Here’s a listing of local and interstate/online stores, with a quick appraisal from our members.
For a more detailed list of stores, check out Boardgames Australia’s Retailers page.
50 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sells games from thier online store, have a small selection in store.
328 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Primarily a CCG store (mostly Magic) has an area that sells boardgames and they also host some gaming groups. Online store only sells Magic related items.
Gatekeeper is the newest of Melbourne’s boardgame stores. It contains a store as well as two gaming rooms. It has a good selection of games and friendly knowledgeable staff.
Good Games (Melbourne)
365 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Similar to Games Lab, seems to be a CCG type store, but has a much larger collection than Games Lab. You might need to move some Magic players out of the way. Also host some board gaming groups.
They’re upstairs… there’s an elevator, but it’s probably quicker to take the stairs.
Good Games (Box Hill)
Has a smaller selection of games than it’s Melbourne franchise, but seperates the playspace from the store front so it’s easier to get to the games. You can order from the web and get it delivered for pick up though.
Mind Games (Melbourne)
244 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
Mind Games sells RPGs, puzzles, Designer and classic Board games (with some CCG upstairs). They do mail order and list their complete stock list (see here). Check the date of the file though.
Next Level Games (Preston)
649 High Street, Preston
The closest store with board games to Melbourne Meeples home base, it’s another CCG store that has a small selection of board games. They’re happy to order in any games for you though and have table you can play on.
222 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
Shop 3 / 566 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, 3051
A friendly little shop in North Melbourne with a fair selection of Kids, Euros, thematics and traditional games.
Based in SA (so beware postage charges). Sometimes goes out of stock as soon as they get stuff in, but has a nice variety and some good prices. Deals mostly in Euros.
The Book Depository
Yes… that place that has books. But they also have (some) board games. They generally stock a few different publishers stuff (Fantasy Flight Games/Cryptozoic and stuff like it). But it can be hard to find. Suggest checking this geeklist to quickly find what your after.
Based in our nation’s capital, wide variety of stock. Does free shipping for orders over $100.
Based in Sydney’s outskirts, Games Empire has a decent selection and you can sometimes snag a bargain. They don’t offer free delivery though, so you’ll need to factor that into their prices.
Games Paradise is also based in Sydney, can have sales that go forever but has had mixed reviews.
Mr Joe Dodgy is located out in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and has a lot of dice and dice related games, but also has a whole swag of board and card games too.
More known for selling digital games, ozgameshop has a decent library of board and card games. Ships from the UK, but postage is very cheap.
Unhalfbricking of ConVic fame is sometimes in Melbourne, sometimes in Canberra, but will usually indicate on his site where he is. He’ll ship to Melbourne, but if he’s in Melbourne he may be able to save you some postage by hand delivering it.
Julian normally stocks more unusual titles, so if you’re looking for something unusual, you’ll find it there. You can also register and indicate your BGG userid and it’ll automatically link in your wishlist to help you find what you’re looking for.
Specialises in Euro and modern games for kids (though a lot of them are very enjoyable for adults too)!