamesfest will include:

Trade Table (bring your games to sell or grab some bargains!)
Bagging station (have your game bagged and organised by us)
Organised games for teaching purposes
A huge selection of games brought along by members who will be more than happy to lend them out for you to try (if you ask nicely!)
Area52 selling a wide selection of games
Access to a bar for purchasing drinks and snacks
A gold coin donation to help us cover the costs of running the event is appreciated.

Children are more than welcome but are to be accompanied by an adult.
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Generally known across the interwebs as urbaer.

Member of Melbourne Meeples, which runs NSEG (Website & Community), a board gaming group in Melbourne Australia as well as MeepleCon (a boardgaming convention in Melbourne)

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Welcoming staff, good food at great prices. with good cider on tap.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Decent selection and friendly staff (we got a free sample of some cold meats because our baby is cute). Prices seemed on par for the area.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food so-so. Food took forever to arrive. Burger came with bacon with rind on but still soft. Parma was topped with tomato sauce and kraft singles. Portion sizes good, but not tasty. Overpriced for what you get.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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A relaxed environment with great music and a cool beer. A wonderful barber who will give you a haircut that you ask for and clarifies along the way. She can even cut hair while her cockatiel rests on her shoulder. What more could you ask for?
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Good serving sizes and generous with the meat. Dim sums were lovely and staff quite welcoming.
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