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Announcing Board to Death

We’re partnering with our friends at True North to bring you a new event in the Melbourne Meeples calendar, namely Board to Death.

The Board to Death logo sits above artwork of a zombie in a meeple shirt passing a Calico token to the viewer as a red demon holds it's head in it's hands and the Grim Reaper studies his board.

The box from Calico sits on the table as well as some beer and pretzels

Board to Death runs every third Saturday of the month at True North in Coburg (just near the Coburg station and the number 19 tram) starting again on Feb 17th 2024 .

True North is a fantastic cafe with a chilled out vibe and some great retro decor. They serve meals with a rock and roll vibe (and most of them are puns related to 80s and 90s bands and songs). They’re open from the crack of dawn until the dead of night (1am!). 

Unlike Audacious, Board to Death runs during the evenings, currently from 7pm until late.

Featuring all the great modern board games you’ve come to know and love from a Melbourne Meeples event, with the chill vibe of True North and a great variety of drink options and some food to die for.

While we’re aware that some may be disappointed that Audacious is no longer running, we hope that you’ll join us at Board to Death as a new Saturday tradition.

Find out all the gory details on the Board to Death page.

2023/24 AGM Date Change

It’s that time of year again, with the end of financial year approaching, so does a new membership year for Melbourne Meeples! All our members help keep the Melbourne Meeples alive, as well ad getting great discounts on events run by Melbourne Meeples, as well as fantastic discounts at a range of our retail partners. The date for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) has also been moved back 2 weeks, to allow for the various reports to be created and everything checked that’s required at an AGM. We hope to see as many of you there (online) as possible!

Membership Renewal

If you love attending our events and what we do, want discounted/free entry to an array of events and discounts at retailers, consider renewing your Melbourne Meeples Membership for the next financial year.

You can renew either online anytime.

Melbourne Meeple Members receive for the following benefits;

  • Free entry into NSEG game days
  • Free entry into Audacious Game days
  • Discount off your OzBunnycon ticket
  • Discount off your Meeplecon ticket
  • Discount entry to Board in the West events
  • Discount entry to The Devonshire Society events
  • Discounts at select board gaming retailers
  • Access to borrow from the Melbourne Meeples Inc. Library
  • Help decide what games are added to the games library
  • Voting rights at Melbourne Meeples general meetings

Memberships are anytime online, however, you will not be able to vote or receive the above benefits until you have paid your membership fees.

Date Change – 2023/24 AGM

The Melbourne Meeples Inc. 2023/2024 AGM will be held on Monday 17rd of July at 8pm, and will be held online.

If you would like to nominate for one if the elected positions, discuss the future of the club or get involved, please attend and have your voice heard.

Positions are;

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • General Committee Member

Nominations will occur on the day, so be sure to attend and either nominate yourself for a position or vote on whom you’d like to run the club.

If you are unable to attend, you may nominate for a position and specify a proxy by emailing meeplecon@gmail.com.

You will need to be a paid up member to be involved in the nomination process or take part in voting.

Want to Help Run Boardgame Events?

Maybe you’ve got an idea for a new boardgame event, and need some assistance, e.g. manpower, library, insurance etc.

Or perhaps you just like attending our awesome events and want to help contribute to ensure we can keep delivering boardgame events for the Melbourne community.

Melbourne Meeples Inc. is a not for profit, volunteer run organisation run by a small number of volunteers who put on a large number of events throughout the year with the aim of building and developing the Melbourne boardgame community.

We’re always in need of more people to volunteer their time, whether it’s at an event helping setup/packup, or assistance with the organisation, either for one specific event, or by joining the Melbourne Meeples Committe or one of the sub-committes for a specific event.

Anyone who is interested, please reach out to meeplecon@gmail.com to find out more!

2022 Annual General Meeting

The Melbourne Meeples Inc General Annual Meeting is being held on Sunday 10th of July at 12pm at Croxton Park Hotel, 607 High St, Thornbury

If you would like to nominate for one if the elected positions, discuss the future of the club or get involved, please attend and have your voice heard.

Positions are;

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Quartermaster

Nominations will occur on the day, so be sure to attend and either nominate yourself for a position or vote on whom you’d like to run the club.

If you are unable to attend, you may nominate for a position and specify a proxy by emailing meeplecon@gmail.com.

You will need to be a paid up member to be involved in the nomination process or take part in voting.

Membership Renewal

You can renew online anytime.

Continue your Melbourne Meeple Membership for the following benefits;

  • Free entry into NSEG game days
  • Discount off your OzBunnycon ticket
  • Discount off your Meeplecon ticket
  • Discount entry to The Devonshire Society events
  • Discount entry to Board in the West events
  • Voting rights at Melbourne Meeples general meetings
  • Access to borrow from the Melbourne Meeples Inc. Library
  • Help decide what games are added to the games library
  • Discounts at select board gaming retailers

You will not be able to vote or receive the above benefits until you have paid your membership fees.

Agenda and Attachments

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NSEG 2022 dates

Here are the 2022 dates for NSEG (subject to guidelines).

For more details on NSEG, check out the NSEG event page.

Jan9th (MU)23rd (FB | MU)
Feb6th (FB | MU)20th (FB | MU)
Mar6th (FB | MU) 20th (FB | MU)
Apr3rd (FB | MU)
May1st (FB | MU) 15th (FB | MU) 29th (FB | MU)
Jun12th (FB | MU) 26th (FB | MU)
Jul10th (FB | MU) 24th (FB | MU)
Aug7th (FB | MU) 21st (FB | MU)
Sep4th (FB | MU) 18th (FB | MU)
Oct2nd (FB | MU) 16th (FB | MU) 30th (FB | MU)
Nov13th (FB | MU) 27th (FB | MU)
Dec11th (FB | MU)

Melbourne Boardgaming Calendar May 2021

A little late this month, things seem to be not quite as busy as last month, but maybe there will be some new events popping up soon!

We seem to be slowly having events return, but a reminder to all that we must keep following CovidSafe guidelines while at physical events.

It has been a little difficult to track down all the events that may be physically back at the moment, so if you’re aware of one or more that we might have missed, let us know.

April 2021

Sat 1Dames with GamesTabletop Games, BurwoodMeetup
Sun 2EGFWadam House, Mt WaverleyMeetup
Sun 2NSEGCroxton Park Hotel, PrestonFB
Tue 4Blood on the ClocktowerBaba Hawker, BrunswickMeetup
Wed 5We Play Board GamesMelbourne Central Lion HotelFB
Wed 5Moonee PondsMoonee Ponds LibraryMeetup
Thu 6Beer & BoardgamesInkerman Hotel, St Kilda
Thu 6Board Games in The HillsBelgrave LibraryMeetup
Sat 8Cafe Games (online)OnlineMeetup
Sat 8REALMREALM, RingwoodMeetup
Mon 10Monday Night BoardgamesMitre Tavern, MelbourneMeetup
Tue 11Blood on the ClocktowerBaba Hawker, BrunswickMeetup
Sun 16EGFWadam House, Mt WaverleyMeetup
Sun 16NSEGCroxton Park Hotel, PrestonFaceboook
Tue 18Blood on the ClocktowerBaba Hawker, BrunswickMeetup
Wed 19Moonee PondsMoonee Ponds LibraryMeetup
Mon 24Monday Night BoardgamesMitre Tavern, MelbourneMeetup
Tue 27Blood on the ClocktowerBaba Hawker, BrunswickMeetup
Sun 30NSEGCroxton Park Hotel, PrestonFacebook

Melbourne Board Gaming Calendar April 2021

Back after a three year hiatus, due to someone asking about it, it’s the Melbourne Board Gaming Calendar.

We seem to be slowly having events return, but a reminder to all that we must keep following CovidSafe guidelines while at physical events.

It has been a little difficult to track down all the events that may be physically back at the moment, so if you’re aware of one or more that we might have missed, let us know.

Thu 1Beer & BoardgamesInkerman Hotel, St KildaMeetup
Fri 2OzBunnyConGlen Waverley Bowls ClubFacebook
Sat 3OzBunnyConGlen Waverley Bowls ClubFacebook
Sat 3Meteor GamesCollins Place, MelbourneMeetup
Sun 4OzBunnyConGlen Waverley Bowls ClubFacebook
Mon 5OzBunnyConGlen Waverley Bowls ClubFacebook
Tue 6Blood on the ClocktowerBaba Hawker, BrunswickMeetup
Wed 7We Play BoardgamesMelbourne Central Lion HotelFacebook
Wed 7Moonee PondsMoonee Ponds LibraryMeetup
Thu 8Beer & Board GamesInkerman Hotel, St KildaMeetup
Sat 10Cafe Games OnlineOnlineMeetup
Mon 12Monday Night BoardgamesMitre Tavern, MelbourneMeetup
Tue 13Blood on the ClocktowerBaba Hawker, BrunswickMeetup
Thu 15Beer & Board GamesInkerman Hotel, St KildaMeetup
Sat 17Realm Board GamingRealm, RingwoodMeetup
Sun 18EGFWadam House, Mt WaverleyMeetup
Sun 18NSEGCroxton Park Hotel, PrestonFaceboook
Tue 20Blood on the ClocktowerBaba Hawker, BrunswickMeetup
Wed 21Moonee PondsMoonee Ponds LibraryMeetup
Thu 22Beer & BoardgamesInkerman Hotel, St KildaMeetup
Mon 26Monday Night BoardgamesMeetup
Tue 27Blood on the ClocktowerBaba Hawker, BrunswickMeetup
Thu 29Beer & BoardgamesInkerman Hotel, St KildaMeetup

Annual General Meeting 2020/21

The Melbourne Meeples Inc General Annual Meeting is being held on Sunday 26th of July at 11am.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions it will be held online via Google Meet. All members who purchase or renew their membership prior to the meeting will be emailed the link, so ensure you sign up or renew before the day.

If you would like to nominate for one if the elected positions, discuss the future of the club or get involved, please join the call and have your voice heard.

Positions are;

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Quartermaster

Nominations will occur on the day, so be sure to attend and either nominate yourself for a position or vote on whom you’d like to run the club.

You will need to be a paid up member to be involved in the nomination process or take part in voting. To renew or join, purchase the below item.

OzBunnyCon 2020 Announcement

It is with heavy hearts and floppy ears, we have made the decision to cancel OzBunnycon 2020. This pandemic will get a lot worse before it gets better, and may last months, rather than weeks.

Given a board gaming convention is a ripe environment for the highly-transmissible COVID-19 virus, and the importance of social distancing in keeping pressure of our health system, this is the prudent move for us to make.

Those who have bought tickets will receive a direct email about refunds.

Thanks for your understanding – we are absolutely gutted, and hope to see you all on the other side of this thing.