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Annual General Meeting 2024-25

The Melbourne Meeples Inc General Annual Meeting is being held online on Monday 15th of July at 8pm.

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

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 secretary@meeples.org.au.

Members can nominate any items to be placed on the agenda by submitting their agenda item to secretary@meeples.org.au by Sunday 16th June 2024.

Only paid up members can be involved in the nomination process or take part in voting. Membership for 2024-25 are now on sale.

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.

May the games be with you!

We have a ton of stuff happening this month, so buckle in and get your diaries out!

We have two super-special events this month. Evergreen Games on Saturday 4th May is a day of board-gaming in Carlton, in aid of the ‘Cure Brain Cancer’ foundation, and on May 26th the Melbourne Board Game Market is BACK at the Collingwood Town Hall. 

Read on for more details of these events!

Onto our regular events, BitW (Board in the West) will be on Friday May 3rd from at 6pm at the Point Cook Community Learning Centre.

BitE (Board in the East) is on at the Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre in Chadstone on Friday May 10th from 6pm. 

As always, NSEG is at the Croxton from 12pm on Sunday May 5th and May 19th. Come along to play your old favourites and maybe some new games over a great meal.

We will be at Watsonia Library again for Games After Dark on Thursday May 16 from 6.30pm. Join us for some board games suitable for all ages!

Board to Death  is back on Saturday May 18 from 7pm at True North, Coburg. If you would like to enjoy one of True North Osteria’s delicious meals, don’t forget the evening menu starts from 3.30pm, so you can arrive earlier for a meal before starting all the gaming fun!

Meeples Calendar – May 2024
Fri 3rdBoard in the West5.30-11pmPoint Cook Community Learning Centre, Point Cook
Sun 4thEvergreen Games12 – 8pmThe Clyde Hotel, Carlton
Sat 5thNSEG12 – 8pmCroxton Park Hotel, Thornbury
Thu 10th Board in the East
6 – 11pm
Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre, Chadstone
Fri 16thGames After Dark6.30 – 9.30pmWatsonia Library, Watsonia
Sat 18thBoard to Death7pm – lateTrue North, Coburg
Sun 19thNSEG12 – 8pmCroxton Park Hotel, Thornbury
Sun 26thMelbourne Board Game Market10 – 4pmCollingwood Town Hall

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.

OzBunnyCon 2024: It’s over, every-bunny!

We have just called it a wrap on our biggest and busiest OzBunnyCon yet! The Easter long weekend was choc-a-block with board gaming fun with wonderful people, with 47 hours of board gaming and almost ten hours of Blood on the Clocktower! Not to mention raising well over $1000 for the Good Friday Appeal in the raffle. Huge thanks to the Glen Waverley Bowls Club, Mind Games MelbourneMoonee Ponds, Northcote, Hawthorn and MalvernVR DistributionTurn Order GamesLet’s Play GamesMaluridae DiceTilnak Fine Art Portraits, our wonderful volunteers and of course, to those who attended, for helping to make this year’s OzBunnyCon such a great success. 

Whether you were able to attend OzBunnyCon 2024 or not, we would love to hear from you! We want to make OzBunnyCon and all of our events the best we can and value your feedback. Please complete our survey to tell us about the great and not so great things about OzBunnyCon 2024.

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.