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Melbourne Board Game Market 2024 Recap

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We had a fantastic board game market this year with over 900 games in the Bring & Buy and some great publishers and designers. 

Sadly not all could be there due to COVID and the flu, but we got to see many wonderful games from those that made it. We also had some fantastic feedback from our exhibitors, and from buyers and sellers at the flea market. We hope you discovered some great new games and grabbed some awesome bargains!

We’re already planning next year’s event so if you’ve to a game that you’re working on, let us know and we’ll reach out to you next year. 

Melbourne Board Game Market Exhibitor Announcement: Triple Point Games

We’re welcoming Triple Point Games to the Melbourne Board Game Market.

Triple Point Games is the home of Dr Tom Allen, an Australian engineer and game designer best known for The Curium Experience escape rooms (also in Collingwood – go try them!) He will be demonstrating a variety of his games with something for every taste!

Check out Spelled – a strategic word game, Evil Robots – a social game for 3-9 humans pretending to be robots, Yowie Kapowie – a light-weight family game about throwing monsters onto other monsters, and Half the Battle – a two-player duel between adventuring parties accidentally finding themselves in the same dungeon.

MBGM 2024 Exhibitor Preview: Ukiyo

We’re welcoming back Ukiyo for another year at the Melbourne Board Game Market.

Kitsunedo is a fast-paced battle-royale card game packed with strategy, bluffing, and social psychology, designed to be easy to pick up but hard to master…

Find your kindred Spirit Lord and wield their unique powers to develop your own tactics and playstyle. Whether you’re turning back the threads of time with the Fox of the Mirage or summoning power for everyone with the Fox of the Celeste, your path to victory will be different.

MBGM 2024 Exhibitor Preview: The Ultimate Heist

We’re welcoming The Ultimate Heist to the Melbourne Board Game Market.

Welcome to “The Ultimate Heist” board game! In this exciting game of strategy and intrigue, you’ll join forces with fellow players to pull off daring heists, travel the world, and outwit your opponents.

Will you rise as a legendary master thief, or will betrayal leave you empty-handed?

MBGM 2024 Exhibitor Preview: Guf Studios

We’re welcoming back Guf Studios for another year at the Melbourne Board Game Market.

At Guf Studios, we specialise in publishing, licensing, and localising amazing games from Oceania and SE Asia to the rest of the world, and bringing games from the world to Oceania and SE Asia.
Join us and discover our latest games!

Indulge in Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum, where you’ll dine on delicacies from a mystical restaurant’s rotating Lazy Susan. Choose the Dim Sum that matches your Chinese Zodiac character to earn the most Hearty Points and take home the victory.

In Floating Floors, the Bansen Seals of your ninja clan have been scattered throughout the castle. Race against your opponent to reclaim them, using your balance and cunning to stay ahead.

Travel back in time with Endless Winter: Paleoamericans, guiding your tribe to prosperity by establishing cultural traditions, hunting megafauna, migrating, and building everlasting megaliths. From nomadic hunter-gatherers to prosperous tribal societies, the fate of your tribe is in your hands!

MBGM 2024 Exhibitor Preview: Melbourne Megagame

We’re welcoming Melbourne Megagames the Melbourne Board Game Market.

What’s a megagame you ask? It’s uh, just a really big game…

…that blends aspects of boardgames, LARPs, wargaming, & role-play. Think of megagames as interactive stories, where you can live out your dream of being a 17th century pirate… or nuke the moon to prevent an alien invasion… or accidentally kill Hitler with the holy grail! There are no limits to the chaos and joy that a megagame brings.

MBGM 2024 Exhibitor Preview: Games Research at The University of Melbourne

We’re welcoming back Games Research at The University of Melbourne for another year at the Melbourne Board Game Market.

If you were at the last Melbourne Board Game Market, you’ll know that the folks from Games Research at The University of Melbourne are delving into the intersection of the digital and the physical games.

Games are an important form of human interaction and cultural expression and, for many, are a crucial part of contemporary social life. Our research explores the ways that people experience and create games and playful experiences, seeking to understand how technology supports these activities.

We are interested in digital and physical games; children’s play as well as that of adults; co-located and remote play; novel interaction modalities such as voice, gaze and hybrid tools; and gaming experiences from participation through fandom to spectatorship.

Melbourne Board Game Market returns

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After the success of the Melbourne Board Game Market in 2023, it is returning to the Collingwood Town Hall on Sunday May 26.

There is something for everyone at the market! Discover published board games ready to buy, games soon to be released, or play-test games from local designers. Not to mention some great accessories to enhance your game night!

The Flea Market will also be back. If you are looking to buy some second-hand games or have some games gathering dust (or both!), keep an eye on the Melbourne Meeples Melbourne Board Game Market page and socials (Facebook and Instagram) for more details.

Devonshire is Back!

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Great news for Devonshire Society fans! Get your diaries out to make sure you don’t miss out on our first gathering for 2024 on Saturday April 13.

We will be back at the Fairfield Community Room (right next to the Fairfield Library). The room sits right on the main street of Fairfield (Station St), surrounded by an assortment of shops, restaurants and cafes, is right next to the library, and there is parking nearby,

After reviewing feedback from attendees, we’re going to try and adding in some events on Sunday, to see what the interest/attendance is. We are excited for the changes we have in store for our women-only event this year, so keep an eye out for more news.

Location: Fairfield Community Room, 84 Arthur St, Fairfield (It is accessible via both Station St and Arthur St)
Date: Saturday 13th April
Time: 11am – 6pm
Cost: $10 non-members, $5 members – includes tea/coffee and devonshire afternoon tea.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Evergreen Games 2024 Announcement

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If the name ‘Evergreen Games’ rings a bell, you are not wrong! This annual one day convention was established to commemorate the life of a dear friend and gamer, Simon “Evergreen” Pearce, who enjoyed and gave so much to the hobby, before being taken from all of us far too soon. All proceeds from Evergreen Games go to the Cure Brain Cancer charity, to help in the fight against the cancer that took him. Evergreen Games was paused during pandemic and is back now with the support of Melbourne Meeples.

So mark your calendars for Saturday May 4! Check next month’s Meeple Monthly for more details on how you can join us to support this worthy cause.