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Just adding this to G+ because PUP haven't. 

Might be good to go and it's not too far from the Stolberg!
 
Pop Up Playground is putting down some roots. With so many huge and exciting things happening we  thought it would be nice to have some time to relax, play some games and have some fun. Introducing the Pop Up Playground Social Club. We’ve partnered up with our new neighbours in Preston* Hard Rubbish to create a night of fun and revelry.

So come on down to Hard Rubbish for an epic boardgames night! We’ll supply the boardgames, and trust us we have a lot of boardgames, and YOU will be the players!

Our playful runners will be on hand to talk through any sticky rule situations you might come across and Hard Rubbish will be running special deals on drinks and food for the evening.

It will be a fun night where you can make new friends, settle old scores, have a drink and generally just take away the stress of it all with games you already know and love or a new game that you might just discover!

So bring yourself, bring a friend, bring ALL your friends. The most important thing is to BE THERE!

We’re looking forward to gaming with you!
Pop Up Playground Social Club
Sat, March 5, 5:00 PM GMT+11
670 Plenty Rd

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Join NSEG (Northern Suburbs Eurogamers) for an afternoon of LOVELY #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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Today, February 14, 12:00 PM GMT+11
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If you're not doing anything on Valentine's day, come along to the Stolberg in Preston (Melbourne) and maybe find a new boardgame to love!
 
Join NSEG (Northern Suburbs Eurogamers) for an afternoon of LOVELY #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 
Northern Suburbs Eurogamers - 14th Feb
Today, February 14, 12:00 PM GMT+11
The Stolberg

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So I listened to this one and it got me curious about the actual von Trapp family and I don't think I'll be able to watch the sound of music now. 

I mean they walked a few kilometers to the train station and caught a train to Italy because Captain von Trapp had an Italian passport and later returned to Salzburg to put on a concert?

And we demonise people who flee across dangerous waters to seek refuge from war...

I've come over all a bit down, but you should totally check out this podcast, very quick reviews of movies that you can watch on Australia's Netflix!
 
A postulant named Maria is sent to care for the unruly Von Trapp children. She soon tames them — and finds herself falling for their stern father. On today’s episode of the Netflix Queue, we talk about The Sound Of Music. Is it worth your Netflix time? Check it out at http://netflixpodcast.com/SoundOfMusic
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+Arcanacon's Mini-Arc (VIC), Jan 23
One day event with Miniatures tournaments (including Malifaux, Star Wars Armada and X-Wing) 
Arcanacon is Melbourne's oldest roleplaying convention.
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Pop Up Playground is putting down some roots. With so many huge and exciting things happening we  thought it would be nice to have some time to relax, play some games and have some fun. Introducing the Pop Up Playground Social Club. We’ve partnered up with our new neighbours in Preston* Hard Rubbish to create a night of fun and revelry.

So come on down to Hard Rubbish for an epic boardgames night! We’ll supply the boardgames, and trust us we have a lot of boardgames, and YOU will be the players!

Our playful runners will be on hand to talk through any sticky rule situations you might come across and Hard Rubbish will be running special deals on drinks and food for the evening.

It will be a fun night where you can make new friends, settle old scores, have a drink and generally just take away the stress of it all with games you already know and love or a new game that you might just discover!

So bring yourself, bring a friend, bring ALL your friends. The most important thing is to BE THERE!

We’re looking forward to gaming with you!
Pop Up Playground Social Club
Sat, March 5, 5:00 PM GMT+11
670 Plenty Rd

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The reprint of Reiner Knizia's Medici (which is being published by Australian publisher +Grail Games)  has just 20 hours to go.

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Join NSEG (Northern Suburbs Eurogamers) for an afternoon of LOVELY #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 $15 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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Ash should take a bash at this one!
Then try your hand in the 2016 Blood Bowl 2 world cup!
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GenghisCon (WA), January 15-17
Ever wanted anonymous feedback on some of your writing from the professionals? Well we are doing a nifty thing at this years Genghis Con: Write Club! Bring in the first page of your story and place it anonymously in the box at the convention (i.e. don't put your name on it…) ...
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Welcoming staff, good food at great prices. with good cider on tap.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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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reviewed 3 years ago
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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.
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reviewed 2 years 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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