Melbourne Board Game Market

The Melbourne Board Game Market (MBGM) connects local board game publishers, designers and accessory makers with the local community of board gamers.

After a successful 2023 market, we’re hosting the 2024 market again at Collingwood Town Hall from 10am to 4pm on Sunday May 26th.

Australian board game publishers, designers showing published and prototyped games. You’ll be able to try out games that have just been released, discover what will soon be hitting crowd funding and help to make games being designed right now even better.

There will also be board game accessory makers selling their wares to help make your game nights even better or to help you look good while you play.

Plus you’ll be able to find used games at great prices at the bring and buy (registration required, details to follow).

Expressions of Interest are open for 2024 market. If you’re a distributor, publisher, designer or accessory maker who would like to be at the Melbourne Board Game Market, let us know by filling in the expression of interest.

Entry Fee

Entry will be by gold coin at the door.

Getting There

Collingwood Town Hall is located at 140 Hoddle St.

It is easily accessible by public transport via Collingwood Station (Mernda/Hurtsbridge lines) and 246, 302/3/4/5/9, 318, 350 and 905/6/7/8 buses.

By Car, Collingwood Town Hall is a short trip down Hoddle Street from the M3. Parking is available between the town hall and the station.


Games Research at The University of Melbourne

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.

GUF Studios

Guf Studios

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!

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Food and Drinks

Food and drinks will be supplied by the good folks from Pause Menu.

Located in Fitzroy, Pause Menu is a board game cafe and bar with D&D and Tabletop RPG events and Rooms.

Flea Market Details

Flea Market will again be there for you to snap a deal or two. Click for details for buyers and sellers.