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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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We had some guests over last night for tea... But they just refused to leave
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Everybody poops... but only wombats poop cubes.

Wombat Rescue sees you as a wombat who has to save it's children. And you navigate by using scent markers (which is your poop).

It's on Kickstarter now and postage to Australia is incredibly cheap.
Help Mama Wombat get her poop together and rescue her baby Wombats before Duncan the Dingo does his damage! Smell your way to victory!
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Lazy waiter...
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Yeah, but stylish!
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My household likes Pandemic and I like the Legacy concept... but never picked up Risk Legacy because of a certain incident that we had with Legacy and a card throw...

So I'm itching for this one as a regular game that we can play together.
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I'm itching to hear more about this card throw incident!

Oh, also really looking forward to Pandemic Legacy
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Phil Harding-Walker's next game... 
And I think I'll be able to +Shar Utting  to enjoy this one... (she doesn't like Sushi Go she claims because she doesn't like Sushi).

It's a little like Carcassonne (you place tiles) but with some nice little twists that make the game interesting. 
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We're the third favorite to win it according to bookies... Amazing!
Australia is the wildcard entry in the Eurovision Song Contest this year - but will their song, and their votes, change the competition for good?
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Everybody poops... but only wombats poop cubes.

Wombat Rescue sees you as a wombat who has to save it's children. And you navigate by using scent markers (which is your poop).

It's on Kickstarter now and postage to Australia is incredibly cheap.
Help Mama Wombat get her poop together and rescue her baby Wombats before Duncan the Dingo does his damage! Smell your way to victory!
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Everybody poops... but only wombats poop cubes.

Wombat Rescue sees you as a wombat who has to save it's children. And you navigate by using scent markers (which is your poop).

It's on Kickstarter now and postage to Australia is incredibly cheap.
Help Mama Wombat get her poop together and rescue her baby Wombats before Duncan the Dingo does his damage! Smell your way to victory!
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Whelp, +Duolingo​ seems to know what it's talking about...
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It's a 2F game so it means that it automatically goes on my 'probably buy anyway' list.

But the concept is awesome and from what's been said from those who have played it seems to work. Quite looking forward to this one. 

The game is like a flip book that has a top middle and bottom. According to Friedmann:
"The first spot is responsible for the main game, victory points, game end condition. The second module takes card of the economy - the idea how money will be earned in the game. The third module is more or less flavor."

So you get a different game with each combination... can't wait for this #Essen release
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I played Kanban yesterday and now I have a headache.... 

I'm sure there's no relationship between the two....
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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 - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 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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